"Inevitability Of Death" as written by Robert Baker, Gordon Downie, Johnny Fay, Paul Langlois and Gordon Sinclair....
Puffy lips glistening skin and everything comes rushing in we don't go to hell memories of us do

I get a sense of connectedness exclusive tight but nothing dangerous we don't go to hell memories of us do and if you go to hell
I'll still remember you

But I thought you beat the death of inevitability to death just a little bit I though you beat the inevitability of death to death just a
Little bit

Terry's gift is forever green it got me up and back on the scene we don't got hell just our memories do

Fantastic gap commom space open concept in your smiling face we don't go to hell memories of us do

And if you go to hell I'll still remember you

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"Inevitability of Death" as written by Gordon Sinclair Gordon Downie

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    General CommentApparently, this song is about Terry Fox. He has a really bad case of cancer and it took one of his legs. To overcome his status as disabled, he ran all across Canada, more than 3000 miles from Newfoundland to Thunder Bay, Ontario. He died a year after his run in 1981. I don't know if the entire song is about that but it makes for a great storytelling.
    OpinionHeadon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like the idea of it being about Terry Fox. This song is tripping me out because I am just realizing I'm not an immortal teenager anymore. I really gotta quit smoking. I want to live as long as I possibly can. Be one of those old people who's gross and their family is scared of them.
    Cool Cozon October 02, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi love the statement "we don't go to hell, just our memories do". it means to me that what happens after death is nothing, the fear of going to hell is just that people say you went to hell, or whatever, basically talking ill of you after your passing and damaging your reputation after your demise. just a though.
    Newfieon February 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like the chorus, sometimes when having these kinds of conversations, people can beat the inevitability to death to death, just a little bit.
    DevastatorJr.on January 26, 2012   Link
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    Link(s)According to Leslie Mckay, "Terry" was the name of a lung donor. Her father, Bill McKay, was the recipient of those lungs and was close with Gord and his wife Laura. Bill traveled with the band, and according to his daughter, was practically an honourary member. Sadly, he passed away in 1993. His funeral is believed to be the inspiration for Greasy Jungle.

    Toadlyon October 19, 2017   Link

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