Late For a Funeral

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"I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I’m listening to it." - George Carlin

I was going to skip this SongFight. The only thing I was hearing with that title was an Irish ditty and I'm done with that kind of thing. One night, less than 18 hours before it was due, I started banging something out on the piano. I wrote the lyrics and music and recorded the piano and vocal track within 2 1/2 hours but got frustrated with the rest of the arrangement and abandoned it for the night. This morning, I listened back to what I had and thought it was good enough to continue. I added a couple string bits and sent it off.

My lyrical story of the delusional recluse lives on.

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Goodbye to you my dearest friend
I guess I won't see you again

I'm taking a moment of silence for today
to pray that it won't slip away

I won't spend another moment
on wondering why
the first day of the rest of my life was yesterday
and it almost passed me by

If I'm late for a funeral
you won't need to throw me a bone
you won't need to get on the phone
If I'm for a funeral
I'll be happy it's not my own


I'm taking my time. I'm taking it all.
The sky could be waiting to fall

And when that cursed day decides to arrive
I'll be able to say I'm alive

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from Irrelevant (2009), released April 20, 2009
written by Adam Rabin

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Adam Rabin Burlington

Where Prog Rock meets Geek Rock. Adam Rabin is a Vermont songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has also played with Elephants of Scotland, Mailbox, and musical improv troupe She Thicc. You can also hear Adam’s music on the podcasts: Improvised Weapons, Improv Overdrive, What The Hell Are You Watching, and Vermont Favorites. ... more

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