Back To Zero

Album: Dirty Work (1986)
  • Back to zero
    So you want to 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

    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

    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

    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

    We're going nowhere
    Right now, right now
    Back to zero, that's where we're heading
    Back to zero Writer/s: MICK JAGGER
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Alastair from Stranraer, United KingdomIn Canada 'Back to Zero' was released as a B-side to the single, 'Winning Ugly'. Housed in an attractive cartoon picture sleeve.
  • Alastair from Stranraer, United KingdomThe foretelling of catastrophe is one reading ot the lyrics but if we think Jagger may be using coded metaphors for his own life and the band's present condition, the line "Back To Zero that's where we're heading" could be read as a cleaning of the slate and starting again. The track contains Stones references in lines such as "It's a monkey living on my back" and "I'm the fly inside the spider's web" (a volte-face from the Jagger of 1965 who was the predatory spider in the web).
  • Juan from Buenos Aires, ArgentinaSWEET NEOCON,GUNFACE AND ANYBODY SEEN MY BABY ARE THE WORST SONGS TO ME. AND THE LYRICS OF WINNING UGLY ARE REALLY UGLY. BACK TO ZERO IS NOT MY FAVOURITE BUT FAR BETER THAN SWEET NEOCON.
  • Boris Müller from Zürich, Switzerlandneil is right: back to zero is top 5 of worst stones songs ever. winning ugly probably too.
    also horrible: suck on the jagular and sweet neocon...
  • Neil from Liverpool, U.k., Englandback to zero and winning ugly are the 2 worst things the stones ever released. I've heard better outtakes.
  • Ethan from Portland, Orworst stones song ever. what a "coincidence" that chuck helped write it.
  • Roddy from Southampton, EnglandLeavell also played keyboards in Eric Clapton's MTV unplugged and Train's Drops of Jupiter.
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