WAGES OF SIN

Damien Jurado and Rose Thomas' cover version


Damien Jurado:When we fight I wanna talk it out
You won't say nothing, nothing at all
You just sit there, you won't open that pretty mouth
I think you like keeping my back up against the wall
Wages of sin, keep me paying
Wages of sin, for wrongs that I've done
Wages of sin, you keep me paying
And wages of sin, one by one

Rose Thomas:Walk in the apartment, there's clothes thrown all over the place
You're crouched in the corner with tears running down your face
And I don't wanna believe what my, what my heart keeps saying
You keep me on the line so you can keep me paying
Jurado and Thomas:Wages of sin, we keep paying
Wages of sin, for the wrongs that we've done
Wages of sin, we keep paying
Wages of sin, that's how we have our fun

Damien Jurado:Ah ah ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah

Damien Jurado:I remember when I was a little boy out where, out where cottonwoods grow tall
Trying to make it home through the forest
Jurado and Thomas:Before the darkness falls
Damien Jurado:Baby all the sounds I heard, even if they weren't real
I was
Jurado and Thomas:Running down that broken path with the devil snapping at my heels
I tried so hard, so hard in every way
Swore someday I'd grow up just throw it all away
Cried all the tears, baby, that I could cry
Stomached all my fears 'til they came rushing up inside
Darling I'm losing and it's a mean game
Still I play on and on just the same
Wages of sin, I keep paying
Wages of sin, for some wrong that I've done
Wages of sin, well, I keep paying
Wages of sin, one by one

Damien Jurado:Ah ah ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah ah
Damien Jurado:Ah
Rose Thomas:Ah ah
[fades out]

Info

The above lyrics are for Damien Jurado and Rose Thomas' cover version WAGES OF SIN. The track was produced by Blake Wescott and was released as a bonus track on the various artists Bruce Springsteen tribute album Badlands - A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska. This is the only known recorded and released cover of this Springsteen composition.

Various artists -- Badlands - A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska
Various artists -- Badlands - A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's Nebraska

CD - Sub Pop (SPCD 525) - USA, 2000
CD - Sub Pop (9878-70525-2) - Germany, 2000
CD - Sub Pop (WPCR-10845) - Japan, 2000

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Available Versions

List of available versions of WAGES OF SIN on this website:

WAGES OF SIN [Official studio version]
WAGES OF SIN [Home demo version 1]
WAGES OF SIN [Home demo version 2]
WAGES OF SIN [Home demo version 3]
WAGES OF SIN [Home demo version 4]
WAGES OF SIN [Home demo version 5]
WAGES OF SIN [Live 08 May 2013 version]
WAGES OF SIN [Damien Jurado and Rose Thomas' cover version]

Page last updated: 07 Apr 2010