The band's name is derived from a section of lyrics in the Counting Crows song "Ghost Train"; "Took the cannonball down to the ocean/Across the desert from the sea to shining sea/I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation/Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me".
Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater named "Colors", the 2007 release by Between The Buried And Me, as his album of the year.

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