Cemetery

Silverchair

About Cemetery

"Cemetery" is a single by the Australian alternative rock band Silverchair. The song is found on the band's second album Freak Show. It was also included on their Best of Volume 1. In their review for Freak Show, Rolling Stone called the song a "proggy" ballad.


Year:
1997
4:04
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Need a change 
Not to imitate 
But to irritate 
All the ones who hate 
I may be late 
Always seem to get the wrong date well I
Guess it's fate 

I live in a cemetery 
Full of good will and integrity you see 
I have no specialty 

Here's your warning, I'll give you click click boom 

I live in a cemetery 
I need a change 
Not to imitate 
But to irritate 

I live in a cemetery
I need a change 
Not to imitate 
But to irritate 

I live in a cemetery
I need a change 
Not to imitate 
But to irritate 

I live in a cemetery
I need a change 
Not to imitate 
But to irritate 

I live in a cemetery
I need a change 
Not to imitate 
But to irritate 

I live in a cemetery

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Silverchair

Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with the line-up of Ben Gillies on drums, Chris Joannou on bass guitar and Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars. The group got their big break in mid-1994 when they won a national demo competition conducted by SBS TV show Nomad and ABC radio station, Triple J. The band were signed by Murmur, and were successful on the Australian and international rock stages. more »

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Written by: DANIEL JOHNS

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12 facts about this song

Musical Style
The song "Cemetery" is a mix of heavy metal and grunge, which were popular music genres in the mid-90s.
Album
"Cemetery" is a single from Silverchair's second studio album, known as "Freak Show."
Popularity
In the year it was released (1997), "Cemetery" reached number five on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart.
Creative Influence
Silverchair's lead singer, Daniel Johns, was only 17 when "Cemetery" was written, encompassing the raw emotions of adolescence in its lyrics.
Lyrics
The song's lyrics describe existential dread and emotional alienation, drifting away from the angrier themes commonly found in their debut album "Frogstomp."
Musical Recognition
"Cemetery" earned the band a nomination for "Single of the Year" at the Australian ARIA Music Awards in 1997.
Music Video
The music video for "Cemetery" is in black and white, featuring the band playing in a desolate, snow-covered landscape. It was directed by Gerald Casale of the band Devo.
Band Evolution
"Cemetery" reflects Silverchair's early career evolution as they began to mature in their musical style, moving towards more complex and nuanced songwriting.
Musical Components
The song features distinctive guitar riffs and brooding vocals, adding to the melancholic ambiance that the title "Cemetery" suggests.
Live Performances
"Cemetery" was performed frequently during the band's concerts in the late 1990s and is considered one of their most memorable songs.
Cover Art
The artwork for the single release features a rubber duck in a birdcage, an image consistent with the album's overall theme, which revolved around the idea of freak shows and circuses.
Song Duration
The track has a duration of 4 minutes and 3 seconds, in line with the typical lengths of mid-90s rock songs.

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