Song Lyrics

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Song lyrics are something that have always been a huge reason as to why I love music. One genre of music that portrays lyrics in a very beautiful way is folk/acoustic music. I feel that the simple instrumentation of this music immediately puts the focus on the words instead of the music, and I love that. A great example of that is City & Colour’s “Body In A Box”.

There’s a funeral procession on the highway
Traffic screeches to a halt
There’s people searching for a better way
To live their lives, oh
Johnny lived a good life
You’ll hear them say
As tears of sadness soak the ground
The reaper crept in
Took his breath away
In the middle of the night, oh
We celebrate the lives of the dead
It’s like a man’s best party
Only happens when he dies
We gather round
To pay our respects
While their souls are still searching for the light
Searching for the light
So please don’t come to me
On my dying day
Just let me go in peace
With all the things
That I’ve forgot to say
Racing through my mind, oh
And don’t you bury me
Six feet underground
Just burn my body in a box
And let my ashes
Blow with the wind
Out into the night sky
We celebrate the lives of the dead
It’s like a man’s best party
Only happens when he dies
We gather round
To pay our respects
While their souls are still searching for the light
Searching for the light
-matthew
5:59 pm
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