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What song would you have played at your funeral?

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by shanks, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie

    A morbid question maybe but when you die what song do you want played at your funeral? And for what purpose? Myself I would probably go with:

    Opeth - Still Day Beneath The Sun

    A song obviously about mourning, but I sense hope in it so it's probably not too depressing.

    There's alot of other songs I could imagine, like the Johnny Cash version of Hurt, Metallicas fade to black and many others. So what will be the soundtrack of your exit?
     
  2. Deadmanwalking

    Deadmanwalking Fledgling Freddie

    Lennon - Imagine

    Oh btw this has been done on the old BW forums :p
     
  3. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie

    Actually I copied it from a swedish "underground" forum but need something to use in my quest to keep this part of the forum active. :eek:

    World peace song is a good choice at a funeral I guess. :D
     
  4. FuzzyLogic

    FuzzyLogic Kicking squealing Gucci little piggy

    I'd have a song that makes people laugh, while they're wearing hawiian shirts to me funeral, none of this black tie crap, just because i'd be dead and gone doesn't mean they should mourn it, much prefer people to have a good time than mope about hugging each other and crying about the things that could have been.


    That said, would probably have November Rain, which isn't a laughy type song, but it's long, and would get people to shift about on the pews a bit while they waited for it to finish :p

    That and it's one of my favourite songs. Oh, and Don't Cry on the way out, quite apt i guess, because quite simply, I don't want people sobbing at said funeral.
     
  5. leggy

    leggy Probably Scottish

    They can play the cheeky girls for all I care. There isn't a single song that I know of that can suitable describe me or my life. I am individual and I'll be dead so I really couldn't care less.

    Songs are played at funerals for the mourners anyway, not the deceased. So they can choose the song that reminds them of me.
     
  6. Deadmanwalking

    Deadmanwalking Fledgling Freddie

    Jock Jams!!!
     
  7. weevil

    weevil Fledgling Freddie

    i would probably have played stairway to heaven, bit cheesy but nice :)
     
  8. shanks

    shanks Fledgling Freddie

    That was actually the song that the most people on the forum I nicked the thread from said they wanted. And why not? :)
     
  9. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    Saves the day - at your funeral

    The only one i can think of
     
  10. Gombur Glodson

    Gombur Glodson Fledgling Freddie

    My father said he wanted The doors: when the music's over.

    I think mine will be the doors: the end.
     
  11. Bodhi

    Bodhi Resident Freddy

    50 Pence - In Da Pub.
     
  12. babs

    babs Can't get enough of FH

    Fear Factory - Resurrection.

    Not from an optimistic point of view, but I love the song and it always leaves me feeling up-beat :)
     
  13. Loxleyhood

    Loxleyhood Fledgling Freddie

    Benny Hill theme. I would have my coffin chased by saucey nurses.
     
  14. stubbyrulz

    stubbyrulz Fledgling Freddie

    enter sand man by metallica
     
  15. Aoami

    Aoami FH is my second home

    Probably Who Wants the World by The Stranglers...

    or Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson.
     
  16. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    Yeah, by me :eek:

    Anyway, in order of play:

    Eric Serra - Two Ways Out (Leon OST)
    The Doors - The End
    Sonic Youth - Sunday
    Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
    The Jam - That's Entertainment
    The Dubliners - The Rocky Road To Dublin
    Nick Drake - Place To Be
    The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
    Nick Drake - From The Morning

    It's a long funeral.
     
  17. Gombur Glodson

    Gombur Glodson Fledgling Freddie

    Or maybe The Who - the song is over.
     
  18. Margaret

    Margaret Loyal Freddie

    Adagio in Sol Minore, by Tomaso Albinoni.
     
  19. Wazzerphuk

    Wazzerphuk FH is my second home

    The old granny might collapse if she had to stand up that long!
     
  20. Jonny_Darko

    Jonny_Darko Fledgling Freddie

    I would have the theme from "Firefly" played at mine. I love that song so much and it would be suitable in tone and lyrics etc for the occasion.

    Unless I died in a plane crash or something.
     
  21. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Lesbians by Nuclear Assault.

    It's a VERY short funeral.

    And Lesbians rock.
     
  22. Sharma

    Sharma Can't get enough of FH

    Aerosmith - Don't wanna miss a thing.

    Sue me. :p
     
  23. echo

    echo Fledgling Freddie

    Bob Marley - Redemption Song
    Beach Boys - God Only Knows
    Velvet Underground - Oh, Sweet Nuthin'
     
  24. ReActor

    ReActor Fledgling Freddie

    But it's 13 minutes long! Imagine what a numb arse you'd have by the end of that.

    I'd say 'Belfast' by Orbital.
     
  25. Xtro

    Xtro One of Freddy's beloved

    I actually wouldn't care what was playing at my funeral as I would be too busy shagging the cenobite nymphettes in the 3rd layer of hell.
     
  26. SilverHood

    SilverHood Part of the furniture

    Pink Floyd, Shine on you crazy Diamond
     
  27. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    RIP Groove by Double 99 if only for the appropriate title and having a hearse with hydraulics bouncing to it.
     
  28. Derric

    Derric Fledgling Freddie

    Exploited - Now I'm dead (duh?) ;o
     
  29. fatbusinessman

    fatbusinessman Fledgling Freddie

    Electric Six - Gay Bar

    :D
     
  30. old.Osy

    old.Osy No longer scrounging, still a bastard.

    Chopin - Piano Sonata #12 - C Minor
     

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