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Old 07-11-2008, 04:40 AM   #21
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Kite played as the casket is rolled out
Speed of Life by David Bowie played as pictures of my life come up

We had a thread like this ages, and Beav said Echoes (Pink Floyd), and "fuck you if you want to leave my funeral" and it was the funniest thing I've ever read.
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Neil Young's "Down by the River"


When I die, I don't want a funeral, cause they generally suck and I don't want to make the people I love sad. So, I want most of my possessions sold, and the proceeds to be spent on a party. I want all of my friends to get drunk, and say "hey, he was a great guy", and celebrate that I had a good life instead of being sad that I'm gone.

That said, I want They Reminisce Over You by Pete Rock & CL Smooth played, and the very last song needs to be A Day in the Life.
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[QUOTE=maycocksean;5282601]This is my favorite hymn as well. (That Michael Card album--Starkindler--is his best by a long shot). I really like the version by Eden's Bridge.

I never really thought about what I'd want played at my funeral. Hymn wise--the above mentioned plus maybe "It Is Well With My Soul", "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" or "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." (Not because they are particularly funereal but because they are some of my favorite hymns.

Beyond that--there's this song called "The Gathering" that means a lot to me. I first heard it around the time my grandfather died and it moves me to this day. It's about the resurrection and I always picture seeing my grandpa and my aunt and all the other people that mean so much to me again and I always get a little choked up imagining it.

I went to Michael Card's Starkindler concert and he signed my cd. I have seen him in concert, twice. He is a wonderful performer. The second time I saw him, he was with Sara Groves and Phil Keaggy. The next time he tours in my area, I want to take my little grand daughter. I think she would enjoy seeing the musicians. She likes to dance and sing.

I also, love the song "The Gathering."
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I am to be cremated without funeral or memorial service. People can have a party and play all the mixes I've given them instead.
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Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful Word by that Israel something guy.
Echoes by Pink Floyd cause it's 23 minutes long. lol. pwnd.
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I am to be cremated without funeral or memorial service. People can have a party and play all the mixes I've given them instead.




i'm almost offended by open casket funerals.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:46 PM   #28
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Interesting topic. I've thought about it a lot. There's only one song and it's been the song for over 20 years. My parents know it. My wife knows it. And I'm sure it will be played when I do eventually die—God willing, a long LONG time from now.


A Sort of Homecoming

Oh dont sorrow, no dont weep
For tonight, at last
I am coming home
I am coming home
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:20 PM   #29
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At my funeral: MLK

My mom is a cabaret singer and recently performed an incredible rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." I want to hold on to the DVD and play it at her funeral.

And a very morbid thread this is, by the way...but fascinating at the same time.
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abide with me is one of the greatest songs of all time. beautiful... absolutely beautiful.
that one's a must.

maybe throw in a little motion picture soundtrack for good measure.

but abide with me is a given.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:26 AM   #32
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"Life on Mars?" by David Bowie (it sounds appropriate and kicks ass)
"Layla" by Derek & the Dominoes (just for the piano outro)
"Pyramid Song" by Radiohead (yep)
"Light & Day / Reach for the Sun" by The Polyphonic Spree (the indietastic ending)
"Starálfur" by Sigur Ros (Don't know what they're saying, but it sounds beautiful)

The piano's essential in my funeral-related songs and most others, I think. Interesting seeing this topic in FYM though.
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Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful Word by that Israel something guy.
Ah, great great pick.

I always thought it would be sweet to have Sinatra's "My Way" but I'm having second thoughts that you brought this song to my attention.
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:27 PM   #34
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At my funeral: MLK

My mom is a cabaret singer and recently performed an incredible rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." I want to hold on to the DVD and play it at her funeral.
My cousin sang and my played guitar for the Eva Cassidy version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at my aunts funeral three years ago. It was beautiful and I've loved that version of the song ever since. It doesn't make me sad--it reminds me of the beauty of her life and makes me smile.
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maybe throw in a little motion picture soundtrack for good measure.
Agreed. Funny thing, a year ago I hated that song. Now it's probably my 2nd or 3rd favorite by them.
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"AMEN" by Jen Foster.
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I don't want a funeral, but my family knows what my plans are and it's in writing. And I'd like U2's One and Kite to be played. There are a few others we have tossed around, but I'm adamant I want at least those two.
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