"Bury Me with It" as written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Dann Gallucci....
We were shootin' at a mound of dirt.
Well nothing was broken, nothing was hurt.
But I probably really should have been at work.
But if my free time's gone, would you promise me this?

That you will please bury me with it?
Please bury me with it!

Well sure as planets come, I know that they end.
And if I'm here when that happens, will you promise me this my friend?

Please bury me with it!
I just don't need none of that Mad Max bullshit.

Well the suit got tight and it split at the seams.
But I kept it out of habit and I kept it really clean.
But if it's getting' faded, if it's runnin' outta thread,
Could you just do this for me my friend?

And please just please bury me with it?
Please bury me with it!

Well we moved to the left and moved to the right.
And sure as hell we stayed out almost every single night.
But if the party's over, if the fun has to end,
could you do this for me my friend?

Would you just please bury me with it?
Please bury me with it!

Good news for people who love bad news.
We've lost the plot and we just can't choose.
We are hummingbirds who are just not willing to move.
And there's good news for people who love bad news.
We are hummingbirds who've lost the plot and we will not move.
We have good news for anyone who loves bad news.

We were aiming for the moon. We were shooting at the stars.
But the kids were just shooting at the busses and the cars.
So don't drink the water, don't you breathe the air.
If it's gotten to that point then I have to declare:

That you please bury me with it!
Please bury me with it!

Well fads they come and fads they go.
And God I love that rock and roll!
Well the point was fast but it was too blunt to miss.
Life handed us a paycheck, we said, "We worked harder than this!"

Please bury me with it!
Please bury me with it!

We are hummingbirds who are just not going to move.
And there's good news for people who love bad news.
We are hummingbirds who've lost the plot and we well not move.
We have great news for anyone who loves bad news.


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"Bury Me with It" as written by Eric Judy Dann Gallucci

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  • +3
    General Commenthow about we judge a band by their music and not their popularity. good news is just as good as lonesome crowded west and its people like mcscumbag who are ruining music by being "too cool" to listen to a band because of what other people think of them. judge a band by their music GOD DAMN
    noone1111111111111111111on June 13, 2006   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song is about the last gasp of an aging rock musician (figuratively speaking, of course). As the narrator's career starts to putter out, he recognizes the frivolity of living the "lifestyle", as opposed to the more constructive, buttoned-down goals that he'd once rejected for being too "vanilla". After a lifetime of trying to paint himself as some guitar-wielding cultural messiah, the narrator realizes two things: 1) Despite his lock of rock music, he's legitimately worn-out 2) Although he still nurtures a love for music, he understands that stardom, ultimately, is as frivolous as petty vandalism.

    Of course, the song has that dread touch of satire. "We were aiming for the moon. We were shooting at the stars. But the kids were just shooting at the busses and the cars". The singer has hoped his music would inspire some life-altering changes in his young fan-base. Unfortunately, he learns the opposite -- the songs are just temporary diversions from the hardscrabble process of growing up.


    Poisonwoodon December 13, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentbeatjunkie08-"I don't think it's any of that. I think he's telling us(the real indie/MM fans) that just because they're big, mainstream, on the radio, and on MTV that they don't suck. If it comes to the point where they're just another crappy pop band then seriously, bury them with it."

    wow are you fucking conceited enough to believe this song was written for you? do you think isaac sits their and contemplates the destruction of his band? just go and listen to your precious LCW some more and get the fuck outta here.
    missproteinon August 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song, i think, is really about the good things in life. it's not about a literal burial (he doesn't want to actually be buried in his suit) he's talking about the things he charishes in life, and he's saying that if they ever have to go that it would be a favor if you would take him with it.
    dane0on June 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"suit got tight and it split at the seams"....

    Seems like an incredilbe hulk reference to me...
    muchthanmoreon December 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty sure the whole thing is just about the apocalypse and not wanting to have to walk around trying to make life seem useful after that (which is an extended metaphor just for death in general, but anyway) All the imagery comes from post-apocalypse stories and he even calls out Mad Max. The first verse he's just saying kids knew how to play and he thought he should be back at work (rebuilding or whatever), but when that day comes he wants someone to bury him with it (it not being a physical object, being the apocalypse itself. As in "Eh, just bury me with it.") Next verse, planets come and go, obvious. Third verse, he's still wearing a suit but its all ripped up and he wants to keep it nice but there's no way to do that anymore. Next he's remembering the parties and saying that was what we should have been doing this whole time. Shooting at the moon verse is pretty much a repeat of the first. 'Life handed us a paycheck and we said "We worked harder than this"'- that's the whole point of the song, the world ends and everything is crappy and he's thinking, why oh why did we work so hard when it was just gonna come to this anyway?

    So anyway, 6 years later, glad to clear that up.
    jekyll88on August 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sooo awesome. This new cd is solid. Kudos to Modest Mouse
    punk*vixenon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like he's holding onto everything
    i think this song is pretty sarcastic.
    like, even tho the suit is falling apart, he holds onto it so much that he wants to be burried with it.
    he thinks everything is worthy of that...
    cuz you know...you wanna be burried with something that means A LOT to you...
    so maybe we should stop clinging to stuff
    deaf melodyon April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is wonderful. Of special note is the line "Well fast they come and fast they go/ and god I love that rock and roll" (are the lyrics above correct?) because it's a great barb towards how fast rock stars expire these days (through drug use or the nature of pop culture).
    wayne_ozacroton April 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are "well fads they come and fads they go", i do believe
    blackemperordriveinon April 13, 2004   Link

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