The Jeweller
This Mortal Coil Lyrics


Jeweller has a shop on the corner of the boulevard.
In the night, in small spectacles he polishes old coins.
He uses spit and cloths and ashes.
He makes them shine with ashes.

He knows the use of ashes.
He worships God with ashes.
The coins are often very old by the time they reach the jeweller.
With his hand and ashes he will try the best he can.
He knows that he can only shine them, cannot repair the scratches.
He knows that even new coins have scars so he just smiles.
He knows the use of ashes.
He worships god with ashes.

In the darkest of the night.
Both his hands will blister badly.
They will often open painfully and the blood flows from his hands.
He works to take from black coin faces, the thumb prints from so many ages.

He wishes he could cure the scars.
When he forgets he sometimes cries.
He knows the use of ashes.
He worships god with ashes.

He knows, He knows
He worships God with ashes

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Leonardo Moguillansky

The jeweler
Has a shop
On the corner of the boulevard
In the night,
In small spectacles,
He polishes old coins
He uses spit and cloth and ashes
He makes them shine with ashes

He knows the use of ashes
He worships God with ashes

The coins are often very old
By the time they reach the jeweler
With his hands and ashes
He will try the best he can
He knows that he can only shine them
Cannot repair the scratches
He knows that even new coins have scars
So he just smiles

He knows the use of ashes
He worships God with ashes

In the darkest of the night
Both his hands will blister badly
They will often open painfully
And the blood flows from his hands
He works to take from black coin faces
The thumbprints from so many ages
He wishes he could cure the scars
When he forgets he sometimes cries

He knows the use of ashes
He worships God with ashes



All comments from YouTube:

nickthepostpunk

Beautiful. I can never survive listening to this song without tears welling up.

Dave Streatfield

This is a lovely version of a song that was written by Tom Rapp ( a founder member of the band ' Pearls Before Swine ' and a genius writer ! ) when he was living in Holland . I hadn't come across this version before , but it seems very true to the original feel of the song ! Thanks for posting ! Dave

Luis E. Gamez

oo man...what a memories,...this album is like one life for me....alot of memories...flashes in my mind...excellent music!

Wes Miller

Nice cover of an early 70s song. The original written by Tom Rapp and performed by Pearls Before Swine is magnificent as well

Bastiaan Mol

Have been a fan of This mortal Coil ever since they started in the `80s. I have all on vinyl AND CDs. This was Always one of my favourite songs of them , also "my father"  and You and your Sister" .

nickthepostpunk

Yes I love those songs as well.

Glen Small

Wow, you have all their albums on vinyl. Wonderful. I only have cassettes and 2 cds, but i still adore the music

october72393

every song here has a fucking significant place. .godamm we all want to own a piece of it myself included cuz it's just so damm beautiful. ..every this mortal coil release. .. paz y amor

xanaxODgrindcoreLover

we have, like, the same favorite songs lol

Francisco Smirsley

Jeez, what's wrong with both of you or is it "Song to the Sireen" too a common place for you elitist lot?...

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