"(Put The Fun Back In) The Funeral" as written by and Erin Mckeown....
we walk in our shoes
put the fun back in the funeral
days on top of days
i hear the dirt fall on the coffin roof

i can't breathe
i can't breathe
in this box i can't breathe

night after night
fall asleep by cigarette light
the boys run from the boys
and it's the only clean air
i enjoy

i can't breathe
i can't breathe
on this bus i can't breathe

my face transfixed in dreams
i am trying to scream
now don't, don't you pray for me
please remove my feeding tube

i can't breathe
i can't breathe
on this bed i can't breathe

Lyrics submitted by pixidrizzl

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    General CommentWhen introducing this song at a concert in May 2010, Erin explained that she wrote this song while on a concert tour in Europe. She was the opening act riding on a tour bus on which she was the only female and the only one not smoking. The sense of choking on bad air in a tightly enclosed place comes out pretty strongly here.

    I like the witty title, but I have to admit that this is one of my least favorite Erin McKeown songs -- too dirge-like from an artist with so much energy. Still, it's interesting to know where this song came from.
    rickterpon May 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentErin has also said that this song was about three prominent events in her life. First was tour bus as rickterp explained. Second was the death of close relative. Third was the legal battle surrounding Terri Schiavo and the removal of her feeding tube.
    KatieCon May 23, 2011   Link

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