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Song of the Day (The Chain): The Flaming Lips – Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smilin’ Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever)

Day 7. The link in the chain for today’s entry is Mercury Rev’s frontman, Jonathan Donahue, who served a brief stint as lead guitarist with The Flaming Lips. He appeared on two albums In A Priest Driven Ambulance & Hit To Death In The Future Head. This tune is taken from the latter.

With it’s massively unwieldy title, Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smilin’ Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever), it’s easy to see why the official video shortened it to Everyone Wants To Live Forever. It’s a fast paced psychedelic Punk jam with noisy guitars & the comically low pitched “woop woop, woop woop, woop woop woooooop” hook. Once this is stuck in your head, it’s there forever. I can think of worse fates.

Imagination, that’s the way that it seems
Man can’t only live in his dreams
Oh, it seems so hardIf I’d lived a thousand times before
And if I’m gonna live anymore
Always brings me down

Everyone wants to live forever
Thinkin’ that it’d be a lot better
Everyone wants to live forever, whoa

The feeling in my head starts heading South
It seems it stops the fever from shootin’ out of my mouth
Life gushing all around

Everyone wants to live forever
Thinkin’ that it’d be a lot better
Everyone wants to live forever, whoa

Everyone wants to live forever
But no one ever gets it together
And everyone wants to live forever, whoa

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa

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