"You'll Miss Me" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
You'll always miss my big old body
In its prime and never shoddy,
While bloodhounds wait down in the lobby you'll eulogize my big old body

You'll miss me with effigies
Lighting up your house like Xmas trees
As tears roll down below your knees
You'll miss me with effigies

Go find a man to fit my shoes
Left one's old and the right one's new
And I bought the right one just for you
Go find a man to fit my shoes

You'll see my teeth in the stars above
Every tree a finger of my glove
And every time push comes to shove
You'll see my teeth in the stars above

Your money talks but my genius walks
Morticians wait with a shovel and a fork
As detectives trace my hands with chalk
Your money talks but my genius walks

You'll miss me so
You will miss me
It must be raining because a man ain't supposed to cry
But I look up and I don't see a cloud

Lyrics submitted by qshapadooy

"You'll Miss Me" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis is such a great great song. I find the last two lines annoying but the rest of the song rocks especially the shoe part!!!
    HowardTCoon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a song about a woman killing her husband for financial gain. The song is sang by the husband (from beyond the grave). If you assume the husband was somebody famous and well received by the community, it supports this theory even more.

    The line about effigies could refer to protesters outside the woman's house because they believe she killed him. The first verse refers to a police investigation while she pretends to mourn her husband by writing his eulogy.

    There's also stuff about a Mortician and how she has money. Perhaps the fact that the money talks could be referencing her trying to cover up the murder by bribing people, or something of the like. But most of the other lines hint towards the fact that she will regret murdering the guy, and she'll begin to miss him.

    A fantastic song.
    SammoSammyon June 09, 2012   Link

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