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Sturgill Simpson – The Dead Don’t Die Lyrics

The Dead Don’t Die Lyrics by Sturgill Simpson


[Verse 1]
Oh the dead don’t die
Anymore than you or I
They’re just ghosts inside a dream
Of a life that we don’t own
They walk around sometimes
Never payin’ any mind
To the silly lives we lead
Or the reapin’ we’ve all sown

There’s a cup of coffee waiting
On every corner
Someday we’re gonna wake up
And find a cornerstone

[Chorus]
But the dead will still be walking around
This whole world, alone
After life is over
The afterlife goes on

[Verse 2]
They’ll be old friends walking ‘round
In a somewhat familiar town
That you saw once
When you looked up from your phone
Nobody by the same heights
You can save all your goodbyes
Stop trying to pretend
That we’re all not alone

And the streets look so empty in the morning
There’ll be no one out at night
For the lights to shine down on

[Chorus]
But the dead will still be walking around
And this whole world alone
After life is over
The afterlife goes on

[Bridge]
Hearts break when loved ones journey on
At the thought they’re now forever gone
So we tell ourselves that they’re all still
Around us all the time
Gone but not forgotten, just memories left behind

[Chorus]
But the dead will still be walking around
And this whole world alone
After life is over
The afterlife goes on

[Outro]
After life is over
The afterlife goes on


“The Dead Don’t Die” Released On June 14, 2019