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09-11-2013, 09:32 AM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
"Light My Fire"....for that is where the "garbage" that was me will go shortly after my death.....it's in my will!!!!

"People don't go to heaven when they die; they're taken to a special room and burned!" Evil_monster
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22-11-2013, 01:38 PM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
How about the world's first completely scientific song of praise?
I give full permission to copy, modify, and add verses:

Naturalist Hymns #1:- All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful
All species big and small
All things weird and wonderful
Our world evolved them all

And very small mutations
Accumulate in time
Evolving complex forms of life
From prehistoric slime

Each flower's glowing colours
Attract a bird or bee
Reflecting ultraviolet light
That humans cannot see

Each sea cow and each dugong
Each whale and manatee
Evolved from ancient land based mammals
That returned to the sea

The newly forming island
The river running through
Create natural barriers
And life evolves anew

All things fast and lumbering
Each predator and prey
All things quiet and thundering
They still evolve today
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22-11-2013, 06:24 PM (This post was last modified: 22-11-2013 06:45 PM by Can_of_Beans.)
RE: Pick your funeral song.
End of the Tour by They Might Be Giants





There's a girl with a crown and a scepter
Who's on WLSD
And she says that the scene isn't what it's been
And she's thinking of going home
That it's old and it's totally over now
And it's old and it's over, it's over now
And it's over, it's over, it's over now
I can see myself

At the end of the tour
When the road disappears
If there's any more people around
When the tour runs aground
And if you're still around
Then we'll meet at the end of the tour
The engagements are booked through the end of the world
So we'll meet at the end of the tour

Never to part since the day we met
Out on Interstate 91
I was bent metal you were a flaming wreck
When we kissed at the overpass
I was sailing along with the people
Driving themselves to distraction inside me
Then came a knock on the door which was odd
And the picture abruptly changed

At the end of the tour
When the road disappears
If there's any more people around
When the tour runs aground
And if you're still around
Then we'll meet at the end of the tour
The engagements are booked through the end of the world
So we'll meet at the end of the tour

This was the vehicle these were the people
You opened the door and expelled all the people
This was the vehicle these were the people
You opened the door and expelled all the people
This was the vehicle these were the people
You let them go

At the end of the tour
When the road disappears
If there's any more people around
When the tour runs aground
And if you're still around
Then we'll meet at the end of the tour
The engagements are booked through the end of the world
So we'll meet at the end of the tour
And we're never gonna tour again
No, we're never gonna tour again

There is no limit to what you can accomplish when you're supposed to be doing something else.
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22-11-2013, 06:26 PM (This post was last modified: 22-11-2013 06:46 PM by Can_of_Beans.)
RE: Pick your funeral song.
and...

Going Out in Style
by Dropkick Murphys





I've seen a lot of sights and traveled many miles
Shook a thousand hands and seen my share of smiles
I've caused some great concern and told one too many lies
And now I see the world through these sad, old, jaded eyes

So what if I threw a party and all my friends were there?
Acquaintances, relatives, the girls who never cared
You'll have a host of rowdy hooligans in a big line out the door
Side by side with sister barbara, chief wells and bobby orr
I'd invite the flannigans
Replace the window you smashed out
I'd apologize to sluggo for pissing on his couch
I'll see mrs. mcauliffe and so many others soon
Then I'll say I'm sorry for what I did sleepwalking in her room

So what if I threw a party and invited Mayor Menino?
He'd tell you to get a permit
Well this time tom I don't think so
It's a neighborhood reunion
But now we'd get along
Van Morrison would be there and he'd sang me one last song
With a backup band of bass players to keep us up all night
Three handsome four string troubadours and Newton's old Fat Mike
I'll be in the can having a smoke with Garv and Johnny Fitz
But there's a backup in the bathroom 'cause the badger's got the shits

You may bury me with an enemy in mount calvary
You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whiskey
Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style
You can take my urn to fenway spread my ashes all about
Or you can bring me down to wolly beach and dump the sucker out
Burn me to a rotten crisp and toast me for a while
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style

Make me up dress me up, feed me a big old shot
Of embalming fluid highballs so i don't start to rot
Now take me to Mcgreevy's, i wanna buy one final round
What cheap prick would peel an orange in his pocket
Then hurry up and suck 'em down

If there's a god the girls you loved will all come walking through the door
Maybe they'll feel bad for me and this stiff will finally score
You've got the bed already
And nerve and courage too
Cause i've been slugging from a stash of desi queally's 1980s bathtub brew

You may bury me with an enemy in mount calvary
You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whiskey
Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style
You can take my urn to fenway spread my ashes all about
Or you can bring me down to wolly beach and dump the sucker out
Burn me to a rotten crisp and toast me for a while
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style

You may bury me with an enemy in mount calvary
You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whiskey
Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style
You can take my urn to fenway spread my ashes all about
Or you can bring me down to wolly beach and dump the sucker out
Burn me to a rotten crisp and toast me for a while
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style
You may bury me with an enemy in mount calvary
You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whiskey
Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style
You can take my urn to fenway spread my ashes all about
Or you can bring me down to wolly beach and dump the sucker out
Burn me to a rotten crisp and toast me for a while
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style
You may bury me with an enemy in mount calvary
You can stack me on a pyre and soak me down with whiskey
Roast me to a blackened crisp and throw me in a pile
I could really give a shit - I'm going out in style

Spread all my ashes about
Dump the sucker out
Toast me for a while
I'm going out in style

There is no limit to what you can accomplish when you're supposed to be doing something else.
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29-11-2013, 08:26 AM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
Kashmir by Led Zepplin while my ashes get set free going down the road with some Harleys and a party to follow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW_WLxseq...detailpage
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05-12-2013, 10:06 PM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
The Parting Glass

All the money that e'er I had
I spent it in good company
And all the harm I've ever done
Alas, It was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now, I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Of all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay.
Since it fell into my lot
that I should rise, and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

But since it fell into my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Heard it for the first time when I watched Waking Ned Devine (highly recommend that flick), and have loved it since. I was surprised to hear a version of it at the end of Assassin's Creed IV, but I like this version the best:




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06-12-2013, 06:31 PM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
Damn! You beat me to it Anudist! My favorite version is by T

“Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” - Mark Twain
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06-12-2013, 06:32 PM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
Damn! You beat me to it Anudist! My favorite version is by The Clancy Brothers:




“Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool.” - Mark Twain
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02-01-2014, 08:41 PM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
"The Show Must Go On" - Queen
"Into the West" - Annie Lennox (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack)[/font]

“Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.” -Richard Dawkins
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02-01-2014, 08:42 PM
RE: Pick your funeral song.
"The Show Must Go On" - Queen
"Into the West" - Annie Lennox (Lord of the Rings Soundtrack)

“Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.” -Richard Dawkins
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