"People Who Died" as written by and B. Linsley J. Carroll....
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    General CommentA very excellent song. It's about people who Jim Carroll knew who died and he's known a lot of people who have died. The Basketball Diaries is a wicked movie but it is extremely different from his real life. I highly recommend this song and the movie.
    River Wolfon May 07, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Bobby hung himself from a cell in the tombs"
    The Tombs is the nickname of the Manhattan Detention Center (MDC) If you get arrested in Manhattan, you will spend the night in this jail. (the largest receiving area in the country)
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    Michael Imperioli (Christopher from Sopranos) played *Bobby in the Basketball Diaries.
    (*Bobby got leukemia, 14 years old
    He looked like 65 when he died
    He was a friend of mine
    JeffKaos71on April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThere is a chapter about the song in Tom Reynold's "I Hate Myself And I Want To Die - The 52 most depressing songs in the world."
    It sure is... Depressing. But good, though.
    borderline.ladyon December 11, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionI love this song so damn much.
    I don't really think it's depressing, but that's just the way I feel about it.
    Screwyouregoon May 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is pretty ironic now.
    gothic_hobbiton October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjim carroll knows quite a few dead people...
    roger wilcoon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst punk song I ever loved. We used to clog-dance to it. Ahhhhh....memories.
    Zoltaron September 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a sad song....well not really and i love it, as much as the movie but i dont feel bad for Jim Carrol in a way because if you read these 2 books "my bloody life" and "once a king, always a king" it's nonfiction and really powerful probably more than the book "a child called it" and because of that book i keep thinking Jim Carrol was offered help, so i dont know but i definitely respect him now.
    femmefatale1990on April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto hell with the lousy movie, its trash compared to the book. get the book "basketball diaries" in a more perfect world, it would be required reading in schools.
    hangwire13on November 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, glad that it made it to the Dawn of the Dead soundtrack.

    But, what's the deal with Jim Carrol using the name "Bobby" so many times?

    "Bobby hung himself from a cell in the tombs."

    "Bobby got leukemia, 14 years old."

    "Bobby OD'd on Drano on the night that he was wed."

    Did he know a lot of people named Bobby, or what?
    Aithon December 28, 2006   Link

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