He died in his car with a tinfoil scarf
He sweat through the sheepskin fast as an ambulance car
Fifteen seconds pass, almost the same as the last
The engine shakes, he's got one foot out the door.

When you're dead, then you're dead,
No more aching in your head,
No more making the bed,
You're just dead.

The neighbours called the cops and they checked their door locks
Some junky's dead in the basement parking lot
They'll smile at the gates, no ice cream cake
His chest went cold like the lake

When you're dead, then you're dead,
No more aching in your head,
No more making the bed,
You're just dead.

When you're dead, then you're dead,
No more paying the rent,
No more dope sick, no more guilty
You're just dead.

He left his wife alone, his cat, and his home
Too tired, too wasted to move
His love gasped for breath and crushed the silence in his head
to ash without a look on his face.

When you're dead, then you're dead,
No more "Rest your sweet head"
No more "Take me to bed, baby"
You're just dead.

When you're dead, then you're gone
No more cheek to cheek songs,
No more singing along,
You're just gone.

One second here,
the next like you were never there.
The white buffalo fell asleep in his clothes.
One second here,
the next like you were never there.

There are some things you can,
and some things that you can't hide
where the memory's gone.


Lyrics submitted by derekgbolton

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