(([Overlapping Chatter]
"I thought you said this was a party? Well, it's pretty dead." "We belong here, and you sure seem fine with being dead." "It's rather bodacious here!" "You're all liars, you said there was some candy. That's not candy, that your slimy brain."))

[*glass clinking*
Alright, everyone, sit down. Quiet down, listen up. I've brought you all here to recite the annual obituaries. Like every year, we'll start with 'A', and we'll end with 'Z'. Alright, is the band ready?]
[Ready!]
[Alright, hit it, boils!]

[A-one, and a-two--]
A is for Amber, who drowned in a pool
B is for Billy, who was eaten by ghouls
C is for Curt with disease of the brain
D is for Daniel, derailed on a train
E is for Eric, who was buried alive
F is for Frank, who was stabbed through the eye
G is for Greg, who died in the womb
H is for Heather, who was sealed in a tomb

One by one, we bite the dust;
We kick the bucket and begin to rust
Give up the ghost when your number's up
We all fall down
Ashes to ashes, and bones to paste,
You'll wither away in your resting place
Eternity in a wooden case
We all fall down

I is for Isaac, who lost his front brakes
J is for Johnny, who was bitten by snakes
K is for Kimmy, who was shot in the head
L is for Larry, who bled and bled
M's for Marie, who was burnt to a crisp
N is for Nick, he was pummeled by fists
O is for Olive, who lived life too fast
P is for Pat, who swallowed some glass

[Alright, ye lot-- All together, now!]
One by one, we bite the dust;
We kick the bucket and begin to rust
Give up the ghost when your number's up
We all fall down
Ashes to ashes, and bones to paste,
You'll wither away in your resting place
Eternity in a wooden case
We all fall down

Q is for Quentin, who took the wrong trail
R is for Reyna, who rotted in jail
S is for Steve, who was shot with a bow
T is for Tori, who froze in the snow
U is for Urich, who was trampled by hooves
V's for Vanessa, who fell off a roof
W's for Will, who was hit by a car
X is for Xavier, who sunk in the tar
Y is for Yessy, who fell from a plane
And Z is for Zack, who sim-ply went...
Insane!


Lyrics submitted by dirtymagic, edited by jadethahel


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  • +1
    General CommentHaha a fun and crazy song
    BlinkBullet71on May 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey, notice something?

    "c is for CURT with disease of the brain...
    e is for ERIC who was buried alive"

    they used their own names, lol.

    and here's a link to an online version of the Gashlycrumb Tinies for anyone who wants to read it:

    geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Stage/7535/…
    thelivingfreakon November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this, when i heard it I was like "whaaaaat an Edward Gorey reference?? wow" The Gashlycrumb Tinies is a book about 26 children, names beginning with the next letter in the alphabet (like shown here), that end up dead in some crazy/odd (yet interesting!) way. The difference is, Gorey illustrated hahahahahahaha.. yeah.. im horrible.

    but there you have it, the original idea behind this song, and i dont care what anyone has to say.

    Krista
    Morbid Miss Krisson November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutly LOVE this band and this song. i loved the beginning in which you heard all the ghouls(i asume xD) talking. and Curt talking at the beginning as well...he sounded brittish. COOL!
    Pandaliceon January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti simply adore edward gorey. and now, i adore creature feature. ♥
    radiofuckon January 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomfg i looove this song and i love Z when he says insane XD
    whyjustmeon April 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSoon as I saw the title I thought..."Gorey? Could they possibly mean--" Yay. ^^
    Freewheeleron June 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song but who ever put it on here wrote a line incorrectly

    in the chorus they wrote "give up the TORCH when your number's up". that is wrong.

    the correct lyrics are "give up the GHOST when you numbers up".
    wickedmanipulationon January 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfist time i heard this song it freaked me out because i have a character in a story named Kimyoo (aka Kimie) who gets shot in the head and dies XD
    zanyzarahon July 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is thier funniest song. I love it!
    SongoftheSoulon April 12, 2012   Link

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