BILLY IDOL


The Dead Next Door Lyrics

Watch the sky
For a reason why
I'm safe here
Sunday it was part
Monday it was none
Monday was none
For the dead next door
One pair of silent terror reins
And we're the dead next door

The heat of the day fades away
Fades into the night
The heat of the day
Offering a wedding
Suffering away
For the dead next door
You see
One error, silent terror
And we're the dead next door

In animal land
And dark is in command
One thing you should know
Don't hear that knocking
Don't eat out of their hand
Don't stumble, die
You say
Don't stumble, cry
They see you and me
You and me
With the dead next door
You and me
With the dead next door
You and me
With the dead next door

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Songwriter(s): Billy Idol, Steve Stevens
Copyright: Boneidol Music, Chrysalis Music, WB Music Corp.
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Meaning to "The Dead Next Door" song text (2 meanings)
a.h. grant 06/17/14,22:11
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After some 30 or so years i was driving the dog to the vet and it dawned on me that the next door MAY be a reference to the USA and USSR being next to each other, and the dead next door would in fact be us, the USA (or soviets if you prefer) and it is all a Sunday. or one day. but the next day didn't exist. (Monday was not/none). i had always heard and at one point had seen lyrics indication "Sunday was hot, Monday was not". in my youth i always thought this song about some terrible murder or such, but after thinking about it, a cold war metaphor makes much much more sense given the 40 plus BOOMS (major cities perhaps) and the watcher of the skies reference.
ghosts don't die, you see, ghosts don't cry, they see you and me.
-my 2-bits
jroq73 12/03/11,14:48
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Clearly the Dead Next Door is a metaphor about the Cold War and nuclear war itself.The song sends a message to live your life cause your one step away from it ending.
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