Jacob's Ladder Lyrics

Chumbawamba


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Judith Abbott, Duncan Bruce, Neil Ferguson, Davy Graham, Darren Hamer, Nigel Hunter, Alice Nutter, Louise Watts, Allan Whalley
album: Track 2 in album Readymades
release date: 2002-6-18
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Punk/Techno/Drum n Bass/Experimental
length: 3:23

Cover Art

Chumbawamba Readymades cover art
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Jacob's ladder
Like rusty old nails, at the bottom of the sea
Telling no tales, for the good of the Admiralty
You jump when you're told to, through the open door
And the King of Norway, hes the man you all died for

[Chorus:]
On this, Jacob's Ladder
The only way up is down
Three days in the water
Watching all the secrets drown
Jacob's Ladder

"And they sent him to the wars to be slain, to be slain
And they sent him to the wars to be slain"

A thousand lifetimes, left standing at the docks
In the bar down in Whitehall, they're sure the boat won't rock
In a file marked secrets in a drawer kept closed
Nobody wonders, because nobody knows

[Chorus]

"And they sent him to the wars to be slain, to be slain
And they sent him to the wars to be slain"

[Chorus]


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Salt Fare, North Sea
  • 2 Jacob's Ladder
  • 3 All in Vain
  • 4 Home With Me
  • 5 If It Is to Be, It Is Up to Me
  • 6 Don't Try This at Home
  • 7 Song for Len Shackleton
  • 8 Without Rhyme or Reason (The Killing of Harry Stanley)
  • 9 Don't Pass Go
  • 10 One Way or the Other
  • 11 When I'm Bad
  • 12 Sewing Up Crap
  • 13 After Shelley