The Living Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Natalie A Merchant
album: Track 10 in album Ophelia
release date: 1998-5-19
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length: 3:19
engineer: Todd Vos
piano: Natalie Merchant
Hammond organ: George Laks
bass guitar: Graham Maby
drums: Peter Yanowitz
assistant mix: Mike Scotella
mix: Jim Scott
vocal: Natalie Merchant

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What's it like there outside
With the living, with the living
In a fallen down place I can hide
From the living, from the living
Because I don't care to stay with the living

Oh, the bottle has been to me
My closest friend, my worst enemy
For a fable I walked a fine line
Squandered it all and wasted my time
And I don't stand a chance among the living

For the lovers I've gambled and lost
Count my mistakes whatever the cost
I'll go off, I'll make myself scarce
Oh, come tomorrow
You won't find me here

Because I don't care to stay with the living
I don't think I'll remain with the living

And I don't care to stay with the living
No, I don't care to stay

Track Listing

  • 1 Ophelia
  • 2 Life Is Sweet
  • 3 Kind & Generous
  • 4 Frozen Charlotte
  • 5 My Skin
  • 6 Break Your Heart
  • 7 King of May
  • 8 Thick as Thieves
  • 9 Effigy
  • 10 The Living
  • 11 When They Ring the Golden Bells