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Which song will you have played at your funeral/cremation


joe (Liverpool)

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R.E.M.'s "Find the River" and John Prine's "Please Don't Bury Me" for starters. When my oldest brother died in 2009 he requested we have a party, so we did. That's exactly the kind of send-off I would also like. To hell with a bunch of people sitting around a funeral home all bummed out, I would prefer a celebration of my life instead.

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I really like the party idea, because I have a veritable playlist of music I think various people in my life/family define me by.

Especially my kids.

I think I will work on a 3-4 hour playlist.

That's plenty long for a party without going overboard, I would think.

A few right off the top of my head:

Achilles' Last Stand LZ

Going For The One Yes

Never Been Any Reason Head East

Blurry Puddle Of Mudd (song for my wife)

Alley Cat Bent Fabric

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I really like the party idea, because I have a veritable playlist of music I think various people in my life/family define me by.

Especially my kids.

I think I will work on a 3-4 hour playlist.

That's plenty long for a party without going overboard, I would think.

A few right off the top of my head:

Achilles' Last Stand LZ

Going For The One Yes

Never Been Any Reason Head East

Blurry Puddle Of Mudd (song for my wife)

Alley Cat Bent Fabric

A song for your wife. Very nice.

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I'm Still Standing -- Elton John

and if that doesn't work and I do go but then come back,

I hope to be a female dog that has a few litters of puppies...

The Bitch Is Back -- Elton John

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A song for your wife. Very nice.

I know the original is actually directed at the guy's young son (according to the video), but it expresses a sentiment I've associated with my wife for a long time.

About 8 years ago I created a video for her with the song, added the words along the bottom.

And I use it as a ringtone for her on my phone.

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