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... [Chorus]: 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... [Chorus] 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. [Chorus] 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. [Chorus] MASH 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... [Chorus] 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 choose.
Writer(s): Johnny Mandel, Michael B Altman