Dead or Alive Lyrics

Oingo Boingo

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Danny Elfman
album: Track 9 in album Good for Your Soul
release date: 1983
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: New Wave/Ska
length: 4:05

Cover Art

Oingo Boingo Good for Your Soul cover art
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There in the shadows, looks like a hand
Without its owner, to give it a command
It's got a purpose but I don't know what it is
I'm in trouble

There in the streets, looks like a man
But something wrong that I don't understand
His eyes are open but he don't see a thing
His skin is peeling off, his bones are sticking out
I'm getting scared

Oh my god (Is it dead?)
Is it living? (Is it dead?)
Is it dead or alive?
(Is it dead?), Is it dead? (Is it dead?)
Is it dead? (Is it dead?)
Is it dead or alive?

Hiding in the cupboards, like little mice
Hiding in the frigerator, that isn't nice
It's not an animal, it don't have legs
No one else can see it

It moves so fast, corner of my eye
Look again it's gone, it's hiding
Won't somebody help me, doesn't anybody care?
It waits so patiently, for me to lose my guard
I'm getting scared

Is it dead, is it
(Is it dead)
Is it dead
(Is it dead)
Is it dead or alive
(Is it dead)
Is it dead
(Is it dead)
Is it dead, is it

I remember there was a time
When dead and buried meant just that
Underneath the cold dark ground
Things stay put!

Oh them bones they make them bodies walk
Them bones, them bones
If they could only talk!

Is it dead

Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Who Do You Want to Be
  • 2 Good for Your Soul
  • 3 No Spill Blood
  • 4 Cry of the Vatos
  • 5 Fill the Void
  • 6 Sweat
  • 7 Nothing Bad Ever Happens
  • 8 Wake Up (It's 1984)
  • 9 Dead or Alive
  • 10 Pictures of You
  • 11 Little Guns