Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.

Much of Warren Zevon's music seems to lead a double life. On one hand you have an upbeat melody but then you listen to some of the darkest lyrics every written.

Take this song, Excitable Boy, for example. It sounds happy but is about a deranged rapist and murderer. Rape and murder ain't the most positive thing in the world.

But that's the brilliance of Zevon.

Unfortunately, Zevon died in 2003 from lung cancer. He had a fear of doctors and would never go for a checkup. By the time he found out he had cancer it was too late. Zevon said that knowing he had a little bit of time left made him "enjoy every sandwich" that much more. Now that's a way to put life into perspective.