Song for your funeral?

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Song for your funeral?

Postby King_Nothing » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:46 pm UTC

Making that stiff decision - There are several routes you can take. The first is out and out gallows humour, easily acheivable by instructing your funeral director to crank Highway to Hell, Motorhead's Stone Dead Forever, Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear teh Reaper or Motley Crue's Kickstart my Heart (Might be a little late for that, but it worked for Nikki Sixx). The Mourners will be rolling in the aisles. Then there are specifics. If you've taken the burial option, you could do worse than The Jam's Going Underground, Status Quo's Down Down, or Alice in Chains' Man in a Box. If You're leaning towards cremation, there's fun to be had from Arthur Brown's Fire or Burn Baby Burn by Ash. Queen's Who Wants to Live Forever is a stellar - if self-indulgant - choice for tear-jerking, while The Beatles' I'll be Back sends out a faintly sinister message to the congregation to keep their paws off your widow. Personally I would like Ralph Stanley's 'O Death'.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Mikeski » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:58 pm UTC

I've actually considered Echolyn's "Never the Same"... (of course, I'm 34, so I'm not expecting to need it any time soon...)

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there, I did not die.
I say to you I will see you again
On the other side someday
[...]
After the song is over
The dance goes on
So dance away
When all has been said and done
Remember what's been given, not taken away...

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Red Hal » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:20 pm UTC

No lyrics needed for this one: Copland's Fanfare for the common man
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby 1337geek » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:07 pm UTC

"Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby charliepanayi » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:09 pm UTC

Untitled 1 by Sigur Ros - or maybe Nightswimming by R.E.M.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby King_Nothing » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:45 pm UTC

Mikeski wrote:I've actually considered Echolyn's "Never the Same"... (of course, I'm 34, so I'm not expecting to need it any time soon...)


Hell, I'm 18! Even worse!

Still 'O Death' can be heard on the Cohen brother's film: 'O Brother Where Art Thou', it's sung by the Grand Wizard at the lynching.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Simbera » Thu Oct 30, 2008 11:09 am UTC

What else but At Your Funeral by Pinhead Gunpowder?

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby The Sleeping Tyrant » Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:15 am UTC

Both Porcupine Tree's "How is Your Life Today?" and "What Happens Now?"
Then maybe Portman's "We Are Nihilists Lebowski".

The first, just cause of how horribly inappropriate a song with "How is your life today?" as the chorus is at a funeral.
The third, cause it's chorus answers the second. And cause it's just an amazing song.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Ptolom » Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:40 pm UTC

This could be the opportunity for the greatest rick-roll ever. It would almost be worth dying just to be able to imagine the reactions of everyone at your funeral.

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Postby KingLoser » Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:11 pm UTC

Shiny Happy People by REM... :mrgreen:
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby ChocloManx » Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:05 pm UTC

To start Kommt ihr Tochter helft mir klagen from the St Matthew Passion by Bach, then some delicious Rick Rolling and a mix of king crimson, salsa, Debussy and cumbia.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Aethernox » Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:32 pm UTC

I'm leaning towards King Crimson's Epitaph. It's an utterly beautiful song with a fitting title, I think.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Hawknc » Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:38 pm UTC

I think we've had this thread some time in the past...my choices are still pretty much the same, though: Hallelujah by K-Os and Miserere by the Cat Empire.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby King_Nothing » Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:45 pm UTC

Hawknc wrote:I think we've had this thread some time in the past


I'm sorry; I did search it and found nothing. Either way, its proved popular therefore treat it as bumping up a dying thread.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Hawknc » Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:54 pm UTC

I think it was a long time in the past, worst case it gets merged if a mod can be bothered to find it. It's always a strangely popular topic. ;)

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Midnight » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:10 am UTC

rachmaninoff's prelude in C# minor no contest.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby armandtanzarian » Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:16 am UTC

I'm thinking of the Mercy Seat by Nick Cave, if I ever die under horrible circumstances, Untitled 1 by Sigur Ros, Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain and, at the very end, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. :mrgreen:

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby King_Nothing » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:18 pm UTC

I think if I had a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song it'd be the 'Weeping Song'. Alternatively you could have 'Death is not the End'.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Andrew » Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:36 am UTC

I like the idea of Tonight We Fly (from The Divine Comedy's Promenade). I have this awful feeling some wing of my family will drag a church -- and all the 'sure and certain hope of the resurrection' denialist bollocks that go with it -- into the proceedings somehow, but I can still sneak the phrase "if heaven doesn't exist" into them.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Surgery » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:03 am UTC

"Death is the Road to Awe" by Clint Mansell.

Viking style funeral/sent off in a burst of flame (literally).

body sent off into the water at around the four minute mark.

funeral pyre engulfed in flame at around 7:33.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby jackjackjackkk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:26 pm UTC

I wanna be floated off in a boat and be burned Viking-style too.

Not sure what song to go to, but something to define me. Show my appreciation of life, while at the same time trying to tell everyone to not let my death hinder their appreciation too.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Sir_Elderberry » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:34 am UTC

jackjackjackkk wrote:I wanna be floated off in a boat and be burned Viking-style too.

Not sure what song to go to, but something to define me. Show my appreciation of life, while at the same time trying to tell everyone to not let my death hinder their appreciation too.


If you're going Viking, "Immigrant Song" is surely required.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Liet Kynes » Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:45 am UTC

Its seems I am not the only one headed for Valhala, I would have to say this or this, possibly this.

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Postby Aleril » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:22 am UTC

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Postby Dingbats » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:37 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:This could be the opportunity for the greatest rick-roll ever. It would almost be worth dying just to be able to imagine the reactions of everyone at your funeral.

I'm very tempted to kill myself right now!

Other than that, I would probably choose Two-Headed Boy, pt. 2 by Neutral Milk Hotel. It's the saddest song ever.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby rustedneurons » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:17 am UTC

"Dark City, Dead Man" by Cult of Luna would be nice.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Immortal_Z » Fri Nov 07, 2008 4:54 am UTC

Out of shear irony, I have a great desire to have My Wife by The Who played, but I am going to have The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles played, as they light my boat on fire and send me down the river by my house
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Wardial3r » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:06 am UTC

I guess this is kind of cheesy, and i know nothing really about this artist other than this song.
Honey And The Moon by Joseph Arthur. It was on the O.C. once and i completely fell in love with it the lyrics and tone just seem to be something I associate with death. It starts out almost melancholic but then just goes into reminiscing about the sweetest times.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Midnight » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:15 am UTC

once everyone's quiet listening to prelude in c# minor, they can listen to Orion by Metallica.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Winton » Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:22 pm UTC

No brainer - Vapour Trail by Ride. Even sounds awesome in a box.

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Postby Sanctuary1 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:37 am UTC

The Funeral - Band of Horses

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby i_ll_winn » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:35 am UTC

Electric funeral- Black sabbath

Pulse of the maggots- slipknot
If I have to give my life
you can have it
We are the pulse of the maggots


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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby rubber314chicken » Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:34 pm UTC

defiantly a rick roll, for sure.

Then some hard-core gansta' rap, you know, to throw everyone a curve ball.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby The Rumpled Academic » Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:51 am UTC

"Air", by the Incredible String Band.

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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Julien » Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:48 pm UTC

WHile I'll be cremated, I'd like the final minutes of Gilliam's Brazil to be broadcasted. You know, whith the song running at the end during the final credits.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Chfan » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:17 pm UTC

"Party All The Time" song from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Sto Helit » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:23 pm UTC

See You Later, Alligator, by Bill Haley and the Comets.
I would love to see the look on everyone's face when they play that.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Martige » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:05 pm UTC

Funeral Thirst by Black Dahilia Murder.
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Postby Colorbynumberz » Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:18 am UTC

I've always wanted 'Never Alone' by Barlow Girl to be played at mine.
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Re: Song for your funeral?

Postby Masily box » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:24 pm UTC

The Lydian-mode slow movement from Beethoven's a minor string quartet, Op.132. Though a rickroll is very tempting...


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