Under the Red Sky sessions - Mar/Apr 1990
One by one, they followed the sun
One by one, until they were none
Two by two, to their lovers they flew
Two by two, into the foggy dew
Three by three, they danced on the sea
Four by four, they danced on the shore
Five by five, they tried to survive
Six by six, they were playing with bricks.
How many paths did they try an' fail?
How many of their brothers an' sisters lingered in jail?
How much poison did they inhale?
How many black cats crossed their trail?
Seven by seven, they headed for heaven
Eight by eight, they got to the gate
Nine by nine, the drank the wine
Ten by ten, they drank it again.
How many tomorrows have they given away?
How many compared to yesterday?
How many more without any reward?
How many more can they afford?
Two by two, they step into the ark
Two by two, they step in the dark
Three by three, they're turnin' the key
Four by four, they turn it some more
One by one, they follow the sun
Two by two, to another rendez-vous
Three by three, [... on me.]