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
He's 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"(Repeats)

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 'Secret'
In a drawer kept closed
Nobody wonders
Because nobody knows

[Chorus:]
About 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"(Repeats)

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

O Bulldog Leader, sooner or later we'll dig up the body and try your cadaver
(Repeats)
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Jacobs Ladder Lyrics

Chumbawamba – Jacobs Ladder Lyrics

Songwriters: JUDITH ABBOTT, DUNCAN BRUCE, NEIL FERGUSON, DAVY GRAHAM, DARREN HAMER, NIGEL HUNTER, ALICE NUTTER, LOUISE WATTS, ALLAN WHALLEY
Jacobs Ladder lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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