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Warren Zevon — Back In The High Life Again
Album: Life'll Kill Yah
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Released: 2000
Length: 3:11
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It used to seem to me
That my life ran on too fast
And I had to take it slowly
Just to make the good parts last
But when you're born to run
It's so hard to just slow down
So don't be surprised to see me
Back in that bright part of town

I'll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time will open up again
I'll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched me once will smile and take me in
And I'll drink and dance with one hand free
Let the world back into me
And on I'll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again

You used to be the best
To make life be life to me
And I hope that you're still out there
And you're like you used to be
We'll have ourselves a time
And we'll dance 'til the morning sun
And we'll let the good times come in
And we won't stop 'til we're done

We'll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time will open up again
We'll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched us once will smile and take us in
And we'll drink and dance with one hand free
And have the world so easily
And oh we'll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again

We'll be back in the high life again
All the doors I closed one time will open up again
We'll be back in the high life again
All the eyes that watched us once will smile and take us in
And we'll drink and dance with one hand free
And have the world so easily
And oh we'll be a sight to see
Back in the high life again
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another bit of a gift from WZ  (poppped the cap on a Saranac Legacy IndiaPaleAle "Cheers"!  : )  sad  but good too
 LaurieinTucson wrote:

I thought his last album was "My Ride's Here."

  
AMG says "My Ride's Here" was released in 2002, The Wind (last in their list) in 2003.
 rednred wrote:
Always loved Warren's songwriting and music. Had the pleasure of seeing him perform live once, sitting right in front of him at the piano and guitar. His live show was just as wild and full of passion as Warren and his music were. The show was at The Old Waldorf in San Francisco, an intimate venue that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s but is no longer around, I caught Robin Williams, Steve Forbert, Van Morrison and many others there back in the day.

 
The Punchline (a comedy club) now occupies part of the space of the Old Waldorf.  And I too saw many amazing acts there, including Echo and the Bunnymen. But I missed Warren Zevon.
Fabulous - instant 9!
Darn good !  Very good !!
 
Always loved Warren's songwriting and music. Had the pleasure of seeing him perform live once, sitting right in front of him at the piano and guitar. His live show was just as wild and full of passion as Warren and his music were. The show was at The Old Waldorf in San Francisco, an intimate venue that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s but is no longer around, I caught Robin Williams, Steve Forbert, Van Morrison and many others there back in the day.
Really a very nice version.  Thanks for helping to keep Warren in our hearts.
 dburges wrote:
Actually Bill, Warren died in 2003 and the album he recorded as he was dying was "The Wind". Ironically, "Life'll Kill Ya" was written and recorded when he was healthy! He joked about it with his doctor.

 
I thought his last album was "My Ride's Here."
Actually Bill, Warren died in 2003 and the album he recorded as he was dying was "The Wind". Ironically, "Life'll Kill Ya" was written and recorded when he was healthy! He joked about it with his doctor.
I miss Warren... I think he'd still be putting out great music as only he could do. This is sort of a OK cover, but there's better cuts on the album.
Great interpretation of a fine song. This version is actually superior to the original.
 CHuLoYo wrote:
Zevon was a crack. A misunderstanding genius. 

  
I lilke it.  Many of us, myself included at times, would perceive (delude) ourselves as falling under that umbrella.    {#Lol}
Zevon was a crack. A misunderstanding genius. 
This song really makes me want some champagne of beer.
I am enjoying this sandwich.
How sad ...
Very nice.  I heard a cover of Excitable Boy the other day but can't remember where or who did it.
one of my favorite songs.. never heard this version before, but it's beautiful, especially knowing how close he was to the end of this life
Cool. Not normally a Zevon fan, but I like this cover.