Funeral Song

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"Funeral Song (The Resurrection)"
Rasmus-Funeral song.jpg
Single by The Rasmus
from the album Dead Letters
B-side "If You Ever"
"Everything You Say" (Maxi single only)
Released 25 April 2004
Format CD single
Recorded June - December 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden
Genre Alternative rock
Symphonic rock
Gothic rock
Length 3:21
Label Playground Music
Writer(s) Aki Hakala, Eero Heinonen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Lauri Ylönen
Producer(s) Mikael Nord
Martin Hansen
The Rasmus singles chronology
"First Day of My Life"
"Funeral Song"
Dead Letters track listing
"Back in the Picture"
"Funeral Song"

"Funeral Song (The Resurrection)" (originally simple "Funeral Song") is a power ballad by the Finnish rock band The Rasmus, originally released on the band's fifth album Dead Letters on 21 March 2003. It was a number-two hit on the Finnish singles chart.

The single was released on 25 April 2004 by the record label Playground Music Scandinavia. It was the fourth single from the album Dead Letters and features the B-side, "If You Ever". The maxi single also includes "Everything You Say".

Single track listing[edit]

CD single

  1. "Funeral Song" – 3:21
  2. "If You Ever"

Maxi single

  1. "Funeral Song" – 3:21
  2. "If You Ever"
  3. "Everything You Say"

Music video[edit]

Lauri Ylönen in the music video for "Funeral Song"

The music video for "Funeral Song" was directed by Nicolas Fronda & Fredrik Löfberg, Baranga Film. It was shot on a dark, rainy street in Stockholm, Sweden.

Singer Lauri Ylönen is portrayed as an angel sent to take a girl's life after she has been fatally struck by a vehicle. A big scene builds up with police everywhere and a gathering crowd as Lauri slowly makes his way to the scene of the accident. Lauri opens out his coat and crows fly out; connoting death. Lauri then kneels down by the dying girl, strokes her face and takes her life.

This video won a prize on the MTV Europe Awards 2004 for best video and a silver award at the Muuvi-Gaala in 2005.

Band's comments[edit]

Lauri, the singer-songwriter, has said that the song was written about himself who has hurt many times in the past.[1]


  1. ^ "Funeral Song" song meaning[dead link]

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