"Collapsing New People" as written by and Frost Frank Tovey....
Faded - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing
Jaded - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing

Stay awake all night
But never see the stars
And sleep all day
On a chain link bed of nails

Faded - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing
Dated - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing

Steer clear of the sun
Pancake, sandpaper skin
They have no reflections
Drink blood but pierce no veins

Hated...

Exaggerate the scar tissue
Wounds that never heal
Takes hours of preparations
To get that wasted look

Hated - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing
Wasted - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing

Fated - collapsing new people
Watch them - collapsing

Dated - collapsing new people
Watch them, collapsing


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"Collapsing New People" as written by David Simmonds Frost

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  • +3
    General CommentI think this is a tongue in cheek critique of the goth scene. First of all, Collapsing New People is a pisstake on "collapsing new buildings" which is what Einsturzende Neubauten translates to. It makes reference to the lengths goths go to achieve their look "hours of preparation to get that wasted look". However, I believe this critique is just meant as either good humour [Fad Gad being quite popular in early goth circles] or perhaps trying to break away from the pigeonhole of being associated with the 'goth scene'. [many prominent goth bands have attempted this, see: Andrew Eldrich]
    Also, the term goth itself was rather amusing during that time as it was apparently originally referencing a few UK Batcave regulars who lived in a building called Visigoth Towers.
    Nexus7on February 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentClearly the words relate to vampires, though my idea was that they were moreso "social vampires", clinging or 'collapsing' people to achieve their goals. However, the two verses "Takes hours of preparations; To get that wasted look" could refer to goths somehow, i dunno.

    A great and very unique sounding alternative band, right here.
    makeshift jesuson November 18, 2007   Link
  • -2
    General Comment Definitely vampires of some sort.
    CuteSparkinaon September 19, 2010   Link

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