Eric Michael Jones Studioli Music

The Painful End

Everybody has a painful end
Everybody has a painful end
It doesn’t matter how you go,
Quick by the guillotine or bleeding
Everybody has a painful end

In my life I’ve crunched cockroaches
In my life I’ve killed ants with masking tape
In my life I’ve shot birds
In my life I have broken the backs of mice
Everybody has a painful end

I’ve hit fish in the brain with the back of a knife
Sent lobsters screaming for their life
I eat my share of meat
Even cut the head off of a chicken once

Everybody has a painful end
Everybody has a painful end
It doesn’t matter how you go,
Like a fox in a foxhunt or a man in a foxhole
Everybody has a painful end

I knew a guy who died in a car crash
Another guy who burned to death
I knew a guy who inhaled some butane
Froze his lungs, couldn’t catch his breath
I knew a guy who had a heart attack
Crawled through the snow
But he couldn’t get back to the house
I knew a guy who shot himself
He couldn’t figure out what everybody else figured out

Everybody has a painful end
Everybody has a painful end
It doesn’t matter how you go,
In a barrel flash or crying and pleading
Everybody has a painful end


© Eric Michael Jones / Studioli

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