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the needle and the damage done


composer
Written by: Young


publisher
Warner Chappell Music Ltd


background
"This song is called The Needle And The Damage Done. And we've chosen to expand on the song. Initally the original version of this, it's quite a small ballad. We've given it, I think, much more drama. And I think we've tried to highlight the lyrical content of the song."

"This is Simple Minds, on Neon Lights, with our version of Needle And The Damage Done." - Jim




lyrics
I caught you knocking at my cellar door.
I love you, baby, "Can I have some more?"
Oh, the damage done.

I hit the city and I lost my band,
I watched the needle take another man.
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song because I love the man.
I know that some of you don't understand.
Milk-blood to keep from running out.

I've seen the needle and the damage done,
A little part of it in everyone.
But every junkie's like a setting sun.



discography
Album Version (4:15)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth

Neon Lights Promo CDR Neon Lights Album Samper Neon Lights German Promo CDR Simple Minds Limited Edition Neon Lights CD Neon Lights US Advance CD Neon Lights US CD Neon Lights Canadian CD Neon Lights Indonesian MC Neon Lights - Cry European CD