Now that I think about it, it was definitely scary for Greg Lake to come up with these lines:
A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he lay down and he died
Especially, you know, when he was twelve.
I doff my hat to Keith Emerson, unfortunately not saved at the tender age of seventy-one.
Addendum: Emerson’s death has been ruled a suicide.