The Funeral (5:21)

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“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).


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  • fieet

    Perfect song.

    26 May 7:10pm Reply
  • rumor

    1 May 3:12pm Reply
  • Soondie

    Beautiful song, lyrics and voice! Could listen to it forever~ and also, Spencer Reid ♥

    22 Mar 5:45am Reply
  • Luizhsc

    I wanna meet my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz! [36]

    23 Feb 9:26pm Reply
  • Rymbu

    Сколько же я слёз пролил во время этой композиции, сколько дней я провел в депрессии...........очень грустное содержание песни и её само звучание, самое то когда потерял близкого тебе человека!

    10 Feb 4:39pm Reply
  • mattypantsCRISS

    I'm coming up only to show you wrong.... aussi Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz? [35]

    16 Jan 1:51am Reply
  • paveloka

    I wanna meet my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz! [34]

    8 Jan 1:52pm Reply
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    I wanna meet my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz! [33]

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • srrythtslrdytkn


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  • Whiskerss

    I love it forever.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • doublelibra

    This is such a remarkable song.

    5 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Killtecc

    me too :/

    4 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lexiane

    I wanna meet my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz! [31] :(

    21 Sep 2014 Reply
  • hellionhound

    I'm coming up only to show you wrong....

    26 Aug 2014 Reply
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  • falselypie

    I met my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz!

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • RustoSalli

    Какое нахуй как я встретил вашу мать, сука? Этот величайший трек в говносериал успели засунуть! Ну и пиздец!

    10 Aug 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia z Gierałtowic

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
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    I wanna meet my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz! [30]

    6 Jul 2014 Reply
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