Friday, 4 September 2009

Songs to be played at my funeral #1: "Night Vision" - Hell Is For Heroes

When I die, I won't be around any more, so I really don't give a shit what happens at my funeral. Then again, we're all vain human beings, and we all like to take a personal interest in a future that really won't matter to us. As a taste of my vanity, here's a song I certainly wouldn't mind played at my funeral - Night Vision by British "post-hardcore" band (yeah whatever, pretentious bloody sub-genres) Hell Is For Heroes.

It's a literally awesome track, with a great tune and very clear lyrics that are simple but powerful. It's got buckets of purpose and energy - every time I hear that drumroll my heart rate doubles. And it's actually got quite a cool video too.

Under a blanket of fear
Down a bottomless pit
I've been waiting for this night to open my eyes

Wide awake i see in the dark
See the fences breaking apart
Get together with my old friends
Once again we breathe in the air
Escape to somewhere far from nowhere
Where the sky's been tainted red
Where the sky's been tainted

Up on a bank by a stream
Trading memories for dreams
Fading echoes and pictures
We burn at the seams

And now our wings are painted gold
They'll make idols of us yet
Empty promises they sold
Reach their best before dates soon

I can see it all
I can see it all
I can see it all
I can see it all

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