There was a thread like this somewhere else, and someone said this. I know totally agree with them...
Death doesn't scare me anymore. A human life is long enough. I'll have enough of the good and the bad that's a byproduct of living by the time I'm 70. I dunno if this song explains that, but I love how chidlike and fair-like the instrumentation is, but how adult the lyrics are.
My mam died 3 months ago. When we were sitting around choosing the music for her funeral, my dad chose this song as his song to her.
We put it on and within a minute of it starting, we were all in tears.
Loving Her Was Easier Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again - Kris Kristofferson
Wakin' in the mornin' to the feelin' of her fingers on my skin.
Wipin' out the traces of the people and the places that I've been.
Teachin' me that yesterday was something that I never thought of trying.
Talkin' of tomorrow and the money, love and time we had to spend.
Lovin' her was easier than anything I'll ever do again.
Comin' close together with a feelin' that I've never known before, in my time.
She ain't ashamed to be a woman, or afraid to be a friend.
I don't know the answer to the easy way she opened every door in my mind.
But dreamin' was as easy as believin' it was never gonna end.
Watching QI the other night I discovered this famous Hungarian Suicide Song by Billie Holliday, recorded way back in 1941. If I top myself maybe they can play this. Covered by all sorts of cool acts too, Bjork, Portishead, Sinaead OConnoe and Marilyn Monroe.
No idea, couldnt care less honestly, they can play awful one hit wonders for all I care if they so please.
I think this depends a lot on how you die, when you die, if your parents are still alive, etc. ie. if you die young from suicide, there are lots of angst/closet songs to pick.
If you are outlived by your parents, there are plenty songs to be picked.
If you die in war, etc, many songs to pick.