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Death Song

by Dan Cross

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Deathsong is a celebration of the human death experience written as much as most of the rest of the album about a rejection of religious values.
It is a profoundly atheist song.
The prospect of death and dying has been used as a form of religious7state control for so long that a repudiation of fear and an acceptance that ´ We´ve all got to get there in the end ´ sounds like heresy.
In fact, it´s just normal.
No afterlife-no anxiety.



Take a long last look at me
I’m drifting out towards the open sea
yes I’m somewhere round the river bend
and I couldn’t be more happy.

I know about my own demise
so wipe a tear baby from your eyes
cos we’ve all got to get there in the end
now who to invite to the party.

I know I won’t fly into the air
no guardian angel’s gonna meet me there
just make sure that my grave’s kept clean
when you lay my body low.

There’s a big storm coming up ahead
so take a deep breath & let it flow
you see I’m really not afraid of death
it’s gonna work out fine I know.

I’ve heard about your Jesus Christ
and I’ve met a lot of fakes
I’ve even heard about a place called Paradise
& how it’s crawling with oil sheiks.

So honey loose your demons on me now
I don’t believe in evil anyhow
you see there’s nothing owed
cos I’ve paid in full
& our work together is done.
I don’t want no holy joe
you can hang on to your rosary
on the day I finally let go
death will have no dominion over me.

Let it flow
Let it flow
Let it flow
and my song at last is sung


released September 13, 2019
Dan Cross Lyrics and music
Pete O´Brien Engineering and production


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Dan Cross London, UK

Singer Songwriter working in South London.

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