Bed of Coals Lyrics

Warren Zevon


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group, UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUB GROUP, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: T-Bone Burnett, Warren Zevon
album: Track 11 in album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
release date: 1980
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length: 5:04
pedal steel guitar: Ben Keith
bass: Leland Sklar
drums: Rick Marotta
piano: Warren Zevon
organ: Warren Zevon
vocal: Linda Ronstadt, J.D. Souther, Warren Zevon

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I've been lying on a bed of coals
I've been crying out of control
I roll and I tumble
Every time I come down

I'm too old to die young
And too young to die now
I've been sleeping on a bed of nails
I've been bleeding, it never fails

I feel every needle
That pierced through my heart

[Chorus:]
I'm too old to die young
And I can't play the part
Bed of coals
Bed of nails
Through the smoke
Behind the veils
Bed of coals
Bed of nails
Through the smoke
Behind the veils

I've been lying in a bed of shame
I've been dying all alone
I pray for the power
To turn it around

[Chorus]

Track Listing

  • 1 Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
  • 2 A Certain Girl
  • 3 Jungle Work
  • 4 Empty-Handed Heart
  • 5 Interlude No. 1
  • 6 Play It All Night Long
  • 7 Jeannie Needs a Shooter
  • 8 Interlude No. 2
  • 9 Bill Lee
  • 10 Gorilla You're a Desperado
  • 11 Bed of Coals
  • 12 Wild Age