"Art of Dying" as written by and George Harrison....
There'll come a time when all of us must leave here
Then nothing sister Mary can do
Will keep me here with you
As nothing in this life that I've been trying
Could equal or surpass the art of dying
Do you believe me?

There'll come a time when all your hopes are fading
When things that seemed so very plain
Become an awful pain
Searching for the truth among the lying
And answered when you've learned the art of dying

But you're still with me
But if you want it
Then you must find it
But when you have it
There'll be no need for it

There'll come a time when most of us return here
Brought back by our desire to be
A perfect entity
Living through a million years of crying
Until you've realized the Art of Dying
Do you believe me?

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    General CommentGeorge Harrison got to the core of human existence with this song. Each person needs to learn the art of dying. Most of us are caught up in the merry go round of materialism. Phil Spector produced this track. He was one of Brian Wilson's heroes. He wrote 'Till I Die' for the Beach Boys. That song explore similar themes to the Art of Dying.
    stephen111on November 26, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics and this song blow me away. Second only to My Sweet Lord in my favorite Harrison solo songs.
    Banana Republicon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, this is an amazing song!!!
    CommieASon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song to listen to while driving around at night
    savethetrees890on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song! kind of sinister but thats probably just because it is about dying. George was so insightful, his lyrics can be so deep and true and original. Love it!
    :-)on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHarrison is Fantastic and All Things Must Pass is one great album.

    The Art Of Dying is about reincarnation.. Harrison was obviously a big believer in it. Funny he said on a VH1 show that "Its all the same people" Ie all the folks who did such and such in history and those doing it today. Great guy!!!
    nohjon March 28, 2007   Link

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