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"Sword of Damocles" is a song from the musical productions of The Rocky Horror Show since 1973, from the 1975 movie, from the 2015 tribute production celebrating 40 years, and from the 2016 reimagining movie. It was composed by Richard O'Brien with musical arrangements by Richard Hartley. Along with other several songs, this is not included in the 2010 Glee Cast Recording.

This song is not included in the 1975 Movie Cast Recording but it is included in the movie. Peter Hinwood doesn't sing so Trevor White recorded the song. Along with other several songs, this is not included in the 2010 Glee Cast Recording.

Original lyrics (1973)

Rocky Horror:
The sword of, the sword of, the sword of
The sword of, the -
Sword of Damocles is hanging over my head
And I've got the feeling someone's
Going to be cutting the thread

Oh woe is me — my life is a mistery
Oh can't you see that
I'm at the start of a pretty big downer

Rocky Horror (company):
When I woke up this morning with a start when
I fell out of the bed (That ain't no crime)
And left from my dreaming was
A feeling of unamiable dread (That ain't no crime)

Rocky Horror:
My high is low, I'm dressed up with no place to go
And all I know is I'm at the start of a pretty big downer

Rocky Horror (company):
That ain't no crime, oh no no no no
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime) Oh no no no no
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime)
No no no! (That ain't no crime)

Narrator (talking):
Rocky Horror you need no peace of mind
I want to tell you that you're doing fine
You're the product of another time
So feeling down well that's no crime

Company:
That ain't no crime

Rocky Horror (company):
The sword of Damocles is
Hanging over my head (That ain't no crime)
And I've got the feeling someone's
Going to be cutting the thread (That ain't no crime)

Rocky Horror:
Oh woe is me — my life is a mistery.
Oh can't you see that I'm at the start of a pretty big downer.

Rocky Horror (company):
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime) Oh no no no no
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime) Oh no no no no
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime)
No no no! (That ain't no crime)

That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime) Oh no no no no
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime) Oh no no no no
That ain't no crime, (Sha la la la that ain't no crime)
No no no! (That ain't no crime, sha la la)

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