Life'll Kill Ya

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Life'll Kill Ya
Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 25, 2000
ProducerPaul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
Warren Zevon chronology
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (An Anthology)
Life'll Kill Ya
My Ride's Here
Singles from Life'll Kill Ya
  1. "I Was in the House When the House Burned Down"
    Released: 2000
  2. "Porcelain Monkey"
    Released: 2000
  3. "Back in the High Life Again"
    Released: 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[2]

Life'll Kill Ya is the tenth studio album by American singer-songwriter Warren Zevon. The album was released on January 25, 2000, by Artemis Records.


Several of the album's songs deal with the topic of death; for instance, "My Shit's Fucked Up" is a mournful lament on the aging process and the inevitable decay that accompanies it. "Life'll Kill Ya" and "Don't Let Us Get Sick" also have prominent death themes. In 2002, just two years after the album's release, Zevon was diagnosed with mesothelioma and died a year later.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Warren Zevon unless noted.

1."I Was in the House When the House Burned Down" 3:04
2."Life'll Kill Ya" 2:47
3."Porcelain Monkey"Jorge Calderón, Zevon3:32
4."For My Next Trick I'll Need a Volunteer" 3:13
5."I'll Slow You Down" 3:13
6."Hostage-O" 4:05
7."Dirty Little Religion" 3:11
8."Back in the High Life Again"Will Jennings, Steve Winwood3:13
9."My Shit's Fucked Up" 2:45
10."Fistful of Rain"Jorge Calderón, Zevon5:19
11."Ourselves to Know" 3:18
12."Don't Let Us Get Sick" 3:05


  • On some releases, track 9 is omitted from the rear U-card but appears on the song list in the case booklet.



  • Paul Q. Kolderie – producer, engineer
  • Sean Slade – producer, engineer
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Michael Krumper – A&R
  • Warren Zevon – art direction
  • Jonathan Exley – photography, design


Chart (2000) Peak
US Billboard 200[6] 173
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[7] 8


  1. ^ Mark Deming (2000-01-25). "Life'll Kill Ya – Warren Zevon | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  2. ^ Warren Zevon (2000-02-17). "Rolling Stone : Warren Zevon: Life'll Kill Ya : Music Reviews". Archived from the original on February 11, 2007. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  3. ^ " People | Warren Zevon". Archived from the original on August 21, 2003. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  4. ^ "Still Sardonic After All These Years". Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  5. ^ "PopMatters | Columns | Michael Stephens | BodyMatters | Warren Zevon & The Art of Dying". Archived from the original on October 30, 2002. Retrieved 2015-10-23.
  6. ^ "Warren Zevon Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  7. ^ "Warren Zevon Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.