This is the first in a series of posts about a song that has been described as a “grave danger” for the singer.
“We are all going to die of cancer or AIDS, but we are going all the way down,” singer Dolly Parton sings.
She continues, “We were raised to love our children.
I know I love you so much, I don’t want you to go without me.
And we are all dead.”
Dolly Partons song “Grave Doom” lyrics: “We’re all going down / we are dying / we’re dying.”
The singer has said in interviews that she didn’t think her lyrics would cause such a reaction.
She later explained that she wrote the lyrics “to show how scared I am that we are doomed to die.”
Parton has said that she was trying to make a statement about the “toxic society that is killing us.”
She later told ABC News that her lyrics were meant to “send a message to society” but it wasn’t until her death in 2012 that the singer learned the song was an anthem.
The song is called “The Truth about Dying,” and Parton wrote it in 1994.
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