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If you died today not in 85 years
If your last day on earth was today
If you were to die before growing older and grey
How much would folks care
of the how, why or where
if your last day on earth was today
You may first want to eat
a nine course dinner,
skip out the joint and not even pay
If they tossed you in jail who'd care
You'd be cold as a stone quite soon anyway
If your last day on earth was today
you could leave the county coroner
on the hook for your cremation
Rush off your ashes
to local train station
Forthwith flagged Fed-Ex off to family crypt
Having lived not so long
thus a lover got gypped
of a true love to share
Tell me how much would folks care
Who'd really be there
or drinking it off somewhere
crying cool, crocodile tears
if you died today
not in 85 years.

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