Life'll Kill Ya

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Life'll Kill Ya
Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya.jpg
Studio album by Warren Zevon
Released January 25, 2000
Recorded 1999
Genre Rock
Length 40:23
Label Artemis
Producer Paul 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [2]

Life'll Kill Ya is the tenth studio album by American singer/songwriter Warren Zevon, released in 2000. (see 2000 in music). The album was recorded in 1999.


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, which killed him a year later.[3][4][5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Warren Zevon, except where indicated.

  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, Zevon) – 3:32
  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 Winwood) – 3:13
  9. "My Shit's Fucked Up" – 2:45
  10. "Fistful of Rain" (Jorge Calderón, Zevon) – 5:19
  11. "Ourselves to Know" – 3:18
  12. "Don't Let Us Get Sick" – 3:05



  • Producers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
  • Engineers: Paul Q. Kolderie, Sean Slade
  • Mastering: Greg Calbi
  • A&R: Michael Krumper
  • Art Direction: Warren Zevon
  • Design: Jonathan Exley
  • Photography: Jonathan Exley



Year Chart Position
2000 The Billboard 200 173
2000 Top Internet Albums 9