Reed, Lou - Cremation (Ashes To Ashes) Lyrics




Well the coal black sea waits for me, me, me
The coal black sea waits forever
The waves hit the shore crying more, more, more
But the coal black sea waits forever

The tornados come, up the coast they run
Hurricanes rip the sky forever
Through the weathers change, the sea remains the same
The coal black sea waits forever

There are ashes spilt through collective guilt
People rest at sea forever
Since they burnt you up, collect you in a cup
For you the coal black sea has no terror

Will your ashes float like some foreign boat
Or will they sink absorbed forever?
Will the Atlantic Coast have its final boast?
Nothing else contained you ever

Now the coal black sea waits for me, me, me
The coal black sea waits forever
When I leave this joint at some further point
The same coal black sea will it be waiting





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  1. Mayra Borges

    Sorry for going off-topic, but does the riff from this song appear regularly in Friends? Because only one Lou Reed song is credited in the soundtrack, and not this one. Just wondering out of curiosity.

  2. Abigail Eldritch

    My grandfather is in the hospital right now. His lungs are filled with liquid and his kidneys are failing. It’s up to me and my mother when we take him off oxygen, that is when he will die. It’s up to us. So I’m just sitting here, in a hospital chair watching him sleep listening to Lou. He keeps me strong in the darkness.

  3. meatsuit - misfit

    me me me - too !

  4. Juliá Meneses García

    Hurricanes rip the sky forever...

  5. Mel Bee

    Well the coal black sea waits for me me me
    The coal black sea waits forever
    The waves hit the shore
    Crying more more more
    But the coal black sea waits forever

    The tornados come
    up the coast they run
    Hurricanes rip the sky forever
    Though the weathers change
    The sea remains the same
    The coal black sea waits forever

    There are ashes spilt through collective guilt
    People rest at sea forever
    Since they burnt you up
    Collect you in a cup
    For you, the coal black sea has no terror

    Will your ashes float like some foreign boat,
    or will they sink absorbed forever
    Will the Atlantic Coast
    have its final boast
    Nothing else contained you ever

    Now the coal black sea waits for me me me
    The coal black sea waits forever
    When I leave this joint
    at some further point
    The same coal black sea, will it be waiting?

  6. Raul Duke 2nd

    Makes me think of you dad, though there isn't much that doesn't, this especially does.

  7. Tommy Dimestar

    You are a genius Lou Reed. Way under appreciated. I feel you, I know you and I love you.

  8. steve johnston

    fuck google for jacking my headphones in front of every song