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Release DateEdit

  • September 1988

SummaryEdit

One of two b-sides to 'It's Alright'.

BackgroundEdit

This is a very personal song to Neil. It describes the funeral of a friend of his who succumbed to AIDS. "All the details are true: the cars in slow formation, and so on. He did have an uncle, who had been in the army all of his life and suddenly found himself at the funeral of his evidently gay nephew who'd died of Aids. I think it must have been quite a difficult situation for him, but he was really nice and dignified and spoke to all of his nephew's friends. I had to give a reading, and the bit I read was from the book of Revelations...at the end it says there's somewhere where there's no pain or fear, and I found it a really moving piece of prose, and attached it to the end of the song."

Official VersionsEdit

  • 2:16 Your Funny Uncle

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