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What a Way to Go

Recorded

March 13, 2012 - November 30, 2013

Genre

Punk Rock

"What a Way to Go" is a song written by Austin Scholl and recorded under his alias ThornBrain. It was released on his second album, Nobody Cares Unless You're Pretty or Dying, as well as the promotional Spider compilation.

About

The song is a Punk Rock song inspired mainly by The Ramones, Dead Kennedys, and Lush. The lyrics detail various ways in which people accidently kill themselves. "Hang On, I Got This" follows a similar theme.

The song had two demos: the first was a quiet, semi-acoustic recording made late at night and has since been deleted. The second was a louder version with distorted guitars and more closely resembles the final version, though it too was deleted when the completed version was included on the promotional compilation. The intro to the second demo was recycled for the completed track.

Lyrics

It's time to act your age
Burn the house down
What a way to go
What a way to go
No one sees the dead boy
Fly around
What a way to go
What a way to go
They don't understand
When he succumbs to his rage
What a way to go
What a way to go
The monster's
Already acting his age
What a way to go
What a way to go

Look for something to cheer up the folks
Something kinda Islamic

Way to go
What a way to go
Took one step away from zero
Way to go
What a way to go
The more you do, the less you know

Flipping backwards
Off a rocking chair
What a way to go
What a way to go
Red colour of copper
Needle in the eye
What a way to go
What a way to go
My kid loves
Our brand new car
What a way to go
What a way to go
Go for a ride
Come back bone dry
What a way to go
What a way to go

I'd look to look before I walk
But I'm choking on all the plastic

Way to go
What a way to go
Took one step away from zero
Way to go
What a way to go
The more you do, the less you know

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