Something I would like read at my funeral... I know it's completely cliché, but I think it sums it up nicely...
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow;
I am the diamond glints on snow;
I am the sunlight on ripened grain;
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the quick uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die.
Because I won't be buried, if there is ever something that someone wants to keep in my memory, I would like this:
Way leads on to way. (taken from the Robert Frost poem).
I don't know how many funeral songs you're supposed to have - if it were up to me it would be a musical - but the ones I would like to have either at the funeral or planing at the reception without a doubt will be:
1. Hotel California - Eagles (Must)
2. Into My Arms - Nick Cave
3. One Crowded Hour - Augie March
4. Heartbeats - Jose Gonzalez
5. Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone
6. You Belong To Me - Jason Wade (Must)
No church songs. No religious nonsense. It would be extra coolness if anyone I knew could actually perform any of the above - I think a live band would lift the mood.