Chura has performed a solo version of the song—which opens with the line “No I don‘t really want to die/I only want to die in your eyes”—in live sets. She says she was moved to record it after Silver Jews’ David Berman passed earlier this year. “Ever since the first time I heard it it’s always been one of my favorite songs and remains one that imprinted me as a young songwriter,” Chura said in a statement. “Now, in light of his death, the lyrics take on a new and much sadder meaning.” A portion of cover’s proceeds will go to MusiCares.
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