Life Is A Death Party!

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Life is a death party, pay attention
Life is a lovely death celebration
I know this might escape comprehension
So I’ll attempt a little explanation

Every single thing you eat and all those drinks you drink
Were made from the remains of something that once had to breathe
So when you go out at night to have fun and consume
Raise a toast to your friends
Just raise one for the dead folks too

Life is a death party, pay attention
Life is a lovely death celebration
Some folks fixate on death prevention
It’s a fact of life so here’s a little consolation

There is a great book that Kurt Vonnegut wrote
It’s full of folks dying and lots of great quotes
I only hope that anyone grieving might read it
Or that they already know
That when someone dies he says simply so it goes

It might seem callous on your first read
Or that I shouldn’t say insensitive things like these
But the whole point of that book by K.V.
Is that these people still live
In their own time and in our memories

So when I die please remember me
And that I made no mockeries
Of the pain of loss or things that rot
Just that life moves forward
Because of things like these

Life is a death party, pay attention
Life is lovely death celebration
I know we all live in apprehension
Of all our impending expirations
But it is an essential tension
That fuels every single innovation
And don’t let me forget to mention
The cathartic veneration
That joins us at every death celebration

To understand Kurt’s Slaughterhouse tome
The thing to know is that time is a joke
A trick we play to separate
Friends from foes and skin from bones
It just keeps us from coming home

This too shall pass and so it goes
And fuck the time lapse and so it goes
I have an empty glass and so it goes
Life is a death party don’tcha fucking know?

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from Rest Your Weary Bones, released February 26, 2017

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