We Can Talk

The BandBuy this song

The Band

The Band were a Canadian-American roots rock group that originally consisted of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, baritone saxophone, … more »

We can talk about it now
It's the same old riddle, only starting from the middle
I'd fix it but I don't know how
Well, we could try to reason, but you might think it treason
One voice for all, echoing along the hall
Don't give up on Father Clock
We can talk about it now

Come, let me show you how
To keep the wheels turning, you've got to keep the engine churning
But did you ever milk a cow
I had the chance one day, but I was all dressed up for Sunday
Everybody, everywhere, do you really care
Well then, pick up your heads and walk
We can talk about it now

It seems to me we've been holding something
Underneath our tongues
I'm afraid if you ever got a pat on the back
It would likely burst your lungs
Stop me if I should sound kinda down in the mouth
But I'd rather be burned in Canada than to freeze here in the South

Moving that eternal plow
We've got to find a sharper blade, or have a new one made
Rest awhile and cool your brow
Don't you see there's no need to slave, the whip is in the grave
No sulfur, no trance, it's safe now to take a backward glance
Because the flames have turned to chalk
We can talk about it now

Written by: LARRY B. ROBINSON, TODD HOMER

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the We Can Talk Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"We Can Talk Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 30 Sep. 2016. <http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/30218168>.

Missing lyrics by The Band?

Know any other songs by The Band? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

We Can Talk