Who Sang The Villagers? Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop Zombie Birdhouse cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Iggy Pop, Robert Duprey
release date: 1982-9
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Hard Rock/Punk
length: 3:53
producer: Chris Stein
lead vocals: Iggy Pop
engineer: Joe Arlotta and Butch Jones
guitar: Rob Duprey
keyboard: Rob Duprey
drums (drum set): Clem Burke
bass guitar: Rob Duprey
writer: Iggy Pop, Rob Duprey
The villagers are out tonight
Uptight and bored
They're pushing you
Underground
On wintry days they stand and gaze
Outlines in black and ignorant
villagers
Dark shadows house a sleepy malice
In the backbrain
Of every body you meet
Man is the village animal
United by the glue

Of our loathsome qualities
We are sneaking peeping toms
In revolt against each other
The villagers are most insane
They live to die anonymous
And muted to
villagers

In revolt against the other
But not against the rules
So in the space age the village idiot rules
On TV for all to see while some good men
Walk the streets

The villagers
You can't get lost you can't get lost
In the village of space you can't get lost



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Run Like a Villain
  • 2 The Villagers
  • 3 Angry Hills
  • 4 Life of Work
  • 5 The Ballad of Cookie McBride
  • 6 Ordinary Bummer
  • 7 Eat or Be Eaten
  • 8 Bulldozer
  • 9 Platonic
  • 10 The Horse Song
  • 11 Watching the News
  • 12 Street Crazies