Suicide is Painless (theme from M*A*S*H)

Suicide is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)

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Through early morning fog I see
visions of the things to be
the pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see...

(REFRAIN)
That suicide is really stupid
it brings on permanent changes
while I can take magnesium and ease my pain.


I try to find a way to make
all our little joys relate
without that ever-present hate
but now I know that it's too late, and...

(REFRAIN)
That suicide is really stupid
it brings on permanent changes
while I can take magnesium and ease my pain.


The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
so this is all I have to say.

(REFRAIN)
That suicide is really stupid
it brings on permanent changes
while I can take magnesium and ease my pain.


The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before I'm beat
and to another give my seat
for that's the only painless feat

(REFRAIN)
That suicide is really stupid
it brings on permanent changes
while I can take magnesium and ease my pain.


The sword of time will pierce our skins
it doesn't hurt when it begins
but as it works its way on in
the pain grows stronger...watch it...grin, but...

(REFRAIN)
That suicide is really stupid
it brings on permanent changes
while I can take magnesium and ease my pain.


A brave man once requested me
to answer questions that are key
is it to be or not to be
and I replied *Oh why ask me?*

(REFRAIN)
That suicide is really stupid
it brings on permanent changes
while I can take magnesium and ease my pain.



The Last Supper (the visual story behind the song)
Copyright 1969 music by
Johnny Mandel, Lyrics by Mark Altman with modified refrain.




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