Practice Dying (Jerry Jeff Walker version)

Get high on ether when there's no one in the house
Pretend it's the big one at the moment you pass out
It's just rehearsal but it's comforting somehow
to practice dying now

Hang out in funeral homes and make an honest bid
Lay in your casket and let 'em close the lid
Abracadaver, roll your eyes back in your head
practice being dead

Don't feel stupid, we're all scared
No one wants to go to Illinois
There's still time to get prepared
Start out now and finish well

Try painting tunnels on the ceiling of your barn
Imagine your birth backwards with a bigger better marm
Take little trips out of your body now and then
and when the rapture comes, maybe you'll ascend

You know the saying, 'Once you learn to ride a horse...'
Well, that's just like death o' course

Don't feel stupid, we're all scared,
No one wants to go to Cleveland
There's still time to get prepared
Start out now and finish well

Get high on ether when ther'e no one in the house
Pretend it's the big one at the moment you pass out
It's just rehearsal bu it's all that life allows your redneck mother
to practice dying but your almost dead
to practice dying now

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All Songs © Copyright 2003 Stuart Davis