Posted by Slosh (+703) 13 years ago
While listening to Don't Follow after reading the Alice in Chains thread, I got to thinking about songs I wanted played at my funeral.
I'm sure I'm not the only one with this morbid thought.

Here are the three that I want played at my funeral for sure

Long Road- Pearl Jam http://www.youtube.com/wa...-Sm2bFS_Ms

Man of the Hour- Pearl Jam http://www.youtube.com/wa...XqwtUUPe0w

Don't Follow- Alice in Chains http://www.youtube.com/wa...BB2OS4IoTs


And if I happen to go earlier than expected, I hope that someone on here will see to it that these three are played. Thanks

[This message has been edited by Slosh (8/19/2009)]
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
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Posted by Bridgier (+9469) 13 years ago
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 13 years ago
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Hells Bells by AC/DC and Lateralus by Tool.
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Posted by mule train (+1057) 13 years ago
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Posted by mule train (+1057) 13 years ago
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Posted by mule train (+1057) 13 years ago
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Mule - Are these songs you want to have played at your funeral, or songs that make you wish you were dead?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+18254) 13 years ago


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Posted by lexy (+38) 13 years ago
See You on the Other Side - Ozzy
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Posted by Christen LeBlanc Ramsey (+273) 13 years ago
I am a funeral service student here in Gresham, Oregon!! I have thought of my funeral songs and those for my family members too!And have been doing so for years, as well as having in depth conversations with all of them about their wishes.

I personally want "Home is where the heart is" by the Sounds to finish off my short but sweet personal service.
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Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3747) 13 years ago
My Way - Frank Sinatra
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Posted by Bill N (+66) 13 years ago
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Posted by Just Me (+751) 13 years ago
Buck S. - You'd better get your two cents in here. From all the other threads I have read with your illuminating wisdom . . . Looks like you may be next.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 13 years ago
OOoooOooh spoooky
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Posted by Jim Birkholz (+188) 13 years ago
The Parting Glass, by the Wailin' Jennys


I'm such an incorrigible personal music evangelist, I would be tempted to make anyone who came to my funeral to sit and listen to my personal favorites, but I'm just not that mean.
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Posted by V (+170) 13 years ago
I'd have to agree with Ozzy meet you on the other side. Now just a quick question how come some of the responses are blank. That is what I see any way is nothing.
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Posted by Buck Showalter (+4462) 13 years ago
Are you at work? Those are YouTube videos - a lot of corporate firewalls block youtube videos.
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Posted by Levi and Destiny (+170) 13 years ago
Im wanting Goodbye to Romance, OZZY, and Nothing Else Matters, Metallica. If Today Was Your Last Day, Nickelback!!! I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks aboout this!!!
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Posted by K.Duffy (+1822) 13 years ago
How about sixx:A.M. "Life is Beautiful"?
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Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6121) 13 years ago
Judith by A Perfect Circle.
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Posted by jessiker (+292) 13 years ago
I'd prefer If I Ever Leave This World Alive by Flogging Molly at my funeral.
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Posted by kent koester (+279) 13 years ago
FreeBird would be my choice
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+15369) 13 years ago
Abide with me would be my choice. And I want the congregation to sing verse 5 a cappella.
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Posted by Sharron Livingston (+2) 13 years ago
Playing the appropriate song for a funeral is a at times difficult. I found a site where they have a list of appropriate song to play at a funeral. Just have a look at it, cause i found it useful.

http://www.caring.com/sea...eral+songs
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Posted by V (+170) 13 years ago
My grandma told me that she doesn't want any old song that is sad played at her funeral. I have to agree it is supposed to be a time of enjoyment (ok maybe not enjoyment couldn't think of the word I wanted. I agree with that. Play songs that relate to the person I think and of course this is just my personal opinion. :0
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