Ode to Kevorkian

Story Behind The Song

Channeled it. Woke up at 3 AM with all but the second verse in my head.

Song Description

Protest song about the treatment of Dr. Kevorkian and assisted suicide.

Song Length 2:55 Genre Folk - Contemporary
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood Diplomatic
Subject Protest Similar Artists Bob Dylan
Language English


Ode to Kevorkian
© 2006 Jim Gach

This song's about Doctor Kevorkian
He took an oath to stop pain and sufferin'
Some people didn't like how he did his job
They thought it was a little like playing God.

So they locked him up, put him in the jail,
He sat there till, he was quite frail.
They thought it was a good thing that they did,
While the suffering were left in dread.

Kevorkian helped them at the end of life
Put an end to the pain and strife
He let them die with dignity
Set their human souls free, set them free.

We help pets die without much pain,
Don't you think people deserve the same?
Or should you make them suffer to the end?
If it were you, you'd want Kevorkian.

Do you think it's okay to let people suffer?
Well it ain't so easy when it's your mother!
You think you should leave them in pain?
If you ask me that's just insane!


Maybe you don't believe in a soul.
People die and you put them in a hole.
Well my friend if that's your view,
Why make them suffer too?

On the other hand if there's a life hereafter
Then what does it really matter?
If you shorten the pain by a month or two,
To a soul eternal, what's that do?

Chorus X2

Lyrics Jim Gach Music Jim Gach
Producer Garrick Alden Publisher Jim Gach
Performance Garrick Alden/Jim Gach

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