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Thread #62857   Message #1018019
Posted By: Stewie
13-Sep-03 - 02:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cursed Be the Caller (Jez Lowe)
Subject: Lyr Add: CURSED BE THE CALLER (Jez Lowe)
Hey I've got that album!

CURSED BE THE CALLER
(Jez Lowe)

Who's that knockin' there
Who's that rappin' there
Who's that tappin' there
Can't you let us be?
We've been to work today
Diggin' our lives away
Down below the frozen clay
And out beneath the sea

Oh cursed be the caller
With his knock, knock, knock

Well, lyin' there at 2 o'clock
To hear the caller's angry knock
Would give the devil himself a shock
As he lay fast asleep
A workin' man has not the right
To sleep is way all through the night
Clasp your dreams with all your might
'Cos dreams'll never keep

Oh cursed be the caller
With his knock, knock, knock

The sky is cold, the sky is black
You struggle to get off your back
The night is always twice as dark
When you have to leave your bed
A second knock and then a third
It's no good sayin' you never heard
The gaffer won't believe a word
It's enough to wake the dead

Oh cursed be the caller
With his knock, knock, knock

So curse the caller, curse him well
Let him wake the souls in hell
He'll find a place there for himself
I'm sure that it is home
Oh, but if he left us sleeping fast
Tomorrow's shift would be our last
So leave the caller to his task
But curse him all the same

Oh cursed be the caller
With his knock, knock, knock

Who's that knockin' there
Who's that rappin' there
Who's that tappin' there
Can't you let us be?
We've been to work today
Diggin' our lives away
Down below the frozen clay
And out beneath the sea

Oh cursed be the caller
With his knock, knock, knock
Oh cursed be the caller
With his knock, knock, knock

Source: transcription from Jez Lowe 'Back Shift' Fellside Records FECD89. Words and music by Jez Lowe. Copyright Fellsongs Music Publishing.

--Stewie.