Iron & Wine - Dead Man's Will Lyrics




Give this stone to my brother
Because we found it playing in the barnyard
Many years ago

Give this bone to my father
He'll remember hunting in the hills
When I was ten years old

May my love reach you all
I lost it in myself and buried too long
Now that I come to fall
Please say it's not too late
Now that I'm dead and gone

Give this string to my mother
It pulled the baby teeth
She keeps inside the drawer

Give this ring to my lover
I was scared and stupid not to ask
For her hand long before

May my love reach you all
I lost it in myself and buried too long
Now that I come to fall
Please say it's not too late
Now that I'm dead and gone





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Iron & Wine Dead Man's Will Comments
  1. Nitin

    This will be my funeral song.

  2. Viktorija Jankauskaitė'

    You know, I am writing a story. A story about a group of people, strangers, who are lost in a place with very harsh climate, and keep failing to find a path which would lead home. As I listen to this song, I imagine the colon of all these people going, tired, devastated, surrended. I imagine that all the loved ones from this song are loved ones of these people, as they have thoughts about their families in the last hours of their lives.
    And I feel. I listen to this song and I really feel. Thank you, Sam.

  3. Tommy Two Tacos

    Play this at my funeral if you would, please. I'm sorry if that ruins the song for any of my loved ones (like someone ruined "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" for me).

  4. ツChestnut

    So beautiful... I can't believe that 13 people actually disliked this

  5. Magnus Thorenson

    "Dead Man's Will"

    Give this stone to my brother
    Because we found it playing in the barnyard
    Many years ago

    Give this bone to my father
    He'll remember hunting in the hills
    When I was ten years old

    May my love reach you all
    I lost it in myself and buried too long
    Now that I come to fall
    Please say it's not too late
    Now that I'm dead and gone

    Give this string to my mother
    It pulled the baby teeth
    She keeps inside the drawer

    Give this ring to my lover
    I was scared and stupid not to ask
    For her hand long before

    May my love reach you all
    I lost it in myself and buried too long
    Now that I come to fall
    Please say it's not too late
    Now that I'm dead and gone

  6. unknown

    friday night lights :')

  7. Daniel Kittrell

    Not the marimba! That's the sound skeletons make when they dance!

    Andrew Jebb

    +Daniel Kittrell Haha! Thanks for the chuckle.

  8. Rich Adams

    i get chills everytime i play this song. sam beam is friggin amazing. just saw him at hampton beach nh last month. simply one of the best artists we have today

  9. Phaedrus

    This is how I feel when I look back on my summer. I don't like where I am right now. I want to go back.

  10. alberts1985

    Light up a bong bowl

  11. SlowCarToChina

    I usually can't get past 60 seconds. Jesus. What lyrics.

  12. Nathalie Melissa

    Chills. Every time.

  13. KryptonIstheFuture

    i miss friday night lights. one of the best shows of all time

  14. Mathieu Lacorne

    Riggins Brothers (Friday Night Lights)

    G. J. M.

    Joe legg

  15. AndtheWinneris

    I made a video for this. It's very personal, but some strangers might appreciate it anyway. Let me know if anyone might be interested in seeing it. Thanks!

  16. Glen Ryan

    Do not listen to this song before 8 pm or else you'll be walking around all day with puffy red eyes if you do.

  17. The Gold Standard

    And you.

  18. Ron Dollete

    May my love reach you all.

  19. plasticstag

    Well, that's strange... I didn't know Youtube only counted my number of views...

  20. Christopher Pearson

    This song helped me get through a 10 1/2 month deployment out to sea.

    Knack Demarco

    Christopher Pearson It's late, but thanks for your service.

  21. Alexander Påhlsson

    lovely song and one of my all time favorite albums

  22. Dominick Tranquilli

    love this

  23. sr200179

    my god so sad..
    But this is a really powerful song

  24. kamikazeanka

    Anyone know where to find the version that's in FNL where they have harmonica in the song?

  25. EggHerBlandYam

    Songs like this help to restore my personal faith in humans.

  26. Mike Hall

    @ihrtincubus friday night lights introduced me to this beautiful piece of work

  27. Jacquelyn Wells

    unbelievable....play this at my funeral.

  28. bongrust

    me. this song is the best of the 'i have died and i regret' songs

  29. shishir16089

    this might b the only video on youtube which has 0 dislikes...perfect>>>

  30. DangerDylan999

    First person to like! Yes!

  31. Nick Garduno

    who else just cried?

  32. sherryleeis

    the first time i heard it, I was driving by myself and it came on my ipod, it was on shuffle. I had just picked up my dad's ashes from the funeral home and it started as i pulled away... of course it was raining.

    affected me on a chemical level.

  33. subjectsuperject

    Truth = Beauty

  34. PrinceAeolus

    "I was scared and stupid not to ask for her hand long before"
    Wow.

  35. Daryl Bean

    @ ThreeOpenEyes - Fucking brutal is a good description for this song - I always feel like my heart has been torn out after listening to it.

  36. Worldwide Kitchen

    @ThreeOpenEyes Haha, i know what you mean bro.

  37. ritamrtnz

    "now that I'm come to fall, please say it's not too late now that I'm dead and gone" No, it's not big brother..your love did reach us all!

  38. Strifezilla

    i remember listening to this song during the long bus rides home late after study in school when it was dark at 6pm

    Beautiful song

  39. yesnomaybe442

    this is awesome

  40. merenny

    Beautifull :D!