"Nursing Home Blues" as written by and Kurt Brecht Pete Cassidy....
I am an old man living alone
My loved ones stuck me here in this nursing home
I've lost all usefulness
I want to die
I have them all the best years of my life
Then Maggie passed away, now I've got no wife
So kill me, young man, or hand me your knife
I want to die
My beautiful daughter says I get in the way
I depress her because I'm old and grey

She can't stand to see the wrinkles in my skin
By golly, girl, you're my only kin
I want to die
Like an old horse put out to pasture
Too old to be of any more use to it's master
But when I lie in bed and I reminisce
I begin to think maybe this is best
I'm out of the way, not in anyone's hair
And though I'm costing them money, I don't care
I want to die


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"Nursing Home Blues" as written by Pete Cassidy Kurt Brecht

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    General CommentThere was a point in my life when I had this song almost constantly in my head. Could never figure out why, but it sure was catchy as hell. Still an excellent song though; more bluesy than their usual punk metal stuff they used to churn out back then.
    Parafactoron October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere was a point in my life when I had this song almost constantly in my head. Could never figure out why, but it sure was catchy as hell. Still an excellent song though; more bluesy than their usual punk metal stuff they used to churn out back then.
    Parafactoron October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is an absolute diamond. cold hard and sad truth right there. makes me think of my parents and myself and the certainty of ageing. fucking carpe diem bitch-!
    zlickdudeon June 17, 2014   Link

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