Who Sang The Desperate Ones? Nina Simone

Nina Simone Nina Simone and Piano! cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Eric Blau, Gerard Jouannest, Jacques Roman Brel, Mort Shuman
release date: 1969
length: 4:43
They hold each others hands
They walk without a sound
Down forgotten streets
Their shadows kiss the ground
Their footsteps
sing a song
Tat's ended before it's begun
They walk without a sound

The desperate ones
Just like the tiptoe moth
That dance before the flame
They burn their hearts so much
That death is just a name
And if love calls again
So foolishly they run, they run, they run
They run, they run, they run, they run

They run without a sound
The desperate ones
I know the road tey're on
I've walked their crooked mile
A hundred times or more
I drank their cup of bile
They watch their dreams go down
Be hind the settin sun

Yeh, yeh, yeh, they walk without a sound
The desperate ones
Le he who threw the stone at them
Stand up and take a bow
He knows the verb "to love"
Beu he'll never, never, never know how
On the bridge of nevermore
They disappear one by one
Disappear without a sound

The desperate ones
And underneath the bridge
The water's sweet and deep
This is their journey's end
The land of endless sleep
They cry to us for help
We think it's all in fun,
They cry, they cry, they cry, they cry

Without a sound
They disappear without a sound
They walk without a sound without a sound
Disappear without a sound
Cry without a sound
Yai, yaj, yaj, yaj, yaj, yaj, yaj
The desperate ones

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Seems I'm Never Tired Lovin' You
  • 2 Nobody's Fault but Mine
  • 3 I Think It's Gonna Rain Today
  • 4 Everyone's Gone to the Moon
  • 5 Compensation
  • 6 Who Am I
  • 7 Another Spring
  • 8 The Human Touch
  • 9 I Get Along Without You Very Well (Except Sometimes)
  • 10 The Desperate Ones

  • Album Information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin