4-1 Bag of Salt


Blue Chilli

Story

Bag of Salt comes from the Afrikaans phrase “eet ’n sakkie sout”, which means having a tough time but  sticking it through. (1989)

Lyrics

You and I, we’ve eaten a bag of salt together

You and I, we’ve eaten it spoon by spoon

Through the winter chills, the lonely nights

Through summer heat, lows and highs

We’ve stretched the clouds to the moon

You and I

 

You and I, we’ve eaten a bag of salt together

What once was hard has eased along the way

The you-should-be-like-me attitude

Expectations, demands and moods

The weight of sky blew away

From you and I

 

You and I, we’ve eaten a bag of salt together

Love has shed its frilly perfumed dress

And the future stairs will be steep and cracked

To climb them we’ll still risk our backs

But the fear to fall becomes less

For you and I

 

Because we’ve eaten a bag of salt

Together 

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