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Hear Patti Smith Sing a Requiem for Aqua Teen Hunger Force    

If you don’t pay attention to the words, Patti Smith’s requiem for Aqua Teen Hunger Force, which will come to a close on Sunday after 13 seasons of fast-food–themed stoner comedy, is a real tearjerker. Of course, if you do listen to the words, they’re about “a Master Shake,” “Meatwad,” and “a floating head” (Frylock).

I never dreamed
I’d be an Aqua Teen
Thirteen seasons 
What did it mean?
A Master Shake
Meatwad, a floating head
And now you’re dead 
And it’s the end 
Of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”
It’s the end
Of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”

As hilarious as Smith’s sincere delivery is, many fans will be at least a little glum as they watch the finale, entitled “The Last One Forever and Ever (For Real This Time) (We ****ing Mean It).” If you need a pick-me-up after it’s all over, you can always look back on another Aqua Teen musical collaboration, its song with Andrew WK.