Ready to Die

Album: Ready to Die (2013)
  • This is the title track of the fifth studio album by American rock band The Stooges. Frontman Iggy Pop explained to Mojo magazine the thinking behind the song. "I was kinda writing a tribute to the three Stooges left living," he said, "as well as these three old guys in Georgia who got caught plotting to blow up some government buildings. But what I really wanted to do was to sing about myself. So I wrote about the glory of trying to overcome your depression, for which I have a nagging... well, I have that possibility."

    "It's been my good fortune that I try to be in sunny places, near water and green things," he continued. "So I don't get depressed too much. But I can, and when I do, I'd like the idea that I would just shoot for doing something cool, both to prepare myself for that, and to feel the life I'm living is worthy of my death."

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