The Living Lyrics

Natalie Merchant


album: Track 10 in album Ophelia
release date: 1998-5-19
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genres: Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:19
drums: Peter Yanowitz
piano: Natalie Merchant
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Jim Scott
engineer: Todd Vos
Hammond organ: George Laks
bass guitar: Graham Maby
assistant mixer: Mike Scotella
composer: Natalie Merchant
lyricist: Natalie Merchant

Cover Art

Natalie Merchant Ophelia cover art
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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


HDCD 1
  • 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