Sisyphus Stone


The devil caught me wandering out in the desert,
Looking like I was all alone.
The devil said “Come and join the family business,
Rolling that Sisyphus stone.”

Chorus:
Rollin’ and Rollin’ ’til fingers are swollen,
Rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.
Sirens on the wind and your children home alone,
While you’re rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.

Me and Job were sittin’ out back on the dungheap,
When Kafka’s cover got blown.
Job was kinda envious – him lookin’ so happy,
Rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.

repeat chorus

Bridge:
First I was rollin’,
Then I was reelin’.
It filled me up
With an empty feelin’.
From the carpet to the ceilin’,
Rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.

I’m a Wichita Lineman, transformer hummin’,
Hummin’ right down to my bones.
I’m in the machinery, I’m sure that you’ve seen me,
Rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.

repeat chorus
 
Sirens on the wind and your children home alone,
While you’re rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.

 

This version of “Sisyphus Stone” appears on Nashville Dandelion.


 

An alternate version omits the chorus:

 

The devil caught me wandering out in the desert,
Looking like I was all alone.
The devil said “Come and join the family business,
The family business, rollin’ that Sisyphus Stone.
Sisyphus stone, Sisyphus stone…”

Me and Job were sittin’ out back on the dungheap,
When Kafka’s cover got blown.
Job was kinda envious – him lookin’ so happy,
Lookin’ so happy, rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.
Sisyphus stone, Sisyphus stone…

First I was rollin’,
Then I was reelin’.
It filled me up,
With an empty feelin’.
From the carpet to the ceilin’,
Carpet to the ceilin’, rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.
Sisyphus stone, Sisyphus stone…

I’m a Wichita Lineman, transformer hummin’,
Hummin’ right down to my bones.
I’m in the machinery, I’m sure that you’ve seen me,
Sure that you’ve seen me, rollin’ that Sisyphus stone.
Sisyphus stone, Sisyphus stone…

 

This version of  “Sisyphus Stone” appears on The Soul You Save.


© and ℗ 2012 Marques Bovre