"Body in a Box" as written by and Dallas Green....
There's a funeral procession on the highway
Traffic screeches to a halt
There's people searching for a better way
To live their lives, oh

Johnny lived a good life, you'll hear them say
As tears of sadness soak the ground
The reaper crept in, took his breath away
In the middle of the night, oh

We celebrate the lives of the dead
It's like a man's best party, only happens when he dies
We gather 'round to pay our respects
While their souls are still searching for the light
Searching for the light

So please don't come to me on my dying day
Just let me go in peace
With all the things that I forgot to say
Racing through my mind, oh

And don't you bury me six feet under ground
Just burn my body in a box
And let my ashes blow with the wind
Out into the night sky

We celebrate the lives of the dead
It's like a man's best party, only happens when he dies
We gather 'round to pay our respects
While their souls are still searching for the light
Searching for the light

Searching for the light, oh
Searching for the light


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"Body in a Box" as written by Dallas Green

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    General Commentmy FAV song on bring me your love. its so chilling with the whole death factor

    the part
    "just burn my body in a box"

    really makes me think about the whole being buried or cremated thing. death really spokes me :)
    mr.2nd comingon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about appreciating someones life and not dwelling so much on the sadness in death.
    number5withabulleton February 21, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"this song is about how i want to get buried" - dallas green
    favaon March 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti remember him saying so at soundwave.
    spinechilling performance he gave.
    applessson March 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthis voice is so wonderful
    bambiiion June 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite song on the album. It reminds me that I'm alive.
    Wambson September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    @ 4:00. i totally agree with everything he says about the uneasiness of funerals. but i also see it as a very respectable way to let go. watch all parts of the interview, the link up there is part 3.

    frannyb3anon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI i agree with fava.folk music is usaly aboute a simple message and this song is clearly aboute how he whants to get buried and all that stuff........hi mom!
    NOVATARDon December 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was kind of about the way he wanted to get buried!
    when he sings
    "Just burn my body in a box
    And let my ashes
    Blow with the wind
    Out into the night sky"
    i really love that. i think that's the way i'd like to be buried as well.

    The topic and this song are both very unique.

    Such a good song, I love the harmonica parts,
    someone really special to me taught me how to play it once,
    and now I can't listen to the song without bringing back memories.

    speaksofton June 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentmaybe about how he doesn't want to be buried? song kinda creeps me out. good though.
    heysunshinee09on August 14, 2009   Link

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