Cemetery (Silverchair song)

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Single by Silverchair
from the album Freak Show
Released June 1997
Format CD
Recorded 1996
Genre Acoustic rock, alternative rock
Length 4:06
Label Murmur
Writer(s) Daniel Johns
Producer(s) Nick Launay
Silverchair singles chronology
"Abuse Me"
"The Door"

"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.


"Cemetery" was originally composed by frontman Daniel Johns as a solo acoustic piece while still living at home. Originally, Johns had no intention of including it on a Silverchair album. In interviews, he revealed that he was initially apprehensive about presenting "Cemetery" even to his bandmates due to its soft and delicate nature, fearing that he would be ridiculed for creating a ballad. However, once Johns played the solo acoustic recording for his bandmates, they enjoyed it immensely, and Johns then felt confident enough to include it on Freak Show.

Track listing[edit]

Australian CD single (MATTCD052)

  • 12" ltd. promo vinyl (MATTV052)
    • Ltd. cassette (MATT0052)
  1. "Cemetery"
  2. "Slab" (Nicklaunoise mix)
  3. "Cemetery" (acoustic)

European CD single (6645342)

  1. "Cemetery"
  2. "Freak (Remix for Us Rejects)"
  3. "Undecided"


Chart (1997) Peak
Australian Singles Chart[1] 5


  1. ^ "Silverchair singles". australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 2001-06-14.