Dave Edmunds – Crawling From the Wreckage

This song was on the Edmunds solo album Repeat When Necessary. It was released in 1979 on Led Zeppelin’s record label Swan Song. The album peaked at #54 in the Billboard 100 in 1979.

Crawling From The Wreckage peaked at #59 in the UK when released.

The musicians on the album are Edmunds, Lowe, Billy Bremner, and Terry Williams…known as Rockpile.

This song was written by Graham Parker…below are both versions.

Crawling From The Wreckage

Got out really early from the factory
Drivin’ like a nut in the rain
Don’t think I was actin’ so hysterically
But I didn’t see a thing until it came
Met the dumb suburbos in the takeaway
Beating up the Chinee at the counter
I put a few inside me at the end of the day
I took out my revenge on the revolution counter

Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
You’d think by now at least that half my brain would get the message
Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Into a brand new car

In walks Bud with his exploding nose
He’s been giving it maximum today
Shouted, How the devil, you in trouble, I suppose
All you ever do is run away
Gunned up the motor inta hyperdrive
I wasn’t gonna take any of that
Don’t get bright ideas about a suicide
‘Cause all I ever hear is, Zoom, bam, fantastic

Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Crawlin’ from the wreckage
You’d think by now at least that half a brain would get the message
Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Into a brand new car

Crawlin’, crawlin’, crawlin’ from the wreckage
Crawlin’, crawlin’, crawlin’ from the wreckage
Crawlin’, crawlin’, crawlin’ from the wreckage

Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Bits of me are scattered in the trees and in the hedges
Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Into a brand new car

Nothin’ seems to happen that ain’t happened before
I see it all through flashes of depression
I drop my drink and hit some people runnin’ for the door
Gotta make some kind of impression
‘Cause when I’m disconnected from the drivin’ wheel
I’m only half the man I should be
Metal hitting metal is-a all I feel
Everything is good as it poss-i-bul-ly could be

Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
You’d think by now at least that half a brain would get the message
Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Into a brand new car

Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Bits of me are scattered in the trees and in the hedges
Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage
Into a brand new car

Crawlin’ from the wreckage, Crawlin’ from the wreckage

Author: badfinger20 (Max)

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

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