the needle and the damage done
Written by: Young
Warner Chappell Music Ltd
"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
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.
Album Version (4:15)
Producer: Simple Minds and Gordon Goudie
Mixed and Engineered by: Kevin Burleigh
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth