Who Sang Life in Their Hands? The Newtown Neurotics

The Newtown Neurotics Beggars Can Be Choosers cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
length: 2:55
Life In Their Hands
Hello there
It's been a long time
What's this I've heard on the grapevine?
Oh is it true
You're not telling lies,
Let's talk some more when we get inside

The sound system
Was playing real loud
The rhythms were hard the message was proud
Oh how we danced
'till it turned bad
Because my drink, it slipped out of my hand

But then a bouncer pulled me aside
And before I could apologise
He said something about a joke
That I made at the door
I hadn't wished to offend him
But that search was something more

I overheard them
One night in a pub
They talked about the fun they had working in the clubs
Oh and the tales
Made my hair stand on end
What type of man would employ these three men?
Check it, Check it

Well out of the dark there now stared
Six unblinking eyes
Which followed me everywhere
I shan't relax tonight
But what's worrying me the most
Is how the hell I get outside without b__ping into them

They said,

You can dance if you like pal
You can drink if you like
But don't step out of line 'cos your life is in our hands

Chorus repeated twice

Copyright DREWETT Published by Logo songs 1983

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wake Up
  • 2 The Mess
  • 3 Get Up and Fight
  • 4 No Respect
  • 5 Agony
  • 6 Newtown People
  • 7 Does Anyone Know Where the March Is?
  • 8 Life in Their Hands
  • 9 My Death
  • 10 Living With Unemployment

  • Release information
    label: Razor Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin