“There’s a flaw in the system, and the fly in the ointment is going to bring the whole thing down.”
Dying is not a pretty thing to discuss or come to terms with. Zevon’s death was unforeseen. His rare cancer took his life. He hadn’t been to a doctor in over twenty years. Unfortunately, his fear prevented him from getting checked out. This may not have made much of a difference in curing his cancer. The prognosis for Pleural Mesothelioma is poor. That’s a medical understatement. The longest survivor of Pleural Mesothelioma lived twenty years. Read more about Mesothelioma here.
“Disorder In The House
Time to duck and cover
Helicopters hover over rough terrain”
Zevon’s lyrics show his shock. He captured it so perfectly with this song. Listen.
This song is evoked for me tonight after watching someone suffer for a long time now. His suffering continues.