Lyrics: Deep Water

23 June, 2011

Green-eyed looker, it always pains me to see
Hollowed out picture of skin and bone
The strangest stranger that I ever did meet
Oh and I guess I ain’t that old

She came on strong with her own confidence
Made you sweat in your cotton, though it’ll breathe (?)
The cruelest behaviour ain’t born or mined (?)
Feel her shell should just go and down the wine (?)

It’s deep water, driving rain
And all I can remember is a cold
Another burned out lover who was begging to leave
She said “why wouldn’t you tie your soul to me?”

Took all I had in my waiting cell (?)
And a little of what I just don’t know
But I got my thinking up to where I fell
And I let the memories of my lovers die

It’s a bitter taste and a, a blinding light
Time fade burns, most would know
Took the hand of the, the woman I love
Now I am sure I’m gonna make her my own

It’s the deep water, the driving rain
I’m making a shelter of my own
When Jesus comes he’s gonna eat with me
And he’s gonna find our children old

Got a road all laid out and trenched
And mined enough for a walking pace (?)
It seems so different from where I’ve come
Oh Lord I’d love to see that, that place again

With its deep water, mountain range
Full of those hard living kind
Petrol stations and a copper mine
The kind of place I think I could die

(see also the chords here)

Chords: Deep Water

23 June, 2011

Cmaj7 is just C with your pointer finger up to make an open B string.
The G is sometimes G6-ish I think. Kind of leave the top string open and/or don’t strum it much.

(Capo 3rd Fret)

  |  Cmaj7  |   G   |  D      |   D    |  x 4

  |  Em     |   G   |  Cmaj7  |   G    |  }
                                          }  x 2
  |  Em     |   G   |  Cmaj7  |   D    |  }

<repeat verse>

  |  D     |

  |  G     |   G   |  C       |   G    |

  |  Em    |   G   |  Cmaj7   |   D    |

  |  Em    |   G   |  Cmaj7   |   G    |

  |  Em    |   G   |  D       |   D    |

<repeat intro>

<repeat verse>

<repeat verse>

<repeat chorus>

<repeat intro>

<repeat verse> (quiet)

<repeat chorus> (quiet)

  |   D    |   D   |

<repeat intro> x 2

(see also the lyrics here)

Some website stats

09 June, 2011

I’ll try not to bore you with this type of thing too often but I thought it was interesting that ‘land of the bloody unknown lyrics’ is now the top search query for this site. (The list shows what people type into google to get to pages on this site).

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Make a video for ‘…Birthday Party’ competition

09 June, 2011

There is a £2000 prize. Details here.

More ‘Blood’ covers

07 June, 2011

Wow, there are so many. This is just a selection…

‘Blood’ by Lenny (Ark Hives), Tara, Alex & friends

07 June, 2011

At first I was unimpressed, but stick with it. It’s actually pretty good. Is this the best Blood cover yet? Here are some older ones for comparison.

Update: And here are some newer ones.