The mouths of babes …

Nice article by Tom Netherland previewing our FunFest gig; includes this little tidbit about “We’re All Gonna Die”:

Listen for Russell to explore music from each of his two albums. He may throw in a new song, perhaps even “We’re All Gonna Die.” Interesting song. Penciled in for their upcoming album, the song owns a ‘well, now, how about that’ history.

“In Johnson City at the old General Mills factory someone had climbed to the top and wrote in gigantic block letters, ‘we’re all gonna die,’” Russell said. “Whenever my wife drives by there, my 12 and 3 year olds say, ‘we’re all gonna die.’ I know it’s kind of creepy, but that inspired the song.”

via Fun Fest features Rob Russell and the Sore Losers |

Here’s a recent demo I did …

… and here are the lyrics.


About russellwriter

Rob Russell is a dad, husband, writer, musician, educator, comic book reader, bad solderer, pop culture junky, trivia buff and student of everything cool and uncool. His favorite records are Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde and, currently, The Best of Bobbie Gentry: The Capitol Years. His favorite comic books are Kurt Busiek's Astro City and Neil Gaiman's Sandman. His favorite literary novels are Gabrial Garcia Marquez's 100 Years of Solitude and William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying. His favorite genre novels are John Scalzi's Red Shirts, M.R. Carrey's The Girl with All the Gifts, and Dan Simmons' Drood. His favorite movie is Goodfellas. His favorite hobby, besides everything, is writing about himself and his favorite things in the third person.

Posted on July 22, 2011, in Appalachian Noir, The Singer Not the Song, This Charmed Life. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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