Coverafbeelding The Mash ((USA)) - Suicide Is Painless
  • Statistieken
  •   10 weken
  •   4 piekpositie
  •   275 punten
  •   1970


M.A.S.H. staat voor Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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 it grin, but...


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.



Componist Mike Altman is de zoon van de regisseur van de originele film en was 14 jaar oud toen hij de tekst van het lied schreef. Tijdens een interview bij "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in de jaren 1980 zei Robert Altman dat zijn zoon meer dan een miljoen dollar had verdiend voor het lied, terwijl hij US $ 70.000 voor de film had ontvangen.
ArtiestThe Mash ((USA))
Titel Suicide Is Painless
Lengte 2:53
Componist(en) M. Altman, J. Mandel
Producer(s) Thomas Z. Shepard
Titel [Johnny Mandel] The M*A*S*H March
Lengte 1:19
Componist(en) J. Mandel
Producer(s) Thomas Z. Shepard
Platenlabel CBS
Catalogusnr 5009
Hoogste positie UK 1
Hoogste positie US -
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