Warren Zevon's Gonna Die

Warren Zevon’s gonna die but then again so am I

And while we’re at it so are you and all your pretty children too Warren Zevon’s gonna die

At least he outlived Roy Cohn but strangely enough not Sly Stone

Keith Richards hasn’t packed it in man that cat’s lungs are made of tin

He outlived that bastard Cohn

Ain’t life a struggle ain’t life a shame

We work to leave a legacy but most of us just leave a name

A pile of debts a smiling face

What a poor poor pitiful race

Kings and queens will all be gone beloved daughters prodigal sons

And presidents and cable emcees and an unreported number of Iraqis

Only love will carry on and the great name of Zevon

And he’ll sing me to sleep after he’s gone yes he’ll serenade my dreams after he’s gone

When everybody’s desperate and they’ve got no place to go

I’ll stay up all night listening to Warren’s radio

And he’ll sing me to sleep after he’s gone yes he’ll sing me to sleep after he’s gone

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