"The Night Before The Funeral" as written by and Malcolm Middleton Aidan Moffat....
The night before the funeral, I got some.
I sneaked a young girl up the stairs and past my mum.
I took her clothes off and I played
with her bits and she did the same but
it took ages for me to come.

Too drunk and getting old
It was a lovely show for a god I don't believe in.
I couldn't sing a single note at the service.
When they did "How Great Thou Art"
all I could think of was my old LP. of hymns by Elvis.

There's no such thing as sin
I said to Laura, "I hope I know you forever and when I'm going,
I'm going the Viking way.
Lay me in a boat with my favourite things
and set me on fire then send me on my way.
Kick me out to sea."
There's no such thing as sin


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"The Night Before the Funeral" as written by Malcolm Middleton Aidan Moffat

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    General CommentThis song is sad... It reminds me of my dad's funeral every time I listen to it... That is because my sister was listening to this song the morning of the funeral.
    The lyrics are kind of funny though! "Too drunk and getting old..." lol.
    tuneron May 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenteven though the songs meaning is obvious, i'd like to point out how straight forward adian and malcom's song writing is...brilliant
    tigerbeaton January 25, 2005   Link

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