Unsteady Ground (Feeny Catherine)

At night we plant bones In the dark as you children sleep You should know by now There is always something moving Under your feet Black water runs deep Underneath these titanic plates Where you build your homes You tie up your safety nets When these plates meet It is mountains they make Yeah when these bones shift There's an earthquake Watch your step You should keep your head down You never know what tomorrow will bring around Hold onto what good fortune you have found For you are walking on Unsteady ground We will drill the earth And you'll ride that slick When it dirties your hands It's a dirty trick But it's like quicksand you know To distinguish the top from the undertow It gets harder As your eyes and your bellies grow Watch your step You should keep your head down You never know what tomorrow will bring around Hold onto what good fortune you have found For you are walking on You love God Yes, you love your president You want them both But we must keep them separate The left hand don't know where the right hand is at yet The children don't know yet that we're bombing Baghdad Keep your head down We are walking on Unsteady ground