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“Poorman's Grave” by Eraserheads
Album Cutterpillow [1995] / Anthology Two [2006]
Words By Ely Buendia
Music By Ely Buendia
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I know a man who had nothing
He was a poor man all his life
He lived in a shack by the roadside
With starving kids and a loving wife

He went to church every Sunday
He prayed from mornin' until night
He said, "Good Lord, why have You forsaken me
When everything I did I thought was right

Now my life's coming to an end
There's only one thing I'm wishin' for
All my days I have never sinned
So I hope You won't ignore
What I'm asking for

Oh, honey when I die
Dress me up in a coat and tie
Give my feet a pair of shoes
That I haven't wore in a long time

Put me in a golden box
Not a cross on a pile of rocks
Bury me where the grass is green
And the gates are shinin'

Oh, honey when I die
Give me a bed of roses where I could lie
I'm gonna use up all the money that I saved
'Cause I don't wanna lie in a poor man's grave"

I know a man who had nothing
He dreamed of satin sheets all his life
He lived and worked like a dog
Lickin' every boot he sees just to survive

He comes home drunk every night
Wakes up the kids and talks to his wife
He said, "Honey, you have been so good to me
I only wish we had a better life

And now my life's coming to an end
There's only one thing I'm wishin' for, oh
All my days I have lived in shame
So I hope you won't ignore
Just what I'm askin' for

Oh, honey when I die
Dress me up in a coat and tie
Give my feet a pair of shoes
That I haven't wore in a long time

Put me in a golden box
Not a cross on a pile of rocks
Bury me where the grass is green
And the gates are shining

Oh, honey when I die
Give me a bed of roses where I could lie
I'm gonna use up all the money that I saved
'Cause I don't wanna lie in a poor man's, poor man's grave

(Oh, honey when I die)
Give me a bed of roses where I could lie
I'm gonna use up all the money that I saved
'Cause I don't wanna lie in a poor man's grave"
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