Never been a dead man, but I’ve seen quite a few and I can say without a doubt that they’re dead. Ain’t no life left in them. They’re dead and the life is gone. The spark’s gone out and there ain’t no replacing it.
See, when people die, they’re dead, see? They ain’t around no more. They ain’t coming back. They’re just dead.
I seen a few people alive who was dead at the time, but in the metaphorical sense, you see. I been one of them, time to time, but I ain’t never stayed dead. I got the resurrection and the life and it’s sufficed to pick me back more than a few times and put me back on my feet.
Brandy is dandy, but liquor is quicker, you know