Warren Zevon - Bed of Coals Lyrics

Warren Zevon Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School cover art
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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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Warren William Zevon, T. Bone Burnett
    album: Track 11 in album Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School
    release date: 1980
    popularity : 71 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Blues Rock
    length: 5:01
    drums: Rick Marotta
    piano: Warren Zevon
    vocal: Warren Zevon, J.D. Souther and Linda Ronstadt
    bass: Leland Sklar
    organ: Warren Zevon
    pedal steel guitar: Ben Keith
    Album Information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin