Ian Hunter - You Nearly Did Me In Lyrics

See lonely shadows - silver needles
Abandoned in the evening war
Lost children of the night - come catch the candle bright
I hear a hollow sound - falling to the ground - she's lost before she's found

Sad broken angels takin' rainbows
Out on the street for all to see
If we are the chosen few - what ever happened to
All those things we knew, if this is being free -
I'd rather search for me

You nearly did, you nearly did, you nearly did
You nearly did me in, you nearly did me in
And I need some place to hide - my weary anger down

Out on some misty distant highway
Feel like I though a million miles
Is my search nearly done - I think I see someone
I get the urge to run on blindly through the rain,
and I fool myself again

You nearly did, you nearly did, you nearly did
You nearly did me in, you nearly did me in
And I need some place to hide - my weary anger down

What ever happened to dignity
What ever happened to integrity
What ever happened to honesty
Well I'll tell you something baby - I feel the pain just like the sea

You nearly did, you nearly did, you nearly did
You nearly did me in, you nearly did me in
And I need some place to hide - my weary anger down

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Letter to Britannia From the Union Jack
  • 2 All American Alien Boy
  • 3 Irene Wilde
  • 4 Restless Youth
  • 5 Rape
  • 6 You Nearly Did Me In
  • 7 Apathy 83
  • 8 God (take 1)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Ian Hunter
    album: Track 6 in album Allā€American Alien Boy
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 34 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:47
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin