November 21, 2009 9:52pm CST
What a great show? Every week it was excellent. A bunch of people thrown together to do a heck of job in a horrible situation. I listen to the words of the theme song (Suicide is Painless) sometimes and realize that you can take it or leave it. Life can be a mess, life can be pathetic, but, in the long run we have to have a reason to continue.And there is always someone or something worse than how we are feeling. That reason might be self respect or curiousity about what lies ahead. But whatever it is it keeps the old heart beating and the mind transferring its information out into the cold and sometimes unresponding cold river of life. What we need to remember is that life is what we make it. We alone mold it and make into something of worth and value. Our soldiers overseas must have suicidal thoughts and ugly feelings ongoing. But they stand tall each day and go forth and do what has to be done to make life worth living for each and every one of us here at home. Do any of you have relatives in Iraq? What do you do to keep their moral up? Do you sometimes feel low and dispondent? What do you do to bring yourself back up again? What can we do to help in some small way the families whose relative is serving over seas? Through early morning fog I see visions of the things to be the pains that are withheld for me I realize and I can see... [REFRAIN]: that suicide is painless it brings on many changes and I can take or leave it if I please. I try to find a way to make all our little joys relate without that ever-present hate but now I know that it's too late, and... [REFRAIN] The game of life is hard to play I'm gonna lose it anyway The losing card I'll someday lay so this is all I have to say. [REFRAIN] The only way to win is cheat And lay it down before I'm beat and to another give my seat for that's the only painless feat. [REFRAIN] The sword of time will pierce our skins It doesn't hurt when it begins But as it works its way on in The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but... [REFRAIN] A brave man once requested me to answer questions that are key is it to be or not to be and I replied 'oh why ask me?' [REFRAIN] 'Cause suicide is painless it brings on many changes and I can take or leave it if I please. ...and you can do the same thing if you please.
• United States
22 Nov 09
I watched Reruns but really enjoyed the show. I remember when I first found out that the theme music had lyrics and what the lyrics were. I was shocked, but I did eventually go back and read the lyrics again. It's a sad song but it kind of has this thing about it that makes me realize just how precious life really is.
• United States
29 Nov 09
I read all but don't always know how to comment back to the whole thing. If I have no intention of reading a long post, I won't bother responding. I read it all, sorry I couldn't respond to all of what you have said, but next time I may think better of responding at all.
• Holiday, Florida
30 Nov 09
i know i should be ashamed for my gladness of not having any family or friends over there. but i care and pray for them much. i did have family in every other war. i like the show ok, but my son watches it all the times its on. my late hubby who fought in veit nam said he didnt care for it because a lot was not true.
• United States
22 Nov 09
Hello celticeagle Believe it or not I have never seen a full episode of Mash. I do know what the show is mostly because it would come on a channel that I was watching a previous show on and then would get busy with something and would get glimpses of the show. I don't think it is bad i just don't think it is something that I would get into much. I have never paid much attention to the song either but the lyrics are really deep and real thanks for sharing them.
• Boise, Idaho
26 Nov 09
I was really trying to bring out some feelings about the guys and gals overseas but I failed that it seems pretty miserably. I hope you get a chance to see MASH. It is a fun show with alot of great characters as well. Hope you catch it!