Rags to rags, ashes into the dust
I fell through the crust past the mantle into the husk
Of a man who was just handlin' his business as usual
He shook off the rust and headed straight to his funeral
He looked off the cuff like he'd been spillin' for days
Livin' in waste, he limped in with it still on his face
It was unusual, his key fit into the padlock
He stepped feet first in a beautiful black box
He lit his last cigarette with his last match
He laughed at the warning in red on the cellophane
His silhouette stiff as a board 'til half past
He sat back thinkin' of the sadness he'd generate
Yeah, he'd seen better days and he had seen worse
But he cursed the thought of flashin' back his life in reverse
So he lay back and passed the last half of his smoke to his ghost
He washed his hands of it and then he was toast, and he said

All things considered
It's really not that bad
Lower me into the dirt
Take everything I had
I'll be delivered
With shiver in my bones

He alone in the dark
Alone with his heartbeat, sewn to his thoughts
And he goes where the sharks be, thrown to the jaws
And arose from the marsh, he's a rose in the marsh, look
Just a carnation in manure
Tarnations, hope these bars can pave a future
Parted ways with the days I was a user
So all cards on this table from now 'til the eulogy
Stoolie, he used to be an abuser of that tomfoolery
But that ludicrous doin' ruined me
So I keep my cool the same as your cooler freeze
Hold the head straight like the neck stiff when the fluid's squeezed
Got a wee bit of spinal dystrophy
Solely speak to mirrors, the only time someone's listening
I wipe away a tear, it's the only time that I'm glistening
'Cause I can never shine when this light seems to be missing me
But I just keep trekkin' 'til the road forks
Suitcase in my left, the other holdin' a lone cord
I got a date with the unusual
And I'd be rude if I showed up late to my own funeral

(Whoa)
All things considered
It's really not that bad
Lower me into the dirt
Take everything I had
I'll be delivered
With shiver in my bones
With shiver in, with shiver in my bones, yeah
All things considered
It's really not that bad
Lower me into the dirt
Take everything I had
I'll be delivered
With shiver in my bones
With shiver in my bones
With shiver in my bones

Whoo (Yeah)


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