We’re All Gonna Die (Lyrics)

General Mills Plant

Urban art on closed General Mills Plant in Johnson City, TN - 2011 (Photo Andy Russell)

We’re All Gonna Die 

(Rob Russell – Copyright 2011)


maybe you take some pills

maybe you drink some booze

maybe you pray real hard

maybe you got a lot to lose

maybe you go to go to work

maybe you will work all day

or treat it like a 9 to 5

it’s gonna happen anyway

we’re all gonna die

we’re all gonna die

no matter how you try

you ain’t getting out of this world alive

we’re all gonna die

we’re all gonna die

hey buddy can’t you see

the sky’s about to catch fire

the clouds are gray as steel

the sun’s like a burning tire

sister can you hear the sound

can’t you hear the trumpets call

echoing through these hills

from Del Rio to St. Paul?

we’re all gonna die

we’re all gonna die

because that’s the master’s plan

from up in Frog Level down to Lowland

we’re all gonna die

we’re all gonna die


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on July 12, 2011, in Appalachian Noir, Lyrics and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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