"Dying" as written by and Colin Moulding....
It frightens me when you come to mind
The day you dropped in the shopping line
And my heart beats faster when I think of all the signs, all the signs
When they carried you out your mouth was open wide
The cat went astray and the dog did pine for days and days
And I felt so guilty when we played you up
When you were ill, so ill
What sticks in my mind is the sweet jar
On the sideboard. And your multicolored tea cozy
What sticks in my mind is the dew-drop hanging off your nose
Shriveled up and blue
And I'm getting older, too
But I don't want to die like you
Don't want to die like you, don't want to die like you


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"Dying" as written by Colin Moulding

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    General CommentThe saddest song in the world.. maybe also one of the finest. Maybe it is referred to the death of somebody close to the XTC's?
    cippa_lippaon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is the perfect song for someone to listen to who wants to get really depressed really fast... ;)
    2% Milkon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite XTC songs. For many Gay Men, who might have seen many of their friends die, this may hit particularly close to home.
    jcoliver82on October 05, 2013   Link

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