"Gravedigger" as written by and David/lavery Proctor....
Cyrus Jones 1810 to 1913
Made his great grandchildren believe
You could live to a hundred and three
A hundred and three is forever when you're just a little kid
So Cyrus Jones lived forever

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Muriel Stonewall
1903 to 1954
She lost both of her babies in the second great war
Now you should never have to watch
Your only children lowered in the ground
I mean you should never have to bury your own babies

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Ring around the rosey
Pocket full of posey
Ashes to ashes
We all fall down

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Little Mikey Carson 67 to 75
He rode his
Bike like the devil until the day he died
When he grows up he wants to be Mr. Vertigo on the flying trapeze
Oh, 1940 to 1992

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain

Gravedigger
When you dig my grave
Could you make it shallow
So that I can feel the rain
Feel the rain
I can feel the rain
Gravedigger

Gravedigger


Lyrics submitted by Lissy Ratz, edited by jayellen10

"Gravedigger" as written by Christopher Lavery David Proctor

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Peermusic Publishing

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    General CommentThe gravedigger symbolizes death. The song is basically telling you to live out your life to the fullest, and to stay strong through all your pain and suffering. By the time the gravedigger comes looking for you, you're going to want something good for people to remember you by. In essence, life is sacred, and we need to cherish it before the gravedigger comes to visit us.
    zacsteron April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a good song.
    FRoguy940on August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, I'm so upset I didn't hear it live when I saw them a month ago.Regardless, dave rocks, I'd love to hear this song with a full band though - can't you just imagine Boyd or Leroi jamming to this..or steffan..ahh..hopefully they'll release it eventually.
    migon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time, it was live at the Gorge in Washington, it mezmerized all 20,000 people that were there. He played it as an encore at the end before he ended with Ants Marching. He also played Satellite and One Sweet World at this performance and apparently the concert is being turned into a documentary for TV or DVD. My friends think it's going to be a CD too, because he usually doesn't play Sattelite or One Sweet World Live.
    paranoidandroidheadon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIts about the love of life and living everyday to its fullest and loving the ones around you, because you never know when you'll see the Gravedigger for one of them
    UNCWDMBfanon March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are incomplete, the chorus is not there. If you read that part, you can tell he talks about war. He said that this song is for his father.
    Flatlineron April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother song about Dave's obsession and realization about his mortaltiy
    mayerm00on April 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentProbably inspired from his father and sister Anne.
    DagoBoyon April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnice song nice meaning but what about nice tab? do you guys know where i can find it?
    vodkon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are so wrong. i'm going to post the correct ones just cause i love this song so much.

    "sirus jones 1810 to 1913
    made his great-grandchildren believe you can live to 103
    103 is forever when you're just a little kid
    so sirus jones lived forever

    gravedigger
    when you dig my grave
    could you make it shallow
    so that i can feel the rain
    gravedigger

    mariele stonewall 1903 to 1954
    she lost both of her babies
    in the second great war
    now you should never have to watch
    your only children lowered in the ground
    i mean you should never have to bury your own babies

    gravedigger
    when you dig my grave
    could you make it shallow
    so that i can feel the rain
    gravedigger

    ring around the rosy
    pocket full of posy
    ashes to ashes
    we all fall down

    gravedigger
    when you dig my grave
    could you make it shallow
    so that i can feel the rain
    oh gravedigger

    little mikey carson 67 to 75
    he rode his bike like the devil
    until the day he died
    when he grows up he wants to be
    mr. vertical on the flying trapese
    oh 1940 to 1992

    gravedigger
    when you dig my grave
    could you make it shallow
    so that i can feel the rain
    oh, gravedigger
    when you dig my grave
    could you make it shallow
    so that i can feel the rain
    i can feel the rain
    i can feel the rain
    gravedigger
    when you dig my grave
    could you make it shallow
    so that i can feel the rain
    gravedigger
    gravedigger"

    i think that's correct...better than the one that's there anyway
    Poco06on May 04, 2004   Link

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