Through early morning fog I see 
visions of the things to be 
the pains that are withheld for me 
I realize and I can see... 
 
[REFRAIN]: 
 
that suicide is painless 
It brings on many changes 
and I can take or leave it if I please. 
I try to find a way to make 
all our little joys relate 
without that ever-present hate 
but now I know that it's too late, and... 
 
[REFRAIN] 
 
The game of life is hard to play 
I'm gonna lose it anyway 
The losing card I'll someday lay 
so this is all I have to say. 
 
[REFRAIN] 
 
The only way to win is cheat 
And lay it down before I'm beat 
and to another give my seat 
for that's the only painless feat. 
 
[REFRAIN] 
 
The sword of time will pierce our skins 
It doesn't hurt when it begins 
But as it works its way on in 
The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but... 
 
[REFRAIN] 
 
A brave man once requested me 
to answer questions that are key 
is it to be or not to be 
and I replied 'oh why ask me?' 
 
[REFRAIN] 
 
'Cause suicide is painless 
it brings on many changes 
and I can take or leave it if I please. 
...and you can do the same thing if you please.

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is played in these television episodes...

The Simpsons:
Season:  13  / Episode:  10 
Half-Decent Proposal

This Television Episode plays Suicide is Painless performed by Johnny Mandel

American Dad!:
Season:  9  / Episode:  12 
Naked to the Limit, One More Time

This Television Episode plays Suicide is Painless performed by Johnny Mandel
This song plays during Roger's montage.

Futurama:
Season:  3  / Episode:  2 
War is the H-Word

This Television Episode plays Suicide is Painless performed by Johnny Mandel
A sound-a-like version of the MASH theme song is played (M*A*S*H)

The Simpsons:
Season:  24  / Episode:  19 
Whiskey Business

This Television Episode plays Suicide is Painless performed by Johnny Mandel
This song plays as Moe is on hold with the Suicide Hotline.

It is referred to by these books...

Gone Girl
written by

This Book refers to Suicide is Painless performed by Johnny Mandel
Nick hears Amy singing the theme song (Suicide is Painless) to the television series 'M*A*S*H' while making breakfast on their anniversary. (Page 7)

It is played in these television series...

M*A*S*H

This Television Series plays Suicide is Painless performed by Johnny Mandel
Instrumental version of this song is the theme to MASH
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Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

The Shadow of Your Smile
composed by Johnny Mandel; written by

 

Grey's Anatomy:
Season:  6  / Episode:  18 
Suicide is Painless


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