M telephone never rings
She'd never call me
I hate myself today
But I can see through this bitterness and sadness
And so I won't die
Someday I think I'll be dignified and old

Well my friends say that I decieve myself
And that I contradict myself
And I can't say if they're right
But I'm not ashamed
Oh I can take a challenge
And so I won't die
Someday I'll be dignified and old
I know it
And I say hey kids
(Hey kids)
I said hey kids
(Hey kids)
I say someday we'll be dignified and old
That's right
I said some day we'll be dignified
(Hey kids, Hey kids)
Someday we'll be dignified
(Hey kids, Hey kids)
Someday we could be dignified and old together

Well now
Look at the mountain
My girl and I used to stand on the mountain
And the sun shines, she's dead, and I cry
But I can see through this death and the sadness
And so I won't die now
Someday I wanna be dignified and old

Well now, see the desert
I sit all alone in the desert
And no girl understands me
But I can see through this bleakness and grey and sadness
And well I won't die now
Someday I'll be dignified and old
I say, you, don't die now
Someday we'll be dignified and old together y


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    General Commentwell...i'll just be the first to comment that I absolutely love this song.

    I presume it's merely about his isolating himself & thinking about how things used to be and how he's doing it because he thinks it makes him a better person, but this is like the sad realization that it hasn't and he's left with no one.
    CoryGreenwellon April 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a good thing not to die, but to be dignified and old someday!:)
    Maksimovicon May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too. There's something brave and tragic about it; I picture him holding someone who has O.D'd or something, saying "Don't you die now" (as he says at the end of the LP version). It chokes me up, yet at the same time it's almost humourous musically - the cheerfully rocking chords, all the "Hey kids." Songs that are funny and tragic and brave and tongue in cheek all at the same time are few and far between. Perhaps hand in glove by the smiths.
    paul157534on February 21, 2016   Link

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