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Temple of the Dog lyrics

Album: Temple Of The Dog [1991]

Tracks10
 01 Say Hello 2 Heaven
 02  Reach Down
 03  Hunger Strike
 04  Pushin Forward Back
 05  Call Me A Dog
 06  Times Of Trouble
 07  Wooden Jesus
 08  Your Savior
 09  Four Walled World
 10  All Night Thing
all Temple of the Dog lyrics



Reach Down
I had a dream the other night
You were in a bar in the corner on a chair
Wearing a long white leather coat
Purple glasses and glitter in your hair
And you said hey this is where I'm gonna sit
And buy you a drink someday
You were going to the dog shows
But you kinda lost your way
You say now I got all this room
And no money to decorate it, so some
Local customer put me in touch with the man
Upstairs, he said little man you got no
Business gettin' frustrated, you gotta rest
You gotta rest you gotta reach down

And pick the crowd up
Carry back in your hands
To the promised land

Now I had some angel shine my wings, she said
Nothin' but the best for the golden boy
She made me promise not to tell I had her under
A spell singing golden words in a broken voice
And I caught some blessing on the wind i'm
Feeling lighter than a whisper from a dove
I've got no hands to tie behind my back
And I'm sparking like a heart attack, now I've got
Room to spread my wings and my messages of
Love, yes love was my drug, but that's not
What I died of, so don't think of me
Crying louder than some billion dollar baby
Cause I gotta rest I gotta rest I gotta

Reach down and pick the
Crowd up, carry back in my
Hand to the promised landback to top
Hunger Strike
I don't mind stealing bread
From the mouths of decadence
But I can't feed on the powerless
When my cup's already overfilled
But it's on the table
The fire is cooking
And they're farming babies
While the slaves are working
The blood is on the table
And their mouths are choking
But I'm growing hungryback to top
Pushin Forward Back
Mother mother found me on her step
Gracious mother held me to her breast
Until the day I started pushin'
Too late to cry she turned away
I started pushin'
I saw no future in this lack
I started pushin' forward back

Baby brother clinging to her hair
Gracious mother pleading not another
Soul to bare he started pushin'
All my kings have fallen down
I started pushin'
Fallen heroes feed the ground
I started pushin' forward back

Falling down, now I know her
I know I'll never drown

I was pushin' forward backback to top
Call Me A Dog
You call me a dog well that's fair enough
'cause it ain't no use to pretend
You're wrong
When you call me out I can't hide anymore
I have no disguise you can't see through

Well you say it's bad luck
To have fallen for me
Well what can I say to make it good for you
You wore me out like an old winter coat
Trying to be safe from the cold

But when it's my time to throw
The next stone
I'll call you beautiful if I call at all

You tell me I'm low 'cause I've slept on the floor
And out in the woods with the badgers & wolves
You threw me out 'cause I went digging for gold
And I came home with a handful of coal

But when it's my time to throw the next stone
I'll call you beautiful if I call at all
And when it's my time to call your bluff
I'll call you beautiful or leave it alone
You call me a dog
Well that's fair enough
It doesn't bother me as long as you know
Bad luck will follow you
If you keep me on a leash and
You drag me alongback to top
Times Of Trouble
When the spoon is hot
And the needle's sharp
And you drift away
I can hear you say
That the world in black
Is upon your back
And your body shakes
So you ditch away
And you close the shades

Don't try to do it
Don't try to kill your time
You might do it
Then you can't change your mind
You've got a hold on to your time
Till your break through these
Times of trouble

When you try to talk
And the words get hard
And they put you down
Don't you stay
Don't you ditch away

I saw you swinging
Swinging your mother's sword
I know you're playing but
Sometimes the rules get hard
But if somebody left you out on a ledge
If somebody pushed you over the edge
If somebody loved you and left you for dead
You got to hold on to your time till you break
Through these times of troubleback to top
Wooden Jesus
Wooden jesus where are you from
Korea or canada or maybe taiwan
I didn't know it was the holy land
But I believed from the minute
The check left my hand, and I pray

Can I be saved, I spent all my money
On a future grave
Wooden jesus I'll cut you in
On twenty percent of my future sin

Porcelain mary her majesties pure
Looking for virgin territory
Coat hanger halos don't come cheap
From television shepherds with living room
Sheep, and I pray

Can I be saved, I spent all my money
On a future grave
Wooden jesus I'll cut you in
On twenty percent of my future sinback to top
Your Savior
People like you, I know myself
Walk in the shoes of somebody else
Whisper to me, my tragic fate
Whisper to me, my tragic end
But don't give me your savior

People I choose, life on my own
Burn me your fuse, throw me your stones
Give me your brand, burn on my hand
Whisper to me, my tragic end
But don't give me your savior

People I choose, I know myself
Lay my need out, give you my help
But you give me your blues
And you whisper my fate
But don't give me your saviorback to top
Four Walled World
Well she cried, and she cried
All night to the sound of the freeway hum
And she swears she'll be gone
When the sun hits the ground
And she ain't coming back to my cell

Well she's tired and she's tired
Of this life she's been leading too long
And the times turns around
Through the walls that surround
To the chimes of a jailors song

In my four walled world

Well she tries and she tries
But my feet just won't leave the ground
And I'm tired and I'm tired
Of this prisoners life, and these chains
That drag me down

In my four walled world

And now the sun is low
And these walls try to break my soul
And now the moon is full
And I won't see nothing tonight
But the tears in her eyes and
My four walled worldback to top
All Night Thing
She motioned to me
That she wanted to leave
And go somewhere warm
Where we'd be alone
I do not know, what's going on
But I'm guessing it's an all night thing

If it's an all night thing
Nobody is gonna make it end
And if it doesn't begin
Don't worry that I'll that offense
And if it's an all night thing
And we fall like a tear falling
To the ground
I'll never come around
And you'll never hear a word from me
If it's an all night thing

I walked along, feeling at ease
And falling like rain
Into her scheme
She won't let on what that will be
But I'm guessing
It's an all night thing

If it's an all night thing
Nobody is gonna make it end
And if it doesn't begin
Don't worry that I'll take offense
And if it's an all night thing
And we fall like a tear falling
To the ground
I'll never come around
And you'll never hear a word from me
If it's an all night thingback to top
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