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"Dirty Life and Times" is the opening song on Warren Zevon's last album, The Wind.

About the SongEdit

The song is often considered to be Warren's epitaph on the life he had led. Although not entirely self-referential, much of the song's imagery can be thought of as metaphors for Warren Zevon's life. The song is sung in a fashion similar to country-western music (much in the same way that "Rub Me Raw" is sang in a blues style), and ends with Warren asking "Who'll lay me out and ease my worried mind, while I'm winding down my dirty life and times?"

The song's title was later reused for Crystal Zevon's biographical work I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon.

Song Lyrics Edit

Note: the text of this song's lyrics is not under the same copyright license as the wiki's encyclopedic text, it is used under fair use/dealing.

Biography

Biography

Some days I feel like my shadow's casting me

Some days the sun don't shine

Sometimes I wonder what tomorrow's gonna bring

When I think about my dirty life and times


One day I came to a fork in the road

Folks, I just couldn't go where I was told

Now they'll hunt me down and hang me for my crimes

If I tell about my dirty life and times


I had someone 'til she went out for a stroll

Should have run after her

It's hard to find a girl with a heart of gold

When you're living in a four-letter world


And if she won't love me then her sister will

She's from Say-one-thing-and-mean-another's-ville

And she can't seem to make up her mind

When she hears about my dirty life and times


Some days I feel like my shadow's casting me

Some days the sun don't shine

Sometimes I wonder why I'm still running free

All up and down the line


Gets a little lonely, folks, you know what I mean

I'm looking for a woman with low self-esteem

To lay me out and ease my worried mind

While I'm winding down my dirty life and times


Who'll lay me out and ease my worried mind

While I'm winding down my dirty life and times

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