"Living Dead" as written by and Marina Lambrini/kurstin Diamandis....
Everyday I feel the same
Stuck and I could never change
Sucked into a black balloon
Spat into an empty room

Was it really worth it?
Did I really deserve it?
It happens when you're hurtin'
And cut me at the surface of my heart
Of my heart

I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Only alive, live, live, live
When I pretend, tend, tend, tend
That I have died, died, died, died, died, died

I haven't lived life, I haven't lived love
Just bird's-eye view from the sky above
I'm dead, dead, dead, dead
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead

Got bubble wrap around my heart
Waiting for my life to start
But everyday it never comes
Permanently at square one

When it's late at night
I'm so dissatisfied
The weight of an empty life
Will lessen in the moonlight
In the light
In the light, light, light

I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Only alive, live, live, live
When I pretend, tend, tend, tend
That I have died, died, died, died, died, died

I haven't lived life, I haven't lived love
Just bird's-eye view from the sky above
I'm dead, dead, dead, dead
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead

I lay back in a glittering mist, and I
I think of all the men I, I could've kissed
I haven't lived my life, I haven't lived love
It's just a bird's-eye view from, from up above

I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Only alive, live, live, live
When I pretend, tend, tend, tend
That I have died, died, died, died, died, died

I haven't lived life, I haven't lived love
Just bird's-eye view from the sky above
I'm dead, dead, dead, dead
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead

Dead, dead, dead, dead
Only alive, live, live, live
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Only alive, live, live, live
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Only alive, live, live, live
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
I'm living dead, dead, dead, dead
Dead


Lyrics submitted by naomi993

"Living Dead" as written by Greg Kurstin Marina Lambrini Diamandis

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is pure quality. How am I the first to be commenting? Living dead is about being numb to the point where all that motivates you to live is knowing you're going to die. She seems upset that she hasn't experienced love, almost like this may hold some answers. it's thoughts of you not bird eye view! massively hilarious. It's a difficult one to work out, sometimes I think Marina is just purposefully trying to be obscure, cryptic and whacky but it's just not obscure, cryptic or whacky enough to warrant that and she sings with such passion I'm pretty sure her mind's in motion when she wrote it. She talks about emptiness around her, it's almost just like she wants to capture the essence of death to try and live her best but when she thinks about it she equates her life with that because it's the thought she is gunna die that she is in tune with not the thought that she's alive. She seems to feel that her life might be different has she done things differently, it hints at regret, but when she says she thinks of all the men she could have kissed when she pulls back a glittering mist or whatever I'm not sure if she means she wished she had or that it's just so irrelevant because she's just looking to the sky to fulfil her dreams. I mean I don't know, the song is just bad ass.
    ultra1indigoon March 27, 2012   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationGorgeous lyrics, as always from Marina.

    I associate this song with depression. It implies throughout that she's miserably waiting for life to become wonderful and to progress as a person but she's 'permanently at square one'; she's constantly miserable and nothing ever changes despite her longing for it to. 'Got bubble wrap around my heart' suggests that she's terrified of getting hurt, which stops her from truly trying to break free from her misery. She seems to be fully aware and regretful of the fact that she's wasting her life, yet the weight of her depression makes it impossible to do anything about it. I think that 'living dead' refers to her feeling as if she's floating aimlessly around, lacking any enthusiasm for life. I don't think that she actually wants to die; she wants to be happy but she's unable to do so and so death seems more appealing than 'living dead'.
    w0nderfulon October 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI loooooooove this song so much, Marina is such an amazing song writer it's unreal.

    Some people think this song is about her wanting to die and what not but apparantly she said once in an interview that this song was about her starting over again. So I'm guessing this song relates to Electra Heart which is probably why it's on the next upcoming album.

    Good luck Marina, I know you'll do amazingly well in your next album :D
    TheCloudon April 26, 2012   Link

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