"Oh Comely (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)" as written by and Tony Mcphee Jo-ann Kelly....
O, Death
O, Death
Won't you spare me over til another year
Well what is this that I can't see
With ice cold hands takin' hold of me
Well I am death, none can excel
I'll open the door to heaven or hell
Whoa, death someone would pray
Could you wait to call me another day
The children prayed, the preacher preached
Time and mercy is out of your reach
I'll fix your feet til you cant walk
I'll lock your jaw til you cant talk
I'll close your eyes so you can't see
This very air, come and go with me
I'm death I come to take the soul
Leave the body and leave it cold
To draw up the flesh off of the frame
Dirt and worm both have a claim
O, Death
O, Death
Won't you spare me over til another year
My mother came to my bed
Placed a cold towel upon my head
My head is warm my feet are cold
Death is a-movin upon my soul
Oh, death how you're treatin' me
You've close my eyes so I can't see
Well you're hurtin' my body
You make me cold
You run my life right outta my soul
Oh death please consider my age
Please don't take me at this stage
My wealth is all at your command
If you will move your icy hand
Oh the young, the rich or poor
Hunger like me you know
No wealth, no ruin, no silver no gold
Nothing satisfies me but your soul
O, death
O, death
Wont you spare me over til another year
Wont you spare me over til another year
Wont you spare me over til another year



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"Oh Death" as written by Tony Mcphee Jo-ann Kelly

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    General CommentHow recent is this?? I cant wait to hear it
    staaticon July 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits from late april.
    pjc1190on July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAhh I do love it
    staaticon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentawesome cover. nice to know he's a fan.
    thisisamesson September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere is a recording for FNXRadio.com, though I think they've took the page down now. So try filesearching applications.
    thisisamesson September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentligulate.blogspot.com/2007/05/…

    I heard this song for the first time live last night. I don't know who it was but someone came up from behind Jesse in the middle of the song and started strumming the guitar while Jesse held the chords. Amazing.
    mincloon November 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThey played this song last night with mewithoutyou. I was singing along, not really noticing what the song was and realized everyone around me was just kind of standing there. I was really confused as to why I knew all of the words and none of the die hard fans did. Then, I figured out it was Neutral Milk Hotel. Haha.
    alexa9on December 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentvwgreenroom.com/bands/Brand_New/…

    You can hear it here, along with a few other songs. It's an acoustic session Jesse did for VW.
    PaperStreeton January 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love both Brand New & Neutral Milk Hotel, but I dont think this should be under Brand New..you cant hear the over,its just the lyrics which arent by Jesse Lacey so wtf.
    -Nicki-on March 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am a big Jesse Lacey fan, but his cover doesn't impress me very much. Although I would love to hear Brand New play the song live.
    eric_005on March 25, 2008   Link

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