"Your Funny Uncle" as written by and Tennant/lowe....
A windy day
The cars in slow formation
Not far away
A final destination

One mother's son
His father's distant gaze, regretting
Where they went wrong
He always found it too upsetting

Me and my friend
We lived our lives completely
From start to end
You and your friend, so sweetly

With strength and pride
In spite of everything, and swimming
Against the tide
To obstinately hope of winning

And at the end
Your funny uncle staring
At all your friends
With military bearing

And stopped to stand
To smile and speak of you directly
Goodbye, shake hands
Like you did everything correctly

To wipe away the tears
No more pain, no fear
No sorrow or dying
No waiting or crying
These former things have passed away
Another life begins today


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"Your Funny Uncle" as written by Neil Tennant Christopher Lowe

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    General CommentI think the lyrics in this song are beautifully written.

    A quote from Neil Tennant:
    "The words are about one of my best friends who died of Aids. The same person who had the party in 'Being Boring'. He died in 1989, and this is a description of his funeral. All the details are time: the cars in slow formation, and so on. He did have an uncle, who had been in the army all of his life and suddenly found himself at the funeral of his evidently gay nephew who'd died of Aids. I think it must have been quite a difficult situation for him, but he was really nice and dignified and spoke to all of his nephew's friends. I had to give a reading, and the bit I read was from the book of Revelations, which started 'I, John, saw a new Jerusalem', and at the end it says there's somewhere where there's no pain or fear; and I found it a really moving piece of prose, and attached it to the end of the song."
    CaughtYourRainbowson August 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs far as i'm concerned this is the most touching song the boys have done.
    It hits home every time.
    Bilingual_Wenchon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've discovered this song the other day and have been listen to since then again and again. The one of most touchy gay song ever. I really don't know why they didn't play it in their concert in Moscow last year. So pity. Maybe next time?
    vovaston February 28, 2014   Link

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