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serenity blaze
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0 posted 07-21-2002 03:29 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

hmmm...this thread was inspired by the "sexy songs" thread--you can all page Dr. FREUD--he won't come yanno...

but anyhow...my thought was, anyone who has been to a funeral/wake type service has heard/witnessed the travesty of music. It has occurred to me, and so I presume it occurred to YOU, that perhaps you have a special song that you would like to be remembered by? Perhaps even a list.

sigh...I live dangerously...so I cautiously
burned my own cd...

You show me yours? and I'll show ya mine.
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1 posted 07-21-2002 03:35 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

"Imagine" by John Lennon


It will be played at my funeral.


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2 posted 07-21-2002 10:51 AM       View Profile for Anvrill   Email Anvrill   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Anvrill's Home Page   View IP for Anvrill

At my own funeral... I am so tempted to go out of hand and be inappropriate. But I won't.

So instead of citing songs like Blasphemous Rumours, I think I'd find myself leaving a request in my will to play something soft and beautiful and sometimes mournful, like any CDs by Faith & the Muse.

I am now proud of my control.

written in blood before everything went black

JCV

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I'm not immortal?!?!?!? Crap, there goes my plans for 2092!

(I need to think about this --)

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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Forever Young, good 'ol Rod - for my children.  
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5 posted 07-22-2002 07:34 AM       View Profile for MidnightSon   Email MidnightSon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MidnightSon

the theme from "Angel" by Darling Violetta
"Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen
and to close....
Beautiful Day by the Eels

if ya don't know em, go download em. you'll dig 'em.

it's our struggle for identity that leaves us all unknown

[This message has been edited by MidnightSon (07-22-2002 07:35 AM).]

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6 posted 07-22-2002 07:59 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Late for the Sky ... Jackson Browne

After The Deluge ... Jackson Browne

Into The Mystic ... Van Morrison

I'll Be ... Edwin McCain

Ghosts Of Jackson Square ... Edwin McCain

My Warrior & Circle of Light ... Walela/Rita Cooliage

Forever December ... Tabitha's Secret

3 AM ... Matchbox 20


"and she says baby ... its  3am I must be lonely"  

How she loves me, I dont understand
If time wont change me, perhaps she can
And I feel her trying when were apart
God dont let me break her heart


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Got it! Treasure by the Cocteau Twins! Spellbinding sad 'n' happy 'n' strange. (of this world and beyond it)

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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I'm not sure what I want, just yet, but my spouse wants to have Elvis' Trilogy....
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9 posted 07-22-2002 03:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

My Personal Fave?

"I've Seen Better Days" by Citizen King


and? here is a fun fact regarding a certain song from a comedy that has now become one of the top five requested funeral songs--
http://weeklywire.com/ww/05-01-00/tw_mus.html
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I think that something classical would be good. . .

Adagio for Strings -- Samuel Barber

if you've seen Platoon, you've heard it. . . it's also been played for other funerals. . .

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To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

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Apparently those folks never actually saw Life of Brian. Sooooo bitter.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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Just Like You Imagined by NIN.

Who is John Galt?

serenity blaze
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much grats to all...and? I didn't realize some might find this thread offensive. My apologies--I tend to deflect pain with humor, yanno?

If anyone finds this at all offensive, please delete it. Not my intent to cause anyone further pain.

Hugs all...
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I don't find it offensive.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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Wild Horses by Tori Amos
Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can't let you slide through my hands
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses couldn't drag me away
I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or off stage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses couldn't drag me away
I know I've dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses we'll ride them someday
Wild horses, couldn't drag me away
Wild wild horses we'll ride them someday


I Grieve by Peter Gabriel
I Grieve...For you
You live...In me
So hard to move on
Still loving whats gone
They say life carries on
Carries on & on



For in much wisdom is much grief
& he who increases knowledge
    increases sorrow...
                  Eccl. 1:18

Anvrill
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I don't find this offensive at all. Sometimes we've gotta find humor in the harshest of things. I mean, sometimes it's not appropriate, but no lines have been crossed here.

Oh, and I've decided there's something else I want played at my funeral...

Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, as performed by Michael Ball.

Ow. But wow. Y'know?

written in blood before everything went black

JCV

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At my funeral, I'd want them to play "The Best Has Yet to Come". It's from the Metal Gear Solid---it's sung in Irish Gaelic...but it's still REALLY good! That and it's depressing too...heh

Others are too in love with the sound of their own voice to speak the truth...

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I'd much rather have heavy metal played at my funeral. Something with a bit of power behind it because for crying out loud, it's MY funeral. Keyword: MY. *grins*

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bagpipes... and a beer for everyone.. hey, I'm Irish.  

P.S. - This isn't offensive at all. Anyone who finds it offensive can just bugger off.


"if you know me so well then tell me which hand do I use?" Tori Amos

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I'm beginning to like Dark Enchantress.

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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I like bad words from the British isle. Bugger and bloody are so much more expressive than any of our precious four letter words. And if you stop to think what bugger means... Ow.

Anyway, don't wanna stray too far from the thread...

I want Tapping the Vein's entire album The Damage played at my funeral! It's so strong and powerful and boom but regretful too, and the grrl's voice is so..... Jus' ask Mike.

"Save me! I think I'm bleeding... I'm beautiful, I'm beautiful!
Save me! There must be some mistake...
And I can't scream! I think I'm bleeding.
Save me! Look, I'm bleeding."

Yeesh. Talk about a major (but yummy) blow.

I am now off to listen to s'more Depeche-sampling rockin' grrl music.

written in blood before everything went black

JCV

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Okay, let's get serious. I make comp. albums to fill time, so I can make a comp. album for this, entitled My Own Funeral. It's a track list that I think not even Mike will understand, but they all feel right to me. Here we go:

A Kiss is a Terrible Thing to Waste - Meat Loaf (or maybe Scarpia's version; hard decision)
Wisdom - Delerium
The Garden of Delight - The Mission U.K.
Hurricane - Tapping the Vein
Goodnight Lovers - Depeche Mode
Die With Me - Type O Negative
Good Enough - Sarah McLachlan
The Unquiet Grave - Faith & the Muse
Coma Black - Marilyn Manson
Lucky - Bif Naked
the great below - Nine Inch Nails
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables - Michael Ball
Lithium - Nirvana
Black Black Heart (album version) - David Usher
Promise to Try - Madonna
The Funeral Party - The Cure


written in blood before everything went black

JCV

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Y' know what I want at my funeral?

The sound of people crowded into a room, remembering my life. And living theirs.

Mikey

She said burn ... together.
-TON

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Serenade for The Dead - Leaether Strip
Requiem Mass - Mozart
as well as...
Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
Angel - Sarah Maclachlan


~
Syneq

Disintegrated to materialize in reformed delight.

 
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