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Living Too Late

Original UK release
First released 7 July 1986 on Beggars Banquet 12": Beg165T

01. Living Too Late (Smith) 4:31  Lyrics

Crow's feet are ingrained on my face
And I'm living too late
Try to wash the black off my face, but it's ingrained
And I'm living too late

Sleepless, in-control spleen
Agreed ace family
Must have stump tripod in the genes
I'm immune to things
In my dreams

I saw through the trees
O'er the poison river locks
Talk treacherous would beat
But still my heart it is rock

Finally going through old parasite gate
But there's a 24-hour clock watch
And I'm living too late

Sometimes life is like a new bar
Plastic seats, beer below par
Food with no taste, music grates
I'm living too late

Once talking was my favourite while
But now I know a conversation's end
Before it's done
Maybe I'm living too long

The daylight

I see trouble on the streets
Fearing catastrophe to meet
Walk down the devil's boulevard
But still my heart is hard

They say them cellars [were't even/were evil] black
But I know they're wrong
Think it's one
Living Too Long

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02. Hot Aftershave Bop (Hanley, S/Smith) 3:48  Lyrics

Hot aftershave bop
Canisters from orange box
Bop aftershave shock
Courtesy orange box
Hey diggy diggety dog
Hot aftershave bop
Furniture defrost
Bop aftershave hot
Hot aftershave bop

Hey stranger I love you a lot
Hey baby I love you a lot
But here is us moaning
Digging in our pocket again
Are these your English friends?
Fill the blender to the top again
Hot aftershave bop
Hot spirit shave slop
Bop aftershave hot

Here is us moaning
Digging in our pockets again
Any man or anything
Laid flat by shave shock
Bop aftershave hot
Hot aftershave bop

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03. Living Too Long (Smith) 7:12

(12" side 1: tracks 1,2; side 2: track 3)

Mark E Smith - vocals
Brix Smith - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Craig Scanlon - guitar
Steve Hanley - bass
Simon Rogers - bass, guitar, keyboards
Paul Hanley - drums

Produced by: John Leckie
Cover artwork: Claus Castenskiold

Recording info & notes
Recorded at Yellow 2, Stockport and Square One, Bury early 1986.

There was a promotional 7" issued (Beggars Banquet BEG165) featuring tracks 1-2, which came with a miniature bottle of Hot Aftershave Bop aftershave.

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