Back in Flesh Lyrics

Wall of Voodoo


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Moreland, Stanard Ridgeway Funsten, Charles T. Gray, Mark W. Moreland, Oliver Nanini
album: Track 6 in album Dark Continent
release date: 1981-8-18
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 3:43
engineer: Paul McKenna, Jim Hill
keyboard: Chas T. Gray, Bruce Moreland, Stan Ridgway
harmonica: Stan Ridgway
synthesizer: Chas T. Gray
guitar: Marc Moreland
percussion: Joe Nanini
drums: Joe Nanini
bass: Bruce Moreland
producer: Jim Hill, Paul McKenna, Wall of Voodoo
vocal: Stan Ridgway

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Someone smashed my alarm
It's got me on the edge
You know it's so sharp
(Ah)
And you know I won't go
You know I won't go
I don't wanna go
(He won't go)
The corporation's boiling over
Everybody's taking over

[Chorus]
And I'm back in flesh
Back in flesh
Back in flesh
Back in flesh
Back in flesh

You better sign your time card now
They don't care about you anyhow
Sign in, your minimum cut
You're late again, your salary's cut!
Someone smashed my alarm
It's got me on the edge
You know it's so sharp
(Ah)
And you know I won't go
You know I won't go
I don't wanna go
(He won't go)
The corporation's boiling over
Everybody's taking over

[Chorus]

I won't go
(He won't go)
I don't wanna go
(You must go!)
Is it time to go?
(The orders are in!)
Well, I'd rather go bowling!
(The lanes are closed!)
Maybe a little tennis?
(Your racket's got a hole)
How about some baseball?
(Field's rained out)
Maybe a little fishing?
(The fish are on vacation.)
Well, how about some golfing?
(The greens are overgrown.)
Well, what about some swimming?
(I don't think so!)
Well, what about this? And that?
(No, no, no, no, no!)
Well, you can't tell me what to do!
Well, you can't tell me what to do!
(Hey, **** you!)

Track Listing

  • 1 Red Light
  • 2 Two Minutes Till Lunch
  • 3 Animal Day
  • 4 Full of Tension
  • 5 Me and My Dad
  • 6 Back in Flesh
  • 7 Tse Tse Fly
  • 8 Call Box (1‐2‐3)
  • 9 This Way Out
  • 10 Good Times
  • 11 Crack the Bell