What A Way To Die

Listen to the song

Recorded by: The Pleasure Seekers
Written by: David Leone/Pleasure Seekers

“WHAT A WAY TO DIE”….TEENAGE ODE TO PARTYING, DRINKING, LETTING OFF STEAM. PENNED AS A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN DAVE LEONE “HIDEOUT” MANAGER AND THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, THE SONG WAS RECORDED IN 1965, LATE FALL AND RELEASED IN 1966, VALENTINE’S DAY. THE SONG WAS VERY POPULAR, AND DID WELL REGIONALLY, GIVING THE PLEASURE SEEKERS NOTARIETY AS A ROCKIN DETROIT GROUP. THROUGH THE YEARS, THE SONG WAS IN “BLOOD ORGY OF THE LEATHER GIRLS”, A CULT-HORROR FILM OF 1988, AS WELL AS BEING COVERED BY GROUPS THROUGH THE YEARS, BOTH IN THE U.S. AND ABROAD. SUZI GROWLS IN HER LOWER REGISTER AND SPITS OUT THE LYRICS WITH GREAT PRE-PUNK ARROGANCE

Lyrics

WELL I LOVE YOU BABY, I’M TELLIN YOU RIGHT HERE
BUT PLEASE DON’T MAKE ME DECIDE BABY
BETWEEN YOU AND A BOTTLE OF BEER

BABY COME ON OVER, COME ON OVER TO MY SIDE
WELL I MAY NOT LIVE PAST 21 BUT, WOW, WHAT A WAY TO DIE

YOUR LOVIN FLUCTUATES BABY, EVERYBODY KNOWS
BUT THE TEMPERATURE ALWAYS STAYS THE SAME
ON AN ICE COLD BOTTLE OF STROHS

WELL WHEN I START MY DRINKIN,
MY BABY THROWS A FIT
SO I JUST BLITZ HIM OUTA MY MIND
WITH 16 BOTTLES OF SCHLITZ

YA GOT THE KIND OF BODY THAT MAKES ME COME ALIVE
BUT I’D RATHER HAVE MY HAND WRAPPED ROUND
A BOTTLE OF COLT 45