September 12th, 2003

emu

Warren Zevon

I was reading the paper this afternoon and found a little article somewhere in the back mentioning that Warren Zevon died last sunday. He lost the battle against cancer. I can´t say I was a big fan, but I did like most of his music, especially his lyrics. He had something authentic, missing in most of the music of nowadays. For some he was most famous when he temporarily replaced Paul Shafer as the head of the orchestra on David Letterman.

R.I.P. Warren. Just hope you´re not in Denver.


Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

I called up my friend LeRoy on the phone
I said, Buddy, I'm afraid to be alone
I got some weird ideas in my head
About things to do in Denver when you're dead

I was working on a steak the other day
I saw Waddy in the Rattlesnake Cafe
Dressed in black, tossing back a shot of rye
Finding things to do in Denver when you die

You won't need a cab to find a priest
Maybe you should find a place to stay
Some place where they never change the sheets
And you just roll around Denver all day

LeRoy says there's something you should know
Not everybody has a place to go
And home is just a place to hang your head
And dream up things to do in Denver when you're dead

You won't need a cap to find a priest
Maybe you should find a place to stay
Some place where they never change the sheets
And you jut roll around Denver all day
You just roll around Denver all day

Warren Zevon (1947 - 2003)