Your Finn funeral song

I think Edible Flowers is a beautiful song but would be too downbeat for a funeral - I like the idea of I See Red - my mum says she'd like something more like that and people not wearing black at her funeral - she's 70!
I must admot though She Goes On seems one of the most appropriate ones and as you point out Elissa - the lyrics!
Try Whistling this is also a goodie.
Blimey! We'll all end up with concerts for our funerals! Lol!
'All the Colours' gets my vote. Our daughter was stillborn last year - I played it to her before we said goodbye to her for the final time - I still can't listen to it, but it does remind me of her (and my Mum, who passed away not long after), and gives me the feeling that I'll see them again one day.
Morbidly I suppose, I've really enjoyed reading this topic!

For my father's funeral, I chose Neil's "Lullaby Requiem", which I thought worked out quite well. I think the children's choir really adds to the mood.

Since that time, the Finn Brothers' "Everyone Is Here" album was released, so I'd have to add "All the Colours" to the mix. The actual album version wouldn't quite work for me as far as atmosphere is concerned, but I've heard a recording of a live acoustic version of the song that absolutely blew me away. It would work perfectly for the situation.

Several suggestions made by others made me realize that I might have to go back and listen to some of these other songs with this thread in mind. You guys are good!
I'm wary about using a well-known song at my funeral, after my uncle's funeral about 10 years ago...they played Unforgettable, which was really moving, but even now I can't listen to that song. I wouldn't want to 'ruin' it for anyone. Wiht Finn songs I guess I would go with She Goes On, and Into The Sunset is also a good choice, and maybe Paradise (Wherever You Are) to lighten the mood a bit.
don't really want to think about funerals, as it's my dads on wednesday Frowner

but, I had 'Fingers Of Love' as the song for the first dance at my wedding in 2001.
and then my first child, Finn, was born 10 months later.
only a little obsessed....
hmm, I'd have to be unoriginal and go with She Goes On or Stuff & Nonsense too. But then again, I really like Nails In My Feet and so I might choose that one simply because I'd also want people to hear a song I really like.
As of right now, considering that I don't know half the SE/CH tunes, I would say Four Seasons in One Day, DDIO, and Pineapple Head, followed by Message to My Girl. Big Grin And then at the reception thingie (does anyone else feel awkward at those things?!) Poor Boy and Dirty Creature and Locked Out and Sister Madly and IN the Lowlands...etc.

And Save a Prayer by Duran DuranWink.
Love the idea of having Chocolate Cake played. Following in the vein of I See Red, how about Hard Act To Follow from Corroboree.

Admittedly I'd not really thought about it before, Better Be Home Soon by Crowded House is already associated with Paul's funeral, which Neil performed for him.

At mine I'd probably want Take A Walk from Time & Tide as it's a really positive track.

It's very unfortunate that funerals are a time of sadness, when really they should be a time to say goodbye to a friend/loved one and to celebrate their life. Personally I'd rather the last gathering of friends and family in my honour be a happy occasion. Smiler
I talked to a friend about this funeral thing a few days ago..lol
As somebody said before it´ll be like a concert

So here are mines:
Locked Out
World where you live(d)
Edible Flowers
Astro
I walk away
Shegoes on
Distant Sun
DDIO
Loyal - Dave Dobbyn
It´s gonna be a long funeral then
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Originally posted by God is a woman:
Very morbid disco,but mine has to be Better be Home Soon


I'm with you, God is a woman. I love "BBHS" and I've told my hubby that it's the song I want at my funeral. I'm regualarly out at night on weekends playing in my band, so he's sitting at home waiting for me.

However after reading this thread, I'm going to have to revisit "She goes on".
My mum passed away 4 weeks ago. She loved Classical music and opera, but she enjoyed the slower Finn songs and often remarked on how talented they are. I chose her favorite classical songs for the funeral, but I chose Lullaby by Neil to be played during the flower laying part of the service. I've had so many people comment on how beautiful the music was and asking me what that song was....it was a perfect choice.
Thanks for the kind words Jaffaman,

Lullaby was the perfect choice....it said what I couldn't put into words in the Eulogy and it was so touching. I know that it was written after the death of Mary Finn and it just said everything I wanted to say but couldn't. As a friend said....sometimes a song like that says it all. Even the oldies had a tear in there eye during the song.
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Originallty posted by 7 worlds:
Lullaby was the perfect choice....it said what I couldn't put into words in the Eulogy and it was so touching. I know that it was written after the death of Mary Finn and it just said everything I wanted to say but couldn't. As a friend said....sometimes a song like that says it all. Even the oldies had a tear in there eye during the song.


When did Mary Finn die, anyway?
Does Neil Corenlius Mullane Finn singing Sir John Winston Lennon's Mother count for this thread? That would be a great song for any funeral really. Also, for suicide, not that I encourage anyone to do so at all. If you are (just in case), there's many great self-help websites on the Internet, just Google/Wikipedia away.
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Originally posted by Keep My Mind Of You:
Does Neil Corenlius Mullane Finn singing Sir John Winston Lennon's Mother count for this thread? That would be a great song for any funeral really. Also, for suicide, not that I encourage anyone to do so at all. If you are (just in case), there's many great self-help websites on the Internet, just Google/Wikipedia away.

Let's hope there is no one in that very dark place right now! In around 70 years' time when I do decide to die , I am thinking Tim's "Unsinkable", followed by the 2nd movement of Mozart's "Violin Concerto III In G". At that point, I will be well and truly scattered and there is to be no more crying! Throw a party, with my entire CD collection blasting from the speakers. Just imagine how high-tec the sound will be in 2079! Get wasted, dance badly, sing and talk loudly, tell bad jokes....have a BLAST!
My Dad passed away on the 9th, and on the way to the nursing home after getting a call that he probably wasn't going to make it, Wiseman and Gather to the Chapel came up on the compilation I happened to pop into my car CD player. My Dad was gone when I arrived, and when I got back into the car for the sad drive home alone, I replayed those songs because they fit so well. Other songs that fit my ride home were Won't Give In ("once in a while I return to the fold and people I call my own, even if time is just a flicker of light and we all have to die alone" Frowner), Don't Dream it's Over, Better Be Home Soon and People Are Like Suns. Considering the length of the ride home, I think there were a couple more, but I can't remember off hand.

My point is that these songs were an incredible source of comfort for me, my companions as I drove home alone after receiving this sad news. I know that one day, my family will find comfort in certain Finn songs, not only because of the warmth and sensitivity with which the songs were written, but also because they are the songs that will always remind them of me. I think what I might like to do is keep a CD of songs I love and that I feel are fitting, and leave them with my will, instructing my family to please choose one or more to play at my funeral.....the ones that bring them comfort.

That's the thing...a funeral is not *for* the person who died, it is *about* them. Who it is for is the people left behind, and it should bring comfort to them. That's why I think leaving a compilation for them to choose from is most fitting. I know they'll want something from the compilation anyway, because they'll always associate the music with me, but what they choose should be what brings them most comfort.

And the Finns have no shortage of songs that bring comfort, that's for sure.

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