Green Grow The Rushes Lyrics

by REM

The wheelbarrow's fallen look at my hands
They've found some surplus cheaper hands
Rubbing palms and pick and choose
Who will they choose? Here is the news

Look at that building, look at this man
Haloed and whitewashed gone to find a cheaper hand
He'll offer a pound, offer a pound

Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go
The compass points the workers home

Pay for your freedom, find another gate
Guilt by associate, the rushes wilted a long time ago
Guilty as you go

Stay off that highway, word is it's not so safe
Grasses that hide the greenback
The amber waves of gain again
The amber waves of gain

Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go
The compass points the workers home

Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go

Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go
Green grow the rushes go