A Funeral Genius is someone who is a genius at being negative, a Debbie downer, an uber-pessimist, who obsessively looks at the negative side of things, is morbid thinking of death all the time thereby forgetting to live.
A Funeral Genius is a metaphor for the negativity and self-doubt that creeps into our lives as we age and our dreams face the ever present danger of fading away.
This is the most literally titled song on the album which introduces the Funeral Genius and expresses the effect the Funeral Geniusís pessimism has on the protagonist/heroine, who despite the Funeral Geniusís rampant and unrelenting negativity stays strong, rebellious and optimistic about life.
Makar plans on making music for as long as we can.
From Makar's new album, Funeral Genius, released November 2011
You can buy our tunes on CDbaby
Read the Lyrics