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'The Copper Top' by Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat

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Uploaded on May 7, 2011

A day in the life of Wells Moffat Funeral Directors provides the backdrop for 'The Copper Top', one of the standout tracks from Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat's album 'Everything's Getting Older', out now on Chemikal Underground Records. The album recently won the inaugural Scottish Album of the Year Award.

The video was shot and directed by Paul Fegan and features cameos from all the members of Bill & Aidan's band.

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Bill Wells (Piano) - Undertaker
Aidan Moffat (Vocals) - Undertaker
Aby Vulliamy (Viola) - Mourner
Robert Henderson (Trumpet) - Deceased
Stevie Jones (Bass) - Clergyman

Paul Fegan - Video Director

Chemikal Underground extends a warm hand of gratitude to everyone involved in the making of this video.

'The funeral you've worked your whole life for.'

chemikal.co.uk/​wellsmoffat/

A few have asked for the lyrics too...

THE COPPER TOP

The bar's busier than it should be on a weekday afternoon as the door swings shut behind me, but I'm the only one wearing a suit. No-one seems to notice my entrance though, I suppose they must be used to mourners in the nearest pub to the crematorium. I don't think I could've coped with the wake, I had to make a quick exit to be alone with my memories, I was sick of hearing everyone else's. I buy a pint and sit down.

'See, the trouble with you is that you're top heavy,' said the tailor as he measured me up. They don't get asked much for three-piece suits these days, so my choice was limited. I went for all-purpose black, or 'charcoal grey' as he called it. Looks black to me. This is the second time I've worn it, the first was a wedding and there's a christening next week so I might as well get my money's worth. Birth, love and death: the only reasons to get dressed up. I loosen my tie.

Halfway through my pint and a text message from John says he's waiting outside, sooner than I'd expected. I down what's left and step out into the bright afternoon and get in the car. I look up and see the pub's once brilliant copper roof has oxidized over the years and it's now a dull, pastel green. Everything's getting older.

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