Jack Howard – Frankenstein

The Promotional Single

Released In: [Australia].

Release Date: April 2003.

Single Availability: Extremely rare.

Value: A$4-A$30.

Also contains studio versions of Sail Upon Her Smile and Heard You Cry.

 

Versions

Version Length Source Availability Buy
Studio 3:09 Jack Howard Secrets and White Lies album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form. N/A
Studio 3:10 Jack Howard Reliving Life to the Full album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Studio 3:10 Jack Howard Lo Stresso Tempo EP. Moderately rare. Not available new. N/A
Studio 3:09 Jack Howard Frankenstein single. Extremely rare. Not available new. N/A
Live 3:46 Jack Howard The Story So Far video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD form. N/A

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Jack comments from the Reliving Life to the Full album:

Written by American Gary Burgess, I first heard this song on Vince Bell’s Phoenix album and immediately fell in love with it. It’s been a standard for me ever since. Nicky Del Rey on guitar, Ash Davies on drums, Doug Robertson on bass, Matt Heydon on keys. Barry Stockley co-producing. The tragi-comic tale of the Frankenstein monster.

 

Lyrics

I got stitches all over my body
My feet are too big for my head
I don’t know why they put me here with the living
I sure wish that I was dead

My brain is always running and ticking
My arms and legs tremble to my feet
I try to walk straight, tall and narrow
It’s just a stagger with a beat

They call me Frankenstein
It’s not even my name
I don’t know my own name
I don’t know what I’ve done
I don’t know where I’ve been

I told him Victor you’ve got to build me a woman
Who will see me for myself
It’s so lonely living here without someone to love
I got to look out for myself

They call me Frankenstein
It’s not even my name
I don’t know my own name
I don’t know what I’ve done
I don’t know where I’ve been

I seem to scare everyone in the village
They said I killed someone’s little girl
I remember a child with flowers by the river
Everything is such a blur

They call me Frankenstein
It’s not even my name
I don’t know my own name
I don’t know what I’ve done
I don’t know where I’ve been

I’m an innocent man

 

[Gary Burgess – arrangement by Vince Bell]