Art of Dying Lyrics - George Harrison

George Harrison All Things Must Pass cover art
release date: 1970-11-27
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Acoustic/Ballad/Folk Rock
length: 3:43
producer: George Harrison and Phil Spector
engineer: Ken Scott and Phil McDonald
composer: George Harrison
lyricist: George Harrison
Then nothing sister Mary can do
Will keep me here with you
As nothing in this life that I've been trying
Could equal or surpass the art of dying
Do you believe me?

There'll come a time when all your hopes are fading
When things that seemed so very plain
Become an awful pain
Searching for the truth among the lying
And answered when you've learned the art of dying

But you're still with me
But if you want it
Then you must find it
But when you have it
There'll be no need for it

There'll come a time when most of us return here
Brought back by our desire to be
A perfect entity
Living through a million years of crying
Until you've realized the Art of Dying
Do you believe me?

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I’d Have You Anytime
  • 2 My Sweet Lord
  • 3 Wah‐Wah
  • 4 Isn’t It a Pity (version one)
  • 5 What Is Life
  • 6 If Not for You
  • 7 Behind That Locked Door
  • 8 Let It Down
  • 9 Run of the Mill
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Beware of Darkness
  • 2 Apple Scruffs
  • 3 Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
  • 4 Awaiting on You All
  • 5 All Things Must Pass
  • 6 I Dig Love
  • 7 Art of Dying
  • 8 Isn’t It a Pity (version two)
  • 9 Hear Me Lord
    12" Vinyl 3
  • 1 Out of the Blue
  • 2 It’s Johnny’s Birthday
  • 3 Plug Me In
  • 4 I Remember Jeep
  • 5 Thanks for the Pepperoni