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Real Death
Mount Eerie Lyrics


"Thank you"

Death is real
Someone's there and then they're not
And it's not for singing about
It's not for making into art
When real death enters the house
All poetry is dumb
When I walk in
To the room where you were
And look into
The emptiness instead

All fails
My knees fail
Words fail
My brain fails

Crusted with tears, catatonic and raw
I go downstairs and outside and you still get mail
A week after you died, a package with your name on it came
And inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret
And collapsed there on the front steps I wailed
A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now
You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known deep down would not include you
Though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down
Being swallowed into a silence that's bottomless and real

It's dumb
And I don't want to learn anything from this
I love you

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB.
Written by: Phillip Whitman Elvrum

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

incognito444

Death is real
Someone's there and then they're not
And it's not for singing about
It's not for making into art
When real death enters the house, all poetry is dumb
When I walk into the room where you were
And look into the emptiness instead
All fails

My knees fail
My brain fails
Words fail

Crusted with tears, catatonic and raw
I go downstairs and outside and you still get mail
A week after you died a package with your name on it came
And inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret
And collapsed there on the front steps I wailed
A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now
You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known 
Deep down would not include you
Though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down
Being swallowed into a silence that's bottomless and real

It's dumb
And I don't want to learn anything from this
I love you



All comments from YouTube:

ericmbates

I am going to throw on a Smiths record to try and cheer up

ALT_WARN

im crying from this song while laughing at this comment lmao this is a strange feeling

Liam Wade

Lol

fAppIicationof SeIf

"I don't wanna learn anything from this... I love you"
Jesus Christ, life is so cruel to some people.

Patrick Fors

@Water Melancholia there’s nothing to learn with love and with loss, true cruelty and true love exist ubiquitously and as two sides of a the same coin. Life is such a gift and I’m so glad to have had even one moment of it, but it’s beating you mercilessly at the same time I

Water Melancholia

I heard that line as I read this comment

Michael Van Dorn

I don't think any piece of art has ever made me sadder. This shit just ruined my month. Poor fella. I wish you the best.

Andrew Meddaugh

agreed... this is heavy. beautiful and heavy.

incognito444

Death is real
Someone's there and then they're not
And it's not for singing about
It's not for making into art
When real death enters the house, all poetry is dumb
When I walk into the room where you were
And look into the emptiness instead
All fails

My knees fail
My brain fails
Words fail

Crusted with tears, catatonic and raw
I go downstairs and outside and you still get mail
A week after you died a package with your name on it came
And inside was a gift for our daughter you had ordered in secret
And collapsed there on the front steps I wailed
A backpack for when she goes to school a couple years from now
You were thinking ahead to a future you must have known 
Deep down would not include you
Though you clawed at the cliff you were sliding down
Being swallowed into a silence that's bottomless and real

It's dumb
And I don't want to learn anything from this
I love you

GeorgePBurdellJr

My wife died in February 2018 to kidney disease at 32. This album has been a voice for what I am feeling. Thank you for being true to the reality of death.

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