#50 – Warren Zevon – “Keep Me in Your Heart” – (2003)

If you’ve never delved into Warren Zevon’s music, you’re missing out. It’s usually pretty witty, upbeat and fun. Then there’s this song. It’s the final track from what he knew would be his final album. Asbestos exposure caused a terminal form of lung cancer and when he was diagnosed, Warren chose not to do chemotherapy. Instead, he started on a final album and this song was his goodbye song to life. If you ever get the opportunity to watch the Late Show episode where Zevon was Letterman’s only guest for the entire episode, watch it. The album was full of guest stars and won a Grammy. This is a really good song – more so when you know it’s back story.