Dead man's bones

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Sub-genre ‘autopsy rock’ written for fun but Michele still didn’t like the fourth verse


I’m just a dead man’s bones
Cold as ice and cold as stones
The coroner’s trying to find out why
A decent soul like me should die

Roll me over again
I got nothing to lose I got nothing to gain
I said roll me over and over again

Lying dead in the city morgue
I’m so much mutton I‘m so much pork
All through life men picked my brains
Now I’m dead they’re just the same

Roll me over again etc.

Now the coroner’s coming close
With a long steel spoon to pick my nose
Why should I grumble why should I moan
When all through life I had to pick my own?

Roll me over again etc.

Now they’ve cut off half my hair
To see if there’s some arsenic there
I ate home cooking right through my life
So they sure as hell don’t trust my wife

Roll me over again etc.

No longer in the pink
They keep me cold so I don’t stink
They couldn’t find out why I dropped down dead
So they dropped me in a hole in the ground instead

Roll me over again etc.


from You Said, released September 14, 2015



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Folk/rock project Tumbler introduce Come to the Edge, follow up album to the widely acclaimed You Said.

Featuring Harry Grace, Dave Needham and Richard Grace – plus Harry's brother Jim and a whole bunch of friends.

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