The Pretty Things Drowned Man Lyrics

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Out in the street it's gently raining
It's like dancing on glass
You and your razor blade assistant
Carved the lies right from the past

But they offered you such miracles
You who have been handling straws
Soon you're deafened by the decibels
Then you're swallowed by the applause

Give'em, take'em, paint a face and I
Live'em, make'em, make'em laugh and cry

I am waiting here, your memory still holds
I am waiting here, but I'm growing so cold

Take what you need
Give the rest back
Give it to the drowned man beneath the water
He was a friend, till they stole him back
Hope they get, hope he had, what they're after

Take what you need
Give the rest back
Give it to the drowned man beneath the water
He was a friend, till they stole him back
Now he plays all his days with the master

All the nameless, motherless, helpless
Crouching figures in the park
Warm to songs that sing of freedom
Then with loneliness they dance
Long ago there was a friendship
Now there's wreckage on some greek beach
Down at the gate they still remember
It's in the diaries they keep

Take what you need
Give the rest back
Give it to the drowned man beneath the water
He was a friend, till they stole him back
Hope they get, hope he had, what they're after

Take what you need
Give the rest back
Give it to the drowned man beneath the water
He was a friend, till they stole him back
Now he plays all his days with the master

Savage Eye Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Under the Volcano
  • 2 My Song
  • 3 Sad Eye
  • 4 Remember That Boy
  • 5 It Isn't Rock 'n' Roll
  • 6 I'm Keeping
  • 7 It's Been So Long
  • 8 Drowned Man
  • 9 Theme for Michelle


  • Written by: Jonathan Povey, Philip May
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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