The Graveyard Near The House

Album: All At Once (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Airborne Toxic Event frontman Mikel Jollett saw both his grandparents pass away after 72 years together prior to writing the material for All At Once. He was thinking of their marriage when he penned this song. "At a certain point in your life you realize that you're going to die, and that's a really important moment," he explained to The Independent: "And then eventually you come to the conclusion that you're gonna live and you're gonna get older if you're lucky, and you're gonna go for life. And when you're doing so, it's better to love people like it's a choice, like it's a privilege."

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