I wanna tell you a story
Ain't got no characters in it but me
I wanna sing you a sad song
Most of it I don't expect you to believe
It starts off just-a whiskey and wine
Oh some miles of travel and some real good times
But it ends in a dark corridor
Where there ain't no windows
And there ain't no doors
Yeah, that's me

Just-a drinking off this bottle
And-a drifting out to sea
Yeah that's me
Just-a sitting here staring
And-a shaking like a leaf
Well that's me
Just-a leaning on my shovel
In this graveyard of dreams
Yeah that's me
Just-a leaning on my shovel
In this graveyard of dreams

I wanna take you to a shipwreck
A thousand miles underneath the black sea
It looks like everybody's sleeping
But look close they are dead indeed
I wanna lead you to an armchair
Deep back in the files of my mind
I wanna sit you in a candle's light
Where I've been spending all of my time
Well that's me

Just-a drinking off this bottle
Is it drinking off of me?
Now that's me
Just-a sitting here staring
And-a shaking like a leaf
Oh that's me
Just-a leaning on my shovel
In this graveyard of dreams
Yeah that's me
Just-a leaning on my shovel
In this graveyard of dreams



Lyrics submitted by meganuh, edited by mkyweriga

Graveyard song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationThis seems to be about addiction, presumably to alcohol. Starts off having a good time but ends up alone, isolated and demoralized.

    Shaking like a leaf could be shaking in general fear or the shakes long time alcoholics get.

    Great song.
    jayman4on February 14, 2014   Link

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