Big Country - Trouble The Waters Lyrics




They took a southern working man and chained him to a car
Claimed before the judge we didn't pull him very far
Anyway, he looked at us with murder in his glance
We want to make a bargain, and the plea is self defense

Look mother trouble the waters
We've lost our sons and daughters
Blame religion, blame the family
It had to be somebody

Painless violence, daddy's silence
Feed the glamour of drugs and guns
Somebody tell me, you gotta
Who threw the stone to trouble the waters

They took a student farmer and they chained him to a post
And sent their finest greetings with him to the holy ghost
This is a place where men are men and we don't need his kind
We know what he planned for us, we could read his filthy mind

Look mother trouble the waters
We've lost our sons and daughters
Blame religion, blame the family
It had to be somebody

Painless violence, daddy's silence
Feed the glamour of drugs and guns
Somebody tell me, you gotta
Who threw the stone to trouble the waters

They took a box of rifles and they hauled them off to school
Set up like a sniper in that movie that was cool
Someone tripped the fire alarm and panic set about
They looked upon their enemy and calmly took him out

Look mother trouble the waters
We've lost our sons and daughters
Blame religion, blame the family
It had to be somebody

Painless violence, daddy's silence
Feed the glamour of drugs and guns
Somebody tell me, you gotta
Who threw the stone to trouble the waters

Look mother trouble the waters
We've lost our sons and daughters
Blame religion, blame the family
It had to be somebody

Painless violence, daddy's silence
Feed the glamour of drugs and guns
Somebody tell me, you gotta
Who threw the stone to trouble the waters

Who threw the stone that trouble the waters
Who threw that stone
Who threw the stone to trouble the waters
Trouble the waters





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Big Country Trouble The Waters Comments
  1. David Elliott

    I think you're talking about the picture of the Statue of Liberty hanging the black guy? pretty crazy picture

  2. PopCall Justin

    bro what is the name of the song

  3. Mark Serour

    Very powerful.

  4. richardaiken1

    @parsman63
    wherever it is, it's good.

  5. MrForchy01

    I have to say this is one great track with incredible lyrics.....very well done and thnx for posting it. I havent heard this track for a few years

  6. Roger V

    A very fitting montage perfectly put together.

    This is a fave BC song of mine too. Very powerful lyrics highlighting some of the evil in the world today.

  7. parsman63

    According to my 8 year old grandson, this is his favourite BC song. Don't know where he gets his taste from. ;-)

  8. isabellle87

    oh yes!!! you're a hero!!! i love it, i adore it ! many , many thanks Carl! An awsome vid, which quitly reflects the forceful lyrics of this song !!!!