Standing On Your Head



He's falling down a staircase
he don't know just how to stop
He's forty flights from bottom and sixty from the top
He's a man on a mission as brave as he's sane
A lonely life's ambition, got a sieve for a brain

You won't miss your water 'til your well runs dry
You can't taste the truth
when you're drinking a lie
It's a long hard road but we've
got to make it through
So tell me, tell me, tell me what
in the world are we gonna do ?

So don't dig yourself any deeper
The only colour that I see is red
My life will be so much sweeter
When I'm standing, tall on your head

And when you reach the bottom
when you hit my killing floor
I'll be there to greet you
and show you to the door
It's a bright sunny day, not a cloud in the sky
So say your prayers one last time
'Cause today's the day you die

So don't dig yourself any deeper
The only colour that I see is red
My life will be so much sweeter
When I'm standing, tall on your head

You should be better off dead
My life will be so much sweeter
When I'm standing, tall on your head

Hear what I say now
Don't let me down
No I'll never forget how
You put me down

You can run like a cheetah
Oh I'll still catch you
You can tear me to pieces
Do anything you wanna do


Lyrics by:
Squire

Available on:
Do It Yourself (4.39)

Details:
A poor man's 'Kashmir', The Stone Roses sketched out this track in the Second Coming era. Perhaps feeling investment in the song, Brown in his solo career would turn much of it back on Squire as the latter fell on hard times [(1), (2), (3)].


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