New Rose by The Damned

The Damned

The Damned

The Damned are a gothic punk rock band formed in London, England, in 1976 by the lead vocalist Dave Vanian, guitarist Brian James, bassist Captain Sensible, and drummer Rat Scabies. They were the first English punk rock band to release a single, ‘New Rose’, an album, ‘Damned Damned Damned,’ and to tour the USA. As one of the first gothic bands, the Damned influences the goth subculture with lead singer Vanian’s vampire-styled costumery, baritone voice and dark lyrics.

New Rose
Album: Damned Damned Damned
Date: 1977
Genre: Punk Rock

Lyrics by Brian James

Is she really going out with him?

I got a feeling inside of me
It’s kind of strange like a stormy sea
I don’t know why I don’t know why
I guess these things have got to be

I gotta new rose I got it good
Guess I knew that I always would
I can’t stop to mess around
I got a brand new rose in town

See the sun see the sun it shines
Don’t get too close or it’ll burn your eyes
Don’t you run away that way
You can come back another day

I got a new rose I got it good
Guess I knew that I always would
I can’t stop to mess around
I got a brand new rose in town

I never thought this could happen to me
This is strange why should it be
I don’t deserve somebody this great
I’d better go or it’ll be too late

I got a feeling inside of me
It’s kind of strange like a stormy sea
I don’t know why I don’t know why
I guess these things have got to be

I got a new rose I got her good
Guess I knew that I always would
I can’t stop to mess around
I got a brand new rose in town

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