"Burial" as written by Christian Karlsson, Pontus Johan Winnberg and Andrew Wyatt Blakemore....
Misery is all we know lately
Saturdays are all the same
Sympathy is overrated
Like a snapshot when you've lost the game

Now it's all the funeral
I've become a serial
Killer of us both
Now it's all the funeral
I've become a serial
Killer of us both

No, I
Don't want to get thrown in your ocean
Don't try
You know that we already know it
It's over

At your own burial
Don't forget to cry
At your own burial

Licking up my eighty-first birthday
Every day this body goes to waste
Remembering how I would raise an army
When we went back to your place

Now it's all the funeral
I've become a serial
Killer of us both
Now it's all the funeral
I've become a serial
Killer of us both

No, I
Don't want to get thrown in your ocean
Don't try
You know that we already know it
It's over

At your own burial
Don't forget to cry
At your own burial

At your own burial
Don't forget to cry
At your own burial


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"Burial" as written by Christian Karlsson Andrew Wyatt Blakemore

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    My InterpretationI'm surprised how wrong you all are. Not to be offensive, sorry.
    "Misery is all we know lately
    Saturdays are all the same
    Sympathy is overrated
    Like a snapshot when you've lost the game"
    The relationship has failed and sympathizing with the other will not resolve conflicts so deeply rooted. No matter the level of understanding-- The differences are irreconcilable. We have lost.
    "Now it's all the funeral
    I've become a serial
    Killer of us both
    Now it's all the funeral
    I've become a serial
    Killer of us both"
    I have to call it here. It's done. Commence the funeral to grieve and cope what we once had because there is no further to go.
    "No, I
    Don't want to get thrown in your ocean
    Don't try
    You know that we already know it
    It's over"
    I pretty literal statement. I am not a fish in your sea. We are not only done here but there is no possibility in the future either.
    "At your own burial
    Don't forget to cry
    At your own burial"
    CRY! There is something to grieve at the loss of what we had. Cope with the loss and don't have hope of this ever returning.
    "Licking up my eighty-first birthday
    Every day this body goes to waste
    Remembering how I would raise an army
    When we went back to your place"
    Now I am worn... I have been wearing down for so long and my starry eyed youth will not return. Once I had the energy to fight for anything, but now I begrudgingly accept that there's nothing left to that man.
    aaronscon May 08, 2013   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningWhen relationships end, to the person being dumped it can feel like their life is over and the other person killed them and/or the relationship. To the person ending the relationship it can be a relief, even if there were strong feelings at the start.

    "Misery is all we know lately, Saturdays are all the same. Sympathy is overrated, Like a snapshot when you've lost the game."
    - They have both been miserable lately, and he is tired of it. He has to get rid of his sympathy to end it, the game is lost.

    "Now it's all the funeral, I've become a serial, Killer of us both"
    - this is a sarcastic statement to display the other persons exaggeration of the breakup. In the other person's eyes he murdered the relationship.

    "No, I Don't want to get thrown in your ocean. Don't try, You know that we already know it.. It's over"
    - He feels like the other person is trying to drown him with their drama, its unnecessary, they both know its over.

    "At your own burial, Don't forget to cry, At your own burial"
    - another similar sarcastic statement about the other person's over reaction.

    "Licking up my eighty-first birthday, Every day this body goes to waste. Remembering how I would raise an army, When we went back to your place"
    - when he is old and his body is failing him, he will still remember the big fights they use to have.
    dkrauteron April 21, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so good. they will be huge
    baboxbaboon June 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree with baboxbabo, they will be huge indeed. the album is amazing.
    chauhanvikon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure it's: "now it's all the funeral, I become a serial killer of us both"

    It's about a couple starting to fall apart.
    McNilssonon April 01, 2010   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionI was very confused as to this song meaning but on watching the amazing video:

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    I'm thinking this song is about making the most out of your life, there is hope... You only have one chance, don't forget... I think, don't forget to cry at your own burial could have a double meaning...

    Don't cry out of guilt that you where old and did nothing with your life...
    And, a message to say, you've everperiamced so much, cry from happiness...

    I know you may think this is wrong but I think the videos ten to reflect the aong meaning sometimes and that's the message I picked up, maybe it's just how I'm feeling at the moment!!!
    mikeysturgeonon August 08, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDeath will you take me tonight? It's like a lover taking their target. Dying is guaranteed for those who are born. It's a Damn sure thing. That'd really a comforting thought. It's reassurance.
    jweekson February 06, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBurial =Your wedding day

    When I listen to this song I think he's scrutinizing marriage and pointing out that many things have to get "buried" when you make that decision. Many couples will have a great relationship at the beginning, but as soon as they get married it's like the fire goes out. Something dies. I think that's what the song is about.

    At the beginning of the song he talks about being miserable with the same "routine" monotonous Saturdays. Obviously once you are married Saturday nights are no longer about going out, beer drinking, or a night out on the town. They are routine married things that you do as a couple. I actually feel sorry for my friends that choose to get married and I think the artist touches on that stating that "sympathy is overrated" because the game is over. They then go on to say "I don't want to get thrown in your ocean" - to me it's the new world of doing "married" things with married friends versus hanging around your single friends doing single things. I have seen it time and time again, once a friend gets married it's like they are no longer allowed to hang out with the "singles" because your single people and married people just do different things. They will soon get thrown into a ocean of doing things with "married" friends. Thus, that part of both of their lives is over.

    The artist also talks about growing old and his body going to waste-touching on the fact that they will be bound by marriage for a lifetime, or until divorce. But before they were married, he would "raise an army" when they went back to her place...touching more on the idea that something dies and gets buried when you get married. The excitement is gone.

    Thus the "burial" is actually your wedding day, which you should certainly cry. I think the reason the artist is hinting at is not the one most people would suspect.
    marzbarz82on September 09, 2011   Link
  • -2
    Song MeaningSo I'm at a cafe, explaining to a friend my plan to commit suicide on my 80th birthday, pay for a wake on a cruise ship, invite everyone I've ever known, and then have the cruise ship sink with everyone on it; two hours later that friend comes across this song. Mike, you seem to have borrowed my idea. I hope you won't object when I use your song to narrate the movie retelling of my epic suicide-homicide. I would invite you to the wake, but now you know my plan.
    Rumpoleisdeadon March 07, 2010   Link

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