Lust For Life

Album: Lust For Life (1977)
Charted: 26
  • Here comes johnny yen again
    With the liquor and drugs
    And the flesh machine
    He's gonna do another strip tease.
    Hey man, where'd ya get that lotion?

    I've been hurting since I've bought the gimmick
    About something called love
    Yeah, something called love.
    Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens.

    Well, I'm just a modern guy
    Of course, I've had it in the ear before.
    I have a lust for life
    'Cause of a lust for life.

    I'm worth a million in prizes
    With my torture film
    Drive a g.t.o
    Wear a uniform

    All on a government loan.
    I'm worth a million in prizes
    Yeah, I'm through with sleeping on the sidewalk
    No more beating my brains

    No more beating my brains
    With liquor and drugs
    With liquor and drugs.

    Well, I'm just a modern guy
    Of course, I've had it in my ear before
    Well, I've a lust for life (lust for life)
    'Cause of a lust for life (lust for life, oooo)

    I got a lust for life (oooo)
    Got a lust for life (oooo)
    Oh, a lust for life (oooo)
    Oh, a lust for life (oooo)

    A lust for life (oooo)
    I got a lust for life (oooo)
    Got a lust for life.

    Well, I'm just a modern guy
    Of course, I've had it in my ear before
    Well, I've a lust for life
    'cause I've a lust for life.

    Here comes johnny yen again
    With the liquor and drugs
    And the flesh machine
    He's gonna do another strip tease.

    Hey man, where'd ya get that lotion?
    Your skin starts itching once you buy the gimmick
    About something called love
    Love, love, love
    Well, that's like hypnotizing chickens.

    Well, I'm just a modern guy
    Of course, I've had it in the ear before
    And I've a lust for life (lust for life)
    'Cause I've a lust for life (lust for life)

    Got a lust for life
    Yeah, a lust for life
    I got a lust for life
    A lust for life
    Got a lust for life
    Yeah a lust for life
    I got a lust for life

    Lust for life
    Lust for life
    Lust for life
    Lust for life
    Lust for life

Comments: 11

  • Homo Beatlecus from UkTravis sampled the drums for their song Selfish Jean.
  • Chris from South Surrey, BcQuite possibly the ultimate, never-gets-tired song.
  • Rick from Brooklyn, Ny, Ny"I've had it in the ear before" is a reference to the fact that Van Gogh supposedly cut off his ear as a tribute to a prostitute. There's also a story that it got cut off in a sword fight with the artist Paul Gaugin during said fight.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScI liked this song only because it was in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting. Interesting side note there is a movie that starred Kirk Douglas as Vincent VanGogh called Lust For Life.
  • Hannah from Hampshire, England, United KingdomSuch an exhilarating song! And, yes, it was Jet that did 'Are you gonna be my girl'.
  • Madison from Norway, MeI think that song "Are you gonna be my girl" sounds a lot like this song...Who sings that? Jet?
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaI think this song was used in the Simpson's episode in which The Simpsons go to England.
  • Lyndon from Cork, IrelandBowie helped produce two of Iggy's albums in the late 70's - Lust For Life and the Idiot.
    China Girl appears on the Idiot album by Pop and then on Lets Dance by Bowie in 1983
  • Alwari from Porvoo, FinlandCovered by Mötley Crüe on their "3 Titres Raves France Promo 5" Single" from 1997.
  • Jeffrey from Dowagiac, MiThis was a fantastic song to be used in "Trainspotting". Iggy could have been a consultant for the movie.
  • Dylan from Perth, AustraliaAlot of people dont know that Iggy was David Bowies hero, and Bowie actually help with the production of the song.
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