The Beautiful Dead Lyrics

Killing Joke


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jeremy Coleman, Kevin Walker, Martin Clive Atkins
album: Track 3 in album Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions
release date: 1990-11-20
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length: 5:58
writer: Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Martin Atkins

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You are an inspiration to me
You are my inspiration of how not to be
You are my inspiration to achieve a better way of life

The crowd was one (oblivion ran deep)
A consciousness of cannon-fodder walking in its sleep
Vacant expressions (and don't look ahead)
Everybody dance with the beautiful dead I said!

All queue up and gravel for a hit
Someone pulls the reins then you chew at the bit
Encouraged by commercials to spend beyond my means
I laughed as it all fell apart at the seams

(Hey! Take a look at tomorrow)

But will I inherit the good green earth?
Such a lovely world

All mod-cons there was dust on the drums
My electronic beat-box got the job done
Everybody emulate the pulse of the soul
And change your clothes (to make you feel whole)
Effort and sweat was a thing of the past (they said!)
Welcome to the world of the beautiful dead

Track Listing

  • 1 Money Is Not Our God
  • 2 Age of Greed
  • 3 The Beautiful Dead
  • 4 Extremities
  • 5 Intravenous
  • 6 Inside the Termite Mound
  • 7 Solitude
  • 8 North of the Border
  • 9 Slipstream
  • 10 Kaliyuga
  • 11 Struggle