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Band Of Horses – The Funeral lyrics

I'm coming up only to hold you under
I'm coming up only to show you wrong
And to know you is hard; we wonder
To know you all wrong; we warn

Really too late to call, so we wait for
Morning to wake you; it's all we got
To know me as hardly golden
Is to know me all wrong, they warn

At every occasion I'll be ready for a funeral
At every occasion, once more, is called a funeral
Every occasion, know I'm ready for a funeral
At every occasion, oh, one brilliant day funeral

I'm coming up only to show you down for
I'm coming up only to show you wrong
To the outside: the dead leaves, they're on the lawn
For they don't have trees to hang their own

At every occasion I'll be ready for a funeral
At every occasion, once more, is called a funeral
Every occasion, know I'm ready for a funeral
At every occasion, oh, one brilliant day funeral



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    I think the song isn't lamenting over how you're ready to accept your loved ones' deaths. Rather, I think it addresses the fact that we can't control our own death and when it happens, and that it is inevitable to all of us. I think it's a song about realizing your own death and being comfortable with the fact that death is imminent and can happen at any age and place. It sounds as if the singer has done all he has in life, and is ready to face death whenever it chooses to appear. It has a joyous approach to death somewhat, as if death is the process of being liberated. Also, the song brings up points about family members when he mentions the "dead leaves" and the "tree." think of it as a family tree, where our own dead relatives may be dead, but their hearts live on in the rest of the family, just as the dead leaves are alone as they have fallen down from the proverbial "family tree."
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