Everyone’s Gotta Die

cancer pneumonia HIV
choking on a bun with your cup of tea
tripping on the carpet falling down the stairs
the light turns red catch you unawares
 
everybody’s got to die
but we’re still alive
 
fall from the ladder and your back is broke
the house catches fire you go up in smoke
a heart attack a stroke the wrong injection
take viagra get a fatal erection
 
everybody’s got to die
but we’re still alive
 
thrown from the train stabbed in the back
you lend your kidneys to your friend and you don’t get ‘em back
your arteries are furred you block your ventricle
an ovary a lung a breast a testicle
 
everybody’s got to die
but we’re still alive
 
dangle from a rope a handful of pills
slippin on the ice the winter kills
we all got to die we’re all on the clock
you reach 98 and heart just stop
 
everybody’s got to die
but we’re still alive

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