when you die you’re dead lyrics – jimmies chicken shack

following the crowd provides security
cities alienate people
many of the things you want are worthless
if you try congratulate yourself

surviving can take a lot of energy
everything’s an integral of everything else
almost no one finds their match
strangers don’t want to know you, nature always wins

why would you waste it?
why do we waste it?
why would you waste it?
why do we waste it?

we all want the same things
you have chosen everything that happens to you
we are part of the land, people want to look nice
and loneliness is not contagious

violence is p*ssed through generations
crowds create their own power
everyone you meet is a mirror of yourself
things left undone become harder, progress takes time

why would you waste it?
why do we waste it?
why would you waste it?
why do we waste it?

experience gives you options
the range of personalty is endless
most weirdos want to be
people are attached to what they can’t have

defense mechanisms are inherited
power is p*ssed to those near it
one size fits all doesn’t
western man is too separated from nature

and people interests should come
before business interests, you can only screw yourself
self esteem is basic to success
and it will be a long time before safe is s*x

pain inside shows, only certain types are religious
and many artists aren’t
you can have anything you want
the court of law is designed to intimidate

stay in touch with your inner self
living increases knowledge
’cause living increases knowledge
’cause living increases knowledge
yeah, living increases knowledge

yeah, they say living increases knowledge
yeah, they say living increases knowledge
yeah, they say living increases knowledge
and when you die, you’re dead

/ jimmies chicken shack lyrics