"Flirted With You All My Life" as written by and Vic Chesnutt....
I am a man. I am self aware.
Everywhere I go, you're always right there with me.

I flirted with you all my life
Even kissed you once or twice
To this day I swear it was nice.
But clearly, I was not ready.

When you touched a friend of mine, I thought I would loose my mind.
But I found out with time,
That really, i was not ready.
No, No

Oh death, oh death, oh death.
Really, I'm not ready.

Of death you hinder me.
Death makes those dear to me.
Tease me with your sweet relief.
You're cool, and you are constant.

When my mom was cancer sick,
She fought but then succumb to it.
But you made her beg for it,
Lord Jesus, please, I'm ready.

Oh death, oh death, oh death.
Really I'm not ready.
No no.
Oh death, oh death, oh death.
Clearly I'm not ready.

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"Flirted With You All My Life" as written by Vic Chesnutt


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  • +2
    General CommentShould be:

    Oh Death, you hector me
    Decimate those dear to me

    I had not heard Vic in several years but happened upon this song after he died. The line "

    She fought, but then succumbed to it
    but you made her beg for it

    really hit me off-guard. This is one of those songs that is so personal you almost feel ashamed listening to it.
    jadyon July 29, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's brilliant how the song leads you into the assumption that it's a simple boy/girl unrequited love thing,
    then that chorus hits you and turns it all on it's head. He was a genius songwriter.
    GularScuteon July 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me freaking sad.

    Vic wrote this as a way of telling death to screw off, and then he ends up killing himself anyway.
    beau99on March 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI honestly think this is one of the best songs ever written...
    Willboeon April 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree; doesn't make it any less sad though. considering what happened.
    beau99on May 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVic teaches us to be aware. Aware of all emotions, sights and sounds. I can listen to his music off and on and always get something new out of it.
    marleyboy13on December 02, 2010   Link

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