we real cool lyrics – nick cave & the bad seeds

who took your measurements?
from your toes to the top of your head
yeah, you know
who bought you clothes and new shoes
and wrote you a book you never read
yeah, you know

who was it, yeah you know, we real cool
on the far side of the morning,
who was it, yeah you know, we real cool
now i hope you’re listening, are you?

who was it you called the good shepherd,
rounding up the kids for their meal
who chased your shadow running out behind
clinging to your high flying heels
your high flying, high flying, high flying heels

who was it, yeah you know, we real cool
on the far side of the morning, who was it
yeah you know, we real cool
and i hope you’re listening too

who measured the distance from the planets
right down to your big blue spinning world
and heartbeats and tears and nervous laughter
spilling down all over you, girl

who was it, yeah you know, we real cool
and the world keeps on turning
who was it, yeah you know, we real cool
and i hope you’re listening, are you?

sirius is 8.6 light years away
arcturas is 37
the past is the past and it’s here to stay
wikipedia’s heaven
when you don’t want to remember, you know
on the far side of the morning
who was it, yea you know, we real cool
and i hope you hear me, and you’ll call
yeah, we real cool
yeah, we real, real cool

/ nick cave the bad seeds lyrics