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I Die: You Die  7"


I Die: You Die

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A1. I Die: You Die 3:40 
B2. Down In The Park (Piano Version) 4:16 

How old:

This 7" is old!

Release Date:

August 8th 1980



Record Label:

Beggars Banquet

Catalogue No:

BEG 46

Price Guide:



United Kingdom 

Additional info:


Highest Chart Position:



Gary Numan (Vocals, Minimoog, Polymoog, JP4, Compurhythm, Guitar)
Paul Gardiner (Bass)
Cedric Sharpley (Drums)
John Webb (Handclaps)
RRussell Bell (Backing Vocals)
Denis Haines (Piano, CP30, Minimoog, Polymoog, Backing Vocal, Whistle)

Recorded at Rock City and Matrix
Engineered by Nick Smith, Steve Smith, Graeme Myhre,
Jess Sutcliffe


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Bizarrely with Numan's continued success came many enemies in the media. This non-stop abuse led Gary to aim his next single I Die You Die at the press. The lyrics were powerful and straight to the point, and the single became another Top 10 hit No 8 in the UK charts. An alternate take was featured on just six white label copies; meanwhile in Holland there were many different coloured vinyl releases of the single. The cover shows Gary wearing a black leather jumpsuit with red horizontal and vertical lines and a red streak in his hair and lets not forget the hoover attachment. 

I Die : You Die  Lyrics

I Die : You Die 
(Single, 1980)

This is not love
This is not even worth a point of view
In Echo Park I
Pause for effect
And whisper 'Who are you?'

They crawl out of their holes for me
And I die : You die
Hear them laugh
And watch them turn on me
And I die : You die
See my scars
They call me such things
Tear me, tear me, tear me

But I have your names
Screaming 'You will suffer'
And, 'You're all too late'
Now I feel young
Does everything stop when the old tape fails?

They crawl out of their holes for me
And I die : You die
Hear them laugh
And watch them turn on me
And I die : You die
See my scars
They call me such things
Tear me, tear me, tear me

But I'm still frightened by the telephone... 

Down In The Park (Piano Version) 
(B-Side, 'I Die : You Die' single 1980)