Grindstone Lyrics

Uncle Tupelo


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Jay Stuart Farrar
album: No. 16 track in album March 16–20, 1992
release date: 1992
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
length: 3:17

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If you find yourself standing
At the end of your line
Looking for a piece of something
Maybe a piece of mind
Fed up, lost, and run down
Nowhere to hold on
Tired of, take your place at the end son
We'll get to you one by one

No light ever shines
Dead end tears that dry
Maybe a waste of words and time
Never a waste of life
Every hour will be spent
Filling a quota, just getting alonghandcuffs hurt worse
When you've done nothing wrong

No thanks to the treadmill
No thanks to the grindstone
There's plenty of dissent from
These rungs below
The clockwork of destruction
Hanging low over our heads
Always a smokestack cloud
Or a slow-walking death

No light ever shines
Dead-end tears that dry
Maybe a waste of words and time
Never a waste of life

No thanks to the treadmill
No thanks to the grindstone
There's plenty of dissent from
These rungs below
The clockwork of destruction
Hanging low over our heads
Always a smokestack cloud
Or a slow, walking death

No light ever shines
Dead-end tears that dry
Maybe a waste of words and time
Never a waste of life
Maybe a waste of words and time
Never a waste of life

Track Listing

  • 1 Grindstone
  • 2 Coalminers
  • 3 Wait Up
  • 4 Criminals
  • 5 Shaky Ground
  • 6 Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
  • 7 Black Eye
  • 8 Moonshiner
  • 9 I Wish My Baby Was Born
  • 10 Atomic Power
  • 11 Lilli Schull
  • 12 Warfare
  • 13 Fatal Wound
  • 14 Sandusky
  • 15 Wipe the Clock