Fetch Wood Carry Water

Lyrics: Peter Rowan
Music: Peter Rowan

Sung by Peter Rowan with Phil Lesh and Friends in a show on Halloween 2012.

You can smell it in the desert when it starts to rain
See it in the snow falling up on the mountain
Feel it in the fire when it warms you in its glow
See it in the colors of the rainbow

Trouble fly, let it go, bird on the wing
Fear not when you breathe out you will breathe in
In this life you shall be free
You will find the time to rest your mind in luminosity

Oh you know the secret but you never tell
You know the secret, but you keep it oh so well
Now baby don't go like a lamb to slaughter
I will fetch the wood, I will carry water

It's no chore, it's no bother
I will fetch the wood
I will carry water

Now when evil time come with bitter tribulations
And it all falls down without a strong foundation
Like a child on a battlefield, a candle in a hurricane
In this mad, mad world only the mad are sane

But you know the secret and you never tell
You know the secret, but you keep it oh so well
Now baby don't go like a lamb to slaughter
I will fetch the wood, I will carry water

Darling, it's no chore, it's no bother
I will fetch the wood
I will carry water

If you feather the paddle, the boat will row
Above the flood, beyond the flow
When you feather the arrow of your mind and let it fly
Into the heart of the empty sky

You know the secret but you never tell
You know the secret, but you keep it oh so well
Now baby don't go like a lamb to slaughter
I will fetch the wood, I will carry water

Darling, it's no chore, it's no bother
We'll live it up, fetch wood and carry water
Now baby don't go like a lamb to slaughter
I will fetch the wood, I will carry water

It's no chore, it's no bother
I will fetch the wood
I will carry water
Oh baby live up, fetch wood and carry water
Oh baby live up, fetch wood and carry water
Oh baby live up, fetch wood and carry water
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2002 Reggaebilly Peter Rowan

 


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