Your Finn funeral song

I'm interested to know what Finn/enz/crowded song they would choose to have at their funeral. A little morbid perhaps but i'm very intrigued to know what other finn fans choices would be. I personally like Neil's "Try Whistling This"; i love the strength in the directness of the lyrics in the last verse and the way the music in this song reminds me old family movies i used to watch on an old projector.
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Hmmm i should burn a Finn CD and keep it with my will. I'd love Finn songs to be played at my funeral, and I know it would be a comfort to my hubby and kids, as they associate it with me.

Songs might include:

Together Alone
Don't Dream It's Over ( maybe the Princess Diana Version)
Better Be Home Soon
Lullaby Requiem
All I Ask
Fall at Your Feet
Wherever You Are
Into the Sunset
Suffer Never
Last Day of June
Won't Give In
All the Colours
Part of Me Part of You
Gentle Hum
Sunset Swim
It is a bizarre thread but strangely, it draws you in. Smiler

I was thinking about Don't Give In and I love the line 'everyone I love is here" but there's also the line "even if time is just a flicker of light and we all have to die alone". I couldn't imagine hearing that at a funeral, it would tear my heart out. But then again, I suppose it is a very uplifting song, isn't it?

I don't know if I could choose one....Try Whistling This or Don't Dream It's Over, maybe.

What is the Princess Diana version? I'm curious too!!
Oooh, it is an odd topic, but it's obvious that I'm not alone in thinking about this either Wink

I have made a bit of a list:

Sweet Secret Peace-The song that Neil officially blew my mind to

Anytime-Because it just struck a chord with me

Into the Sunset-Because it's again, one of those utterly gorgeous Neil songs

I haven't added any other ones yet, but I'm sure I will
Sweet Secret Peace!!! I can't believe I forgot that one!!!

Now about the Diana version of DDIO...

There is an absolutely gorgeous version of DDIO on the Diana Princess of Wales Tribute CD. Go forth and find it, ye faithful fanns!

Edited to add:

THIS CD:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Various-Artists-Diana-Tribute-Album-...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/2-CD-ALBUM-Diana-Princess-of-Wales-T...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.ca/Princess-Diana-Tribute-Album-2xCD-19...QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Infact there are many copies currently up for bid on ebay. Despite the error in one copy's track listing, Neil does indeed sing DDIO and NOT Streets of Philadelphia. Obviously the person selling that copy is NOT a Neil Finn fan!!!
It was mentioned but I'm tempted to go for Love this Life... because all the other ones I think of would tear me apart if I heard them at a funeral... and it's probably the most apt - you never fell no pain when you're dead surely?

Though I'm not sure I want a funeral... I think that would be the one if I did
1) She Goes On
2) All the Colours
3) Never be the same
4) Gentle Hum

There are several, but these 4 run the emotional gammit.A little bittersweet and a little uplifting.
After all, thats what funerals are for.....have a good cry, find some happy rememberences, and get on with life.
(easier said than done...I know)
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Originally posted by Whistler:
Finngirl 'Turn and Run' would have been my number 2. nice choice!
Why, thankyou Whistler, I've heard Turn And Run live a few times, but the time I heard it in Auckland at Neil's Seven Worlds Collide it blew me away, there was a lot more focus on the vocals and it really suited the atmosphere of the venue.
I agree with afew of the other Frenz and think I will keep a Finn cd with my will so that voice can see me off to heaven.
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Originally posted by lavar78:
"Don't Dream It's Over" is appropriate in a melancholy-yet-uplifting way. The fact that it's my favorite song makes it an easy choice.


So funny you mention this song. As I read the topic title, this song came into my head. I just get shivers each time I hear it. Very hauntingly beautiful melodies.
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Originally posted by Finngirl:
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Originally posted by Whistler:
Finngirl 'Turn and Run' would have been my number 2. nice choice!
Why, thankyou Whistler, I've heard Turn And Run live a few times, but the time I heard it in Auckland at Neil's Seven Worlds Collide it blew me away, there was a lot more focus on the vocals and it really suited the atmosphere of the venue.
I agree with afew of the other Frenz and think I will keep a Finn cd with my will so that voice can see me off to heaven.


Yeh! the first time i heard that song was on the concert DVD that i have now flogged to death!
I've always thought "She Goes On" would make a great funeral song!
Pretty soon you’ll be able to remember her
Lying in the garden singing
Right where she’ll always be
The door is always open

This is the place that I loved her
And these are the friends that she had
Long may the mountain ring
To the sound of her laughter
And she goes on and on

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
’till we see her once again
In a world without end

We owe it all to frank sinatra
The song was playing a she walked into the room
After the long weekend
They were a lifetime together

Appearing in the eyes of children
In the clear blue mountain view
The colouring in the sky
And painting ladders to heaven
And she goes on

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
’till we see her once again
In a world without end

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
And I always will remember
In a world without end
She goes on
She goes on
She goes on

The lyrics just lend themselves to remembering someone that has already passed on and I like the "till we see her once again in a world without end" makes me feel comforted thinking about meeting up with my friends and family in "heaven".
I also like She will have her way......but She goes on would be my top choice!
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Originally posted by talltrees:
"Edible Flowers" to honor the dead, followed by "I See Red" to get 'em dancing !!


i was wondering when some one would say edible flowers. maybe we could crowd surf your coffin out to the herse with I See Red
oooo....morbid topic, love it.

for me, definitely Love this Life and I also like the idea of Faster Than Light because it's always struck me as being a bit spooky and otherworldly...so perfect.

I'm also sort of partial to the webcast version of Devil You Know...sort of as a cautionary/ eulogy statement of "get out there and live before it's too late, don't get stuck in that rut"
Oooh! Extremely freaky that I (and Mrs HP) were thinking about this before this thread actually started...somebody is psychic out there!

I guess it would have to be Love This Life...

But that could change to Time Immemorial or Lullaby Requiem at any moment.....both such beautiful, haunting songs.
Oooooh yes Love This Life or Time Immemorial. GOOD choices.

I have to put a BIG vote in for Distant Sun though. I find it uplifting and haunting and painful and positive...all depending on what mood Im in at the time.

That and its simply the best pop song ever written in the history of the world Big Grin

Maybe The Climber too, if I really wanted to depress everyone Wink
I saw this thread and had to have a think about it for a day or so. I want "Fair Warning" by Todd Rundgren played at my funeral but it's 8 minutes long and a rather aquired taste. So after that I'd have "It's Only Natural" to provide some relief to the mourners. I know it's a perky kind of "up" song but the opening lyrics are perfect:

Ice will melt, water will boil
You and i can shake off this mortal coil
It's bigger than us, you don't have to worry about it
All The Colours, DDIO and She Goes On for the serious part.

Maybe Anytime, that would depend on the circumstances...

Years Go By, to get people to think about their lives....

One Step Ahead finally or Time For A Change, that I don't know!

Some topic this is!!
All of the Colors - not one of my absolute favorites, but it would be on a list with Love This Life, Never Be The Same and Gentle Hum!

I can never forget
The day we said goodbye
Holding your hands
A rainbow low in the sky

And all the colors there
To gather you up
And carry you up
All the colors there
To gather you up

Now, we're left here
To get on with our things
Writing it down
And working with wood and strings

And all the colors there
To open us up
And bring us luck
All the colors there
To open us up

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