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Songs to play at your funeral
« on: July 30, 2009, 07:48:18 PM »

Hey guys what song would you want played at your funeral?


I don't know what I would have played. I think I'd get someone to play Follow You into the Dark by Death Cab. Or perhaps something less depressing.
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 08:26:18 PM »

Stayin Alive - Bee Gees ;P
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 08:36:37 PM »

Music Box by Regina Spektor, Ghost by NMH, and Blake Says by Amanda Palmer.
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 07:08:21 AM »

Lol my friend and I joke about this all the time, I actually have a playlist on my itunes called "funeral playlist". And yes, I am aware this is somewhat morbid/self-indulgent.

It's subject to change, but currently it's gonna go like this, in order:

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
These Days - Nico
Here Comes A Regular - The Replacements
Pictures of You - The Cure (To be played during a montage of my life...bitches better cry.)
Death - Klaus Nomi

I am also considering putting something like You Don't Know Me by Ben Folds on there for pure amusement value.

I realise that's a fairly long playlist, but seeing as it's my funeral, I think it's the one day where people should be obliged to suffer through my music taste for as long as I want.
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 07:23:05 AM »

I have my list somewhere but I can't find it now. It's a bit cliché but I remember it had:

Twilight - Elliott Smith
Asleep - The Smiths

I love lists. As well as one for my funeral, I have one ready for the staff if they ever put me in a "home". It has things like "don't believe in God, so don't force me to participate in anything religious", "plenty of milk in the coffee", "don't forget to use moisturizer on the legs" and "never put socks on my feet".
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2009, 08:44:47 AM »

the secret track off placebos debut album.
going underground- the Jam
ashes to ashes - david bowie
asleep- smiths
vermillion lies grandfather song ( maybe id be one when i die?)
oh and the first track of adore - pumpkins

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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 08:49:58 AM »

Eep, funeral fantasies. These are a symptom of depression. Why do you care what people will listen to at your funeral? Will it really shape the way people percieve you as a person? Don't you have your life with which do that? If I were in a really spiteful and miserable mood I would and pick Jeff Buckleys 'Last Goodbye' and maybe something by Elliott Smith because I want people at my funeral to CRY DAMNIT. But seeing as I'm in a good mood I'm going to go with my initial reaction which is that it doesn't really matter and it actually concerns me a little that this is something people here think about.
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 08:53:12 AM »

Eep, funeral fantasies. These are a symptom of depression. Why do you care what people will listen to at your funeral? Will it really shape the way people percieve you as a person? Don't you have your life with which do that? If I were in a really spiteful and miserable mood I would and pick Jeff Buckleys 'Last Goodbye' and maybe something by Elliott Smith because I want people at my funeral to CRY DAMNIT. But seeing as I'm in a good mood I'm going to go with my initial reaction which is that it doesn't really matter and it actually concerns me a little that this is something people here think about.

blar de blar  I will be floating over my coffin and possessing the priest in a beetlejuice dinner party way so yeah the music must be something ill enjoy

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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 09:08:15 AM »

Happy Phantom - Tori Amos
Pet Semetary - The Ramones
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 09:19:24 AM »

'Jump In The Fire' - Metallica
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In all seriousness, I do think 'Lazarus' by Porcupine Tree is one of the most beautiful tearjerkers in modern music. That would be a good funeral song were it not for the line 'Follow me down, to the valley below' that might freak out certain friends and family.

Gorgeous as it is, I might as well just stick with 'Tallica for all the effect that Porcupine Tree song would have lol.

One thing's for sure, I hate it hate it hate it when people say they want Sinatra's 'My Way' at their funeral.
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 09:25:37 AM »

One thing's for sure, I hate it hate it hate it when people say they want Sinatra's 'My Way' at their funeral.

I think I would like that played at my funeral but not the Frank Sinatra version. I want the Sid Vicious version  :headbang:
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 11:20:20 AM »

Eep, funeral fantasies. These are a symptom of depression. Why do you care what people will listen to at your funeral? Will it really shape the way people percieve you as a person? Don't you have your life with which do that? If I were in a really spiteful and miserable mood I would and pick Jeff Buckleys 'Last Goodbye' and maybe something by Elliott Smith because I want people at my funeral to CRY DAMNIT. But seeing as I'm in a good mood I'm going to go with my initial reaction which is that it doesn't really matter and it actually concerns me a little that this is something people here think about.

I just find the idea morbidly amusing, in the same way I find something like Harold's penchant for faking his own death in Harold and Maude morbidly amusing. I don't think there's anything wrong with thinking about death, or laughing about it. But yeah, if you're seriously sitting at home planning the minutiae of your funeral in meticulous detail right down to the coffin trimmings, there's probably something a bit wrong and you should probably just get a life instead.

Oh, and for Elliott Smith you should defs choose Between The Bars, "the potential you'll be that you'll never see", that's poignant, there will be tears. Probably should make sure you die from alcoholism related causes as well, just so it's even more appropriate.  :buck2: (jokes 'n shit). 
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 04:14:48 PM »

I would definitely go with Asleep by the Smiths, but I don't want people to cry at my funeral. Actually, I was thinking of making a video before I died and in it I would list all of the things to be done at the funeral.

1. Absolutely NO crying. There will be Crying Bodyguards meaning that they will keep watch on who's crying. If they see someone crying they'll have to escort the cryer out of the building. You can only cry outside of the building as long as you are 100 miles away from it.
2. A cake with my face on it and my famous smile (I do this ridiculous smile and my family makes fun of me for it, so hey why not?)
3. Happy songs are to be played, happy songs with meaning that is. I don't want Ole McDonald being played.
4. Everyone gets 2 grams of weed to smoke after the funeral, that way they can all laugh and be happy.
4. I'd like to have a glass coffin like the one they put Snow White in.
5. And if I have any visible tattoo's or peircings I don't want the make-up artist to cover them up.

If anyone were to scratch these from the list I will haunt them until the day they die, mark my words.
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Re: Songs to play at your funeral
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 05:05:58 PM »

Milk Shake by Kelis

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2009, 05:55:45 PM »

Daft Punk, glow sticks will be provided, room will be lit by blacklights... I have actually already discussed these plans before.
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