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rosemary's baby


composers
Kerr, Burchill


publisher
Copyright Control


background
Rosemary's Baby is a Life In A Day outtake which has not been formally released. The first known live recording is from Grangemouth Town Hall on the 9th November 1978 where Jim describes it as a new song.

It was first recorded for Simple Mind's third demo tape and then formally recorded during the Life In A Day album sessions. However it has never been released despite being mentioned in a Zoom press release where it was identified as one of the 'newer' songs.

It also reveals a link between Jim and author Ira Levin who penned Rosemary's Baby about a woman who believed she has been impregnated by the devil. (Adapted by Roman Polanski in the film Rosemary's Baby, 1968). For Jim later used the title of another of his books: Boys From Brazil.

"Ira Levin is the highly acclaimed and internationally bestselling author of Rosemary's Baby, A Kiss Before Dying, The Boys from Brazil, This Perfect Day, Sliver, and The Stepford Wives. Mr. Levin also wrote "Deathtrap," the longest running thriller in Broadway history. He is a two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allen Poe Award. He lives in New York City." - Taken from fantasicfiction.co.uk.


lyrics
The lyrics have never been published. This is a transcription from the demo.

I wonder why she's so distant.
No-one knows just where she comes from.
You won't believe her when she tells you.
Meanwhile someone else is ???

She's going to talk, talk, talk,
She's going to ???
She gets so uptight ???
She won't let me put my arms around her.
Because the baby cries but Rosemary's not there.

The baby cries but Rosemary's not there.

Somebody says ???
Some of us here just don't understand.
She won't let me or any other see her baby
Because mother ???

On million nights I go follow her ???
She's so distant she cries about her hair.
She won't let me put my arms around her.
Because the baby cries but Rosemary's not there.

The baby cries but Rosemary's not there.

The baby cries but Rosemary's not there.



demo discography
Demo Version (3:46)
Producer: Unknown
5 Tracks Demo Tape



live history
Simple Minds: 1978