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Funeral Song

When I decide to die or whenever
All the folks that I fouled figure it's my time
To pack up all my things and move across the line
And get reacquainted with the dirt

So you can toss me in a hole in the ground or whatever
You can light me on fire and throw me in the river
Just don't prop me in some coffin so some preacher can deliver
Some uninspired words from the book

When I die don't call no preacher
And if I die I won't call one either
Leaving these words in all of the mouths
Of all of the people
People who can speak for themselves
And are much better suited on this particular day
To say a few words about an old friend
In their particular way

When I decide to die or whenever
All the people that I love decide to let me go
Get out of the church and bring it back home
It's much more comfortable there

To bring out a case of wine or whatever
Cause the keg's pretty cheap if you brew the beer yourself
Sittin' in the kitchen all the stories that we'll tell
Singing up a storm oh you really give it hell
Cause the person who just died spent their whole life living
And hell's just a figure out speech
We don't need nobody else here acting like their dead
Cause you'll all get your turn one day

When I die don't call no preacher
And if I die I won't call one either
Leaving these words in all of the mouths
Of all of the people
People who can speak for themselves
And are much better suited on this particular day
To say a few words about an old friend
In their particular way

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from ALL OF YOUR RAW MATERIALS, released October 1, 2009

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