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The Funeral - Band of Horses

The Funeral

Everything All the Time
indie rock indie rock beautiful melancholy


"The Funeral" is the first single taken from Band of Horses' debut album Everything All the Time. The album was released on March 21, 2006. The song was released as a radio and video single in May 2006 in the US. The single was released commercially over a year later in the UK on limited edition numbered 7" vinyl on May 21, 2007 to coincide with the band's UK tour dates. An earlier version of the song appeared on the band's self-titled EP, under the name 'Billion Day Funeral'. The heavy subject meaning behind the song's lyrics relate to the multiple abortions that various girlfriends of singer Ben Bridwell had to receive during his years living in Seattle. The Music Video for The Funeral seems to tell the story of a man whose dog has died, and saddened by this he drowns his sorrow in alcohol. Afterwards he drives under the influence and the end of the music video seems to suggest he crashes head on into another vehicle. Based on the style other cars and the elevated railroad overhead, the video appears to be set in 1970s New York or Chicago (more likely the latter as one scene in the video shows a sign for the Galway Bay Bar, an Irish pub located in the Lincoln Park neighbourhood).


Band of Horses, known early in its life simply as Horses, is an Indie band formed in Seattle, Washington, United States. The band's lineup has changed multiple times, and the current lineup consists of Ben Bridwell (vocals, guitar), Ryan Monroe (guitar, keyboards), Tyler Ramsay (keyboards, guitar), Bill Reynolds (bass) and Creighton Barrett (drums). The band is currently based in Charleston, South Carolina and has released five albums to date: "Everything All the Time" (2006) Show more ...

The Funeral - Band of Horses

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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