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Ok, strange subject but here it goes.<br><br><br><br>
Over here there is a (unofficial) top 10 of music thats played at funerals.<br><br>
Queen/ who wants to live forever is one of them.<br><br><br><br>
I personally would like:<br><br><br><br>
Genesis: Domino and<br><br>
Yello: The race.<br><br><br><br>
What do you want to be played ?
 

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Remember the film "The Cincinatti Kid" (I think), Paul Newman plays a young poker player, with Karl Malden as his mentor. Well, right at the start he's walking the streets and he comes across a funeral procession being lead by a swing band. I've no idea of the name of the piece, but I thought it was great.<br><br><br><br>
Other than that there are a few pieces of Irish traditional music that come to mind.
 

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Happy Phantom by Tori Amos<br><br>
because it's happy and not depressing at all. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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The musical director at the church where my parents' memorial services were held picked out the music. The only piece I requested was Bach/Gounod's <b>Ave Maria</b>. One of my mother's favorite songs was <b>Que sera, sera</b>. They played that at her service as well.
 

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'1000 Oceans' by Tori Amos<br><br>
'Bro Hymn' by Pennywise<br><br>
'Pity the Dead' by Bad Religion would be interesting, if not down-right offensive to many attending a funeral<br><br>
the piano versions of 'Suteki Da Ne' and 'Melodies of Life' composed by Nobuo Uematsu<br><br>
and that's all i can think of at the moment
 

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Komm, Suesser Todd? (sp?)<br><br><br><br>
Maybe not.<br><br><br><br>
I don't want a funeral. I want to be cremated, and my ashes scattered over an ocean. Any ocean is fine. If my family feels the need to have a memorial service to achieve emotional closure, they can all gather together and talk about all the stupid stuff I did. ^^;;<br><br><br><br>
If music absolutely had to be played, I'd say the orchestral version of For Fruits Basket.
 

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I'd probably like something like 'Bobby Brown Goes Down' by Frank Zappa to be played at my funeral. Or maybe Karlheinz Stockhausen's 'Stimmung' in it's entirety!<br><br><br><br>
The last thing I want is tear-jerking crap...
 

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I'd like Cypress Hill's "How I Could Just Kill A Man" because that'll leave everyone so confused. "Wait, Max was murdered? Is that song about God killing Max?" Whatever the song is, I want breakdancers.
 

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I have asked the people close to me to play "Ripple" by the Grateful Dead. There is a line from the song I want engraved on my tombstone:<br><br><br><br>
"There is a road,<br><br>
no simple highway,<br><br>
between the dawn<br><br>
and the dark of night."
 

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Composer: Eric Idle<br><br>
Author: Eric Idle<br><br>
Arranger: John Altman<br><br>
Lead Singer: Eric Idle<br><br><br><br>
Some things in life are bad,<br><br>
They can really make you mad,<br><br>
Other things just make you swear and curse,<br><br>
When you're chewing your life's gristle<br><br>
Don't grumble, give a whistle,<br><br>
And this'll help things turn out for the best,<br><br>
And.....<br><br><br><br>
Always look on the bright side of life.<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br>
Always look on the light side of life.<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br><br><br>
If life seems jolly rotten,<br><br>
There's something you've forgotten,<br><br>
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.<br><br>
When you're feeling in the dumps,<br><br>
Don't be silly chumps.<br><br>
Just purse your lips and whistle. That's the thing.<br><br>
And...<br><br><br><br>
Always look on the bright side of life.<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br>
Always look on the right side of life,<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br><br><br>
For life is quite absurd<br><br>
And death's the final word.<br><br>
You must always face the curtain with a bow.<br><br>
Forget about your sin.<br><br>
Give the audience a grin.<br><br>
Enjoy it. It's your last chance, anyhow.<br><br>
So,...<br><br><br><br>
Always look on the bright side of death,<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br>
Just before you draw your terminal breath.<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br><br><br>
Life's a piece of ****,<br><br>
When you look at it.<br><br>
Life's a laugh and death's a joke. It's true.<br><br>
You'll see it's all a show.<br><br>
Keep 'em laughing as you go.<br><br>
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.<br><br>
And...<br><br><br><br>
Always look on the bright side of life.<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br>
Always look on the right side of life.<br><br>
[whistling]<br><br>
etc.............
 

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Is that the "monty phyton" song?<br><br><br><br>
One I also consider it "road to no where" by the Talking Heads.
 

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Ugh, I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand music that expresses my taste and love for life would be good on the other hand that can quickly degenerate into a circus. A part of me wants to have Kurt Vonnegut's humanist mass, or at least the part that reads "Let ashes sleep like ashes/let nothing come to disturb their rest". But as a complete work, it is not all that great largely written in reaction to some of most horrid features of the Catholic mass texts. I have more songs that I would like to have explicitly banned (Amazing Grace and please no Wind Beneeth my Wings.) Insturmentals would be good such as music from Waking Life, Eliza Carthey or Loreena McKennit. Probably I'll leave it up to my survivors to plan a humanist ceremony that won't piss off my religious relations. A flower communion (a U.U. ritual in which everyone brings a flower and walks out with a different flower) is encouraged. At my wake however I hope they play stuff from my collection.
 

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A compilaiton of my favorite songs with a lot of Cure from the Disintigrations album mixed in. I'd like some up beat stuff, too.<br><br>
My family isn't into somber memorials (we don't do funerals).<br><br><br><br>
And vegan food and why vegans and donaitons can be made to human rights, civil liberties, and animal rights organizations (VO and farm sanctuary, mainly).
 

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Oh goodness, I so do NOT want Amazing Grace played at my funeral! It's not that I don't agree with the song, but virtually every funeral I've ever been to has played that song.<br><br><br><br>
Some options for me:<br><br>
"Testify to Love" by Avalon<br><br>
-For as long as I shall live<br><br>
-I will testify to love<br><br>
-I'll be a witness in the silences<br><br>
-When words are not enough<br><br>
-With every breath I take<br><br>
-I will give thanks to God above<br><br>
-For as long as I shall live<br><br>
-I will testify to love<br><br>
"God" by Rebecca St. James, just because I'd love to have a rock song played!<br><br>
-Can you hear<br><br>
-Can you see<br><br>
-Can you touch<br><br>
-Can you feel it<br><br>
-It's God<br><br>
-Truly God, God<br><br>
Oh, and OF COURSE, "Jesusfreak" by dcTalk!!!!!!<br><br>
-What will people think<br><br>
-What will people do<br><br>
-What will people say<br><br>
-When they hear that I'm a Jesusfreak<br><br>
-I don't really care if they label me a Jesusfreak<br><br>
-There ain't no disguising the Truth.
 

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My cousin's played Go Rest High on the Mountain by Vince Gill for my Aunt. It was the most beautiful song and so fitting for her.
 

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<a href="http://members.tripod.com/~Synergy_2/lyrics/pvalley.html" target="_blank">http://members.tripod.com/~Synergy_2...s/pvalley.html</a><br><br><br><br>
Sung by Elvis Presley, among others.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
PEACE IN THE VALLEY<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oh well, Im tired and so weary<br><br>
But I must go alone<br><br>
Till the lord comes and calls, calls me away, oh yes<br><br>
Well the morning's so bright<br><br>
And the lamp is alight<br><br>
And the night, night is as black as the sea, oh yes<br><br><br><br><br><br>
There will be peace in the valley for me, some day<br><br>
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray<br><br>
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow<br><br>
No trouble, trouble I see<br><br>
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Well the bear will be gentle<br><br>
And the wolves will be tame<br><br>
And the lion shall lay down by the lamb, oh yes<br><br>
And the beasts from the wild<br><br>
Shall be lit by a child<br><br>
And I'll be changed, changed from this creature that I am, oh yes<br><br><br><br><br><br>
There will be peace in the valley for me, some day<br><br>
There will be peace in the valley for me, oh Lord I pray<br><br>
There'll be no sadness, no sorrow<br><br>
No trouble, trouble I see<br><br>
There will be peace in the valley for me, for me
 

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Oooooooh Joe! As soon as I saw those lyrics, I thought, "Hey, I know that song!" Great choice.
 

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I think I'd like Frank Zappa's solo `Watermelon In Easter Hay' played. Or something uplifting and celebratory.
 
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