Buried Me Alive

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


The opening track on side two of The Frogs first LP is "Buried Me Alive". The song's original lyrics were written on June 10, 1986. The original title of the song was "Buried Alive". The song was completed on July 16, 1986. I wrote the song on a napkin on a 200 degree dishwasher at work. As the heat was enveloping me I was feeling that by working at that job I was being buried alive. Here are the original lyrics before they were changed in favor of the final LP version's lyrics.

1st Draft Lyrics


It's very, very dark<br&> It always, always (was) is<br&> It never ever stops<br&> Because you<br&>

Hey-ey-ey Hey-ey-ey<br&> Buried me alive<br&> Oh my my my my<br&> Won't you let me out<br&>

2nd Draft Lyrics


It's very dark<br&> Darker than black<br&> They never hear me bark<br&> I feel like I ain't comin' back<br&>

Because you<br&> Hey-ey-ey Hey-ey-ey<br&> Buried me alive<br&> Oh my my my my<br&> Can't you let me out<br&>

Hey Hey<br&> Buried me alive<br&> Never read the rites<br&> All I know is night<br&>

The last thing I saw <br&> Was a priest<br&> And now I'm dead<br&> But more than that I'm deceased<br&>

Album Lyrics


it's very dark, darker than black<br&> they never hear me bark<br&> i feel like i ain't comin' back<br&> because you<br&> ooh ooh ooh<br&> ooh ooh ooh<br&>

buried me alive, oh my my my my<br&> buried me alive, oh my my my my<br&> buried me alive, oh my my my<br&>

the last thing i saw was a priest<br&> and now i'm dead<br&> but more than that, i'm deceased<br&> because you<br&> ooh ooh ooh<br&> ooh ooh ooh<br&>

buried me alive, oh my my my my<br&> buried me alive, oh my my my my<br&> buried me alive, oh my my my<br&>

Notes


The chord progrssion for the verses is C major ( open chord ) / D Major ( open chord ) / B b ( open chord ) / C Major ( open chord ) / B b Major ( open chord ) / G Major ( with the G string ringing out throughout the progression ). The chord progreesion for the chorus is C Major / B minor ( open chord ) / D Major / C major / B minor ( open chord ) / D Major / C Major / G Major. <br&>

The track "Buried me alive" contains bass guitar played by myself-bass lines written by Dennis, drums written by Dennis and played by the drum machine, acoustic guitars played by myself, double-tracked vocals by myself and cello played by myself.<br&>