Who Sang Coming Down? The Fugs

The Fugs The Fugs cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Rock
Style: Garage Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 3:51
producer: Richard Alderson and Ed Sanders
piano: Lee Crabtree
bass: John Anderson
membranophone: Ken Weaver
vocal: John Anderson, Ed Sanders, Tuli Kupferberg, Ken Weaver and Pete Kearney
guitar: Pete Kearney
engineer: Richard Alderson
bell: Lee Crabtree
celesta: Lee Crabtree
Some other versions of "Coming Down"

Lyrics

[Instrumental introduction]

[Verse 1]
I awakened in a pit of ashes
From a sky that was cloudy and bloat
With the hands that were sere and cold
And eyes where the blood was shooting
And the brain that was fallen and still
Oh, comin' down
I'm a-comin' down
I'm a-comin' down

[Verse 2]
I awakened in a pit of ashes
In despair where the lids were swollen
The heart that was pounding and writhing
And ears where the sounds were screaming
And the mind that was ashen and still
Cocaine! cocaine!
I'm a-comin' down
I'm a-comin' down

[Verse 3]
I said hello to that grief bird
"Hello grief bird, what's happening?"
"Ashes. Pits of ashes."
"Hello grief bird."
"Ashes, pits of ashes."
Ashes, ashes and screams, ashes
Ashes and shrieks, ashes
Ashes and grieving, ashes and moaning
Eyes with a vision of torture
Fright with a feeling for death
Comin' down
I'm a-comin' down
I'm a-comin' down

[Verse 3]
I said hello to that grief bird
"Hello grief bird, what's happening?"
"Ashes. Pits of ashes."
"Hello grief bird."
"Ashes, pits of ashes."
Ashes, ashes and screams, ashes
Ashes and shrieks, ashes
Ashes and grieving, ashes and moaning
Eyes with a vision of torture
Fright with a feeling for death
Comin' down
Comin' down
I'm a-comin' down
Comin' down
Comin' down
I'm a-comin' down
[fade]


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Frenzy
  • 2 I Want to Know
  • 3 Skin Flowers
  • 4 Group Grope
  • 5 Coming Down
  • 6 Dirty Old Man
  • 7 Kill for Peace
  • 8 Morning, Morning
  • 9 Doin' All Right
  • 10 Virgin Forest

  • Release information
    label: ESP-Disk’
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin