Sooner Cheat Death Than Fool Love

Lyrics: Cass McCombs
Music: Cass McCombs

Sung by Cass McCombs with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2018.

I tried my hand at poker
That old, godless game
I was dealt five aces
I swear on Peterís name

Sooner cheat death than fool love
Sooner cheat death than fool love

Love is not a tower, as the poets say
Even the loftiest prison can be escaped
I wish I never met you, of that Iím sure
I ain't any better off than I was before

Iíll sooner reach Taenarum
And into the lower world
Steal the Helm of Darkness
Than love another girl

Sooner cheat death than fool love
Sooner cheat death than fool love

Love is not a chemical, nor molecular clone
I canít remember the last time I felt so alone
Iím sick as a dog, still my love rings true
I ain't any better off than I was with you

Cheat on death and taxes
Cheat the money from wealth
But if you try to fool love
Youíll only fool yourself

Sooner cheat death than fool love
Sooner cheat death than fool love
Sooner cheat death than fool love
Sooner cheat death than fool love
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Big Wheel and Others Cass McCombs

 


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