Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife
Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife
For the first time in your life

Wear your blouse undone to here
And your skirt split up to there

Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife
For the first time in your life
Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife

Wink at the minister
Blow kisses to my grieving brothers

Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife

And when it comes your turn to speak
Before the crowd
Tell them about the time we did it
On the beach with fireworks above us
On the railroad tracks
With the gravel in your back
In the back room of a crowded bar
And in the very grave yard
Where my body now rests

Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife
Dress sexy at my funeral my good wife
For the first time in your life

Also tell them about how I gave to charity
And tried to love my fellow man
As best I could
But most of all don't forget about the time
On the beach
With fireworks above us


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    General CommentI don't think it means postmortem sex; sex in the graveyard is a retrospective, like on the beach. It seems too good a song for that.
    _ellieon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat better way to send off your dead husband than by celebrating the moments when as a couple you lived the most?

    And isn't that what Bill's saying, that helping your fellow man and giving to charity is great, but nothing compared to that amazingly close companionship?

    I want this to be my wife. And then, almost as if he's crying out in a way that doesn't even fit into words, that Tweedy-like falsetto. Awesome.

    "For the first time in your life" is the only thing that throws me. It says that either A) The whole song is a fantasy, or B) His wife's sexuality has always been reserved for her husband alone and now, as a eulogy, he wants her to tell the world. I'm going with B.
    smooton April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is a fantasy. When he dies, he wants his life exaggerated. He wants the lasting memory of him to be a sexy wild wife and all their exploits. And sure, mention his charitywork too. Hilarious song, brilliantly written.
    smallwonderroboton July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt may just be some rambunctious recount of their romps. But I've always kinda thought this song was a subtly sincere and beautiful one, I feel he wants her to be happy. Truly and honestly, that's all he wants in death. Obviously remembrance comes into the equation:

    "Tell them about the time we did it
    On the beach with fireworks above us
    On the railroad tracks
    With the gravel in your back
    In the back room of a crowded bar
    And in the very grave yard
    Where my body now rests"

    But "Dress sexy at my funeral, my good wife, for the first time in your life" suggests to me he may know how loyal and graceful she wants to be in his passing, possibly enough to remain in chaste for the rest of her days. He's saying, fuck that, remember me, but move on, he wants her to find another love in her life. Possibly he died young and doesn't care for the idea of this beautiful girl growing old and turning into a spinster.

    "Wink at the minister
    Blow kisses to my grieving brothers"

    This is a bit of fun with that idea of moving on, which obviously wouldn't be with the priest or his brothers. A personal joke between he and her.

    One of my favorite love songs ever.
    sharontateon August 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about celebrating the intimate relationship of a man and his wife. It's also a song glorifying his sexual prowess, which the singer is emphasizing in a tongue-in-cheek way.

    The man's death also has a transformative effect on his wife---she can exude her sexuality as a statement to the world about her newly deceased husband.
    sakeboxon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's saying, dress sexy for the FIRST time in her life at his funeral...
    missmeon July 12, 2007   Link

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