Die How You Want

It’s our body, we can die how we want

It’s our death, we can go how we want

It’s our code status, we choose what we want

DNR, DNI

Or full code if we want

It’s your body you can die how you want to

It’s your death, you can go how you want to

It’s your code, let us know what you’d want

Before your heart drops the beat

Or your lungs cease to breathe

Wires, tubes, saline flushes everywhere

Hands on your chest cuz we do care

We came to resuscitate you now

And intubate you now

We’ll call your healthcare proxy

Cuz we’ve got that moxy

Hope you told ‘em what you’d want

When your heart stops pumpin’

When your body’s at the end of its rope

Our default is to run a code

We’ll do our very best now

Slap electrodes on your chest now

So la da di da da

We’ll do what you want

Shove a tube down your throat

Drill right into your bone

This is your death

This is your code

And we’ll shock you

And we’ll rock you

Even if we break hella ribs

If we said we wouldn’t it’d be a fib

And we’ll shock you

And we’ll rock you

Shove needles and drugs into your veins

Trying to get perfusion to your brain

It’s our body we can die how we want

It’s our death, we can go how we want

It’s our code status, we choose what we want

DNR, DNI

Full code if we want

To my patients who are good to go

Say the world, I’ll make you CMO

We’ll focus on your comfort

Gather the people who love yaaaa

To all my patients in the CCU

Hooked up to machines and feeding tubes

If need be, we’ll trach ya

2 weeks after we intubate ya

So la da di da da

We’ll do what you want

Keep your body alive

Long after you fail to thrive

This is our hospital

But it’s your body

So let us know

Long before you code

If you want to be full code

Or DNR, just let us know

And we can stop

And we will stop

But we gotta know what you wish

The default is to force air through your lips

It’s my body I can die how I want

It’s my death I can go how I want

It’s my code status- I choose what I want

DNR, DNI

Or full code if I want

It’s your body you die how you want to

It’s your death you can go how you want to

It’s your code status, choose what you want to

DNR, DNI, full code if you want to

Got people in line to help you

Trying to get a line in to help you

Fluids running wide open

Keep those chest compressions going

And we’ll shock you

And we’ll rock you

Can’t you see it’s we who work all night

Can’t you see who we who save your life

Or die trying

We won’t be denying

Most of the time

You’ll still be dying

That’s just a fact- do what you want with that

This is our job, but it’s your body

It’s your choice, let us hear your voice

It’s your body you can die how you want- DNR, DNI or full code if you want.

Only you can choose

Do what you want to do

Die how you want to die

Either way, we’ll be by your side

Yeah yeah

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