Clearly at least to this brain it was a suicide song…. I found this website extremely helpful during this stressful time. Thank you very much for sharing this information.
We were totally at a loss prior to reading your suggestions. Knocking on Heavens Door — Guns and Roses was played at my nephews funeral. He was an avid hunter and most people came dressed in camo. In the song it says Mama take away my guns, I cant use them anymore……. Most beautiful funeral I have ever been to and I have been to a lot of them….
You sheltered me from harm Kept me warm, kept me warm You gave my life to me Set me free, set me free. You taught me how to love What a time, what a time You never said too much, But still you showed the way.
Is there someone you know, Your loving them so, But taking them all for granted? This was the actual day of her death. The girl was still alive in hospital,and the medics told her parents there was no hope of survival. I had only met my wife 9 months before We had just moved into our first home I,Had never met the parents. She was There was much repressed guilt from both parents,and I felt their sadness and the finality of kind words left forever unsaid.
I was living in New Zealand at the time My ex wife is a Kiwi and they tend to be emotionally uptight like the English Stiff upper lip sort of crap The police came and collected my wife to take her to Auckland Hospital a couple of days later,to officially identify her sister.
Came upon this website seeking songs for funeral. Just wanted to say I found a couple of lovely songs I plan to play at my funeral in time to come. Thank you for sharing them with the Public…God Bless. Wow, I live in a world of my own basically and about the only song I knew was Amazing Grace.
These songs are amazing!!!! So apt. Listen to the lyrics! Thanks to all for your posts and suggestions. I have not listened to much music in last few years and relived my younger days while reading some of the recommendations.
Your 16 songs are a perfect place for agnostics, atheist, nonbelievers and those who self-identify as Spiritual but not religious. Not a dry eye in the room. Stairway to Heaven is a classic …. I had it played at my daughters funeral. I will see you again.. The most fitting song that I have heard was for my fun loving and crazy Aunty. I really need uplifting hyms, for people to hear I do not want any sad hymns can you please suggest some, perhaps 6 , thank you so much.
I am trying to find some but not having much luck, most are to sad, I have grandchildren and want the best. Hello Heather. I would definitely check out the songs listed above you can listen to most on YouTube for free.
Your funeral director is also a great source of information for these kinds of questions, so we recommend reaching out to them during the pre-planning process to help! Wising you all the best.
It looks like you can get it in any name. I also like the patty cake song. Sam Tsui.. Hello Sally! If you are holding a funeral that is a public event, you may need to look into obtaining a license. We recommend speaking to a licensing agency if you have further questions. It fits her perfectly. It is beautifully written and the melody gets so emotional.
He wrote this song following the death of his songwriting partner, John Lennon. Beautiful acoustical guitar. Shine on you crazy diamond.
I think the song Into the west by Annie Lennox would be a great Funeral song. Really hard song to listen to and not cry though. On November 14th, we will honor her request…. I wrote this song for a co-worker and friend who died after 18 years working together.
I adapted it for almost names and familial titles e. I would appreciate your listening to it and sharing it with your friends if you deem appropriate. Thank you. Wish I could be with her to take care of her. I miss her every second of every day and night. Roll on my life lets get it over with quickly, then I can be with her again. The first two were played at my grandpas funeral.
American trilogy is by far my favorite R. P poppers. Love you. My husband over the years has had a drink problem and life has not been easy but I stayed with him. My daughter is angree as he ruined her childhood.
I need some songs please can you help. I understand there were copy-write concerns, however perhaps an alternative link might work. By: Faith Hill..
And whenever I hear this song, it reminds me of her.. I miss her.. Hmm, well, yeah… a fair beginning list of songs for a funeral. Though, a little umm.. Here are my suggestions. The best version is, of course, play by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This song is really not about you or your group of friends getting up for your last chance to dance.
It is about asking the dearly departed, the corpse being carried around in that casket, to break out of their final place of confinement in order to experience a last chance to dance. Irreverently appropriate, I believe, for any list of funeral songs.
And, you can dance to it. The lovers of Jazz do so at every Jazz Funeral! Of course, the casket must be conveniently placed under the refreshments table so that the corpse can help keep the booze cold. Billy Bragg was one of those recipients. This song is his tribute to Woody. In this one of many possible worlds, All for the best or some bizarre test? It is what it is and whatever, Time is still the infinite jest. The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect, So hard to earn so easily burned The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect, So hard to earn so easily burned.
The treasure of a life is a measure of love and respect, The way you live, the gifts that you give. The future disappears into memory With only a moment between. Forever dwells in that moment, Hope is what remains to be seen. My best friend, confidant, mentor and role model, just passed on to a much more beautiful place. Her step family, mine too, I guess, kept me at bay, deceiving and lying to me about incidents that happened to her.
I was not part of any funeral arrangements, except for buying her clothes, picking out a few photos and I got to request one song.
It was one of the most triumphal moments of the day. What a beautiful song to be played for my beautiful mother. Thank you Led Zeppelin. Appropriately respectful and uplifting at the same time. Knockin On Heavens Door is also a great song! Here comes the sun george harrison a celebration that all is ok now the sadness is over and its time to embrace the sunshine of life!
Love all the comments and different choices of music chosen by your readers ,like most of them they twing the heart strings in many ways ,nice to see people sharing their special music.
Sometimes sadness comes back as we put on a special track of which our loved one listened to and yet to there are are happy memories to as we unfold memory times with our favourite music of which meant so much ,everyone choices are different it is what is meant by words either sang or spoken.
Woody Guthrie. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. It always bothers me how some of the best music about death is nearly always is overlooked. But the greatest music about death ever written, hands down, comes from the classical genre. It saddens me that so many people believe that pop music is the only music, and never look beyond it for inspiration.
Makes me cry every time I hear it. I hope they play it at my funeral. I find all the old timey songs comforting. I think funeral songs should not be a time to heckle the dead. Try and find something beautiful to help that soul find its way to the light. If you are pissed, have unfinished business find some other time to work out those frustrations. Dance on their grave and spit on it if you need to. But a funeral is a time to show respect.
Be that kind of person in life. Angels Among Us is the big one for me, because in , I lost a very, very close friend her name was Stevie who in June of that year suffered fatal injuries, having been ejected in a car crash and died the next morning at the hospital. It is a much requested and appreciated song that connects the listener to their passing friend.
Rock 'n roll plays at being tough, but this guy is the boss—the chairman of boss I'm not going to mess with him, are you? I ever had", but his acceptance speech ran too long and was abruptly cut off, leaving him looking confused and talking into a dead microphone. At the end of the program Sinatra graced the stage for the last time to sing the final notes of " New York, New York " with an ensemble.
It was Sinatra's last televised appearance. Avoiding solitude and unglamorous surroundings at all cost, he struggled with the conflicting need "to get away from it all, but not too far away. But that kind of medicine was decades off. Although beloved as a hero by his hometown of Hoboken, Frank Sinatra rarely visited it. According to one account, Sinatra returned once in to celebrate the election of Hoboken's first Italian mayor and was not well received by the crowd.
Edgar Hoover 's FBI. For a year Hoover investigated Sinatra's alleged Communist affiliations, but found no evidence. The files include his rendezvous with prostitutes, and his extramarital affair with Ava Gardner, which preceded their marriage. The released FBI files reveal some tantalizing insights into Sinatra's lifetime consistency in pursuing and embracing seemingly conflicting affiliations. But Sinatra's alliances had a practical aspect.
They were adaptive mechanisms for behavior motivated by self-interest and inner anxieties. In September Sinatra felt particularly vulnerable. He was in a panic over his moribund career and haunted by the continual speculations and innuendos in circulation regarding his draft status in World War II. Sinatra "was scared, his career had sprung a leak. An excerpted passage from a memo in FBI files states that Sinatra "feels he can be of help as a result of going anywhere the Bureau desires and contacting any people from whom he might be able to obtain information.
Sinatra feels as a result of his publicity he can operate without suspicion Sinatra held differing political views throughout his life. Sinatra's parents had immigrated to the United States in and respectively. Of all the U. Kennedy had planned to stay at Sinatra's home over the Easter holiday weekend, but decided against doing so because of Sinatra's alleged connections to organized crime.
Despite his break with Kennedy, however, he still mourned when Kennedy was assassinated. In , Agnew was charged with corruption and resigned as Vice President; Sinatra helped Agnew pay some of his legal bills. Sinatra said he supported Reagan as he was "the proper man to be the President of the United States Sinatra died on May 14, , aged 82, after suffering a heart attack.
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