#03582
Taste The Best Of Life (Sláinte) video
#1964: YouTube video by Paul Tilley
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

My son, you're after getting big,
me buddy said to me,
And I said, well, I ought to,
I'm eating constantly;
And I ain't talking salad,
let there be no mistake,
Unless it's buried underneath
a twelve ounce t-bone steak.

Now, I s'pose I should express regret
at getting quite this size,
But to say that I am sorry
would be just like telling lies;
'Cause I loved every mouth full,
I enjoy it to the hilt,
And I just can't bring myself
to feeling all consumed with guilt.

'Cause I loved every cheesie
and every Flaky bun,
I'd rather bacon in the morning
than a five or ten-K run;
You see, there's no one getting out alive,
that's one truth that I know,
So I'm going to taste the best
of life on earth before I go.

Now, I just love the taste of food,
what else can I say,
As a matter of fact,
I eat it each and every day;
I love my chocolate sundae
with whipped cream on the top,
The trouble is that when I start
I don't know how to stop.

If it's fancy or it's fast food,
well, the taste just turns me on,
I'm as happy with a Whopper
as I am filet mignon;
And I don't see the reason
I should apologize,
For eating fresh spring lobster
with crab dip on the side.

'Cause I loved every cheesie
and every Flaky bun,
I'd rather bacon in the morning
than a five or ten-K run;
You see, there's no one getting out alive,
that's one truth that I know,
So I'm going to taste the best
of life on earth before I go.

Now, I wouldn't mind being skinny,
I'm sure that's a good life, too,
But I was not selected to be
among the chosen few
Who can eat away to their heart's content
and never lose a pound,
My grub it all stays with me,
and just sort of hangs around.

I've even tried to lose some weight,
I've gone out for a swim,
I've tried my hand at jogging,
and I've worked out at the gym;
I've kept myself to protein,
that's when I lost the most,
But the home-made bread it did me in,
I can't live without toast.

'Cause I loved every cheesie
and every Flaky bun,
I'd rather bacon in the morning
than a five or ten-K run;
You see, there's no one getting out alive,
that's one truth that I know,
So I'm going to taste the best
of life on earth before I go.

Now, I s'pose it would be healthy
for me to shed some pounds,
Hey, but I can say that I'm in shape,
it's just my shape is round;
And I don't know if being slimmer
would cure all of my ills,
But it would be nice to say goodbye
to those blood-pressure pills.

Hey, but overall I'm happy
with the life that I have led,
I may not live a hundred years
but I'll live it up instead;
I'm very happy with my life,
I've every thing I need,
So excuse me now, I'm headed
off to Mickey's for a feed.

####.... Denis Sullivan of Sláinte, ©2008. All rights reserved ....####
The video above is an abbreviated variant performed live at the Tunes For Tyler fundraiser in May, 2012.

Denis Sullivan wrote the original song in about three hours one night after a jam session with the boys. The story goes that while watching a hockey game after the other boys went on home at about 11:00 PM, Denis remembered that there was a half a bag of Cheesies in the cupboard. And up on the top of the cupboard was a full box of Flakie buns (Vachon's Passion Flakies). Now, Denis tried to practice restraint, saying to himself, Now Denis, you don't need cheesies and flakie buns at 11 O' clock in the night. But as usual, the temptation proved too great and he fisted into 'em! However, he did feel a bit guilty about it, but then he reasoned, that you're going to die of something now aren't you? You're not going to live forever. So maybe it's just as well to have your cheesies and flakies while you can. So, over the next couple of hours Denis wrote this song for all of us who love to eat, even when we know it's not really good for us. You know who you are.



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