Matt Walton - We're All Going To Die

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Most of this song came into my head after Jonathan Coulton and Paul & Storm's show in London on the 11th of June 2011. Walking part of the way back to my hotel I was struck that somebody could view death as a positive of life because it's the one thing they absolutely know is going to happen. I won't say it applies to me, because it doesn't - this is just some notion probably generated from too much Jonathan Coulton. I had to play it on the ukulele despite my lack of ability on the instrument for the simple reason that the ukulele is intrinsically happy.

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Life is such a difficult thing for me to do
All these decisions to make about me and you
Do we go out or do I invite you in?
Would you like wine, or should I offer gin?

But amidst all this uncertainty there is one constant fact
Although it's not polite to say and lacks a certain tact
This knowledge that I have tells me to do the best I can
Because we're all going to die some day
I don't know how or in what way
But we are all going to die some day

Maybe you'll be hit by a car tomorrow in Islington
Maybe the wings will fall off my plane and then I'm done
Will it be next week or will it be next year?
We know it's going to happen so what's the point of fear?

But amidst all this uncertainty there is one constant fact
Although it's not polite to say and lacks a certain tact
This knowledge that I have tells me to do the best I can
Because we're all going to die some day
I don't know how or in what way
But we are all going to die some day

Next week or tomorrow
Next month or today
Let's just enjoy the moment
And savour every day

Because we're all going to die some day
I don't know how or in what way
But we are all going to die
We're all going to die
We're all going to die some day

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from SpinTunes #3: Round 1, released June 21, 2011

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