30 Days of Music: Day 24 – A Song You Want Played At Your Funeral

The original list of categories has this one down as “A song you want to play at your funeral”, that would freak people out I would imagine, hopping out of your coffin to pop a tune on!

Anyway, ahem, sombre tone if you please.

The first tune that cropped up for this category was “Host of Seraphim” by Dead Can Dance but then I thought that’s a bit grand and over the top, beautiful and spine-tingling as it is, it’s not as if a royal or a pope were dying or something! Next I thought of This Mortal Coil’s superior (imo) version of Tim Buckley’s “Song To The Siren” but again it’s a bit too overly grand and sad, although again extremely beautiful.

It’s a funeral, what’s more it’s mine, so it will be sad enough. I think we need a light hearted song here, and a more original choice than “My Way”, so, ladies and gentlemen I give you – The Night Marchers with “In Dead Sleep (I Snore zzzz)”! 😉
[audio http://dl.dropbox.com/u/23533589/02%20In%20Dead%20Sleep%20%28I%20Snore%20ZZZZ%29.mp3]

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  1. #1 by MickeyD on April 11, 2011 - 6:15 am

    Hmm, what I’d want playing now would be very different from what I want when the time eventually comes, given the many years that (hopefully!) will have passed by then! However, one that I quite like at the moment and that is also appropriate is “Awake My Soul” by Mumford and Sons.

    You may mock, but they’re good!

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