Books of Moses


Books of Moses, bringing stone news
Wet in the water, weeping in the sun
Books of Moses, got some splinters, didn’t you
Books of Moses, brought me right here back to you

Flaming heart, ain’t it sweet
Lighting the world at your feet
Books of Moses, myth and truth
Books of Moses, bring me back to you

Hero’s welcome, there stands your king
Where the serpent shudders, and the angels sing
Books of Moses, happening again
Yes, he knows us. Well, welcome him, your friend

Books of Moses, bringing stone news
Wet in the water, blood covering the sun
Books of Moses, myth and truth
Books of Moses, bring me back to you


Words and music by Alexander ‘Skip’ Spence
©1969 Alexander Lee Spence Music / EMI Blackwood Music, Inc.
Originally released in July 1969 on the album ‘Oar’ by ‘Skip’ Spence



Produced by Tom Waits

Tom Waits: Vocals, guitar, drums and maraccas

Time: 2.59

Track 9 on ‘More Oar : A Tribute to the Skip Spence album’ 1999
Track 7 on ‘Tales from the Underground Volume 5’