the needle and the damage done
Written by: Young
℗ Warner Chappell Music Ltd (2001 -)
℗ Sharandall Music (2018 -)
"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