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  posted on 7/25/2007 at 02:24 PM
I'm not sure if it's my favorite track from "Memory Almost Full" or not, but the lyrics just resonate with me....

At the end of the end
Its the start of a journey
To a much better place
And this wasnt bad
So a much better place
Would have to be special
No need to be sad

On the day that I die
Id like jokes to be told
And stories of old
To be rolled out like carpets
That children have played on
And laid on while listening
To stories of old

At the end of the end
Its the start of a journey
To a much better place
And a much better place
Would have to be special
No reason to cry

On the day that I die
Id like bells to be rung
And songs that were sung
To be hung out like blankets
That lovers have played on
And laid on while listening
To songs that were sung

At the end of the end
Its the start of a journey
To a much better place
And a much better place
Would have to be special
No reason to cry
No need to be sad

At the end of the end

Here's the take on it from Paul himself.....

I'd read something somebody had written where they were talking about dying and I thought, thats kind of brave. It seemed a brave subject to deal with rather than just shying away from it. So I fancied looking at this as a subject of myself. And then I thought, well I like the Irish approach of a wake, where its celebratory. I remember once an Irish woman wished me well by saying I wish you a good death and I was like, Say what!? I thought about it and thought actually its a great thing to wish someone. It was quite a brave subject for me. I thought, well what would I like? Jokes, wake, music, rather than everyone sitting around glum saying he was a great guy, though they can do a bit of that. So that led into the verse ‘on the day that I die Id like jokes to be told and stories of old to be rolled out like carpets. I have played it to my family and they find it very moving because, you know, its dad. Its a strange combination because youre talking about a very serious subject. But Im dealing with it lightly.


[Edited on 7/25/2007 by Benjamin]

 
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  posted on 7/25/2007 at 02:31 PM
You know, I have to say, for the most part, I just really like that entire album.
 

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  posted on 7/25/2007 at 08:38 PM
Jim.. one of my fav's off the new one

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And then I thought, well I like the Irish approach of a wake, where its celebratory


I hadn't even read Paul's comments before I listened to the disc for the first time, and I was thinking the same thing...

 

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