"No One Lives Forever" as written by and Danny Elfman....
You worry too much
You make yourself sad
You can't change fate
But don't feel so bad
Enjoy it while you can
It's just like the weather
So quit complaining brother
No one lives forever

Let's have a party there's a full moon in the sky
It's the hour of the wolf and I don't want to' die

I'm so happy
Dancing while the Grim Reaper
Cuts cuts cuts but he can't get me
I'm clever as can be
And I'm very quick
But don't forget
We've only got so many tricks
No one lives forever

You think you've got it rough
What about your darling doggie
Ten short years
And he's getting old and groggy
I don't think it's very fair
Cold Chop Low
But it's all relative my friend cause
No one lives forever

Let's have a party there's a full moon in the sky
It's the hour of the wolf and I don't want to' die

I'm so happy
Dancing while the Grim Reaper
Cuts cuts cuts but he can't get me
I'm clever as can be
And I'm very quick
But don't forget
We've only got so many tricks
No one lives forever

You worry too much
You make yourself sad
You can't change fate
But don't feel so bad
Enjoy it while you can
It's just like the weather
So quit complaining brother
No one lives forever

Let's have a party there's a full moon in the sky
It's the hour of the wolf and I don't want to' die

No one beats him at his game
For very long but just the same
Who cares there's no place safe to hide
Nowhere to run no time to cry
So celebrate why you still can
Cause any second it may end
And when it's all been said and done
Better that you had some fun
Instead of hiding in a shell
Why make your life a living hell?
Have a toast, down the cup
Drink to bones that turn to dust

Cause
No one, no one, no one...
No one lives forever!


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"No One Lives Forever" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentI adore this song. It encourages us all to quit looking to the future for our source of happiness. No matter how cautious you are, and how well you take care of yourself, you will die. No one escapes that fate. So why worry about it? I could be hit by a bus when I leave work today, there's just no way to know. But why should I cower at home? Go out, have fun. I'm really trying to take the message of this song to heart. This is my only shot at life, there's no everlasting sparkly paradise waiting for me. It sucks that we can't live as long as redwoods, but our life span is a hell of a lot better than that of a mayfly.
    greedyskunkon June 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits definatley, without a doubt, oingos best!
    DiegoTheGreaton June 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOingo Boingo = Amazing.
    24hourstogoon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, especially in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" :P
    6th_sadistic_sniperon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. it makes me so happy.
    sonatinaon November 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to this one, I have to admit, are really, really hokey. Although the chorus, i suppose, is pretty cool.
    enuma elishon May 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"So have a toast, and down the cup
    And drink to bones that turn to dust"

    Oingo seldom gets the credit it deserves, but those few lines are absolutely gorgeous - the pure sense of whimsy and wonder at the act of both living and dying being conveyed is very, very powerful.
    radish_babyon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHeh. I know someone to dedicate this song to XD, because she's always "cowering in her house", and just can't accept that " no one lives forever". She needs to "throw a party"... and tonight, there IS a full moon in the sky.
    V00Rozenon July 08, 2009   Link

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