"I'd Rather Be Dead" as written by and Harry Edward/perry Nilsson....
I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead than wet my bed
I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead
I said dead than wet my bed
Oh, I'd rather be gone,

Than carry on
I'd rather go away
Than feel this way
Oh, I'd rather be there
Where you haven't got a care
And you're better off dead
Though it doesn't seem fair
Oh, I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead

I'd rather be dead than wet than wet my bed
I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead than wet than wet my bed

I'd rather keep my health, and dress myself
But you're better off dead than sitting on a shelf

I'll tie my tie 'till the day I die
But if I have to be fed then I'd rather be dead
And when he takes my hand on the very last day
I will understand because it's better that way

Oh! It's nice to be alive
When the dream comes true
You'll be better off dead
It could happen to you
Oh! I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead than wet my bed
I'd rather be dead, I'd rather be dead
I'd rather be dead than wet than wet my bed
(Alright! Give yourselves a big hand!)


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"I'd Rather Be Dead" as written by Richard Perry Harry Nilsson

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is decidedly about losing your independence when you are aging.
    I'd rather keep my health--and dress myself
    But you're better off dead than sitting on a shelf
    definitely.
    ikefoxon January 10, 2006   Link

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