Scared of Dying

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The worry of being defined by your last moments. The focussed career man who only cared about making it but died before he did. The alcoholic who dies in a bar. The guy who dies during a one night stand.


I'm scared of dying on my way home from work,
Stuck in a traffic jam with all the other jerks;
All dreaming of promotion,
That want ad with our names on.
All waiting for a future,
That we hope is just around the corner.

But what if that corner's a hairpin bend,
And what looked like beginning was really the end,
And there's no time left,
Not even time for regret?
Will there be a calm or serenity?
Will the last moment left to me,
Be the first time in my life,
When I am really free?

And I'm scared of dying in some small town bar,
Where no one notices you, noone knows who you are
As I lie my soul bare,
No one listens and nobody cares,
And my death's a distraction,
It barely gets a reaction.

No, they don't even look up from their drinks,
And I've done the same, I know that it stinks.
And I'll die among peers,
Who only lived for their next beer.
There'll never be a calm or serenity,
For in the one moment left to me,
All that I'll see is the waste my life has been.

And I'm scared of dying in some low lit room,
Strange lips kissing mine and strange perfume.
She didn't know who i was,
She just said she liked what she saw.
But it was never meant to be,
I guess there's never,
Never a good time to leave.
Never a good time to leave.

There's never a good time,
Never a good time to leave.
Never a good time,
Never a good time to leave.


from Melancholics Anonymous, released January 1, 2002
Music - Steve Simms
Lyrics - AJ Gilmore

Vocals - AJ Gilmore
Guitars - Steve Simms
Bass - Robert Boyd
Drums - Stephen Heron
Keyboards - Gary Aiken

Produced by Gary Aiken



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Rumour Den County Antrim, UK

Formed in the late 1990's by Al Gilmore & Steve Simms, Rumour Den did a lot in a short space of time including a self- financed single 'Under A Cloud' and album 'Melancholics Anonymous' - both to critical acclaim. However, problems outside music meant the band had to split up for several years. But now Gilmore & Simms have put a new line-up together and are determined to make up for lost time ... more

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