Shelia,
Shelia,
You'll be my wife and share my life,
You'll be my wife, you'll share my life.
We will grow old,
We will grow old.
And when we die we'll bury ourselves,
And when we die we'll bury ourselves.
'cause no one wants to die alone
'cause no one wants to die alone
'cause no one wants to die alone
'cause no one wants to die alone
'cause no one wants to die alone

Shelia
Shelia
We'll die alone together,
Die alone together,
Die alone together,
Die alone together.


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  • +4
    General Comment"And when I sang the words, they were so unbelievably unconscious, it's like I was singing somebody else's song. So at first I thought, 'This is good, I'm writing a love song for boys to sing to girls. It's a heterosexual love song. What could be more experimental than me writing a straight up love song?' Then I thought maybe the last part's a little weird, the 'We'll die alone together' part.

    I guess, my point is that I realized I had written maybe, I dunno, the first ever asexual love song. Where it's really just about a fear of dying alone-- you need contact, you need love, you need empathy. You need this relationship but if there's no sex involved, people act like it's not a legitimate relationship. In a way the song was really kind of written for my friend Sarah, she and my friend Chrissie have been my best friends since we were very young. And I'd love to spend the rest of my life with Sarah. It's not a romantic thing or a sexual attraction. She's 'Shelia'."

    pitchfork.com/features/interviews/7726-atlas-sound/
    Fayiirahon December 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel that this song could have two meanings. The first could be a man who is so afraid of dying alone that he marries a woman just so he has someone to die with. The other could be that he's met the love of his life. Beautiful song.
    DeerhunterPlaysConstantlyon November 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEveryone needs to watch this video
    It's the video of him writing the song on the spot during a live performance
    It's incredible.
    youtube.com/…
    BillyBloopon May 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it
    ESSPLODEon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso simply beautiful
    organic joeson September 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. need not say more.
    TheWrongGirlon October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't want to die alone either, Bradford.
    maebyfunkeon November 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"we'll die alone together"

    deep stuff right there

    beautiful
    indieJayon January 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And when we die we'll bury ourselves.
    'cause no one wants to die alone"

    so poetic. i love this
    pelicanraceon August 30, 2010   Link

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