Come Tumblin’ Down

(Colin Hay/Michael Georgiades)

I dropped a coin in the wishing well
It’s been a long time dry
I watched that ol’ greyhound bus kick up dust

As it rolls on by
I asked the man in the station
He said man just take a look around
We haven’t had a train through here
Since it all came tumblin’ down

Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Come tumblin’ down

I’m not a drinkin’ man no more
But this one night I got lost
I’ve never been much of a dancer
But this I surely was
I made it out to the cottonwoods
Slept with my ear down to the ground
And in my dreams i could hear the screams
As it all came tumblin’ down

Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ come tumblin’
Come tumblin’ down

The corridors are all empty
And there’s a child sitting on the stairs
She’s seen everything there is to see
And somehow she still cares
We took a ride on the ferris wheel
Built from glass and steel and such
Now it’s melting in the sun
And it’s not worth all that much
Tumblin’ down
I raise my hands up to the sky
Tumblin’ down
As we climb to higher ground
Tumblin’ down
Let’s just keep on dancing
Tumblin’ down
Until it all comes tumblin’ down

Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ down
Tumblin’ down come tumblin’ come tumblin’
Come tublin’ down