Now We All Dead (It Doesn't Matter)

(Partridge)

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Recordings

  1. Demo version, 3'43.
    Recorded during sessions for The Big Express.
    Released on 25 September 2006 on Hinges in the U.K.
    Andy: “If my crappy memory serves me cod and chips, this was penned early on for BIG EXPRESS???? Someone asked why I distorted the vocal on this mix (and why is there some of the song missing at the front?). The answer to both is damaged tape. The vocal track was decayed badly when I came to clean up the original so I thought a little cosmetic distortion would smooth over ugly unintentional groo. Also the front of the tape was badly mangled, I had to start from where I could. Wrote the sentiment better in ‘THIS WORLD OVER’.”

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Lyrics

On Jacob's ladder with an angel up my back
He says he never thought that Russia would be first to attack
It doesn't matter, not worth the chatter
It doesn't matter, now we're all dead
Now we're all dead, now we're all all all all all

On Jacob's ladder with an angel up in front
He says America should never put 'em up to such a stunt
It doesn't matter, not worth the chatter
It doesn't matter, now we're all dead
Now we're all dead, now we're all all all all all

On Jacob's ladder, Albert Einstein to my left
I think he's crying at the way we have misused his gift
It doesn't matter, not worth the chatter
It doesn't matter, now we're all dead
Now we're all dead, now we're all dead
Now we all dead, now we all dead

When you get to heaven will you be pardoned?
Do you think he'll shake your hand and say 'thank you'
for spoiling the garden?

On Jacob's ladder with a shopping basket in my hand
Picking the mushrooms that are sprouting up across our green land
It doesn't matter, mad as a hatter
Oh it doesn't matter, now we all dead
Now we're all dead, now we're all all all all all

On Jacob's ladder, [shouldn't be here yet....... steady]
How can we talk to politicians who seem dead already?
It doesn't matter, not worth the chatter
Oh it doesn't matter, now we all dead
Now we're all dead, now we're all all all all all

On Jacob's ladder....
It doesn't matter....
Now we're all dead, now we're all dead...

[transcribed by Annie Sattler]


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