"Left Me For Dead" as written by and Rob Dougan....
You didn't stop to look 'round
You were gone before I hit the ground
You went on your way
And no prayer was said
You left me for dead

You didn't cover my face
I didn't merit a communal grave
You set me aside
And no tears were shed
You left me for dead

And I say, I won't stop, no, 'till Hell is your home
There's no where to hide, no, nowhere
You'll feel the cold of my gun at your head
You left me for dead

It's not like you stayed at my side
Or you called me a priest
You searched through my mouth
To check for gold teeth
You were pawning my shoes as I bled
You left me for, left me for, left me for dead

You kept takin' your time
Until you were certain I couldn't survive
Judas remained, you turned and fled
You left me for dead

And it didn't trouble your mind
It did not disturb you to see me decline
You turned out my lights, you put me to bed
You left me for dead

And I say, I won't rest my head until Hell is your home
You think that you're safe, but oh no
You'll feel the cold of my gun hit your head
You left me for dead

And you stay close to me, didn't stay by my side
I was choking in blood as the laugh filled your eyes
You were a bum for each word that you said
'Cause you left me for, left me for dead

But I don't want to search no more
There's nowhere to hide
So, why don't you come quietly, my love
I wanted to say,
To say that you sure proved the death of me
'Cause now I've reached a dead end
And I can't go back
But if I'm going down you'll come with me

'Cause you didn't stop to look 'round
You were gone before I hit the ground
You went on your way and no prayer was said
You left me for dead
'Cause you didn't cover my face
I didn't merit a communal grave
You set me aside and no tears were shed
You left for me dead

I know each word that was said
You left me for dead
You left me for dead


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"Left Me for Dead" as written by Rob Dougan

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  • +1
    General Comment"I don’t want to search no more
    there's nowhere to hide
    so why don’t you come quietly, my love?
    I wanted to say that you sure proved the death of me
    cause now I’ve reached a dead-end
    and I can’t go back
    but if I’m going down, you’ll come with me,"

    to me, this is about someone who always swore they'd be understanding and there for him who, in his time of need, abandoned him at the slightest problem. but in the part quoted above, it's obvious he doesn't really hate the person for it. he's just feeling bitter and defeated...and figures if things are plowing into a brick wall, he wants her coming along for the ride.

    I love this song.
    delialon August 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes you think off how in your time of need that you find out ow your friends are.
    Kichkinet2003on February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI was a little hasty so I listen to it some more and came up with this for the last part:

    (Vocalizing)
    [Oh!!! I'm on the side, the side of the light
    whispering words at the side of light]
    I know each word that was said
    Oh you left me for dead

    [Ah!! assemble them people at side of the light
    ah, assemble at side of the light]
    I know each word that was said
    Oh [how] you left me for dead
    (Vocalizing)
    blueyamaon October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know what you people are sayin but I think its about his friend shot him and left him for dead but he survived and hunts his ass down sneaking in his house and popin his ass.Love the song but you over analyze things.
    Smokinbluntson March 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI dont know what you people are sayin but I think its about his friend shot him and left him for dead but he survived and hunts his ass down sneaking in his house and popin his ass.Love the song but you over analyze things.
    Smokinbluntson March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti honestly just think that this song this about a man's revenge against someone he trusted but then betrayed him, very 1950's gangster style plot.
    Jento113on April 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone make out what he says after the last 'You left me for dead?' All I can catch is

    "I'm almost gone and...?
    ......
    I know each word that was said,
    Oh you left me for dead,
    Oh, ....?
    Now that's all gone and...?
    I know each word that was said,
    Oh, you left me for dead."

    The last word of the "...?" parts sound a bit like 'light,' but can't tell for sure.
    Wulfreignson October 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI notice the lyrics were a bit off in places and I took a stab at the end of the song...

    Lyrics to Rob Dougan - Left Me For Dead :

    You didn't stop to look 'round
    You were gone before I hit the ground
    You went on your way
    And no prayer was said
    [How] you left me for dead

    You didn't cover my face
    I didn't merit a communal grave
    You set me aside
    And no tears were shed
    [How] you left me for dead

    And I say, I won't stop, no, 'til Hell is your home
    There's no where to hide, no, nowhere
    You'll feel the cold of my gun at your head
    [How] you left me for dead

    It's not like you stayed at my side
    Or you called me a priest
    You searched through my mouth
    To check for gold teeth
    You were pawning my shoes as I bled
    You left me for, left me for, left me for dead

    You kept takin' your time
    Until you were certain I couldn't survive
    Judas remained, you turned and fled
    [How] you left me for dead

    And it didn't trouble your mind
    It did not disturb you to see me decline
    You turned out my lights, you put me to bed
    [How] you left me for dead

    And I say, I won't rest my head until Hell is your home
    You think that you're safe, but oh no
    You'll feel the cold of my gun hit your head
    [How] you left me for dead

    And you didn't stay close to me, didn't stay by my side
    I was choking in blood as [the laugh = delight] filled your eyes
    You were a [bum = bullet?] for each word that you said
    'Cause you left me for, left me for dead

    But I don't want to search no more
    There's nowhere to hide
    So, why don't you come quitely, my love
    I wanted to say,
    To say that you sure proved the death of me
    'Cause now I've reached a dead end
    And I can't go back
    But if I'm going down you'll come with me

    'Cause you didn't stop to look 'round
    You were gone before I hit the ground
    You went on your way and no prayer was said
    [How] you left me for dead
    'Cause you didn't cover my face
    I didn't merit a communal grave
    You set me aside and no tears were shed
    [How] you left for me dead

    (Vocalizing)
    Oh!!! on my the shore shine of,
    night whisper words at the sight of light
    I know each word that was said
    Oh you left me for dead

    Ah assemble them people at [side of the life OR sight of the light]
    assemble at [side of the life OR sight of the light]
    I know each word that was said
    Oh you left me for dead
    (Vocalizing)
    blueyamaon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA very vengeful song as Jento113 said however I'd have to add that it must be a lover as in a girlfriend, wife. The lyrics imply it as followed "So, why don't you come quitely, MY LOVE"

    She had no remorse for what she did symbolically killing him¬ even showing normal respect by covering his face or crying after doing so. In fact, delight filled her eyes as he was "choking in blood".

    This a "I'm so pissed off I want to kill you" - love song in disguise.
    blueyamaon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyes i think it's definitely someone who is more than just a friend because he says "my love". it's a creepy love song about someone he feels has wronged him and now he's obsessed with revenge. scary. but fun.
    exceptmylifeon August 31, 2010   Link

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