Norah Jones - Sinkin' Soon Lyrics

Norah Jones Not Too Late cover art
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We're an oyster cracker on the stew
And the honey in the tea
We're the sugar cubes, one lump or two
In the black coffee
The golden crust on an apple pie
That shines in the sun at noon
We're a wheel of cheese high in the sky
But we're gonna be sinkin' soon

In a boat that's built of sticks and hay
We drifted from the shore
With a captain who's too proud to say
That he dropped the oar
Now a tiny hole has sprung a leak
In this cheap pontoon
Now the hull has started growing weak
And we're gonna be sinkin' soon

We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
Everybody hold your breath 'cause
We're gonna be sinkin' soon

We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
We're gonna be
Sinkin' soon
Everybody hold your breath 'cause
Down and down we go

Like the oyster cracker on the stew
The honey in the tea
The sugar cubes, one lump or two?
No thank you, none for me
We're the golden crust on an apple pie
That shines in the sun at noon
Like the wheel of cheese high in the sky
Well, we're gonna be sinkin' soon
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Wish I Could
  • 2 Sinkin’ Soon
  • 3 The Sun Doesn’t Like You
  • 4 Until the End
  • 5 Not My Friend
  • 6 Thinking About You
  • 7 Broken
  • 8 My Dear Country
  • 9 Wake Me Up
  • 10 Be My Somebody
  • 11 Little Room
  • 12 Rosie’s Lullaby
  • 13 Not Too Late


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Lee Alexander, Norah Jones
    album: Track 2 in album Not Too Late
    release date: 2006
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Contemporary Jazz
    length: 4:38
    piano: Norah Jones
    vocal: M. Ward and Daru Oda
    bass: Lee Alexander
    mandolin: Kevin Breit
    trombone: J. Walter Hawkes
    drums & slit drum: Andrew Borger
    banjitar: Jesse Harris
    composer: Norah Jones, Lee Alexander
    lyricist: Norah Jones, Lee Alexander
    Album Information
    label: BMG Direct Marketing, Inc.
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin