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Have you picked out music?

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by Cybrsk8r, Feb 14, 2010.

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  1. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    I'm sitting here thinking about what i would want played at my wake/funeral. I'm a child of the '70s (if somehow, magically, I could go back there, I'd do it in a heartbeat), so the music is mostly from that era. Some songs would reflect my emotions when i died, and some that brought back good memories.

    It's a pretty eclectic group. Anyone wanna give me any opinions on whether I should delete any songs from the list? Note that this is not the play list, I'll be shuffling the order of the songs.

    Alan Parson's Project_-_Voyager.mp3
    Alan_Parsons Project_-_Don't Answer Me.mp3
    America_-_Lonely People.mp3
    Barbara Streisand_-_The Way We Were.mp3
    Crosby__Stills___Nash_-_Just A Song Before I Go.mp3
    Eagles_-_Hole in the World.wav
    Elton John_-_ Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me.mp3
    Elton John_-_Funeral For A Friend (Love Lies Bleeding).mp3
    Elton John_-_Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.mp3
    Eric Clapton_-_Tears In Heaven.mp3
    Henry_Mancini_-_Moon River.mp3
    Hollies_-_He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother.mp3
    James Taylor_-_ Fire And Rain.mp3
    John Lennon_-_Imagine.mp3
    Kansas_-_Dust In the Wind.mp3
    Simon & Garfunkel - I Am A Rock.mp3
    Simon and Garfunkel_-_Bridge Over Troubled Water.mp3
    The Carpenters_-_Goodbye to Love.mp3
    The Carpenters_-_Yesterday Once More.mp3
    Three Dog_ Night_-_'Till The World Ends.mp3
  2. Neverhappyalwayssad

    Neverhappyalwayssad Well-Known Member

    Your list is pretty good
    Theres one song I would want played at my funeral.
    Unwritten law - Before I go.

    It basically says just remember the good times, and forget the bad times.
    Fire and rain by James taylor is a pretty good one.
  3. ASkylitDrive

    ASkylitDrive Well-Known Member

    Rain- Breaking Benjamin
    This Afternoon- Nickleback :)
  4. bluedays

    bluedays Well-Known Member

    As another child of the 70's here, I have to say I think the list is really good.

    The Carpenters songs have been on my mental list for a while, as well as some of the others. I also added Rainy Days & Mondays, though. Then again, Carpenters remind me of my mom and if I think about my mom any more than I already am right now, the heartbreak will drive me even crazier. :(

    My list also includes:

    Commodores - Easy Like Sunday Morning (played at a friend's funeral many years ago)

    Dream Theater - Wait For Sleep

    3 Doors Down - Away From The Sun

    There are more, including a Josh Groban song and a Casting Crowns song I played at my best friend's funeral... she'd want them played at mine too.
  5. xToxThexGravex

    xToxThexGravex Well-Known Member

    If I were to have a funeral, it would be an actual celebration instead of something brooding and dark.

    Here's my music:

    AC/DC- "For Those About to Rock"
    Billy Idol- "Shock to the System"
    Crush 40- "I Am (All of Me)"
    Guns N' Roses- "Out Ta Get Me"
    Anything by Judas Priest and/or Megadeth

    I'd list more, but that's all I can name off the top of my head...
  6. oscilate

    oscilate Well-Known Member

    I've never given this much thought before, but here's a few artists I picked out:

    Elliott Smith definitely comes to mind when making a playlist like this. He experienced alot of depression and drug abuse, which is shown throughout his heart wrenching lyrics. Between the bars (1997) tends to be a fan (and my personal) favorite.

    Slowdive is alot like other shoegaze-type bands from the early 90's, and it never really caught my attention until I heard one particular track. Machine Gun (1993), by my standards, is practically perfect.

    Heres some others:

    The Big Ship by Brian Eno (1975)
    An Ending (Ascent) by Brian Eno (1983)
    In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country by Boards of Canada (2000)
  7. plates

    plates Well-Known Member

    black flag, damaged 1 that live version on YT. :smile: i'm going to have NO-ONE at my funeral with that playing , just how i like it. because i don't want anyone there. but i can't control it can i? that's why i don't want to die, all that will be taken out of my hands and they'll put on their pretty music and cry and soothe each other and feel sorry for themselves that they 'lost' me. i feel angry just thinking about it.
  8. neohume

    neohume Well-Known Member

    ha i always though songs at funerals were so corny, but if theres a sound system near when i'm in my box,
    i'd like them to play 'to zanarkand' from FFX.
    ; ] or the pokemon theme tune!
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  10. TWF

    TWF Well-Known Member

    I really don't want a funeral. My body to be engraved into earth? Doesn't make sense. I want out of earth.

    Song to be played at my end? Sound of burning bodies.
  11. morgan

    morgan Well-Known Member

    I've got a couple:

    If I ever leave this world alive- Flogging Molly
    Miles from nowhere- Cat Stevens
    Forever Young- Bob Dylan

    and I played "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd at my friend's wake.
  12. boo

    boo Well-Known Member

  13. Desmond

    Desmond Member

    'Sing' Glen campbell version not travis. was thinking about this today.
  14. twistedwhispers

    twistedwhispers Member & Antiquities Friend

    subject to change but right now

    November Rain by Guns n Roses
  15. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    I'm not having a funeral ..so just one song at the crematorium...
    AWAKE MY SOUL by Mumford and Sons..
  16. moko

    moko Active Member

    I would request ''Les √Čtoiles Filantes'' from the Cowboys Fringants (a quebec group), fallowed by ''Rem√®des'' from Mass Hysteria (a heavy-rock group from France) and ''T.S'' from Diam's, a french rapper that sings about the reasons for committing suicide.
  17. Cortez

    Cortez Banned Member

    Even though I wouldn't want this song to be played a my funeral, the song I can think of that would best describe my death is "stan" by eminem.
  18. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    solitaire by the carpenters comes to mind
    war on drugs by barenaked ladies

    i'm to tired to think of others right now.
  19. MonikaM

    MonikaM Member

    I have but I don't really want to post it because if someone that knows me reads this forum they will recognise me.

    I like the idea of a rocking funeral though.
  20. ozbound

    ozbound Senior Member & Antiquities Friend

    I have a couple that I would like played
    O Fortuna by Carl Orff always liked this one and
    Time to Say Goodbye by Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli
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