2000 Funerals - Digital Single
"2000 Funerals" was released as DIGITAL ONLY single
A DIGITAL ONLY SINGLE
Sadly, the "2000 Funerals'" title is mournfully out of date. The song, however, becomes more and more powerful.
From GP himself: "In late October 2005, after hearing the news that 2000 American military personnel had died in Iraq, I began work on this song. It was not hard to get angry about this depressing development, but feeling angry is like falling off a log for me, and the melodic structure I quickly developed suggested a much more complex reaction. Therefore, I shunned any outright commentary and attempted to imbue the song with respect and dignity and pay tribute to the idea that 2000 sons and daughters are gone forever.
After playing the tune live a few times, it seemed a good idea to release it immediately, before the figure 2000 is a distant memory. Who knows, maybe an Iraqi songwriter will respond by writing a song called "A Darn Sight More Than 2000 Funerals."
Sadly, GP's comments proved all too prescient and the "2000 Funerals'" title is mournfully out of date. The song, however, becomes more and more powerful.
Produced and mixed by GP and Aaron "Louie" Hurwitz.
GP: Vocal, acoustic, electric guitars, lap steel, bass guitars and harmonica.