Working on the Ground
At any moment comes the next duress
The language kurges up and brooves
The words all bend and send our meanings out to lunch
We workmen should respect these tools

Precision movement at the edge just so
The whole thing waiting to be used
So as the night prepares to spread its wings
These foolish things find better things to do

Chorus:
Working on the ground (x 3) makes it easy up above
(x 2)

We speak in shouts and signs and talk
Of writing up the paper of views
The words catch fire and still exactly what was meant
In the dancing mess of what God said
The hundred gather, and they work in teams
They make a logic all their own
They size the whats; they're doing all the don'ts
Every little thing must have a home

(Chorus)
Her pulse doesn't have her on a Black & Decker cart
Open up and don't cover over anything
Just don't forget to make it big enough for everything
Working on the ground
Sharp words gonna burn up in the incinerator
Burn another chunk just throw it in there anyway
Now don't forget to build it big enough for anything
Working on the ground

We speak in shouts and signs and talk
Of writing up the paper of views
We 'yes' the 'nos'; we do the don'ts
We give everything a home

Precision movements at the edge just so
The language gathers up the clues
So as the night prepares to spread its wings
These foolish things find better things to do

(chorus) (repeat and fade)

Released on:
  • Working on the Ground 7"
  • Working on the Ground 12"
  • The Infinite
  • Natural History - The Very Best of...
  • The Y Records Years
  • Closework released on:
  • Working on the Ground 7"
  • The Y Records Years
  • Nightwork released on:
  • Working on the Ground 12"