Funeral by Lukas Graham

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In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Lukas Graham explained why the song ‘Funeral’ sounds so upbeat and celebratory when he is singing about his own funeral. 

He said “My family is Irish Catholic. When somebody dies, Irish Catholics have what’s called a wake, and that’s because you party so hard you hope to wake the dead. Everyone brings food and drink. You’ve got music and instruments, and you talk about the good things that the person did for you. That’s also why in “7 Years,” I sing, “remember life and then your life becomes a better one.” I do cry over my dead father – of course I do. I cry over my dead friends, too, but not at the funeral. At the funeral you stand strong. You celebrate the life. You give death hell.”

Lyrics

When it’s my time, I know you’ll tailor a new suit for me
And buy a new tie, so I’ll look this good
Boy, you were right
You said only them good ones die young
Never in my life did I look this good
Everyone welcome to my funeral
Everyone I know better be wasted
You know I would pour one up
‘Cause the way I lived, it was amazing
Uh uh uh
All of my friends are in the room
Uh uh uh
Party for me, I’d party too
You’re all on my tap
Bartenders pour out the whiskeys on me
And don’t be so sad
‘Cause I lived this good
We were closer (closer)
Now it’s over (over)
Oh it doesn’t mean it’s closure
I see you and I love you
I’ll be watching out above you
Everyone welcome to my funeral
Everyone I know better be wasted
You know I would pour one up
‘Cause the way I lived, it was amazing
Uh uh uh
All of my friends are in the room
Uh uh uh
Party for me I’d party too
Uh uh uh
All of my friends are in the room
Uh uh uh
Party for me I’d party too
Everyone welcome to my funeral
Everyone I know better be wasted
You know I would pour one up
‘Cause the way I lived, it was amazing
Welcome to my funeral
Everyone I know better be wasted
You know I would pour one up
‘Cause the way I lived, it was amazing
Welcome to my funeral
Everyone I know better be wasted
You know I would pour one up
‘Cause the way I lived, it was amazing
So welcome to my funeral
Welcome to my funeral
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Songwriters: Christopher Brown / Lukas Forchhammer / Stefan Forrest / Ross Golan / Morten Ristorp Jensen / David Labrel / Morten Pilegaard
Funeral lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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