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Wednesday, 10 January 2007
…Because you’re going to. Last night, as I was finishing off the greatest birthday I’ve ever had, a coworker of mine was murdered in his home.

If you have never heard William Shatner’s glorious “You’ll Have Time,” please, take three minutes to put on your headphones, crank the volume up as loud as you can stand it, and have a listen on me.
You’ll Have Time
(William Shatner/Ben Folds)

Live life
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re gonna
I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But you’re gonna die

Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?”

Now, maybe you won’t suffer, maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
“Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die

Yes it’s gonna happen because it’s happened to a lot of people I know
My mother, my father, my loves
The president, the kings and the pope
They all had hope
And they muttered just before they went
“Maybe, I won’t go”
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you are

Maybe you won’t suffer, maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
“Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die

I tell you who else left us
Passed on down to heaven no longer with us
Johnny Cash, JFK, that guy in the Stones
Lou Gehrig, Einstein, and Joey Ramone
Have I convinced you?
Do you read my lips?
This may come as news but it’s time
You’re gonna die
You’re gonna die
By the time you hear this I may well be dead
And you my friend might be next
‘Cause we’re all gonna die
Yeah, oh maybe you won’t suffer
And maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
“Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”

You’ll have time
You’ll have time cause you’re gonna die
Yes, you’re gonna die
You’re gonna die, I tell you
You’re gonna die
You are gonna die
‘Cause maybe you won’t suffer, maybe it’s quick
But you’ll have time to think
“Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time ‘cause you’re gonna die

Live life
Live life like you’re gonna die
Because you’re going to
Oh yes
I hate to be the bearer of bad news
But you’re gonna die
Maybe not today or even next year
But before you know it you’ll be saying
“Is this all there was?
What was all the fuss?
Why did I bother?
Why did I waste it?
Why didn’t I taste it?”
You’ll have time, baby
You’ll have time
‘Cause you’re gonna die
You are gonna die
Oh yeah

(Lung cancer, heart attack
Diabetes, drug overdose
Choke on a chicken bone
Hit by a lightning bolt
Spider bite, airplane crash
Car wreck, a cap in your ass)

Rest in peace, Rex.

[1/10/2007 23:38: link updated]
posted to /news at 11:10am :: 2 responses



Becca had this to say (01/11/2007 07:45:51):
I second that emotion. Too bad it puts a pall on your memories of a happy day.
ewee had this to say (01/25/2007 13:23:22):
heya -- glad for the best birthday ever, and thanks for the song...

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