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The The Infected cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986-11-17
Genre: Electronic Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Synth-pop/Experimental
length: 4:22
producer: Roli Mosimann and Matt Johnson
vocal: Matt Johnson
engineer: Michael Johnson, Warne Livesey and Steve Peck
French horn: Phillip Eastop
programming: Roli Mosimann
saxophone: Andrew Blake
additional conductor: Andrew Poppy
brass arranger: Andrew Poppy
assistant engineer: Steve Reece and Barbara Milne
keyboard: Matt Johnson
guitar: Matt Johnson
trumpet: Dave de Fries and John Edcott
trombone: Ashley Slater and Steve Aitken
Lyrics
The rising moon faces the sickening sun,
As the lights in the tower blocks go on, one by one,
A big shot, overlooking this black iron skyline--
Surrounded by his symbols of prosperity--
Sits back in his new leather chair
Ripped off the back of some unfortunate beast.
I'm smiling through my teeth.
Anybody can be a millionaire,
So everybody's gotta try
But by the laws of this human jungle
Only the heartless will survive.
& down there--but for the grace of god
--go I.

The smoke & the steam, & the broken down dreams,
The hope, & the hunger, frustration & anger,
The little drunken lives,--
Driven' through the traffic lights
& away from who they are!

But I've been thinking of you--
In this great city of great solitude.

Crossin' the central reservation, of my imagination,
Searchin' for the world I...left behind.
A shadow hunting shadows of childhood life.
It's all I want--& all I miss--
But how can I return, to a place that don't exist!!

from Mombosa to Miami, Beiruit to Bangladesh,
I've flown around the world standing
On the wing of a jet.
Tryin' to salvage my emotions
From the bottom of the oceans--

why'see I sold my soul, to pay for my dinner.
My stomach grew fatter, but my heart grew thinner,
I ain't foolin' I'm fallin', I wasn't wicked, just weak,
I ain't lyin' I'm dyin', crippled by deceit--

Oh the hand that wrote the agony
Has just begun--
Will be the hand that pulls the trigger
--of this gun!!!










Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Infected
  • 2 Out of the Blue (Into the Fire)
  • 3 Heartland
  • 4 Angels of Deception
  • 5 Sweet Bird of Truth
  • 6 Slow Train to Dawn
  • 7 Twilight of a Champion
  • 8 The Mercy Beat
  • 9 Infected (12″ version)
  • 10 Sweet Bird of Truth (12″ version)
  • 11 Slow Train to Dawn (12″ version)

  • Release information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099702677028
    script: Latin