What songs would you play at your funeral?

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  1. Ted Lee

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    yeah, it's kind of a morose subject, but i've always wondered about this. i think i'm going to try to make my compilation this weekend.
    for sure, it'll include:
    • new order - "love vigilantes" -- the perfect song about a soldier who dies and wants to come home
    • depeche mode - "blasphemous rumors" -- for the line "when i die i expect to find him [god] laughing"
    • tears for fears - "mad world" -- for the line "i find it kind of funny, i find it kind of sad, the dreams in which i'm dying are the best i've ever had"
    • U2 - can't think of song title - near the end of 'under a blood red sky' -- just a great melancholy tune. otherwise, i'd probably go with "one" - that song always makes me feel sad
    hmm...can't think of any others right now....man, i must be having a brain fade.
    so, what'll you be playing? and, if possible, tell me why? that'd be the most interesting part!
     
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    I like the question and have had an answer for years.
    Richard Wagner: Heartlands-Oceans
     
  3. Peter_A_M

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    Either Charlie Parker's Parker's Mood, John Coltrane's Dearly Beloved, or Frédéric Chopin's Nocturne in F Minor.

    NP: Chopin/Claudio Arrau - Piano Works (Disc 1, Impromptu in C# Minor)
     
  4. Jeffrey Noel

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    I'd choose Please Remember Me by Tim McGraw. Don't know what else I'd want played, maybe Tears in Heaven by Clapton.
     
  5. Paul D Young

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    I've always said that I want them to play Party Train by the Gap Band at my funeral. And I want them to have a blast dancing to it! I want to be mocked.
     
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    I have often thought about having "Comfortably Numb" played at my funeral [​IMG]
     
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    Funeral For A Friend would be appropriate.
     
  8. ReggieW

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    I would personally choose PF's 'Great Gig In the Sky' and The Chieftains 'Women of Ireland.'

    Reg
     
  9. Andy Olivera

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    I've thought about this before, too. After going through my MP3 directory, I came up with these. Interesting topic, Ted...

    Favorites:

    Hammerfall - Glory To The Brave
    Iron Maiden - Como Estais Amigos
    Loreena McKennitt - Dante's Prayer
    Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde

    Others:

    Anthrax - Bare
    Arcade - Cry No More
    Blackmore's Night - Again Someday
    Dokken - Will The Sun Rise
    Dream Theater - A Change Of Seasons
    Great White - Afterglow
    The Nixons - December
     
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    When I Go by Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer,
    Rain by Patty Griffin.
    Tom
     
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    AC/DC-Highway to Hell
    Iron Maiden- Hallowed Be Thy Name
     
  12. Christ Reynolds

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    pearl jam
    -around the bend
    -release
     
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    Dead Can Dance-The Host of the Seraphim!
     
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    Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - enough said.
     
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    Pink Floyd's Shine on you crazy diamond
     
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    If I played Pink Floyd, it would be "Wish You Were Here."
     
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    Ozzy Osbourne "See You On The Other Side"
    George Harrison "All Things Must Pass"

    Jon
     
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    Ted, I believe the U2 song you are searching for is "40."

    Personally, I'd have to go with "Atmosphere" by Joy Division or, for a slightly comedic touch, The Eels' "It's A Motherf**ker."
     
  19. Ted Lee

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    very interesting choices. right on guys! [​IMG]
    one more i would add is "i'm considering a move to memphis" by 'the colorblind james experience'.
    this is a song that, for whatever reason, ALL my friends hate, but i just love. i'd add it just to drive em crazy and get in one last dig! [​IMG]
    [edit] tim - atmosphere by joy division...that is so good i may have to steal that one. [​IMG]
     
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    Queens' Who wants to life forever.
     

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