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Poorman's Grave - Eraserheads

This is a song of my favorite local band, the Eraserheads. I have always been a fan.

The other night I heard my brother-in-law playing the guitar to the tune of this song. It was the first time I heard him play a guitar, albeit short. At least I found out somebody is better than me in playing the guitar (they all do, in fact, because I am still learning to play the guitar.) When I heard him play this, I remembered the song. I think he just likes to play the chords of it then I remembered the lyrics of the song.

The message of the song is turning your back to poverty. That was where we were during our childhood. By the way, my bayaw's family and our family grew up in the same community in La Union so we know the capabilities of the people there in terms of spending. We had a few to spend because life was difficult back then.

Well, I truly salute my bayaw because he really takes care of my nieces and nephew (his kids with my sister). He is hardworking probably because he doesn't want his kids to experience what we've been through when we were younger. I am glad I know my sister and kids are in good hands. I'd just like to dwell on that thought for a while and try to forget that other difficult things happening around us. So let's focus on the song now, shall we?

Here is the lyrics:

POORMAN'S GRAVE
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 prays from morning until night
He said Good Lord, why have you forsaken me
When everything I did I thought was right

Now my Life is coming to an end
There's only one thing I'm wishing for
All my days I have never sinned
So I hope you wont 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 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
'Coz I dont 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
Licking 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 lifes coming to an end
There's only one thing I'm wishing for
All my days I have lived in shame
So I hope you wont ignore
Just 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 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
'Coz I dont wanna lie in a poor man's grave...



Poormans Grave - Eraserheads

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