The Who, Andy Macpherson, Jon Astley Water - The Young Vic Theatre Live Version cover

Water - The Young Vic Theatre Live Version
by , Andy Macpherson & Jon Astley
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
August 14, 1971
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Water - The Young Vic Theatre Live Version Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The foreman over there hates the gang
The poor people on the porch get it so rough
The truck driver drives like a devil
The policemen - they're acting so tough
They need water
Good, good water
We need water
And I'm sure there ain't one of us here
Who'd say, "No," to somebody's daughter
(No... no.... no... no... no...)
Verse 2
Sampson seems sorta sweaty
They draftsmen - they smudged their work
The captain of a ship is swimming
Then just wore off a keen bank clerk
Verse 3
{Chorus:}
We need water
Good, good water
We need water
And maybe somebody's daughter
Verse 4
C'mon, gimme good water
C'mon, gimme good water
C'mon, gimme good water
Please don't refuse me, mister
I've seen your daughter at the oasis
And I'm beginning to blister
Verse 5
A Chevrolet just made steam
Your crop is laying foul
My grass skirt's lost its green
I'm alive, but I don't know how
Verse 6
{Chorus}
Verse 7
Gimme good water
Verse 8
Indian Lake is burnin'
New York's skyline is hazy
The River Thames is turnin' dry
The whole world is a-blazin'
Verse 9
{Chorus}
Verse 10
Ah, gimme what I need
Verse 11
Please, water, water, water, water, water, water
Verse 12
Gimme water
Water
Water
(Water...)
And I'm sure there ain't one of us here
Who'd say, "No," to somebody's daughter
(Oh, no)
Whoa...
No, no, no, no, no...
No, whoa

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