Brendan's Death Song

Album: I'm With You (2011)
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  • If I die before I get it done
    Will you decide
    Take my words and turn them into sounds
    That will survive
    Because a long time ago
    I knew not to deprive

    It's safe out there and now you're everywhere
    Just like the sky
    And you are love, you are the love supreme
    You are the rise
    And when you hear this, you know it's your jam
    It's your goodbye

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the drummer drums
    He's gonna play my song
    To carry me along

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the boatman comes
    To ferry me away
    To where we all belong

    We all crossed when we were feeling lost
    It's just the time
    Kateri cried the day her lover died
    She recognized
    Because you gave her a life of real love
    It's no surprise

    The night's are long, but the years are short
    When you're alive
    Way back when we'll never be again
    It was a time
    It's gonna catch you so glad I met you
    To walk a line

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the drummer drums
    He's gonna play my song
    To carry me along

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the boatman comes
    To ferry me away
    To where we all belong

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the drummer drums
    He's gonna play my song
    To carry me along

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the boatman comes
    To ferry me away
    To where we all belong

    Let me live so when it's time to die
    Even the reaper cries
    Let me die so when it's time to live
    Another sun will rise

    I said yeah
    Yeah yeah, yeah yeah
    I said yeah
    Yeah yeah, yeah yeah

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the drummer drums
    He's gonna play my song
    To carry me along

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    And when the boatman comes
    To ferry me away
    To where we all belong

    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone
    Like I said you know I'm almost dead
    You know I'm almost gone Writer/s: ANTHONY KIEDIS, CHAD SMITH, JOSH ADAM KLINGHOFFER, MICHAEL BALZARY
    Publisher: MoeBeToBlame, WORDS & MUSIC A DIV OF BIG DEAL MUSIC LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Pete from Gilbert, AzThis song is amazing and sad, anyone who has lost a loved one can relate to this song. Great Song. RIP everyone who has passed on to the otherside.
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