"The Living Dead" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Butler....
If I was the wife of an acrobat
Could've had it all, could've had it all

Where's all the money gone? I'm talking to you
All up the hole in your arm is the needle, a much better screw
But oh, what will you do alone? ?'cause I have to go
Where is this life of fun that you promised me?
Nothing here works but your works and I mean it I have to leave
But oh, what will you do alone? ?'cause I have to go

If I was the wife of an acrobat
Would I look like the living dead, boy?
You're on the wire and can't get back
Let's talk about the living dead
Could have had a car, could have had it all
Could have walked in the sky but we stare at the wall

I know where the money's gone, I know what you do
'Cause I've seen the hole in your arm
And the needle's a much better screw
But oh, what will you do alone? ?'cause I have to go


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"The Living Dead" as written by Bernard Butler Brett Anderson

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    General Commentit's about two cocaine users that Brett knew, who eventually died as a result of their excesses, giving the song an even sadder tinge.
    fourgangeron August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's beautiful. This song always makes me cry
    bibaon November 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the first suede songs i ever feel in love with. the singing is recorded from a bathroom and i think that makes bretts voice even more deep, scary and beautiful than similar suede pieces like my insatible one, sleeping pills, another no one, daddys speeding..
    hurricanegilon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of the best songs ever, i think. if i did drugs and heard it, i would stop right away...
    don_rosaon July 11, 2002   Link

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