Who Sang Dead or Alive? John Cale

John Cale Honi Soit cover art
publisher: ©GARNANT MUSIC
writers: John Davies Cale
release date: 1981
genres: Rock
styles: Art Rock
length: 3:52
Sooner or later she said she'd be my friend
Honest and faithful till the very end
Well enough of that I'm tired of hearing it anyway
She turns and smiles says goodbye in her inimical way

Happy to see her in the back of a magazine
Lying there nude sporting that stupid grin
So get on with it straight on and porno bound
Just leave me out of it I'm not proud

It would have taken you a long long time

Happy to see her in the back of a limousine
Laughing and crying at everything she'd seen
Well enough of that she should have known better anyway
When I told her what I'd seen she was so ashamed

It would have taken me a long long time

The a year from Monday everything I said came true
That's when the D.A. called me he said dead or alive for you
They found her
Dead or alive
I want you dead or alive she said

CD 1
  • 1 Dead or Alive
  • 2 Strange Times in Casablanca
  • 3 Fighter Pilot
  • 4 Wilson Joliet
  • 5 Streets of Laredo
  • 6 Honi Soit (La Première Leçon de Français)
  • 7 Riverbank
  • 8 Russian Roulette
  • 9 Magic & Lies