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Life'll Kill Ya is an album by American rock singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released on January 25, 2000. The album was recorded in 1999. Although "Life'll Kill Ya" contained the explicit track, "My Shit's Fucked Up", it did not receive a parental advisory label.


Several of the album's songs deal with the topic of death. For instance, "My Shit's Fucked Up" is a mournful lament to the aging process and the inevitable decay that accompanies it. It describes the narrator visiting a doctor, where he receives unpleasant news: "your shit's fucked up". "Life'll Kill Ya" and "Don't Let Us Get Sick" also have prominent death themes. In 2002, just two years after the release of Life'll Kill Ya, Zevon was diagnosed with mesothelioma which killed him a year later.

Track listing[]

  1. "I Was in the House When the House Burned Down" (Warren Zevon) – 3:04
  2. "Life'll Kill Ya" (Warren Zevon) – 2:47
  3. "Porcelain Monkey" (Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon) – 3:32
  4. "For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer" (Warren Zevon) – 3:13
  5. "I'll Slow You Down" (Warren Zevon) – 3:13
  6. "Hostage-O" (Warren Zevon) – 4:05
  7. "Dirty Little Religion" (Warren Zevon) – 3:11
  8. "Back in the High Life Again" (Will Jennings, Steve Winwood) – 3:13
  9. "My Shit's Fucked Up" (Warren Zevon) – 2:45
  10. "Fistful of Rain" (Jorge Calderón, Warren Zevon) – 2:45
  11. "Ourselves to Know" (Warren Zevon) – 5:18
  12. "Don't Let Us Get Sick" (Warren Zevon) – 3:17


  • Warren Zevon - percussion, keyboards, piccolo, theremin, vocals, penny whistle, harmonica
  • Jorge Calderón - bass, guitar, percussion, vocals
  • Dennis Collins - vocals on "Fistful of Rain"
  • Babi Floyd - vocals on "Fistful of Rain"
  • Curtis King - vocals on "Fistful of Rain"
  • Chuck Prophet - guitar on "For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer"
  • Jim Ryan - mandolin on "Ourselves to Know"
  • Winston Watson - percussion, snare drums


  • Producers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
  • Engineers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • A&R: Michael Krumper
  • Art Direction: Warren Zevon
  • Design: Jonathan Exley
  • Photography: Jonathan Exley



Year Chart Position
2000 The Billboard 200 173
2000 Top Internet Albums 9

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