Four people all dressed in black
Down on their way to a funeral
In a four-way smash
And my coke is on the dashboard
My boys are in the back
But you don’t love me yet
So I try another tack

And the wheels on this car
Sing the funeral blues

And I’m trying to hail a taxi
While you’re racing down the hill
Sixty RPM to tell me
That you love me still
But it’s unscripted theatre
And no-one pays the bill
And I can’t get my fill
And yes I love you still
Of course I do

Just trying to make some sense
Out of these funeral blues

I was so indifferent
About what tomorrow would bring
I danced a Russian ballet
Through the paparazzi sting
And I keep telling you
To do your own thing
But then you just can’t live without me
And the nature of beauty
For me is in the part
That keeps its independent spirit
So I sing it from my heart

Tonight I feel wonderful
With the funeral blues

I’m sick and I’m tired
I’m trying to force a smile
I’m staring at your face
From across the cinema aisle
And your boyfriend is pretty
But he’s got no sense of style
So it’s you and me
Get off to the mountain
Or you and me
Make love in Florence
And let the optimists and cynics fight it out
Find out about the funeral blues

He’ll turn up with a switchblade
And an angelic face
Unscrupulous and ruthless
With his fingers on your waist
He never said he loved you
But he’s offering a taste
A taste, my darling
Of your funeral blues

A taste, my darling
Of your funeral blues

Your funeral blues

Lyrics submitted by SparksOfGold

Funeral Blues song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is amazing, why has no-one else commented, it's got a special connection to me as well. On the way home from my Great-Grandad's funeral my mum's car got hit by a lorry and pushed down the motorway, I discovered this song a few days later and it seemed so fitting.

    The lyrics are amazing and meaningful and the music haunting my favourite lines are:
    [[your boyfriend is pretty
    but he's got no sense of style]]
    peanuts and raisinson August 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is really beautiful and when i heard it live i just stood still and listned to the lyrics.

    but the thing is, i dont really understand- is he talking about a girl who died?
    Addicted2Loveon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes the song have anything to do with W H Auden's famous poem 'Funeral Blues'?
    BeccaXXon September 20, 2009   Link

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