Tend Yer Bones

Tend Yer Bones

© 2008 Bryce Black

 

I was about to cross
that dark deserted street
The stranger in the shadows there
I did not care to meet
So shabby and unshaven
and his eyes were burnin’ red
He grabbed my arm as I passed by
and this is what he said

[Chorus:
Them bones (x 3)
you got to tend your bones
The worms will have their way
when you lie beneath your stone
the veil of flesh will peel away
revealin’ bones alone
so you got to tend your bones]

He said, I bet you got a big fine house
you drive a fancy car
Yeah buddy looks
like you have got it made
and all I got’s the alley
out behind some sleazy bar
but someday we’ll be equals
in the grave

[Chorus]

In Egypt when the Pharoah died
he was wrapped up and mummified
his subjects just would turn to dust
but he would last for ages
But now the undertaker’s art
makes any stiff look fresh and smart
at least until the hole is filled
and he collects his wages

[Chorus]

Tend them bones (x 8)