Help me pick a Eulogy song

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Deaneus!

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Hello everyone,

as most of you know, I’m leaning towards... slightly ill.

Since I don’t Think I’ve disclosed it here previously, I have an inoperable brain tumour that sits at the top of my brain stem, which is possibly the worst place to get it. As my neurosurgeon said, “Yeah I can take it out but you’ll die”. I asked for a second opinion, he said “you could lose a few pounds”.

That was almost a year ago... blah blah blah long story short, I’ve written my eulogy like fifteen times... but I haven’t picked a song yet. There’s a poll, click away, post your own YouTube clips. I have a favourite but better I don’t muddy the process. And I can’t use ”Always look On the bright side of life” by Monty Python, a relative used it like 20 years ago.

Basically, I want people:
- to hum or sing along
- remember me fondly
- cry every time they hear that song thereafter 😉
 

1970crow

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Hello everyone,

as most of you know, I’m leaning towards... slightly ill.

Since I don’t Think I’ve disclosed it here previously, I have an inoperable brain tumour that sits at the top of my brain stem, which is possibly the worst place to get it. As my neurosurgeon said, “Yeah I can take it out but you’ll die”. I asked for a second opinion, he said “you could lose a few pounds”.

That was almost a year ago... blah blah blah long story short, I’ve written my eulogy like fifteen times... but I haven’t picked a song yet. There’s a poll, click away, post your own YouTube clips. I have a favourite but better I don’t muddy the process. And I can’t use ”Always look On the bright side of life” by Monty Python, a relative used it like 20 years ago.

Basically, I want people:
- to hum or sing along
- remember me fondly
- cry every time they hear that song thereafter 😉

A day in the life, but won't get much opportunity to bring people to tears. Don't hear it much. Hope you're being treated to the best of everything available.
 

Kane McGoodwin

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For life songs, I like Green Day's Time of My Life... as was also around the time of our back to back flags.

Though it's also known as good riddance.... where the opposite is true for you as want you to stick around for longer than expected as you will be sadly missed.
 

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A few songs hit me hard now since hearing them at funerals. Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World is one. I can't listen to the song Day n Nite, Crookers remix by Kid Cudi as it was played at the funeral of a young kid who died (that was the most played track on his iPod).

Which song is the most 'you'?

I reckon Pink Floyd's Eclipse would be perfect. A final parting whisper from the lunatic who's on the grass
 

1970crow

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For life songs, I like Green Day's Time of My Life... as was also around the time of our back to back flags.

Though it's also known as good riddance.... where the opposite is true for you as want you to stick around for longer than expected as you will be sadly missed.

Yeh, this is a goodie and also still gets played a bit, so meets the 3rd requirement.
 

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Attention seeking, much?

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JP Sauce

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Not a radio song but forces people to sit and think about you for ~11 minutes:





One I would consider picking for myself:

 

BRL121

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I'm very sorry to hear that, mate. I have a serious suggestion for you: Nimrod, one of Elgar's Enigma Variations. This is absolutely superb and is guaranteed to make people cry. Give it a try and you'll see what I mean.
 

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Though it's also known as good riddance....

it's because it's a breakup song - she left Billie Joe because she didn't like how big Green Day and they were becoming

Ironic that the song dedicated to her is arguably their biggest

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That's some real rough stuff, Deaneus - I can't say I haven't thought about a eulogy song for myself as the mind wanders at times, but I've never actually had to legitimately think about it

If you say you've got one in your head already, isn't that the answer?
 

Deaneus!

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I reckon Pink Floyd's Eclipse would be perfect. A final parting whisper from the lunatic who's on the grass

Yeah, it’s on the shortlist

“all you create and all you destroy” gets me every time

One I would consider picking for myself:



OMG that’s the first album me + wife bought together, she’d cry for a week

I'm very sorry to hear that, mate. I have a serious suggestion for you: Nimrod, one of Elgar's Enigma Variations. This is absolutely superb and is guaranteed to make people cry. Give it a try and you'll see what I mean.

will listen

If you say you've got one in your head already, isn't that the answer?

im not sure... but I think you’re right
 

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A few songs hit me hard now since hearing them at funerals. Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World is one. I can't listen to the song Day n Nite, Crookers remix by Kid Cudi as it was played at the funeral of a young kid who died (that was the most played track on his iPod).

Which song is the most 'you'?

I reckon Pink Floyd's Eclipse would be perfect. A final parting whisper from the lunatic who's on the grass

You had me at TOOL to be honest.
 

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Surprised we go this far without this coming up. This is the song I would want played.

 

Ozzie

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You've made me think hard on this sad part of life. There are 3 songs I'm thinking of. Into my arms by Nick Cave, Picture in a frame by Tom Waits and Stay by Shakespeare's Sister. All of us in here will miss you terribly when the time comes.
 

Kane McGoodwin

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Now there’s a great song. A fantastic song.

I should also include Epic by Faith No More
Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers
Running to Stand Still by U2
Some good choices there.

I would like Tom Petty's I won't back down... but he has plenty of others...

Ode to BF - don't come around here no more.

U2's One is used often... but I would go more up tempo with even better than the real thing.

Linkin Park's Numb is how I will feel after bad news...
 

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If you're wanting a tear jerker then go with Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven, it's most probably the most melancholic song in existence.
 

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“Two coins” by city and colour.. just an unbelievable song.

dallas green is an absolute genius. one of the greatest recording artists of our generation.

 

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Two songs already on my set of 4 songs for my day .....I'm old fashioned, and prefer songs that stand the test of time

Listen to the lyrics ...