The Living Song Lyrics

Natalie Merchant

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


  • credits


    album: Track 10 in album Ophelia
    release date: 1998-5-19
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    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

    Album Information

    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: HDCD
    barcode: 075596219624
    script: Latin