New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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 painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please.


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 to late, and...

REFRAIN


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


REFRAIN


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


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


REFRAIN


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?'


'Cause suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please


...and you can do the same thing if you please.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/n/nick_drake/suicide_is_painless.html

Correct | Report

songmeanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
u
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×