Hey It's Your Funeral Mama
Alexisonfire Lyrics


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The sky is blue, the grass is brown
My head is buried inside this helmet
And the ever present threat of parasites
So take my hand, let's get these motors running!

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife

[Repeat: x5]
We don't fear
These machines

I got the scoop, I got the scoop
And it doesn't look so good, so good for you

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife
Like a knife, like a knife, yeah
We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)




(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife.

Overall Meaning

"Hey It's Your Funeral Mama" by Alexisonfire begins with a description of a tranquil scene, with "the sky is blue, the grass is brown." But soon enough, the lyrics reveal that the singer has his head buried inside a helmet, with the ever-present threat of parasites looming. The song seems to be referencing a race of some sort as the singer refers to "motors running" and compares the two cars, one of which is red and the other black. The song suggests a challenge between the two drivers to see whose car runs better, with the implication that the winner gets to be in control.


The song then takes a menacing turn at the end, as the singer claims to have "got the scoop," which "doesn't look so good" for the other driver. The sinister tone of the song is highlighted in the repetition of the lines "We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife" as the challenge becomes more threatening. Alexisonfire's "Hey It's Your Funeral Mama" seems to be a song about competition, with an emphasis on the dangerous aspects of it.


Line by Line Meaning

The sky is blue, the grass is brown
Everything around us seems ordinary and mundane, nothing out of the ordinary.


My head is buried inside this helmet
I am fully focused and determined on something, my head is buried with concentration.


And the ever present threat of parasites
In addition to my focus, I am also aware of the dangers and threats that could be harmful to me.


So take my hand, let's get these motors running!
Let's team up together and get started on this project.


So you drive red (you drive red)
You take the lead.


And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
I'll follow and support you.


(We'll see who's machine was most recently serviced)
We'll test our equipment to see who is better prepared and equipped for the task at hand.


We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife
We'll cut through the obstacles like a sharp blade.


We don't fear
We are not afraid.


These machines
These tools.


I got the scoop, I got the scoop
I have information that isn't good news for you.


And it doesn't look so good, so good for you
The news I have is bad for you and your situation.


We'll slit these rows of Goodyear's like a knife
We'll cut through the obstacles like a sharp blade.


Like a knife, like a knife, yeah
We are determined and fully focused on using our abilities to overcome obstacles.




Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: DALLAS GREEN, WADE MACNEIL, CHRIS STEELE, GEORGE PETTIT, JESSE INGELEVICS

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Watch Out! is an album I’ll listen to from start to finish forever and ever.

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probably the most underrated band of all time :/

47thRonin

protest the hero and alexisonfire will forever be my favorite bands.... both are from Canada

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coxy2090

How do you define underrated? I saw them play the main stage of Reading in 2015 when they started playing for the first time since the split. They were main stage, 3 behind Metallica. They're only underrated by people who don't care for this music and that's fine

Jaron W

Makes all other bands of the genre look like amateurs

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dufour

wade's clean vocals are like none other, the goodyears like a knife lyric sounds so nice

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All 3 are great

Melo

2022 and it's still good

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