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"Real Fun Funeral" featuring Colin J Nelson

by Casey Ruff

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Volume 1 of the Splinter Cat sessions, a series of songs I am co-producing with Colin J Nelson at Her Car Studios. This was a wonderful, cathartic experience, as not only is the Splinter Cat project artistically and ideologically unique for me, it was also wonderful experiencing the thoughts and feelings surrounding the song itself and capturing them in a beautiful way. Kudos to Colin J Nelson for facilitating a very welcoming environment and Olie for the perfect emotive performance.

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It was a real fun funeral, beautifully brutal
All the pews were full, standing room only
Mom held on to my arm, while we sand "In The Garden"
Momma, hold on

When I wake up from this wake I'll take a moment
to dry my eyes, go back to acting stoic
What's been given by every thing taken away?
It was a real fun funeral

It was a real fun funeral, tragically magical
Oh, the bar was full, standing room only
Me and my brother, playing pool
All the fools on stools immortal
"How are you? Me too."

When I wake up from this wake I'll take a moment
to dry my eyes, go back to acting stoic
What's been given by every thing taken away?
It was a real fun funeral

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released March 3, 2014
Written by Casey Ruff
Vocals and Acoustic by Casey Ruff
Back Ground Vocals and lead Acoustic by Colin J Nelson
Pedal Steel by Olie Eshleman
Recorded by Colin J Nelson at Her Car Studios
Mastered by Doug Krebs

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Casey Ruff Seattle, Washington

A singer/songwriter living in Seattle, WA. He's originally from Custer, MT. Known by migrant beet laborers as "El Dragón de las Altas Llanuras". Former high school mascot. Future nihilist. Acting Vice President of the M. Bellucci Fan Club. Sounds like AmeriContra, Gravelvet, and Frontier Orchestral ... more

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