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The Neon Boys - "Don't Die"

11 Years Ago

I see the passionate who killed themselves with drink 
Or drugs or speeding cars in order not to think 
They must have felt like there just nothing was to do 
Oh why hast thou murdered those who see the most in search of a true thrill or clue

Don't die, don't die, don't die, don't die... [throughout] 

There's something wrong here where the best ones want to go 
Parker, Lautreamont, Monroe they held it just to throw 
The world away who were its grace before they left 
To choose to have a point of view oblivious that leaves the rest of us bereft 

There I see the piercing eyes that look through all until they see their back 
There where any thought will think about itself and that's the only fact 
There a man has left just death, delerium, and drugs, or feel the lack 
The air is cool today the time is drawing near 
My walls are white and so's my brain afloat in self-made fear 
A banal feeling of the sort "I ain't insane" 
No fate worse than to never leave yourself and it's as well the most repulsive pain 

The air is cool today that whistles through my ribs 
My skull is full of sand that dribbles down upon my bib 
I call out "Baby" but her face looks like a clock 
Tick tock, alive, triumphant victims so surprised we can't recover from the shock 

Me, I like a joke as much as anybody else but some are rough 
Yeah when the joke's on you though you're the joker too you've had enough 
Then though there is no one there, because there's nothing there, you call your bluff

lyrics by Richard Hell