Wall of Voodoo - Back in Flesh Lyrics

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Someone smashed my alarm
It's got me on the edge
You know it's so sharp
(Ah)
And you know I won't go
You know I won't go
I don't wanna go
(He won't go)
The corporation's boiling over
Everybody's taking over

[Chorus]
And I'm back in flesh
Back in flesh
Back in flesh
Back in flesh
Back in flesh

You better sign your time card now
They don't care about you anyhow
Sign in, your minimum cut
You're late again, your salary's cut!
Someone smashed my alarm
It's got me on the edge
You know it's so sharp
(Ah)
And you know I won't go
You know I won't go
I don't wanna go
(He won't go)
The corporation's boiling over
Everybody's taking over

[Chorus]

I won't go
(He won't go)
I don't wanna go
(You must go!)
Is it time to go?
(The orders are in!)
Well, I'd rather go bowling!
(The lanes are closed!)
Maybe a little tennis?
(Your racket's got a hole)
How about some baseball?
(Field's rained out)
Maybe a little fishing?
(The fish are on vacation.)
Well, how about some golfing?
(The greens are overgrown.)
Well, what about some swimming?
(I don't think so!)
Well, what about this? And that?
(No, no, no, no, no!)
Well, you can't tell me what to do!
Well, you can't tell me what to do!
(Hey, **** you!)

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Red Light
  • 2 Two Minutes Till Lunch
  • 3 Animal Day
  • 4 Full of Tension
  • 5 Me and My Dad
  • 6 Back in Flesh
  • 7 Tse Tse Fly
  • 8 Call Box (1–2–3)
  • 9 This Way Out
  • 10 Good Times
  • 11 Crack the Bell


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Moreland, Charles T. Gray, Mark W. Moreland, Oliver Nanini, Stanard Ridgeway Funsten
    album: Track 6 in album Dark Continent
    release date: 1981-8-18
    popularity : 78 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: New Wave/Pop Rock
    length: 3:43
    producer: Wall of Voodoo, Paul McKenna and Jim Hill
    vocal: Stan Ridgway
    engineer: Paul McKenna and Jim Hill
    guitar: Marc Moreland
    percussion & drums: Joe Nanini
    bass & keyboard: Bruce Moreland
    harmonica & keyboard: Stan Ridgway
    synthesizer & keyboard: Chas T. Gray
    Album Information
    label: I.R.S. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin