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The Funeral by Band of Horses

hairybandhorsesSouth Carolina’s indie rockers Band of Horses know how to tune struggles to music. With Ben Bridwell, Tyler Ramsey, Ryan Monroe, Creighton Barrett, and Bill Reynolds in ear shot, listeners conjure elements of yesterday’s Neil Young, 1990s-era The Flaming Lips, and today’s Jim James from fellow indie band My Morning Jacket. Guitar drenched melodies, mellow tenor vocals, and a reverberating quality only skilled multi-instrumentalists truly can provide, Band of Horses ranks among some of the best. The group’s staple style of mind bending lyrics against a pop-like backdrop with hints of earthy transcendence have earned the group tremendous praise and a huge following for nearly a decade.


I’m coming up only to hold you under
I’m coming up only to show you wrong
And to know you is hard and we wonder
To know you all wrong we were

Ooo Ooo Ooo Ooo
Really too late to call so we wait for
Morning to wake you that’s all we got
To know me as hardly golden
Is to know me all wrong they were

At every occasion I’ll be ready for the funeral
At every occasion once more it’s called the funeral
Every occasion oh I’m ready for the funeral
At every occasion oh one billion day funeral

I’m coming up only to show you down for
And coming up only to show you wrong
To the outside,
The dead leaves, they’re on the lawn
Before they died, had trees to hang their home

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

At every occasion I’ll be ready for the funeral
At every occasion once more it’s called the funeral
At every occasion oh I’m ready for the funeral
At every occasion of one brilliant day funeral”