enjoy every sandwich

warren zevon, 1.24.47 – 9.7.03. life’ll kill ya. but what a life it was, eh?

sentimental hygiene

Every day I get up in the morning and go to work
And do my job whatever
I need some
Sentimental hygiene
Everybody’s at war these days
Let’s have a mini-surrender
I need some
Sentimental hygiene

Everybody’s had to hurt about it
No one wants to go without it
It’s so hard to find it
Sentimental hygiene

Every night I come home exhausted
From trying to get along
I need some
Sentimental hygiene
Everybody’s joining up to fight
For the right to be wrong
I need some
Sentimental hygiene

Some nights I drive my car
Up and down the boulevard
It’s so hard to find it
Sentimental hygiene

Everybody’s had to hurt about it
No one wants to go without it
It’s so hard to find it
Sentimental hygiene

Some nights I drive my car
Up and down the boulevard
It’s so hard to find it
Sentimental hygiene
Sentimental hygiene
I need some
Sentimental hygiene

~warren zevon

7 thoughts on “enjoy every sandwich

  1. I bought his sentimental hygene album, when it first came out.

    a real human of distinction. blessed be warren.
    liz you suprise me again, you have souch a wonderfull touch of oneness with the universe.

  2. i remember reading an interview with him early on after the diagnosis …

    The dying cancer patient with a dark, dry wit met one of his doctors for breakfast last week and handed over his two most recent CDs, one titled �Life�ll Kill Ya� and the other �My Ride�s Here.� In his familiar baritone, Warren Zevon explained the gifts to the physician: �These are my last two albums. Maybe now you�ll understand that eerie acceptance of death you keep asking me about.�

    there’s a lot to be said for dying well, for finishing up your last project and having a sense of completion. he outlived the hell out of the initial projections, which i think had a lot to do with the way he just accepted it and got on with it and got busy with this intense burst of creativity. i’m absolutely in awe of the man, from the things he wrote to the way he went about his life, and definitely the way he went about dying. absolutely in awe.

    ‘personal hero’ seems such a trite phrase. but there you have it.

  3. i hate to admit how many times i’ve checked google news over the past months, and always i was just fully impressed that he was hanging on. the type of cancer he had, it goes quick. i think most people get a few months, that’s it.

    feel like a real werido admitting i’ve actually, you know, misted up off and on all day, not so much out of sadness, more like inspired but yeah, sad too.

  4. Warren Zevon, R.I.P.

    Confession: I have a copy of Excitable Boy, probably purchased shortly after its release in 1978. I never listened to it thoroughly; for some reason it just didn’t click with me. So I don’t fit in with those who have…

  5. weirdo for admitting to misting up over warren’s death?? you forget what company you keep here, young lady.

    i myself have been known to take a clock radio out to the park and smash it to tiny bits simply because paul weller broke up the jam, and nobody even died.

    don’t even get me started about bob marley.

    or joe strummer.

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