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Offline JeeJee

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Back From The Dead lyrics
« on: July 22, 2015, 01:15:12 PM »
Hello,

I'm just listening to the double-CD version of "Cast Of Thousands", which has the lyrics printed on the booklet. One song missing is "Back From The Dead". Anybody got the lyrics to that one?
The vocals are very much up in the mix, but my English is not that good to follow what's being sung.

Thanks,
- J

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2015, 01:31:27 PM »
Hi JeeJee - and welcome to the forum.

The lyrics to many of Tim's songs can be found here:

http://www.tvsmith.com/archives/lyrics.php

I guess that the lyrics are missing from the CD cover, and this site's lyric archive, since this song was co-written with Richard Strange, so there may be copyright issues.

Sorry not to be more helpful!

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2015, 02:53:19 PM »
Welcome from me too.
Sadly, we had the same question 10 years ago and couldn't deliver...
http://www.tvsmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=2327.msg25792#msg25792

If anyone of us could transcribe the lyrics, it would be Tj, I'm sure he knows 'em by heart.  :)
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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2015, 03:03:48 PM »
Bloody hell Uli, are you "Mister Memory" or what?! (Don't tell me you just searched for them!)


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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2015, 03:05:52 PM »
Can't we just ask Tim.  ;D

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 03:18:47 PM »
Bloody hell Uli, are you "Mister Memory" or what?! (Don't tell me you just searched for them!)

Of course I did a "search", in hope of finding the lyrics, but no avail.  :-\

Can't we just ask Tim.  ;D

Well, he might get a beating over the head from Richard Strange if he just shares their co-written lyric.  :P
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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 03:53:24 PM »
"D'oh!" and "Bish-Bosh-Bash!".

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2015, 04:41:59 PM »
Actually, who would win that fight?

Strange has the reach, but Smith has more speed I reckon.

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2015, 10:16:17 PM »
Don't know if this is the same person who made the same request to me via facebook - but here they are:

BACK FROM THE DEAD

There's no traffic on the streets
Abandon the cars and walk home
We've come to a standstill
There's very little point in going on

There's no message in our heads
We talk in strange guttural sounds
We're back from the dead
It's senseless but we carry on

So we feel like primal man
Chew on meat from the weathered hand
Imprisoned where we stand
Back from the dead

Dance around to the sound of drums
Hold the pills on the tips of our tongues
But choose life instead
Back from the dead

We walk in our bubbles, walk among statues
Talk in our sleep
Freeze in our doorways
There's very little point in going on

Switch on machines, switch out the light
Exhaust our decay
No-one will find us
It's senseless but we carry on

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2015, 09:15:05 AM »
Thanks for all the replys. And of course especially to TV himself for the lyrics! This is great, now I'll go and listen to that song - again.

- J

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2015, 11:56:29 AM »
Dance around to the sound of drums
Hold the pills on the tips of our tongues
But choose life instead

And at least 16 years before 'Trainspotting' by Irvine Welsh as well...  ;D

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2015, 07:13:52 PM »
...and Irvine was big into punk back in the day.

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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2015, 11:50:14 AM »
Finally the lyrics are here.   8)

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It's senseless but we carry on
Certainly not with this forum!  :D
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Re: Back From The Dead lyrics
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 01:47:46 PM »
Richard Strange on FB to TV:
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Cherry Red rereleasing entire Doctors Of Madness catalogue as boxed set, with many extras! Get ready for a massive injection of cash for Back from The Dead!
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