Oh boy, it’s a little early in the day for the ol’ existential crisis to be acting up, but that’s what happens when you hear an expressionless red-headed child intone the words “If my body’s turned into smoke and burned/Will I make a tear in your eye?” Peter Alsop‘s song “Where Will I Go When I’m Dead and Gone?” seems born of a genuine desire to address kids’ questions about death in a light-hearted way, but it doesn’t change the fact that no one knows! Can’t kids get out of elementary school before they are confronted with the incomprehensibly knowledge of their own mortality?
Oh, and suggesting that corpses should be propped up at a kitchen table or hung in the sun on the patio? So unnecessary. “You could dance to my rattling bones,” Alsop suggests. I’m good, Pete, but thanks for all the nightmares!