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Back to Zero

This song is by The Rolling Stones and appears on the album Dirty Work (1986).

Back to zero
So you wanna blow us all to pieces
Go meet your maker, head hung down
And give him all your explanations

Go ahead, throw down
Back to zero, back to nothing
Straight to meltdown, back to zero
That's where we're heading

It's a monkey living on my back
I can feel my spine begin to crack
I'm looking to the future
I keep on glancing back
I prefer to rot, I don't want to pop, no

I think I'll head back to the jungle, alright
Don't want to see no big bad rumble, too fright
Back to zero, that's where we're going
Back to nothing, right now, right now
No heroes? No more heroes
Back to meltdown
That's where I'm going, back to zero, yeah

My whole life is hanging on a thread
I'm the fly inside the spider's web
I'm looking to the future
I keep on glancing back
I prefer to rot, I don't want to pop, wooh

I worry about my great grandchildren
Living ten miles beneath the ground
I worry about their whole existence
The whole damn thing's in doubt

Back to zero, that's where we're going
Back to nothing, that's where we're heading
Straight to meltdown, that's where we're going
Back to zero, right now, right now

If we don't watch out
We're going nowhere
Right now, right now
Back to zero, that's where we're heading
Back to zero
Back to zero
Back to zero

Written by:

Mick Jagger/Keith Richards

Additional guitar:

Bobby Womack

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