Goodbye If You Die

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Goodbye If You Die
(Arkin)

Hello, Mom, this is your son.
Just wanted to call in case you pass on.
I know you think you're happy and still having fun.
But you're old, and you could slip in the shower.

Hello, Dad, it's really quite sad.
You seem so very healthy, but soon you could be dead.
Run over by a golf cart.
Or a hemorrhage in your head.
Or maybe you'll eat a poisonous fish.

Goodbye Mom and Dad if you die.
I promise if you buy the farm I'm gonna cry.
You never know who when where how or why.
So goodbye Mom and Dad.
Goodbye if you die.

Hello, honey. It's really not funny.
But I'm not your first, and I bet there were many.
You were just too cute to not be getting any.
And you've always said how much you hated condoms.

Hello, son. You're so very young.
But you're allergic to bees, and you could get stung.
Or stolen by a crazy person
In his closet you'll be hung
As a sportcoat that he's fashioned from your skin.

Goodbye, my loves, if you die.
I promise if you bite the big one I'm gonna cry.
You never know who when where how or why.
So goodbye my loves.
Goodbye if you die.

Hello, friend. This could be the end.
You've always been strong--
A man among men.
But you could be mauled by a grizzly
So for the last time take my hand.
Or I could even die first, but I doubt it.

Goodbye, my friend, if you die.
I promise if you kick the bucket I'm gonna cry.
You never know who when where how or why.
So goodbye my friend.
Goodbye if you die.

Goodbye, everyone, if you die.
We promise if you all croak we're gonna cry.
You never know who when where how or why.
So goodbye, everyone.
Goodbye if you die.
Goodbye, everyone.
Goodbye if you die.

credits

from Oft Interred With Their Bones, released January 1, 1994
Written by Devin Arkin. Performed by The Good: Tony Rogers (vocals, guitar), Devin Arkin (vocals), John Scholvin (guitar), Greg Newman (drums), Scott Hedrick (bass)

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The Good Chicago, Illinois

The Good is the creation of singer / songwriters Tony Rogers (tonyrogers.bandcamp.com) and Devin Arkin (who died from brain cancer in late 2016), joined by John Scholvin (guitar), Dave Rothkopf (bass), and John Goodman (drums). The band began making waves on the Chicago music scene in the early 90's; they've released 4 critically acclaimed full length studio albums, and more. ... more

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