Who Sang My Death? The Newtown Neurotics

The Newtown Neurotics Beggars Can Be Choosers cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1983
length: 3:14
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Lyrics
My Death.
Once again my mind is in a mess
a general feeling of worthlessness
that draws me to the darker side of life
all of my friends, everyone that I've met
I feel a compulsive need to impress
so I may feel someone's on my side
Chorus:

Hold me, love me,
stay with me until my death, my death,
sometimes I feel I'm pushing boulders
up a mountain side

sometimes when I wake I feel like a king
but by mid-afternoon I know I'm nothing
without that constant reassurance throughout the day
no man is an island when it comes to his needs
but he tramples on others to satisfy these
oh God, some of the games we play
Chorus:
I'd love to pick a strawberry while I'm hanging from this ledge.
Dreamt I surrendered to a merciless sea
tired, so tired of it battering me
" I'm just as puzzled now as you"
that may be so but you still cling to the raft
terrified of the infinite dark
we're all just frightened people cowering from ourselves

I'd like to live for the moment, live for today
and savour any pleasures that come my way
but how can I do that when my in-growing toenail is killing me?

today is dull, that's what we're told
we live for an expectation or a memory.
Chorus:
We're all just frightened people cowering from ourselves.
(Copyright DREWETT
Published by KRISTANNER MUSIC LTD 1983).

Tracklist
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