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Hear Sturgill Simpson's 'The Dead Don't Die' From New Zombie Comedy

June 14 marks the arrival of two things: The Dead Don't Die, a zombie-themed dark comedy starring Adam Driver and Bill Murray, and the film's title track, sung by Sturgill Simpson.

Simpson's song is the title track from a fictitious album in the film, as established in a surreal preview clip starring Selena Gomez. It plays during the closing credits.

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It's Simpson's first new music since the 2016 release of his award-winning album A Sailor's Guide to Earth. Although Simpson teased a future sound that's "definitely not country" on a March 2018 episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, he performs like a metaphysical-minded troubadour backed by a fiddler and a steel guitarist on "The Dead Don't Die."

'The Dead Don't Die' Lyrics:

Oh the dead don't die anymore than you or I
They're just ghosts inside a dream
Of a life that we don't own
They walk around sometimes
Never payin' any mind to the silly lives we lead
Or the reapin' we've all sown

There's a cup of coffee waiting on every corner
Someday we're gonna wake up and find a cornerstone

But the dead will still be walking around this whole world alone
Well, after life is over, the afterlife goes on

There'll be old friends walking 'round in a somewhat familiar town
That you saw once when you looked up from your phone
Nobody by the same heights, you can save all your goodbyes
Stop trying to pretend that we're all not alone

And the streets look so empty in the morning
There'll be no one out at night for the lights to shine down on

But the dead will still be walking around and this whole world alone
After life is over, the afterlife goes on

Hearts break when loved ones journey on
At the thought that they're now forever gone
So we tell ourselves they're all still around us all the time
Gone but not forgotten, just memories left behind

But the dead will still be walking around and this whole world alone
After life is over, the afterlife goes on
After life is over, the afterlife goes on

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