Dana Clark Music

Dana Clark
02/02/2017
Dana Clark

Story

For Janet, from whom I learned so much.

Lyrics

There Are Worse Things Than Death

Dana Clark, Oct 19, 2016

 

I asked for your stories again and again

For you had lived wisely and did not fear the end.

I still have so much more to learn, but I know

You did not want to linger. I must let you go.

 

CHORUS: You said death may come quickly

But death can be slow

We might see it coming

We might never know

But if it should be that there's nothing to gain

If more days to live would mean nothing but pain

You said you would be ready to take your last breath.

There are worse things than death

There are worse things than death

 

VERSE 2: Every act of creation must come from the heart

And composing a life is the highest of arts

From the very first breath 'til the last race is run

Only you as the artist can know when you're done.

 

CHORUS: We know death may come quickly

But death can be slow

We might see it coming

We might never know

But if it should be that there's nothing to gain

If more days to live would mean nothing but pain

We might be ready to take the last breath.

There are worse things than death

There are worse things than death

 

VERSE 3: Wrap me in a quilt that my grandmother made.

Find me a tree and a spot in the shade.

Dig me a hole and lower me down

Wherever you please. It's all sacred ground

 

CHORUS: I know death may come quickly

But death can be slow

I might see it coming

I might never know

But if it should be that there's nothing to gain

If more days to live would mean nothing but pain

I will be ready to take my last breath.

There are worse things than death

There are worse things than death

Recorded in my home studio.  All instruments and vocals by me.