The Model of Clean Living - Single

by The Naked Mole Rats

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Written and recorded in late 1993 following the tragic death of River Phoenix at The Viper Room. Recently unboxed from the Sleeping Brothers Records archives. Where do 27 years go?

The Naked Mole Rats recorded one single in 1993. This one. They are: William Grimley, Jeff Mendoza and Mike O'Shaughnessy

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THE MODEL OF CLEAN LIVING

Adonis stumbles out of the Viper Room
Into the darkened night
He cannot feel his feet below
Is quickly losing sight
As his brother cradles him into his arms
And lowers him to the ground
He looks into his dying eyes
And hears his final sounds

CHORUS
"I'm gonna die, dude"
How could this happen to me?
I'm the model of clean living
Dead at twenty-three

They say he would not eat the flesh
Of any living thing
Or wear the products of their skins
Because of the guilt it would bring
Had he been an animal
Caged by scientists
He might have fared much better
At the hands of activists

CHORUS
"I'm gonna die, dude"
How could this happen to me?
I'm the model of clean living
Dead at twenty-three

A river carries all the poisons
Out into the sea
A river dammed pollutes itself
Even accidentally
Go on with your lives, my friends
Get over your sorrow
There's a new film at the cinema
A new idol for tomorrow

CHORUS
"I'm gonna die, dude"
How could this happen to me?
I'm the model of clean living
Dead at twenty-three

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released June 9, 2020
Written by William Grimley, Jeff Mendoza and Mike O'Shaughnessy
Performed by The Naked Mole Rats
Audio from Peter Weir's film, "The Mosquito Coast"
Recorded at Martyrs Home Studios, Old Bethpage, NY in November 1993.
cp 1993/2020 The Naked Mole Rats
p 2020 Sleeping Brothers Records
www.sleepingbrothers.com

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