Epitaph
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Her close friends have gathered.
Lord, ain't it a shame
Grieving together
Sharing the blame.
But when she was dying
Lord, we let her down.
There's no use cryin'
It can't help her now.

The party's all over
Drink up and go home.
It's too late to love her
And leave her alone.

Just say she was someone
Lord, so far from home
Whose life was so lonesome
She died all alone
Who dreamed pretty dreams
That never came true
Lord, why was she born
So black and blue?
Oh, why was she born
So black and blue?

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Written by: DONNIE FRITTS, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

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Karl the Elder

Epitaph - Kris Kristofferson
Her close friends have gathered.
 Lord, ain't it a shame
Grieving together
 Sharing the blame.
 But when she was dying
 Lord, we let her down.
 There's no use cryin'
 It can't help her now.
 The party's all over
 Drink up and go home.
 It's too late to love her
 And leave her alone.
Just say she was someone
 Lord, so far from home
 Whose life was so lonesome
 She died all alone
 Who dreamed pretty dreams
 That never came true
 Lord, why was she born
 So black and blue?
 Oh, why was she born
 So black and blue? 



All comments from YouTube:

Rachael Somers

One of my favorite Kristofferson songs. One amazing singer/songwriter. This man helped me through my horrible teenage years. His music really does touch the soul. Thank you so much MrKoopa26 for sharing this.

B Mac

I love this song...When I was young I would sing along and always think that I would one day sing this at my mothers funeral...Sadly she passed and I never had the guts...so sad...sorry mom.

Gregory Mayes

Black jesus

Nicki Megee

B Mac she's OK with that. I wanted it at mine too, but my brother has gone first. He was the only one who would have done it. 💜💜

Mr Viclamb

My first wife died after we were married 23 1/2 years.  She was only 43 years old after fighting four brain surgeries over a period of 16 years. I was at her side when she died. She requested this song by Kris to be played at her funeral.  It was played and then silence in the church.  So sad.

Mimi B

Wow...was your wife mad at you all?

Glenda Carr

I am so glad you posted this!  I also have looked and looked for it on YouTube, and it just wasn't to be found.  This is such a wonderful song by the master storyteller.  I love this so much.

Guitar John 1979

Absolutely Beautiful very moving tribute to a fenominal artist

Marcia Hess

Have loved this from the start. Truly a heartbreaking tribute!

Kathy Kerr

I have spent many a dark night to the accompaniement of this song. Sings my pain.

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