‘I Don’t Wanna Die In The Hospital’ (Conor Oberst)

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This song is dedicated  to all those who have not managed to leave the psychiatric hospital and all those who died in it… 

 

I Do’t Wanna  Die (In The Hospital) – by Conor Oberst 

I dont wanna die in the hospital
No, I dont wanna die in the hospital
I dont wanna die in the hospital
You gotta take me back outside

I dont wanna hear all this factory sounds
Looking like a girl in a sleeping gown
I dont wanna die in the hospital
You gotta take me back outside

Can you make a sound to distract the nurse
Before I take a ride in that long black hearse?
I dont wanna die in the hospital
You gotta take me back outside

Oh, help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots back on

Help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots back on

I gotta go, go, go
‘Cause I dont have long

I dont give a damn what the doctors say
I ain’t gonna spend another lonesome day
I dont wanna die in the hospital
You gotta take me back outside

They dont let you smoke and you cant get drunk
All there is to watch are these soap operas
I dont wanna die in the hospital
You gotta take me back outside

Can you get this tube out of my arm?
Morphine in my blood like a slow sad song
I dont wanna die in the hospital
You gotta take me back outside

Ha, help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots back on

Help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots on
Help me get my boots back on

I gotta go, go, go
‘Cos I dont have long

Is there still a world at my windowsill?
All there ever was I remember still
I dont wanna die in this hospital
You gotta take me back outside

Dont know when its day or when it’s night
All I ever see are florescent lights
I don’t wanna die in this hospital
You gotta take me back outside

They give me all these flowers and these big balloons
But I don’t wanna stay in this little room
I don’t wanna die in this hospital
I don’t wanna die

Are the stars still in the sky?
Is that fat moon on the rise?
Feel the earth against my feet
As the cold wind calls for me

I don’t wanna die in this hospital
No, I don’t wanna die in this hospital
No, I ain’t gonna die in this hospital
You gotta take me back outside

Yeah, I aint gonna die in this hospital
No, I aint gonna die in this hospital
No, I aint gonna die in this hospital
You gotta take me back outside

 

Memorial in St Mary's Church, Prestwich

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