Damien Rice — Coconut Skins lyrics

You can hold her hand
And show her how you cry
Explain to her your weakness
So she understands:
And then roll over and die

You can brave decisions
Before you crumble up inside
Spend your time asking
Everyone else's permission:
And then run away and hide

You can sit on chimneys
And put some fire up your arse
No need to know
What you're doing or waiting for:
But if anyone should ask?
Tell them I've been licking coconut skins
And we've been hanging out
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt

You can hold her eggs
But your basket has a hole
You can lie between her legs
And go lookin' for:
Tell her you're searching for her soul

You can wait for ages
And watch your compost turn to coal
Time is contagious:
Everybody's getting old.

You can sit on chimneys
And put some fire up your arse
No need to know
What you're doing or looking for:
But if anyone should ask?
Tell them I've been cooking coconut skins
And we've been hanging out
Tell them God just dropped by to forgive our sins
And relieve us our doubt.
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Songwriters: RICE, DAMIEN GEORGE
Coconut Skins lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.