Madeleine Peyroux - Damn the Circumstances Lyrics

Madeleine Peyroux Bare Bones cover art
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My heart is like a hand-me-down made soft by older brothers
My body's like my father's house, the sin of genera~ons

Damn the circumstances
Life is hard enough
Damn the bones that rattle
Faith is good enough

You shook the ground beneath my feet, my hopes turned into water
The house came crashing down on me in the early moming hours

Damn the circumstances
Life is hard enough
Damn the bones that rattle
Faith is good enough

Now the lines are drawn and we sleep in the rags and dust
Where all good will has gone and the dreams we had went bust

Damn the circumstances
Life is hard enough
Damn the bones that rattle
Faith is good enough

Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Instead
  • 2 Bare Bones
  • 3 Damn the Circumstances
  • 4 River of Tears
  • 5 You Can't Do Me
  • 6 Love and Treachery
  • 7 Our Lady of Pigalle
  • 8 Homeless Happiness
  • 9 To Love You All Over Again
  • 10 I Must Be Saved
  • 11 Somethin' Grand
  • 12 Our Lady of Pigalle (French Version)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: David Hurst Batteau, Larry Klein, Madeleine Peyroux
    album: Track 3 in album Bare Bones
    release date: 2009-2-25
    popularity : 76 users have visited this page.
    genres: Jazz Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Contemporary Jazz/Vocal
    length: 4:37
    Album Information
    label: Rounder
    country(area): Germany
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin