Ode to Death

When the end comes 
Well, you have to say goodbye
So long, see you later
Wish I didn’t have to go
Here I am checking out 
I bought the farm
Well, I wish I didn’t have to go
 
That which makes all men terrified
In which we are all glorified
That which makes the bravest man cry
An atheist will give a priest a chance
One day the old reaper will find you
There is no earthly way to hide
It’s inevitable you’ll die here
It’s just a waiting game
With his wicked scythe, he’ll cut you down
They’ll raise up that old burial mound
Poisoned, stabbed, old age, or drowned
He’ll find a way to claim you
 
When the end comes 
Well, you have to say goodbye
So long, see you later
Wish I didn’t have to go
Here I am checking out 
I bought the farm
Well, I wish I didn’t have to go
 
Black man, white man, and a patriot
Anarchist, trans, and a terrorist
People you know and all the people you hate
It’s a great equalizer
Car accident or a suicide
Medical complications, a genocide
Natural causes or a homicide 
So many different ways to go here
Heaven, hell, reincarnation
Purgatory, moral motivation
Darkness or a sunny vacation
Either way its the end, now
 
When the end comes 
Well, you have to say goodbye
So long, see you later
Wish I didn’t have to go
Here I am checking out 
I bought the farm
Well, I wish I didn’t have to go
 
For which all the songs have been song
That which makes scary movies fun
Makes a painter paint the setting sun
It’s artistic inspiration
It destroys life for a mother
Carves a great divide for two lovers
Please, don’t let my dog suffer
Here, we’ve all known some loss
It leaves us crying in it’s wake
Inflicting pain we just can’t take
Despite empty promises we make
It’s so hard to put them to rest
 
When the end comes 
Well, you have to say goodbye
So long, see you later
Wish I didn’t have to go
Here I am checking out 
I bought the farm
Well, I wish I didn’t have to go
 
I got questions I want answers to
Don’t think I can let go of you
Guess letting go is what you’d want me to do
So here I am moving on