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"Life'll Kill Ya" is a song by Warren Zevon from the album of the same name.

About the Song Edit

The song contains various musings on death, the after-life, and various causes of death, such as thoughts on Heaven, Reincarnation, and Terminal Diagnosis. The song ends with the conclusion that, whoever you are, life will always find and kill you in the end. At various points in the song you can hear the phrase "Requiescat in pace", which is Latin for "May he rest in peace". The song was among several on the album that dealt with death and decay.

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.

You've got an invalid haircut

It hurts when you smile

You'd better get out of town

Before your nickname expires

It's the kingdom of the spiders

It's the empire of the ants

You need a permit to walk around downtown

You need a license to dance


Life'll kill ya

That's what I said

Life'll kill ya

Then you'll be dead

Life'll find ya

Wherever you go

Requiescat in pace

That's all she wrote


From the President of the United States

To the lowliest rock and roll star

The doctor is in and he'll see you now

He don't care who you are

Some get the awful, awful diseases

Some get the knife, some get the gun

Some get to die in their sleep

At the age of a hundred and one


Life'll kill ya

That's what I said

Life'll kill ya

Then you'll be dead

Life'll find ya

Wherever you go

Requiescat in pace

That's all she wrote


Maybe you'll go to heaven

See Uncle Al and Uncle Lou

Maybe you'll be reincarnated

Maybe that stuff's true

If you were good

Maybe you'll come back as someone nice

And if you were bad

Maybe you'll have to pay the price


Life'll kill ya

That's what I said

Life'll kill ya

Then you'll be dead

Life'll find ya

Wherever you go

Requiescat in pace

That's all she wrote

See Also Edit


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