Song of the Day
It's a Dead Man's Party
Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby submit the Song of the Day for Monday, September 15, 2008 is…
“Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo
(originally The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo)
From Boingo at the Ritz, 1985:
I was struck by lighting
Walkin’ down the street
I was hit by something last night in my sleep
It’s a dead man’s party
Who could ask for more
Everybody’s comin’, leave your body at the door
Leave your body and soul at the door . . .
(Don’t run away it’s only me)
All dressed up with nowhere to go
Walkin’ with a dead man
Waitin’ for an invitation to arrive
With a dead man . . . Dead Man . . .
Got my best suit and my tie
Shiny silver dollar on either eye
I hear the chauffeur comin’ to the door
Says there’s room for maybe just one more . . .
Courage. And try to smile, even though you might be dead.