Isn't she lovely laid out before me! My what a surprise...her gown matches her eyes.
Shoulders and arms bare...ribbons in her hair. Perfectly wrapped braids spread out from where she lays.
Flowers fill the room...scent of their perfume. Petals are scattered...piles have been gathered.
Carry her with me down by the oak tree. Away from the star light...out of the moon's sight
Oh doesn't it hurt...fingers in the dirt. Planting a memory...pieces of Emily
STORY BEHIND THE SONG:
About 2000/2001 Matt and I were playing with Joel - he's the guy that wrote most of the lyrics for Speedboat. Anyways, That's when this song came into being. We had recorded the bass, guitar, and a click track and while listening to the playback and messing around with a recorder I found half buried in the dirt when the neighbors moved out I came up with that. We tried it with the two drummers we had before Eric, but it never sounded as good as it does now. Also, it used to only have half of the words it has now but people were complaining about that so I added two extra lines to every verse. So there is no chorus... so what?! Does everything have to be the same as everything else to be "correct" or what?! Subject? A child's birthday party? An obsession gone tragically awry? A couple of kids making out under the trees? Yes.