I Don’t Wanna Die A Pizza Maker

Written By: Mike Viola
Mike Viola Involvement: Writer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

1987Don’t Break My FallStudio Album

 

Lyrics


Al lives on Copeland Street
He spies my brand new jeep
I said, "Yeah, they're a lot of fun"
He said, "Not when in Korea getting swallowed by a gook's gun" 
He walks on the edge
And I can feel it running
Right through my head

I don't wanna die a pizza maker
I don't wanna die a delivery boy
It's hot in this kitchen (of pride and sympathy)

I made about six hundred sandwiches a day
Who really cares about how much I'm paid
The point is that I sweat to regret
And lower my pride for things
And people and places
I'd just as soon forget
It's all part of this thing called life
I got stuck with the edge of this boning knife

I don't wanna die a pizza maker
I don't wanna die a delivery boy
It's hot in this kitchen (of pride and sympathy)

I try to be cool, so calm, so in line
My ticket out is to follow my design
More than a wish, more than a prayer
I got my criteria
It's time you take me serious
And I walk on edge
And I can feel it coming
Right through my head

I don't wanna die a pizza maker
I don't wanna die a delivery boy
It's hot in this kitchen (of pride and sympathy)