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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 04:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

At my grandmother's funeral we had No-one but you (which was kinda silly as she was 84, so didn't exactly die young), and These are the days of our lives. Both songs seemed really appropriate at the time though. I wouldn't want depressing ones at my own I don't think though, perhaps Death on two legs, or killer Queen. Ha, actually, Queen have a lot of songs with reference to death in the title don't they?

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i actually have no idea what i want at my funeral... i plan to die in a freak accident that no one knew about :)


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 05:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 05:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As much as I like Queen, I wouldn`t want any of their songs as farewell. Instead I would want Funeral For A Friend. But, after all, imho, memorial services are never actually for the dead person, they are for the others, so I would let them choose. Perhaps they pick Another One Bites The Dust or Dead On Time. Or Double Talkin` Jive. Or my girlfriend does a rendition of I Used To Love Him. Oh that`d be worth watching, but I can`t :(


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 05:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i actually agree with u about not wanting it as a goodbye song...


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 10:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who Wants to Live Forever....


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 10:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've thought about this before, and I must have BoRhap played. My family wouldn't do it most likely, but they should know that's the way I would want it to be, and that is how I want to be remembered by them, as a music lover. I don't want some dull boring church song because I don't even practice religion, but knowing my mother, that's how it will go. Southern baptists singing "Shall we gather by the river"

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i'd have said nevermore - and not just because it's my favourite queen song but because

There's no living in my life anymore
The seas have gone dry, And the rain's stopped falling
Please don't you cry any more
Can't you see, Listen to the breeze
Whisper to me please
Don't send me to the path of nevermore
Even the valley's below. Where the rays of the sun, were so warm and tender
Now haven't anything to grow, Can't you see?
Why did you have to leave me? (nevermore)
Why did you deceive me? (nevermore)
You sent me to the path of nevermore
When you say you didn't love me anymore
Ah ah nevermore nevermore


tell me THAT ONE doesn't end this topic firmly???


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Although it changes a bit from time to time, this ought to be my setlist:

1. Going to California - Led Zepp
2. The Show Must Go On - Q....
3. Perfect Day - Lou Reed

Not because I want to hear them for the last time, but because of their content, just as my final words of goodbye.

(When I feel depressed Going To California is replaced by Pink Floyd's Goodbye Cruel World ;-)

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 14:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm thinking The Show Must Go On or Love Of My Life.


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WWTLF for deffinate. NOBY & I don't care how old I am. And to finsih TSMGO to tell everyone to stop mopeing around.


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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No One But You. I hope I don't want to be old when I die.

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 20:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I had All Dead All Dead at my dad's funeral, so I would probably have it at mine too.

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Posted: 10 Jan 05, 23:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

well, its not a queen song, but my generation byt the who. i think the lyrics "hope i die, before i get old" applies to me.

but id want a cheery song... because i know there will be lots of people happy im dead, or if they're my good friends, they'll make a joke of it (yes, joke...).

And Pax, i want Drowse... that would be nice.... so take note!!!


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As a lifetime dedicated Queen fan, I would love a collection of Queen songs from all albums to be played at my funeral, closing with the song i've enjoyed most of them all, Bohemian rhapsody.

(followed by an encore of WWRY, WATC and GSTQ, lol)


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who Wants To Live Forever
Save Me
No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
Made In Heaven
You're My Best Friend
Too Much Love Will Kill You (Brian's version)
Just One Life
Back To The Light
Guide Me Home/How Can I Go On


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 12:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Made In Heaven - the solo version. If you are really serious about having Queen songs at your funeral, make a copy of the cover of the cd/dvd/single and put it with your will or with your executor directions and indicate which song(s) you want.


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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


another one bites the dust :) bad taste maybe!!! but those who know me would appreciate it

and no-one butt you at the end

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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 13:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


another one bites the dust :) bad taste maybe!!! but those who know me would appreciate it

and no-one butt you at the end

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Posted: 11 Jan 05, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Stop Me Now or If you Can't Beat'em Join'em
My funeral's gonna be great, I wish I could enjoy it. It's already in my Living Will that along with all the organ doner and pulling the plug crap that I am to be burried in a Hawiian shirt and sunglasses