"One Foot In The Grave" as written by and Beck Hansen....
There's s dead hobo on the patio
And an old barbed wire on the funeral fire
Well, you roll out the carpet and it better be red
And it better be long 'cause the troubles in my head
Gonna be livin' one foot in the grave

Well, I was sittin' at home cookin' up a steak
Satan came down dressed like a snake
Well, he called my name as I turned up the flames
And then I realized I was out of mayonnaise
Well, you been livin' one foot in the grave

Yeah, don't go throwin' no coupons on my grave
Don't go carvin' no happy face on my tombstone

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"One Foot in the Grave" as written by Beck Hansen

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    General CommentI LOVE THE HARMONICA
    subterranean_summeron March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the funniest songs, the way he sings it, I've ever heard. Just thinking about it cracks me up. I like how Beck has themes he revisits, like one "One Foot In The Grave", which is also another album. This is sort of post-modern consumer blues. The last verse I guess expresses the idea that death is something much more serious than silly consumerist culture. See Cyanide Breathmint.
    DevastatorJr.on January 12, 2007   Link

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