-- Tame Waters --


Rewrite of "Strange Waters," by Rob Caldwell

I've seen a shopping cart streaked by dirty rains
Seen a swimming pool topped by tiny waves
Seen alleys where people throw their garbage
A man whose shirt is a dull-colored beige

I've stood on my lawn with a garden hose
Walked up my driveway as I scratched my nose
Seen a guy walk a dog right down the road
Now I'm sitting on the couch watching the Tonight Show

You been leading me
Beside tame waters

Across the parking lot of the mall
The sign of Sears stands so tall
Some will run and some will stand
Everything is bullshit but the coupon in your hand

Oh you been leading me
Beside tame waters
Streets of parking meters
In the night
But where is my picnic table
In these vast suburbs
If I lose my spatula
Can I barbecue?


This page is part of The Cockburn Project, a unique website that exists to document the work of Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Bruce Cockburn. The Project archives self-commentary by Cockburn on his songs and music, and supplements this core part of the website with news, tour dates, and other current information.