Jukebox On My Grave

from American Jukebox Fables

When I'm gone
on my judgment day
please put a jukebox upon my grave
don't want no headstone
no cold tears
just a jukebox to say
a music man lays here

And all my friends, when they drop by
can drop a quarter down
and hear Robert Johnson's cry
A flood of memories
come wave by wave
carried by the voice
inside the jukebox
on my grave

You can hear Hank Williams
some George Jones
some Beatles songs
some Dylan
some Rolling Stones
Joni Mitchell and Marvin Gaye
and Johnny Cash risen
from the ashes on my grave, my grave
That's Johnny Cash there
singing "Ring of Fire" upon my grave

When I'm gone
on my judgment day
put a quarter in the jukebox
upon my grave
I don't want no headstone
claiming I was brave
Just a jukebox singing songs
upon my grave, my grave
Just a jukebox singing songs
upon my grave

Copyright Ellis Paul Publishing SESAC

updated: 10 years ago