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 Lyrics as written by BRETT ANDERSON, BERNARD BUTLER

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    it'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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    It's beautiful. This song always makes me cry

    bibaon November 05, 2006   Link
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    one 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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    this 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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    Bretts voice is liquid sadness.

    andy78on June 25, 2021   Link

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