Who Sang Suicide Is Painless? Matt Costa

Matt Costa The Elasmosaurus EP cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-1-1
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 2:41
composer: Johnny Mandel
lyricist: Mike Altman

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 too late, and...
[REFRAIN]
The game of life is hard to play
I'm gonna 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 its 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?'
[REFRAIN]
'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


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Ballad of Miss Kate
  • 2 These Arms
  • 3 I Tried
  • 4 Suicide Is Painless
  • 5 Sweet Thursday
  • 6 Lullaby