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What 3 songs would you play at your funeral?





cowboyx
Say you up and died right now, what 3 songs would you want played at your funeral?

Keep in mind, these (in retrospect) represent your final words to the world, these songs dont have to decribe you in any way, they just have to be what your saying to the world as you lie and what would be your final goodbye.

Mine would (at the moment) have to be:

Forget About Me - Artist unknown

I'm OK - Styx

Creep - Radiohead

those songs are exactly what I want to say as I lie there, ready to be hauled off and thrown in the ground. Those are what my final goodbye would be.

~Charlie Kilo
xorcist
I wouldn't even play any song at my funeral I'm all dead and cant hear the song, so I'll just let everyone look at me and then I go in peace. I'm dead just want people to look at my body and then leave.
Diebels
cowboyx wrote:
Say you up and died right now, what 3 songs would you want played at your funeral?

Keep in mind, these (in retrospect) represent your final words to the world, these songs dont have to decribe you in any way, they just have to be what your saying to the world as you lie and what would be your final goodbye.

Mine would (at the moment) have to be:

Forget About Me - Artist unknown

I'm OK - Styx

Creep - Radiohead

those songs are exactly what I want to say as I lie there, ready to be hauled off and thrown in the ground. Those are what my final goodbye would be.

~Charlie Kilo


Faithless - God is a DJ
Faithless - God is a DJ
Faithless - God is a DJ
ainieas
Its a really interesting question. I can't think of three songs but the one I'd seriously like to play is Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional.

The lyrics go -

"I am Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself"


In fact I want those words on my tombstone.
rip8fan1
1. Small Town - John Cougar Mellencamp
2. My Way - Frank Sinatra

And since (if I died this very instant), I'd be leaving my son behind, I'd have them play:

3. Watching Scotty Grow - Bobby Goldsboro
IceCameron
This is a tough question..

Id start with The sounds of silence - Simon and Garfunkle while everybody arrived.
Then somewhere in the middle id have Washer - Slint.
And while everyone leaves Banshee beat - Animal Collective
Epsilon
In My Life-The Beatles
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zeppelin
Watching the Wheels-John Lennon
Blaster
Free bird by lynard skynard because I would be up in the clouds.

(Everything I do) I do it for you by bryan adams because it is my parents wedding song.

Shooting Star by bad company because of it talking about one of the greates people ever (jimi hendrix)
Insanity
The regular old moody gloomy funeral music? I don't know if I'd like having some death metal or whatever music playing when I'm about to be remembered at a funeral.
Ofinet
Hmmm....Fiona Apple's Cover of "Across the Universe" is haunting...

And maybe...Coldplay - Trouble...Sad in a not kinda way...

Then Finally, Air - Playground Love...those of you who have seen The Virgin Suicides realise at the end the profound effect it has...good movie, good song, good funeral!

Ech...depressing.
alex_ru
it good topic Smile
1 cob everytime i die
2 in the woods cloding in
3 tiamat gaia
ainieas
I remembered another song (or rather songs!), I'd like to play Enigma, not sure which song, but I think Knocking on Forbidden Doors
molif
just no songs for me please..

on my funeral, songs are irritating.. the only sound that can be heard during my funeral will be weeping of the people whom i love so much..

muahaha..

tsk tsk..
cowboyx
molif wrote:
just no songs for me please..

on my funeral, songs are irritating.. the only sound that can be heard during my funeral will be weeping of the people whom i love so much..

muahaha..

tsk tsk..


LOL that kind of great. I might also just play some songs so I can ruin them for people Razz
Rosanova
When they lay my body in a boat and have set it on fire at the river, would I like "Gates of Valhalla" by Manowar been played. That would be nice..Smile

Cheers!
Dean_The_Great
Ah, the joys of a little dark humour at the forums.

I would say that I would have some rockin' happy tunes or just something really cool and groovy. There is really only one I would consider now:

Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd

I'll have to come up with others when I'm older and y'know, more likely to kick it.
Epsilon
Ofinet wrote:
Hmmm....Fiona Apple's Cover of "Across the Universe" is haunting...


How about the original? Very Happy
Blaster
I think sad songs would just make people depressed. I would want things to make people like yea we lost one of our friends but we still have a life to live. We can't get all depressed over this. Depressing songs do that sadly. If it where a happy song then people wouldn't be depressed. It just isn't the way i want it.
Srs2388
Blaster wrote:
I think sad songs would just make people depressed. I would want things to make people like yea we lost one of our friends but we still have a life to live. We can't get all depressed over this. Depressing songs do that sadly. If it where a happy song then people wouldn't be depressed. It just isn't the way i want it.

well, i was just about to post the same exact thing that you just said, so.. yeah i concur with you i would want something to make people a lilttle happier you know? something uplifting
mayebe some rock
who knows? i'll be dead, but i dont want people all saddened even more by sad music.
Smue
I don't know if there's much point having songs played at your funeral. You might say its for people to remember you by, but then the songs which you select are most likely to be more relavant to you than other people. At any rate i wouldn't want to tint anything which i think of as beautiful for anybody else. Like when i hear songs i've heard at funerals im unable to disassociate the song from the person. And i don't want to cry whenever i'm in a music store and simply red comes on. At the end of the day i guess i see it as a really bland form of association and almost a manipulation from beyond the grave, and i'd rather remember a person for who they are or what they gave me, than from a song which may or may not represent that person.

But if i really wanted my family and friends to cry from the core it'd have to be:

Untitled 3 by Sigur Ros
Ley de Gravedad by Ojos de Brujo
Babe i wanna leave you by Led Zeppelin Exclamation
JayBee
I thing, that my life is Radiohead, so I would like "hear" some songs like Kid A National anthem or Pyramid song
but these are not good for this purpose
qbawler311
Theoretically I up and died right now because I just put a gun to my head and pulled the trigger or ate a couple bottles of pills or poison because my job is so f'n boring all i do is read forums all day....easy

I would like...drum roll...

Amazing Grace on the bagpipes non stop until I reincarnate into a zombie and eat everyones brains.

THRILL-LAH....THRILL-LAH night....
lit-diversion
hmm.

My Chemical Romance - Ghost of You
Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
Dresden Dolls - Good Day

something like those...
Yantaal
ainieas wrote:
Its a really interesting question. I can't think of three songs but the one I'd seriously like to play is Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional.

The lyrics go -

"I am Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself"


In fact I want those words on my tombstone.



wow, you suck, does it get much more emo than that?
Yantaal
You have to be upbeat, funerals suck enough as it is without shitty music playing. Soi i chose:

Celebrate
Pussy and Money- The Dictators
Black Lunk- Rancid
9/10 NME
David Bowie - Word On A Wing
The Beatles - Free As A Bird
Rolling Stones - Wild Horses
H3LL5P4WN
Down - Bury Me in Smoke
The Misfits - Dig Up Her Bones
In Flames - Goliaths Disarm Thier Davids
Stinger
Run - Snow Patrol
Scar Tissue - Red Hot CHili Peppers
Rock and Roll Queen - The Subways Razz
breaktheRULEs
Goodbye my lover - James Blunt

Wish - Nine Inch Nails

Where'd you go - Fort Minor
cowboyx
Yantaal wrote:
ainieas wrote:
Its a really interesting question. I can't think of three songs but the one I'd seriously like to play is Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional.

The lyrics go -

"I am Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself"


In fact I want those words on my tombstone.



wow, you suck, does it get much more emo than that?


Wow. . . . you are a total ****** loser! Why dont you not even come into this thread if you just going to flame people? If your going to be off topic, dont do it here. I asked a question, I didnt ask it so people can get flamed because of there choice of response. I hope you get banned, and get struck with lightning to the groin 100,000,000 times. Can a mod please ban him from this thread?
vakkiex
My funeral must be a greet party, so the only music i like to here is from the darkraver, i will die thats for sure, Rotterdam hardcore will never die!!!
Hippie
Ok, for my funeral, I want a band of guys playing the bagpipes while I burn in a boat out floating out to see. To be even cooler, someone should fire some burning arrows over the boat as it goes out. beat that.
Yantaal
lol
Josso
Not sure... thought about this before breifly but here goes:

Stairway to Heaven - Led Zep
Alberto Baslam - Aphex Twin (un-decided, but probably another Aphex track)
Out of Space - Prodigy

Would be a pretty weird funeral.
9/10 NME
Out of space at a funeral Laughing

Can I come?
Josso
Sure, it's 2090 deathclock says!
Marston
Astro Zombies - The Misfits
Alex Chilton - The Replacements
November Fire - Samhain
Tyler
Simple choices:

1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem

2. Tonci Huljic's Explosive

3. Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Minor- Allegretto


These are the definites.
cyph33r
Some songs with meaning

1. Offspring - Gone Away

2. Soulfly - Flyhigh

3. A Perfect Circle - Thinking Of You
Miss Saigon
Pretty sad that I've thought about this, huh?

1. Now is the Hour - Russel Watson

Now is the hour, when we must say goodbye
Soon I'll be sailing, far across the sea
While you're away, oh please remember me
When you return you'll find me waiting here


2. One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey (preferably sung by a live choir)

Sorry I never told you all I wanted say
Now it's too late to hold you and you've flown away, so far away
And I know you're shining down on me from heaven
Like so many friends we've known along the way...


3. I'll Cover You (funeral reprise) - from RENT

I've longed to discover something as true as this
If you are cold and you're lonely (I'll cover you)
You've got one nickel only (I'll cover you)
When you're worn out and tired (I'll cover you)
When your heart has expired (I'll cover you)
Oh lover, I'll cover you.
[/i]
soulman
ainieas wrote:
Its a really interesting question. I can't think of three songs but the one I'd seriously like to play is Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional.

The lyrics go -

"I am Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself"


In fact I want those words on my tombstone.



who will play this song on that day......... although its really funny......
cowboyx
[quote="soulman"]
ainieas wrote:
Its a really interesting question. I can't think of three songs but the one I'd seriously like to play is Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional.

The lyrics go -

"I am Vindicated
I am selfish
I am wrong
I am right
I swear I'm right
I swear I knew it all along

And I am flawed
But I am cleaning up so well
I am seeing in me now the things you swore you saw yourself"


In fact I want those words on my tombstone.


ON your tombstone? That would be quite tight. I would pay to see that. Then I would piss on your grave, cuz I dont know you. But for real, thats pretty deep man.
Twikki
Smashing Pumpkins - Bullet with Butterfly Wings
- Very Catchy but quite emo/grunge so its perfect for a funeral.
Alkaline Trio - F*** You aurora
- I Love the lyrics "My, my what a mess we've made, of our pretty little heads these days."
From First to Last - Such a tragedy
- I love the lyric "You used to be my angel, but now your more like the devil."
sketteksalfa
we ought to sing songs for the bereaved ones and not for the dead. so this are the songs i prefer whenever i die. well honestly when i die, i dont want my body to be displayed, i want to be cremated immediately.

Here are my songs by the way.

Everything you do - Christian Bautista
Peace in the midst of the storm - Religious one (I forgot the composer)
Find us Faithful - Religious again

Geez, i feel as if im dying sooner now. Rolling Eyes
mikemao
wish you where here - pink floyd
paranoid android - radiohead
always look on the bright side of life - monthy python
Helios
Only The Good Die Young - Iron Maiden.
Alone - Arcturus
Dance Of Death - Iron Maiden.
Shewolf
Well... after thinking, a lot, I ended up with these songs:

    Bless the Child - Nightwish
    The Rose - Made to Janis Joplin
    Broken - Sonata Arctica
Nick87
Naturtraene by Nina Hagen Band
Round Here by Counting Crows
Nature Boy by David Bowie

But I won't make any promisses I plan to live on for a couple of years and I am well known for changing my mind Very Happy
romaop
First I'll congratulate the author of this fun-eral idea - it's a funny question.

One good music to be played several times would be:
Don't wory, be happy - Bobby McFarlain.

One music to remind people that I'm still in the neighbourhood:
Still got the blues - Gary Moore

And another one to talk about life:
Life is life nana nanana - don't know the band
thenibblet
choosing only three is a bit tough but here goes:
"Closing Time" - Leonard Cohen
"Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
"Not A Pretty Girl" - Ani Difranco
CrookedBlaze
Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Of course.)

Can't Always get What you Want - The Stones

Imagine - John Lennon

There's about 600 other songs I'd like played, but, I have decided that those are my favorites.
j0zman
I'll use some soundtrack songs.

From Braveheart or Ave Verum or something. Wink
Eiken
At my funeral, I'd liked played:
1.Peter Gabriel - "I Grieve"
2.David Bowie- "Seven"
3.U2 - "Gone"
There's probably some others that I can't think of right now, but that seems like a good list.
shinnoyami
wow, erm..

I'd have to go with, in the exact order

-Tearjerker by KoRn "Please tell me there's something better"

-prevent this tragedy by Alkaline Trio "i'm begging you to stop praying for me"

-I will follow you into the dark by Death Cab for Cutie "love of mine, someday you will die, and i'll be close behind"

i was going to put join me in death by HIM but i figured that my relatives wouldn't appreciate that.
Jumba
Alice Cooper - Poisin
Van Halen - Jump

and the thirth I do not know Confused
asDdsA2
Hahahaha nice Topic... Do you know what song would i like???

"Green Day - Ha ha You're Dead"
Do you wanna the lyrics?? Here it's


Song: Ha ha you're dead - Band: Green Day - Album: Shenanigans - Year: 2002

How do you get your sleep at night?
How did you get your noose so tight?
Like chewin' on tinfoil, that's so much fun
Gonna be dead before you're gone
There's other things that are comin'
And I'll be happy so I won't return
And I'll be sure that you're goin' down
And I'll be laughin', I'll be laughin'
How many feelings can you steal?
Gotta be part of your appeal
I can see through you, cause you're wearin' thin
Like chewin' on tinfoil once again
There's other things that are comin'
And I'll be happy so I won't pretend
And I'll be sure that you're goin' down
And I'll be laughin'
Ha ha you're dead
And I'm so happy
You woke a memory
Of your damn lies
When you're shitfaced goin' down
I'll go out and break the town
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha ha...
Ha ha you're dead
And I'm so happy
An open memory
Of your damn lies
When you're shitfaced goin' down
I'll go out and break the town
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
The joke is over
You were an ******
And now you're gone
As you're shitfaced goin' down
I'll stand by and watch you drown
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead, you're gonna be dead
Just remember what I said
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead
Ha ha you're dead


Yeah....!! I don't wanna sad songs...
condor666
I think it would be hellish good that they play all the songs from Dark Funeral's mini album Teach children godship satan
crasso
Tyler wrote:

2. Tonci Huljic's Explosive


Don't call me at your funeral, please! Laughing

I would like people can hear these songs at my funeral:
"Always look at the bright side of life" by Eric Idle and "F***ing in heaven" by Fatboy Slim... Very Happy
Helios
condor666 wrote:
I think it would be hellish good that they play all the songs from Dark Funeral's mini album Teach children godship satan


That's "worship", if i'm not mistaken.

Not that I really like black metal..
cloudship
national anthem and best coverd by the flag also, hehe
ifmr
Following would be my choices
1.November rain by Guns n roses

2.Ponnal pokattum poda(thts a old indian movie song which roughly translates to "Dont crib about what you have lost,let it go..let it go"

3.The notorious gloomy sunday. n it will be perfect if i die on a sunday like my death clock says and this song sung by my sweetheart..here goes my fav part

"Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless
Dearest the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you
Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning you
Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy is Sunday, with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all
Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
Let them not weep let them know that I'm glad to go
Death is no dream for in death I'm caressing you
With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you"
Screech
Three songs that I would want played at my funeral are...

Cloudy times by The River City Rebels.
"Cloudy times? Sex & Alchohol that's all you need!"

Fight for your life by The casualties
"Fight for your life..."

And Shed a Tear by My band, The Kreeps
"You don't want, you don't want me around here no more!'
burzum
i would like to have: det som engang var , the doomed lover and.... det som engang var
Th3St1ck
I'm Not Ok - My Chemical Romance
94 Hours - As I Lay Dying
Monsters - Matchbook Romance
Very Happy
kryan
My wife refuses to listen to my suggestions of songs for my funeral!
But I would prefer some or all of the following.

Learning to Fly -Pink Floyd
knocking on heavens door - Bob Dylan
I believe - Brooks & Dunn
Let it Rain - K Ryan ;D
Mamsaac
guns 'n roses - don't cry
" " " " - november rain
metallica - master of puppets
Metaphor
Led Zeppelin - Since I've been loving you (live version)

Queen - Innuendo

Muse - Citizen Erased


At the moment I'd probably choose this 3 songs...Wink
patrick9480
Its all very well saying you want upbeat songs etc at your funeral, thats completely cool and your choice but don't drop the gaunlet on sad songs. My best friend died at the age of 19 and being a massive U2 fan the song 'With or Without You' was played at his funeral. I can't describe how touching a moment it was but believe me there wasn't a dry eye at the ceremony, and now every time I hear that song I stop whatever I am doing and dedicate those four minutes to him.
QQZhenyi
The Rasmus - Funeral Song
Sum 41 - Hell Song
Marilyn Manson - The Death Song

Hehe... actually I know nothing about the third song...
Busmika
I want them to play

"I did It my way" (Frank Sinatra)

That song is very special to me.
Thefez
Think of me With Kindness- Gentle Giant
Everyone's Gone to the Movies- Steely Dan
If you Could Save Yourself (You'd Save us all)- Ween
fuzzkaizer
I'm not sure about three songs, but there is at least one song I could like to be played in an endless loop:
Moon River, and here are the lyrics, that start allready with the key sentence:

Moon river, wider than a mile
I'm crossing you in style some day

Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you're goin', i'm goin' your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after the same rainbow's end, waitin' 'round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me

(moon river, wider than a mile)
(i'm crossin' you in style some day)
Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker
Wherever you're goin', i'm goin' your way

Two drifters, off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see
We're after that same rainbow's end, waitin' 'round the bend
My huckleberry friend, moon river, and me

(I quote the lyrics from here: http://www.lyricsmania.com/moon_river_lyrics_audrey_hepburn.html

I really would prefer Henry Mancini's instrumental version, for the sake of the attendant crowd Wink, but if it's only for me, I would also do with Audrey Hepburns version, also quite cute:

jajarvin

  1. My Way
  2. Solitude
  3. Yesterday
standready
There will be no music at my funeral because there will be no funeral! Even if there was, no one will be there except my corpse.
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