Dead Man's Party Lyrics

Oingo Boingo

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Elfman
album: Track 2 in album Dead Man's Party
release date: 1985
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genres: Electronic Rock
styles: New Wave/Synth-pop
length: 6:23
vocal: John Avila and Danny Elfman
guitars: Steve Bartek
guitar: Danny Elfman
drums & percussion: Johnny "Vatos" Hernandez
keyboard: Mike Bacich
tenor saxophone: Sam "Sluggo" Phipps
bass guitar: John Avila
trombone & trumpet: Dale Turner
baritone saxophone & alto saxophone: Leon Schneiderman
composer: Danny Elfman
lyricist: Danny Elfman

Cover Art

Oingo Boingo Dead Man's Party cover art
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I'm all dressed up with nowhere to go
Walkin' with a dead man over my shoulder

Waiting for an invitation to arrive
Goin' to a party where no one's still alive

I was struck by lighting
Walkin' down the street
I was hit by something last night in my sleep
It's a dead man's party
Who could ask for more
Everybody's comin', leave your body at the door
Leave your body and soul at the door . . .
(Don't run away it's only me)

All dressed up with nowhere to go
Walkin' with a dead man
Waitin' for an invitation to arrive
With a dead man . . . Dead Man . . .

Got my best suit and my tie
Shiny silver dollar on either eye
I hear the chauffeur comin' to the door
Says there's room for maybe just one more . . .


Don't run away it's only me
Don't be afraid of what you can't see
Don't run away it's only me . . .

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Just Another Day
  • 2 Dead Man’s Party
  • 3 Heard Somebody Cry
  • 4 No One Lives Forever
  • 5 Stay
  • 6 Fool’s Paradise
  • 7 Help Me
  • 8 Same Man I Was Before
  • 9 Weird Science