Klowny
Klowny

Disco Inferno
Location: Remote Western Australia Karra...
Member Since: 12th Nov 2004
Total posts: 160
Posted:A morbid thought hit me last night while my parents were discussing this very thing, has anybody ever wandered what they want played at their funeral, i know no one enjoys thinking about it but since i have already knocked wood on many occasions i feel i am safe to mention when i die (knocks on wood) i want 'Overcome' by Live to be played at my funeral, just wandering if anyone dares to think about it wat they would want played at their funeral and why, my reasoning is explained in the title of the song, it is just such a beautiful song.

"Only fools are positive! are you sure? Im POSITIVE"

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flash fire
flash fire

Sporadically Prodigal
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Member Since: 25th Jan 2001
Total posts: 2758
Posted:I always wanted "Us and Them" by Pink Floyd, and "The End" by The Doors played at my funeral, but I was a 70's rock obsessed angsty teenager when I made those choices. Haven't given it much thought in the last decade, really but it would probably be something psytrancey, cos my funeral would be a bush party.

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Klowny
Klowny

Disco Inferno
Location: Remote Western Australia Karra...
Member Since: 12th Nov 2004
Total posts: 160
Posted:May i mention this is off topic, but flash you have a superb taste in music! or had if you stopped listening to them, especially pink floyd.

"Only fools are positive! are you sure? Im POSITIVE"

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Pasta of Muppets
Location: in the interwebs...
Member Since: 1st Sep 2004
Total posts: 2719
Posted:My choice would be to have Barber's Adagio for Strings played, and I also want Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Bach as well. As for rock songs, I also want "low man's lyric" by metallica too...

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vanize
vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas
Member Since: 21st Aug 2001
Total posts: 3899
Posted:my mom played the theme song from barbarella and also the song from the beginning of "2001 a space oddessy" at my dad's memorial service. it was really cheesy - just the way dad would have wanted it with his kids rolling their eyes and all!

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Bra-Q
Bra-Q

member
Location: Netherlands, Assen
Member Since: 25th Dec 2004
Total posts: 92
Posted:I would like the first part of Morrigan by Omnia to be played. It's a dutch band and the song is about Morrigan crone of war who fly's over the battlelfieds and removes the souls of the dead warriors. It's a really beautiful song.

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I always think about what song I want, but it changes all the time.



At one stage it was My Immortal - Evanescence (Too typical funeral though)

Then it was 'Our Farewell - Within Temptation

then, it was 'One by one' - Enya



but then I thought it would be interesting to have non typical funeral songs like...Rawhide (The blues brothers version) or something, but then I wouldn't want to spoil the song for others. Rawhide is my favourite song of all time. Haha

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.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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gita
gita

.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:slightly off topic...but a friend of mine is a funeral director. and a dream of hers was always to drive someone to their funeral in the hearse with thw windows down, blasting "highway to hell" from the stereo!! ubblol i could just see her driving down the road, moshing away in the drivers seat!!! ubblol

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:This is probably terrible of me to even admit, but I'd want "with you in your dreams" by hanson.


on a lighter and less shameful note, me and my friends had this thing where if we died doing something stupid, we'd play "bittersweet symphony" by the Verve.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:This is an interesting one... I'd probably go for Small Black Flowers that Grow In The Sky by the Manics.

What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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polythene
veteran
Location: London/ Surrey
Member Since: 15th May 2003
Total posts: 1359
Posted:My godfather had 'Always look on the bright side of life'... it was slightly surreal, but hey smile

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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Domino
UnNatural Scientist - Currently working on a Breville-legged monkey
Location: Bath Uni or Shrewsbury, UK
Member Since: 26th May 2004
Total posts: 757
Posted:A girl at work said she was going to have Going Underground by The Jam. ubblol

Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand and I can beat the world into submission.

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Beth
Beth

Miss Whippy
Location: Cornwall & Oxford
Member Since: 3rd Jun 2003
Total posts: 1262
Posted:Id want Light and Day by the Polyphonic Spree or maybe Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy or something totally silly like the Moon Song. biggrin

Aim high and you'll know your limits, aim low and you'll never know how high you could have climbed.

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Noddy
Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK
Member Since: 25th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2865
Posted:i would have along the lines of time of your life by green day but i would rather have somthing more livly just to cheer everyone up

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I'm gonna go for the Ramones- I don't wanna grow up. I think it sums me up.

When Im lying in my bed at nite
I dont wanna grow up
Nothing ever seems to turn out right
I dont wanna grow up

How do you move in a world of fog thats
Always changing things
Makes wish that I could be a dog

When I see the price that you pay
I dont wanna grow up
I dont ever want to be that way
I dont wanna grow up

Seems that folks turn into things
That they never want
The only thing to live for is today...

Im gonna put a hole in my t.v. set
I dont wanna grow up
Open up the medicine chest
I dont wanna grow up

I dont wanna have to shout it out
I dont want my hair to fall out
I dont wanna be filled with doubt
I dont wanna be a good boy scout
I dont wanna have to learn to count
I dont wanna have the biggest amount
I dont wanna grow up

Well when I see my parents fight
I dont wanna grow up
They all go out and drinkin all night
I dont wanna grow up

Id rather stay here in my room
Nothin out there but sad and gloom
I dont wanna live in a big old tomb on grand street

When I see the 5 oclock news
I dont wanna grow up
Comb their hair and shine their shoes
I dont wanna grow up.


Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:Like Flash my choice would be 'The End' by the Doors, class song, maybe Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys, and for ym funeral im going to be late, considering I'm late for everything

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:everyone's "late" for their own funeral!! geddit? late! geddit? *wink wink* ho ho ho, i'm such a comedian.... umm

Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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nearly_all_gone
nearly_all_gone

Pooh-Bah
Location: Southampton
Member Since: 3rd Aug 2004
Total posts: 1626
Posted:Written by: NOn

umm


Seconded wink


What a wonderful miracle if only we could look through each other's eyes for an instant.
Thoreau

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NOn
activist for HoPper liberation.
Location: ffidrac
Member Since: 23rd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1643
Posted:I'm sorry.... I'm so, so sorry. I just couldn't resist... the terrible urge to make crappy jokes... just.... can't.... stop.....!

biggrin


Aurinko freedom agreement reached 10th Sept 2006

if it makes no sense that's because it's NOn-sense.

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I've always said that I want Surprise You're Dead by Faith No More.

Although all the relatives that i thought would be shocked by it are all dead themselves now. So it's lost it's edge somewhat.

Although the way my brother is going with his constant getting middle-aged before his time (and accompanying miserable, unimaginative girlfriend) maybe there will be some eyes rolling and shocked faces after all...


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Valura
Valura

Mumma Hen
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Member Since: 25th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6391
Posted:my would be

These Living Arms by the Tea Party



So a crowd he gathered round us

I'm pining one last kiss

I'm struggling with this lifeline

In the shadow of this bliss

Patience my love Patience my love it'll all be alright



Ain't it funny how the fates work

I feel cheated by the turn

Still this love it hovers over us

And the lessons that we've learned

Patience my love Patience my love



With your arms around me

You're singing softly

And I fade from memory

And move on



We were lost inside a wasteland

Of fools groping for the gold

I wonder if they'll think of us

While they're still searching for their souls

Patience my love Patience my love



With your arms around me

You're singing softly

And I fade from memory

And move on

May nothing harm you

I'm still inside you

With my wings around you



So never put it out my love

The spirit is the flame that burns within

Hold on to me

And it'll all work out fine



Sleep now is descending like a dream

Still I'm shaking from the softness

Of your skin

Hold on to me love

And it'll all be alright



With your arms around me

You're singing softly

And I fade from memory

And move on

May nothing harm you

I'm still inside you

With my wings around you



With your arms around me

You're singing softly

And I fade from memory

And move on

Sweet lover go on Sweet lover go on

My love be strong





TAJ "boat mummy." VALURA "yes sweetie you went on a boat, was daddy there with you?" TAJ "no, but monkey on boat" VALURA "well then sweetie, Daddy WAS there with you"

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Bretch
Bretch

enthusiast
Location: Cork, Ireland at present
Member Since: 19th Nov 2004
Total posts: 247
Posted:I was thinking about bringing this up the other night.

Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd, but this is me mates Dad idea.
South of Heaven by Slayer (mainly to piss the preist off ubblol It's a thrash Metal song and whould have to be played real loud)

Or as the song will be sad for some people 'cos of the memories.... a really happy song or over played song like 'I will Survive' or the song they always play at new year eve!!!! Is that evil or what biggrin


I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure now.....

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Hanz
Hanz

veteran
Location: Bendigo, Vic, Australia
Member Since: 7th Jun 2004
Total posts: 1328
Posted:I'm not really sure, I would like to say "Breathe" by Standing tall, but it's not quite right.
I am going to have to think about this


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Medusa
Medusa

veteran
Location: 8 days at Cloudbreak, 6 in Per...
Member Since: 25th Nov 2003
Total posts: 1433
Posted:Ballroom Blitz....because my skater friends would remember me in my speed skating days getting up a good speed to this....my friends who ballroom dance would remember my sad attempt at dancing and laugh...and it has a decent beat so my firey friends could twirl quite nicely to it.

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Kombi guy
Kombi guy

HOP OM
Location: HOP Central, New Zealand
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 223
Posted:Hmmmm, so many songs and only one to choose. Teenage years I would have to agree with Miss Flash and say, The Doors -The End. (and oh the memories that go with that song) A lifetime later and I would pick Portishead-Wandering Star. But Im sure close friends that know me well would make have their own selection for different reasons......

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_Clare_
_Clare_

Still wiggling
Location: Belfast
Member Since: 22nd Oct 2002
Total posts: 5967
Posted:My grandfather had Imagine played at his funeral. It was really lovely.

Toccata and Fugue is a great choice flashpoint

Dont know what i want yet, guess i'll wait til closer to the time


Getting to the other side smile

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JauntyJames
JauntyJames

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:ha, ha, gita, now i wanna have highway to hell, that'd rock. that or some crazy loud metal song, but highway to hell is just so apropriate. or, if i happen to be rich and famous, i want to be buried in a viking longboat, but that isn't music, is it? ubbrollsmile

-James

"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"

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