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Originally posted by Mrs Horse Pants:
This is something I've actually been thinking about recently, and I picked Lullaby Requiem for obvious reasons. My other pick is Astro, which has always struck a chord with me - could be because TWT was on high rotation on my stereo when my Grandma died in 1998.

Oooh yes... Astro is also a very good one.. I love that song - what a way to remember someone's life
Originally posted by Mrs Horse Pants:
Our very own RedGirl keeps telling us that she wants Distant Sun played at her funeral.

(Just in case she can't remember her password to log in and post that herself) Big Grin

ohhh thank you Mrs HP. A good reminder there... and isn't it funny that when you started to tell me about this topic I thought "I have to remembr to tell her I want Distant Sun"... ahhh me and my cottage cheese brain

So I guess I can stop telling you now?

Oh and I think an acoustic version would be the best. Thank you!

Have you decided girls where I will be disposed of (which country/countries/location) and how?
Hum whatever you like while you're doing it!!

Oh and GREAT avatar by the way Mrs HP- AWESOME!!!!! Good on you and the magic Doodler Big Grin Wink Big Grin
Well, id go for an upbeat song. Something that has a bit of humour. How about "Locked Out", or "Clumsy". Of course if you played something like "Anytime", there probably wouldn't be a dry eye in the house, probably from all the laughter, hopefully.

It's amazing reading those lists of Top 10 Funeral songs. Why people don't want to play the chicken dance at their funeral is beyond me. Smiler
Half-Full, thanks for the reply and sorry its taken me so long to pick up on it. I've heard a snippet of the Diana version and it sounds lovely - I adore it when Neil goes all acoustic. In that vein, all those of you who mention 'Try Whistling This' - have you heard the version recorded at Abbey Road in 1998? A wonderful piano and vocal. Definitely up there in the 'tie breaker' stakes if we can only choose one!
I reckon I'd go with 'Distant Sun' and 'Sister Madly' (the live version that came on Recurring Dream's live album)- because even if you're not a Crowdie's fan, how could you not have a cackle over Hessie's unfortunate out of tune note?

I also love 'Friday I'm in Love' by the Cure- not a Finn related song, but one which will be blaring from the cd player at my big event.
I had a friend die in a car crash coming back to college about 3 weeks ago and they played 'Better Be Home Soon' while people were placing flowers on the casket...
Also we're planning on having a memorial service here (the funeral was 300 kms away) and my friend who is organising it actually asked for 'Together Alone' which I think will be nice (he had some islander herritage to the Maori chant won't be completely lost).

So heres 2 examples of CH/Finn songs in use. Pitty about the cercumstances though...
Originally posted by Kylie S:
Does anyone know if "All the Colours" was written about their mum passing? Since the first time I heard it I always assumed it was about their mum.

Yes, it is. Tim had talked about this on a couple of occasions during the promotion of Everyone Is Here - I just can't remember where, sorry!

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