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Old 02-20-2004, 12:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
music for my funeral

it's a topic i've been thinking about for a little less than a year. whenever i go to a funeral or a wake, the music is so damn boring. i mean, yeah, respect the dead and all that, but for my funeral, i want good music! not saying that it has to get everyone jumping out of the pews, but something to listen to. in fact, for my funeral, i'm not sure if i want anyone to say anything. i just want them to listen. anyways, the only songs i know i want are:

common - "nag champa"
rjd2 - "rain" and "june"
radiohead - "fake plastic trees" and "bulletproof...i wish i was"

what says youS?
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
Re: music for my funeral

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Old 02-20-2004, 01:53 AM   #3 (permalink)
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what about the same annoying music as they play in supermarkets and elevators?!
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I think my mask of sanity is about to slip.
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:14 AM   #4 (permalink)
Location: Portland
every time I'm in a car... and often just walking around with headphones on.. I think, if I were to die suddenly, I would want what I was listening to at that moment to be played at my funeral. I'm sure there will be something meaningful, or at least amusing, about it.
Whether that's some goa trance that leads what I do on a daily basis.. or the irony of me momentarily stopping to listen to 10 seconds of N*sync's pop crap...

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Old 02-20-2004, 07:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The drum solo to "In-a-gadda-da-vida (sp?)"

Maybe that wouldn't be so good, come to think of it.

I've thought that the Concrete Blonde song "Darkening of the Light" would be a good funeral song.

"Like a ghost is the curtain
In the white light of the morning
Dancing in the morning
Are you there - are you there?
And a shadow like a sadness
Falling all across the garden
Dancing in the garden
Are you there, are you there?

Shine on, friend. goodnight
Why then then darkening of the light

And the leaves at my feet
Whisper sounds so familiar
Are you there? are you there?

Where the clouds pull apart
And the moon changes faces
In the quiet secret places
Are you there? are you there?"

A bad song to play at a funeral would be "Sex Type Thing" by STP.
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
Location: Florida
Being the literal-minded type I am, I think Elton John's "Funeral For a Friend" would be a good choice. Plus it's just a damn cool song. I wish he woulda explored prog rock more.
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
Rob D - Clubbed to death.

I picture a cold, dreary, rainy day. The song begins, my casket being lowered, while everyone begins to walk away the beat kicks in.

Ahhh good.
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:32 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Jeff Buckley - Satisfied Mind
Wesley Willis - Dumpster My Ass
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Old 02-20-2004, 08:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
Any Elliott Smith or Bright Eyes to make people feel the pain of me dieing
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Old 02-21-2004, 07:52 AM   #10 (permalink)
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LL Cool J - The G.O.A.T. for me!!

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for all things are plain in the sight of Heaven. For nothing
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Call me boring, but I'll be happy with Taps
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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ever since first hearing the song i have always wanted gone away - offspring

i will post other wheni remmeber
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Light Years by Pearl Jam

Iíve used hammers made out of wood
I have played games with pieces and rules
Iíve deciphered tricks at the bar
But now youíre gone, I havenít figured out why
Iíve come up with riddles and jokes about war
Iíve figured out numbers and what theyíre for
Iíve understood feelings, and Iíve understood words
But how could you be taken away?

And wherever youíve gone, and wherever we might go
It donít seem fair, today just disappeared
Your lightís reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones, your light made us stars

The heavy breath, awakened regrets
Backpages and days alone, that could have been spent
Together, but we were miles apart
Every inch between us becomes light years now
No need to be void, or save up on life
You got to spend it all

And wherever youíve gone, and wherever we might go
It donít seem fair, you seemed to like it here
Your lightís reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones, your light made us stars

And wherever youíve gone, and wherever we might go
It donít seem fair, today just disappeared
Your lightís reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones, your light made us stars

Just a beautiful song...
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
Location: Clemson
Kansas - Dust In The Wind

duuuuuuuust in the wiiiiiiind
all we are is duuuuust in the wiiiiiind
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
Jeff Foxworthy - You know your a redneck if...
Family Guy and Simpsons theme songs.

Yep, that pretty much sums things up for me

If I had to pick something for my funeral's ending credits, maybe Standing on the Edge of Summer by Thursday.
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:35 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hell Awaits by Slayer...naturally.
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Old 02-21-2004, 12:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
Originally posted by WarWagon
Family Guy and Simpsons theme songs.
damn good choices. throw in the theme song to the critic, which i think is better than family guy. but no one remembers the show, so oh well. it's symbolism for life, or something like that
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Old 02-21-2004, 01:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
Location: MA
The critic was great!

The DVD of the entire series is out now...unfortunately im broke
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008EY6Q/qid%3D1077399610/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-5290857-4850465" target="_blank">The Critic DVD</a>

As for my funeral music I think I'd like a mix of really happy and depressing music...kinda liven things up a bit
You had me at Qapla'
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Old 02-21-2004, 03:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Tool - No Quarter (zeppelin version)
Muse - Butterflies and Hurricanes
Butterfly Effect - Beautiful Mine
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Old 02-21-2004, 08:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
Location: Pa, USA
Originally posted by Mephex
Rob D - Clubbed to death.

I picture a cold, dreary, rainy day. The song begins, my casket being lowered, while everyone begins to walk away the beat kicks in.

Ahhh good.
I like this song a lot..

Used in this context, I think it would fit well..

It's a very impressive song.. almost overwhelming, but also relaxing.
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Old 02-21-2004, 09:06 PM   #21 (permalink)
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something by Cannibal Corpse or Anal Cunt... just to offend and piss people off.
Well behaved women rarely make history.
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:21 PM   #22 (permalink)
oh, and the very ending song of the funeral should be "every move you make" by the police. kinda like how on krusty's statue, it says "see ya real soon kids!" something to remember me by, at the least
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Old 02-22-2004, 04:49 PM   #23 (permalink)
Location: Chicago
Break on Through - The Doors
How To Dissapear Completely - Radiohead
Feel Like Making Love - Of course the Kid Rock versioin!
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:10 PM   #24 (permalink)
I'd play The End by The Doors.

Put words up on a screen so everybody could sing along. It would be great.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:59 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Well, I'm a Vet, so Taps will be played. Also, due to membership in a few civic organizations, I will, more like as not, have pipers playing Amazing Grace. Actually, Amazing Grace, and Scotland the Brave, are the only songs that I can stand to hear on the bagpipes. Other than that, I really don't know.
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:42 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Dropkick Murphys - The Gangs All Here
Flogging Molly - For the Grace of God Go I

And for the life of me I can't remember the name of it but the first song John Lennon wrote for his son Sean... Only because I was named after Sean Lennon.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:35 PM   #27 (permalink)
I want "See you later alligator" played at my funeral
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:15 PM   #28 (permalink)
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there is a piano solo of the of full circle by pennywise
its 10 mins long and you have to wait 10 mins before you can hear it after the last song
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:22 PM   #29 (permalink)
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wagner - liebstod

everyone will be weeping, wailing and beating their heads with rocks...
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:16 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I can't believe that no one has mentioned Another One Bites the Dust by Queen.
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:54 PM   #31 (permalink)
call me old fashioned, but i'd use Chopin's funeral march.. OR, Arvo Part's Pari Intervallo.
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:46 AM   #32 (permalink)
at my guitar teacher's funeral
they played "flying in a blue dream" by joe satriani
it was very moving...
for my own I'd have "Always with Me, Always with You" also by Joe Satriani
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:44 PM   #33 (permalink)
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cranberries dreams (call me cheesy, but it's *my* funeral )
system f's out of the blue
Bach's tocatta fugue
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Old 02-25-2004, 01:13 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Re: Re: music for my funeral

Originally posted by KWSN
i need to break my self-imposed exile to say that is the PERFECT choice.
I agree, mine would definitely be some Radiohead. Say 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' maybe.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

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Old 02-25-2004, 02:42 PM   #35 (permalink)
whoopity doo
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Walking on Sunshine by Katarina and the Waves. Stop being so depressing folks, just because you're dead doens't mean everyone has to be miserable. I am throwing a party when I die and blowing all my future childrens' inheritance on booze for the guests.
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Old 02-25-2004, 02:48 PM   #36 (permalink)
Location: Hell
Bach's Organ Fugue in G minor.
Bite Me...

But Only If Invited
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Old 02-25-2004, 07:57 PM   #37 (permalink)
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kanye west - jesus walks
tight ass song and would just sound right at a funeral.
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Old 02-26-2004, 10:18 AM   #38 (permalink)
Location: Taxachussetts
Well, considering that I won't be there to listen to it I'm thinking anything you would hear on top 40 today--just to be an ass and get torture my friends one last time!!
Not only do I not know the answer...I don't even know what the question is!!!
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Old 02-26-2004, 10:18 AM   #39 (permalink)
Still fighting it.
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Depends what I died of. If it was cancer, I'd go for Lump by Presidents of the United States of America. If I drowned I'd go for Cry Me A River &c. &c.
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Old 02-26-2004, 02:06 PM   #40 (permalink)
I've thought about this myself, quite often, along with starting to compile a will and testimony filled with compassion, love, and happiness- not sadness.

Let's see, I would say:
"Angel Standing By", "Life Uncommon"- by Jewel
"Slow Down Time" or "Back to the Sea" (hence my nickname)- by Sky Cries Mary

I am also really in love with the new song from Evenescence, although it is quite sad. "My Immortal" I cry every time I hear it, it is so beautiful.

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