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Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 10:20
 

 Webfoot wrote:
I've heard that our bodies store a lot of toxins that are concentrated after cremation. Maybe just spread them around the ornamentals.


Man: Well, um, which would you recommend?

Undertaker: Well they're both nasty. If we burn her, she gets stuffed in the flames, crackle, crackle, crackle, which is a bit of a shock if she's not quite dead. But quick. And then we give you a handful of the ashes, which you can pretend were hers.

M: (timidly) Oh.

U: Or, if we bury her she gets eaten up lots of weevils and nasty maggots, which, as I said before, is a bit of a shock if she's not quite dead.


Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Nov 03, 2016 16:42
 

 Webfoot wrote:
I've heard that our bodies store a lot of toxins that are concentrated after cremation. Maybe just spread them around the ornamentals.

 
But then there's always this:

http://grist.org/living/mushroom-burial-suit-turns-dead-bodies-into-clean-compost/


Webfoot
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Nov 03, 2016 16:13
 

I've heard that our bodies store a lot of toxins that are concentrated after cremation. Maybe just spread them around the ornamentals.
dkgillett
(Canada)
Posted: Aug 01, 2016 9:00
 

Thought the intro was Nick Drake. Fooled again.
Will62
Posted: May 26, 2016 18:07
 

 Skydog wrote:
Bill, you are going to make me like this yet

 
Relax, lay back and open your arms wide to the warm embrace of this ambient muse
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Feb 23, 2016 21:15
 

Bill, you are going to make me like this yet
madaxeman
(Scottish west coast)
Posted: Feb 14, 2016 9:17
 

Another R. P. find, thanks guys.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 20, 2016 13:10
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

But who would win in a cage fight?

 
{#Lol}
Probably Raffi - he has more stage props.
Johnny-smooth
(On my bicycle)
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 14:00
 

Rather than having my ashes spread about the yard, I'm hoping to be buried in the yard and have a nice peach tree planted on top of me.
Grayson
(Atlanta)
Posted: Jul 16, 2015 10:48
 

Is there some kinda SC connection with/to Iron & Wine? Curious. Only because I'm from SC. 
bluematrix
(confluence of mississippi and missouri rivers)
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 15:11
 

 KKeith wrote:
I don't know of any other song that so beautifully expresses the love and commitment two people have for each other.

 
Yes, I agree. Soft, quiet, heartfelt voices really compliment the beautiful lyrics.
kcar
Posted: Jun 08, 2015 13:15
 

 Vaxhall wrote:
The melody carries something of a Simon & Garfunkel song

 
Kinda, yeah. Someone else mentioned "Kathy's Song" but I can't remember that one right now. The beginning of the song reminds me of the The Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil."
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Apr 06, 2015 2:51
 

 Proclivities wrote:
I'd almost prefer Raffi to Dan Fogelberg.
 
But who would win in a cage fight?
chasech5
(Ames, IA)
Posted: Feb 08, 2015 15:17
 

Reminds me of "Kathy's Song," a bit. 

Vaxhall wrote:
The melody carries something of a Simon & Garfunkel song

 


flyboy
(Sarah Palin's Hometown)
Posted: Jan 05, 2015 18:04
 

This song is pretty heart wrenching thinking about one of us dying and leaving the other.  I sure hope my wife goes first so she doesn't have to endure the heartache and the difficulties of facing the world alone.  I consider this most every day on the hour commute when the end seems only one stupid driver trick away.
flatop
(VI dogs paradise)
Posted: Nov 09, 2014 11:29
 

great  solid song,deserves the airplay
(former member)
Posted: Nov 05, 2013 16:50
 

 Johnny-smooth wrote:
As one who struggles with cancer, this song is particularly poignant

 
Strength to you in your struggle, bro.  Keep pedaling.  It is a beautiful song.  
Johnny-smooth
(On my bicycle)
Posted: Sep 26, 2013 14:37
 

As one who struggles with cancer, this song is particularly poignant
Vaxhall
(Niterói, Brazil)
Posted: Sep 23, 2013 19:01
 

The melody carries something of a Simon & Garfunkel song
oldsaxon
(Wales via Vancouver, BC.)
Posted: Jul 20, 2013 13:53
 

 KKeith wrote:
I don't know of any other song that so beautifully expresses the love and commitment two people have for each other.

 
Wow, just read the lyrics...wow, yeah.
KKeith
(NC)
Posted: Mar 21, 2013 12:40
 

I don't know of any other song that so beautifully expresses the love and commitment two people have for each other.
Highspirits
(who cares)
Posted: Mar 21, 2013 12:37
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

You're a little old for that, aren't you?
 
LOL...:)
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Dec 14, 2012 19:23
 

 Stingray wrote:

Reminds me of grandma trying to sing me into sleep!

 
You're a little old for that, aren't you?
Lewis_Moon
Posted: Nov 24, 2012 15:28
 

Absolutely beautiful.  I cry every time.
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Sep 08, 2012 18:19
 

 Proclivities wrote:

I'd almost prefer Raffi to Dan Fogelberg.  This tune's pretty good.
 

Pretty good????  Huh???

A solid 10.
madaxeman
(Scottish west coast)
Posted: Jun 20, 2012 9:01
 

 jnhashmi wrote:
This coming right after "For No One" by The Beatles makes me realize how exceptional this song is. A true classic. Just wonderful. A 9 that I might just change to a 10.
 
Correct.
Proclivities
(Carrboro, NC)
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 9:38
 

 bachbeet wrote:
It's OK.  too much like Dan Fogelberg for my taste.  Though I prefer this to DF.
 
I'd almost prefer Raffi to Dan Fogelberg.  This tune's pretty good.


Xing
Posted: Jan 02, 2012 0:53
 

Nice
d-don
(Oregon)
Posted: Sep 26, 2011 11:40
 

Lyrically beautiful.


Stingray
(JULIAN'S NWO)
Posted: Aug 31, 2011 13:34
 

Reminds me of grandma trying to sing me into sleep!


dpvest
(roseville)
Posted: Jun 06, 2011 18:19
 

 jnhashmi wrote:
This coming right after "For No One" by The Beatles makes me realize how exceptional this song is. A true classic. Just wonderful. A 9 that I might just change to a 10.
 
what a great segue...
jnhashmi
(Los Angeles)
Posted: Jun 06, 2011 18:17
 

This coming right after "For No One" by The Beatles makes me realize how exceptional this song is. A true classic. Just wonderful. A 9 that I might just change to a 10.
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 06, 2011 4:12
 

An auto-rate Ho-Hum, sadly. I'm sure many find the Iron & Wine sound elegaic, but for these ears it's the equivalent of a lullaby after a dose of Mogadon. Excellent when you want to go bye-byes, but not so good in the middle of a sunny Spring day. 3 from the soporific Nottingham jury {#Sleep}
justin4kick
(The Netherlands)
Posted: Apr 27, 2011 13:05
 

Music inspired by Sufjan Stevens, CD cover inspired by Van Gogh
anifan
(Miami, FL)
Posted: Jan 31, 2011 17:46
 

Such a beautiful song!
hippiechick
(topsy turvy land)
Posted: Jan 23, 2011 5:33
 

Sam Beam's new album includes a band.
Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: Dec 31, 2010 10:23
 

I must not get it...this is awful.
bshawkins
Posted: Feb 18, 2010 7:47
 

Love me some Iron & Wine!
fevertree
Posted: Feb 18, 2010 7:46
 

sigh...sooo...beautiful....
linden
(Santa Cruz, CA)
Posted: Dec 17, 2009 12:10
 

 Jelani wrote:
Hmmm...
I usually come naked.
 
I tend to hear that double entendre when this song starts playing also. I wonder if it's meant to be there?

DaveInVA
(In a crumbling Queen Anne mansion in Damnville, VA)
Posted: Dec 17, 2009 12:07
 

I'm generally not a big Iron & Wine fan but I really like this song...{#Music}
Pyro
Posted: Aug 13, 2009 13:48
 

 ncollingridge wrote:
Personally I thought this was gorgeous - just shows that not everyone has the same taste. Indeed I have to say that I don't really understand the other complaints about this track. Incidentally I thought the guitar playing had very distinct echoes of Nick Drake about it.
 
I think it's lovely as well.  And I can't resist posting the simple but beautiful lyrics:

She says "wake up, it's no use pretending"
I'll keep stealing, breathing her.
Birds are leaving over autumn's ending
One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes 'round the yard

She says "If I leave before you, darling
Don't you waste me in the ground"
I lay smiling like our sleeping children
One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes round the yard



hippiechick
(Weekendland)
Posted: Dec 03, 2008 12:29
 

This song always makes me feel like crying.
govna
(beantown)
Posted: Dec 03, 2008 12:26
 

definitely his best song.  the rest...meh.
spiritual76
Posted: Nov 08, 2008 0:17
 

keep this line....

kaybee
(Lost in the Wilds of Toronto)
Posted: Oct 07, 2008 18:25
 

Another fine group RP has gotten me interested in.
onlylynne
(Around here somewhere...)
Posted: Oct 01, 2008 10:30
 

I like this.

Very pleasant.
bachbeet
Posted: Sep 05, 2008 19:50
 

It's OK.  too much like Dan Fogelberg for my taste.  Though I prefer this to DF.
RosieRedfield
(Vancouver)
Posted: Sep 05, 2008 19:50
 

 Limpopoking wrote:
My wife uses this track as her alarm clock on her mobile... doesn't endear me much to the song!
 
Alarm clock?  More like a lullaby!
WonkoTheSane
(Wolfville, NS)
Posted: Sep 05, 2008 19:49
 

Ahhh. I do love this album, and this song is one of my favorites from it. Simple, warm, and utterly entrancing. Four years on, it still gives me shivers.