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Bury Me At Sea
Written May 1991
Appears on Only My Hairdresser Knows For Sure
Available as an mp3

I was driving down the road the other day
Looked to the right, saw a graveyard full of graves
By a dozen graves, people mourned the dead
By a dozen graves, flowers bowed their heads.

I guess we've all got to go there some day
I guess we all just pass away
Without a clue what we leave behind
But I don't want that wearing on my mind when I feel like I'm dying...

'Cause I don't want to die thinking about the promises that I made
And I don't want broken people staring at my broken grave
All I want to leave behind me are some happy memories
And when I die, well I wish they'd bury me at sea.

Don't want no tombstone on my grave
To remind all the people that I've gone away
It only concentrates on my death
And I hope to God that's not the only thing left when I take my last breath...


Maybe it's too much to ask...
Maybe it's too hard a task...
But I don't want to die and go to heaven...
Only to look down and see you crying to me...
crying for me...
crying for me...
staring at my grave.

So if you give me to the ocean blue
And stare out at the ocean like we used to
Don't think of ashes or dust to dust
Just know I'm with you more now than I ever was...


'Cause I don't want you thinking about all of the promises that I made
And I don't want to see you break down and cry staring at my broken grave.
All I want you to remember are our happy memories
'Cause when I die... well, I wish you would bury me at sea.

©1989 James (Gary) Geniesse

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