I caress my shiny marble dice
That I know will some up snake eyes
And the moonlight casts my shadow
On that sniveling rodent doe
You tell me that I got a daughter
And Iím spinning roses on the water

Spinning roses on the water
For the daughter of my mind
Spinning roses on the water
That touch a depth charge mine

Hereís a shilling repeating what I said
And give the coins heavier then lead
And I have worked a month for naught
Not luxury not even a hard draught
So this is the dream-like slaughter
Of spinning roses on the water

Spinning roses on the water
And other pointless games
Spinning roses on the water
But all sink screaming their names

I sacrifice my body to
The lonely corporate pews
And I do a dandy jigger
To those that give me silver
And my soul it is for barter
Spinning roses on the water