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"Life Is Killing Me" is the title track of the Type O Negative album Life Is Killing Me, released in 2003. It begins with the sound of emergency room and ambulance siren before getting into keyboard-laden riff, then a gentle womanly choir followed by thunderous chorus. The song talks about Pete's criticism of medical profession and about wanting to die rather than being treated.

The self-title track is the second single released from the album.

Lyrics Edit

Like a Jew in ancient Spain
And for Christ's name did pay with pain
Modern day inquisition
What is the link between these crafts?
Doctors and thieves, they both wear masks
Overpaid meat magicians

Life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me

Your doctorate and Ph.D.
Would wipe my ass etched in feces
Will not cure your affliction
Doctors Jeckyll or Mengele
And your face too, they're just a blur
Can't improve my condition

Life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me

Appointment made, waited three hours
Did not realize you had such power
I'd rather see a mortician
Your parents saved or had the bucks
Your education stems from luck
Future corpse: death by physician

I have no choice: devoid of rights
So pull the plug, it's my damned life
Keep me alive to increase your bill
A Red Cross hell? - the hospital!

Just let me die with dignity
It's not suicide, simply mercy

Just who do you think you are?
Medical school don't make you God
Now I don't care what you've been taught
Just get me off this life support

Just let me die, with dignity
It's not suicide, simply mercy

Life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me

I said life is killing me
Life is killing me

I said life is killing me
Life is killing me
Life is killing me

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Personnel Edit

Band performers
Additional performer
  • The Bensonhoist Lesbian Choir – choir
Production

Links to other songs Edit

Type O Negative songs
Slow, Deep and Hard "Unsuccessfully Coping with the Natural Beauty of Infidelity" · "Der Untermensch" · "Xero Tolerance" · "Prelude to Agony" · "Glass Walls of Limbo" · "The Misinterpretation of Silence and its Disastrous Consequences" · "Gravitational Constant: G = 6.67 × 10^−8 cm^−3 gm^−1 sec^−2"
The Origin of the Feces "I Know You're Fucking Someone Else" · "Are You Afraid" · "Gravity" · "Pain" · "Kill You Tonight" · "Hey Pete" · "Kill You Tonight (reprise)" · "Paranoid"
Bloody Kisses "Machine Screw" · "Christian Woman" · "Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)" · "Fay Wray Come Out and Play" · "Kill All the White People" · "Summer Breeze" · "Set Me on Fire" · "Dark Side of the Womb" · "We Hate Everyone" · "Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family)" · "3.0.I.F." · "Too Late: Frozen" · "Blood & Fire" · "Can't Lose You" · "Suspended in Dusk" · "Black Sabbath"
October Rust "Bad Ground" · "Intro track of October Rust" · "Love You to Death" · "Be My Druidess" · "Green Man" · "Red Water (Christmas Mourning)" · "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend" · "Die with Me" · "Burnt Flowers Fallen" · "In Praise of Bacchus" · "Cinnamon Girl" · "The Glorious Liberation of the People's Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa" · "Wolf Moon" · "Haunted" · "Outro track of October Rust"
World Coming Down "Skip It" · "White Slavery" · "Sinus" · "Everyone I Love Is Dead" · "Who Will Save the Sane?" · "Liver" · "World Coming Down" · "Creepy Green Light" · "Everything Dies" · "Lung" · "Pyretta Blaze" · "All Hallows Eve" · "Day Tripper"
Life Is Killing Me "Thir13teen" · "I Don't Wanna Be Me" · "Less than Zero (<0)" · "Todd's Ship Gods (Above All Things)" · "I Like Goils" · "...A Dish Best Served Coldly" · "How Could She?" · "Life Is Killing Me" · "Nettie" · "(We Were) Electrocute" · "IYDKMIGTHTKY (Gimme That)" · "Angry Inch" · "Anesthesia" · "Drunk in Paris" · "The Dream Is Dead" · "Out of the Fire"
Dead Again "Dead Again" · "Tripping a Blind Man" · "The Profit of Doom" · "September Sun" · "Halloween in Heaven" · "These Three Things" · "She Burned Me Down" · "Some Stupid Tomorrow" · "An Ode to Locksmiths" · "Hail and Farewell to Britain"

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