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Death of a Single Man Lyrics

from Wheelhouse

"Death of a Single Man" is track #11 on the album Wheelhouse. It was written by Lovelace, Kelley / Paisley, Brad / Miller, Lee Thomas.
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Remember when we got the news
Confirming our worst fears
I said he wouldnt make it six months
And others gave him a year

And sure enough last Saturday
We paid our last respects
He left us here still in this life
And hes gone on to the next

Id never seen him wear a tie
But he looked so natural, almost lifelike
The preacher spoke, his mother cried
When he said Son, you may now kiss the bride

Everyone cheered, I thought how odd
I didnt understand
Why with champagne and cake we celebrate
The death of a single man

So many flowers, he was so loved
Prior to the bride
As a matter of fact
The maid of honor should be disqualified

To all his friends, its a wake-up call
If it happened to him
It can happen to us all
Nothing says its over man
Like a bad 80s cover band
How can we dance to My Sharona
At the death of a single man

He was so young
So full of dreams
Before the day he fell
Now hes gone on to a better place
Or possibly to hell

Now here we are, seems so unfair
Its poker night and theres one empty chair
So many things were gonna miss
His happy smile and that great laugh of his

I think of him in the afterwife, life
I guess all good things must end
So with Jack and Coke, well make a toast
To the death of a single man

Songwriters
Lovelace, Kelley / Paisley, Brad / Miller, Lee Thomas

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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