An epic masterpiece of a song, this is not suprisingly related to death and the aging process that strikes us all at one time or another.
Shortly after the album "Life'll Kill Ya" was released Zevon was sadly diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a form of cancer, that is usually related to micro-fibrous asbestos exposure.
And thus two years later, the world lost yet another wonderful musician. A shame, he might have been a yank, (born in Chicago) but I sure woulda liked to have bought him a drink in some scummy bar way off the main road and just chatted away.
Guess i'll never get the chance now. Doesn't mean his music shouldn't be celebrated by playing it loud and clear whilst singing along in your worst Zevon voice.
Here's the track, give it a good bash: (Play this one first) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-nquzsKpTQ
Live Version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHDdqubE7zQ
10☆/10★ (An honourable and very rare score here at MMP)
(If you find a better quality video on a reliable source be sure to let me know in the comments so I can update or augment the link given above. It's a fantastically simple and ingenius song and the world needs more real music such as this.)