"Clincally Dead" as written by and E.y. Harburg E Harburg....
Once there was a wicked witch in the lovely land of Oz
And a wickeder, wickeder, wickeder witch there never, never was
She filled the folks in Munchkin land with terror and with dread
'Till one fine day from Kansas way a cyclone caught a house
That brought the wicked, wicked witch her doom
As she was flying on her broom
For the house fell on her head and the coroner pronounced her dead
And thru the town the joyous news was spread

Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead
Wake up, you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up, the wicked witch is dead!
She's gone where the goblins go below, below, below, yo ho
Let's open up and sing, and ring the bells out
Ding-dong! the merry-o sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the wicked witch is dead

Ding-dong, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch
Ding-dong, the wicked witch is dead
Wake up, you sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed
Wake up, the wicked witch is dead!
She's gone where the goblins go below, below, below, yo ho
Let's open up and sing, and ring the bells out
Ding-dong! the merry-o sing it high, sing it low
Let them know the wicked witch is dead



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"Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" as written by E.y. Harburg E Harburg

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    General CommentGreat song. It brings in the new futurist conception of eternal life through 'brain in a tank' science fiction. Really interesting imagery. It argues against those who believe that life dies with the brain. Actually, Chad argues, it doesn't. As long as some motor, some cognitive spark still "dreams on", you can live on. And maybe get hacked by prankster kids, making you see a light at the end of a tunnel!
    eagle-bearon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's clinically dead
    hungry_daveon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis has nothing to do with this song but I saw a video for the song "Hot Red Drops" by Chad and have no idea where to find the song at. If anyone knows I'd appreciate the info.
    SharpenedTeethon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like the first comment meaning, but it doesn't have to be a furturistic thing. i was thinking he was talking about whether or not someone should pull the plug on someone that's living off a machine. i think he's saying that you're still there, even though you're just dreaming, so "put up a fight".
    crumbon April 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit should be "there's no life without DEATH
    pandora_ash_avalieon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbut this is an amazing song
    pandora_ash_avalieon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentand "people CAN I tell you" that's what i hear anyway.
    pandora_ash_avalieon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere is a missing 'i' in the title, just wanted to point that out
    sterile.starson February 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Crumb. I picture the song being about a patient who is paralyzed and barely alive, and the family deciding whether or not they should keep him alive.
    HappyNegroon June 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it's too hard to believe that he would be touching on a theme of transhumanism.
    Whitecloudon October 05, 2011   Link

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