You cannot put a time limit on your grief. RELATED: … These songs are amazing!!!! The Pastor picked ” In the Bulb” It was beautiful! Have to include Heaven’s Garden surely? If I Die Young by The Band Perry What a beautiful song to be played for my beautiful mother. If any song can pump life into a dying party, it’s this one about death. Because everyone needs a little sense of humor, even during the saddest of times. Ant the only way you can appreciate it is if you listen to the lyrics, so here you go: My daughter’s and I are putting together a playlist for her video my photos. I’ve listed these songs in no particular order. Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. These lyrics say it all: “May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong, / Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond. […], Here’s another one to add to the list. Try and find something beautiful to help that soul find its way to the light. You can download the song to your music collection. Songs About Losing a Loved One. May your loved one rest in peace. oh wow, this one was touching! Joan Baez. Henry Purcell’s When I Am Laid in Earth is incomparable, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden lied, and so on. Best closing song ever! I chose to go with “HERE YOU ME” by Jimmy Eat World. May you be overwhelmed by peace and God’s presence as you continue the grieving process. Sure, we can lose a loved one. Is spread my wings and fly, I’m gonna land beside a lion you should’ve added September’s Cry for you. 14. 1. SO many great suggestions in the comments! we will call this place our home. I’m writing a book to be launched on July 9, 2015 title: I Hear You’re Afraid of Dying or Afraid Someone You Love Will Die Before You. Clearly (at least to this brain) it was a suicide song…. “Take it to the limit” – The Eagles I hope you dance The Streets – “On the edge of a cliff” We are beings that thrive in community and it is not healthy to deny ourselves human contact. https://youtu.be/m0mIKyPg9nA The cells tick away, The Watchmaker keeps to his schemes, I still got a week to work on this one. I like the We’ll miss you song from that website. I miss her every second of every day and night. Michael Neagle added to it after the death of his father a few years later. Source: Lorenzo Jenson III, 100 Heart-Wrenching & Powerful Quotes About Losing A Loved One […] blog comments powered by Disqus Get our newsletter every Friday! To help you find some music you can relate to, here are some songs about death and grieving that might be able to help you through. And I see my maker’s face One for when you can’t imagine life without your loved one. A garden to nurture and protect, In the rise and the set of the sun, paul carrack from mike and the mechanics – “in the living years”. Throughout our life we amass collections of friends and treasured possessions. This song is easily the most beautiful song I have ever heard. The lyrics have nothing to do with death at all, but there’s something about this song that reminds me of a New Orleans jazz funeral procession, and I quite enjoy it. Think about the days of me and you This is the one for me Download a copy for your music collection. 3) Next is the song ‘Another Man’s Done Gone’, were the lyrics were inspired from small ‘orphan’ lyric pieces authored by Woody Guthrie (the world famous American folk singer / composer). Smile, what’s the use of crying? It’s to perfect. The Pretenders ‘Hymn to Her’ With only a moment between. Played at my Mother’s funeral. Yeah when I get where I’m going • “Supermarket Flowers” by Ed Sheeren Smile even though it’s breaking I dare you to listen to this rendition and not cry. Feeling inspired by all these funeral songs, but still not sure what kind of music to play at your next funeral service? “Fix You” a cover by Young at Heart Whenever anything happened, good or bad, she was the first person I wanted to talk to about it. Big Wide Grin / Elaine Lambert and Karl – “Ready to Fly.” Awesome song to be played at my funeral. Sort by. Just like Michelle Branch says, this song really reminds us that we can always keep our loved one’s with us. Thanks to all for your posts and suggestions. It’s the only return that you expect. Simply click on the videos below to listen to each song. and just like a work of art, “Good morning Rael let our hearts, like doors, open wide, open wide. Pearl Jam ‘Oceans’ Or I might find out what it’s like “I’ll Be Missing You” by Diddy, Faith Evans, 112. Angela Babygirl, Till Mommy is right beside you, Your brothers Need Me for now. What are some songs about losing a loved one? Give them a listen below, que them up on your playlist, or use our FREE Spotify playlist with nearly 100 songs at the bottom of this blog to get your inspired for your next celebration of life! “Be Here Long” by NEEDTOBREATHE hard knock life annie version “Blower’s Daughter” – Damien Rice Wish I could be with her to take care of her. we will call this place our home, At the End of the Day – Spock’s Beard. Whether it's a loved one of yours or someone you know who has fallen from the streets, "Life Goes On" is a reminder of the fact that there is life after death. Someone takes them away, I would appreciate your listening to it and sharing it with your friends if you deem appropriate. Feel cold and old, it’s getting hard to catch my breath But the greatest music about death ever written, hands down, comes from the classical genre. Thanks for sharing . let the years we’re here be kind, be kind. At the same time death often brings our deep-seated fear of death to the fore. These normally energetic musicians take on tough topics using raw emotion and detailed accounts of feelings or situations to create some of the saddest songs about losing a loved one. settle our bones like wood over time, over time. Just had service for my best cousin! The Five Stairsteps – O-o-h Child. Where the devil is I,m Going Home Sang by the Best Baritone ever Laurence Tibbet His Rendition Breaks your very soul , It won’t be long, yeh! As I have grown older, I have begun to think about my own funeral arrangements. You never said too much, The travelling willburries. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGI6m-n1bzk4gfjtj_UxNCS2bgV0AJt09 The way you live, the gifts that you give, In the fullness of time, A true classic. When all the others turn their backs and walk away Just to have you back again; This means you can bring a custom piece to the funeral without too much effort since a lot of churches or funeral homes have pianos there. Keep the deadline open with my maker! let our hearts, like doors, open wide, open wide. It makes me tear up knowing I will be remembered. I know of Beauty in Tragedy, If We Were Ghosts...was wondering if anyone knew of any others. • “His Eye Is On The Sparrow” by Sandi Patty 4. When I Get Where I’m Going – Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton. Bereavement and grief is a process. slowly, our paint chips away. So hard to earn so easily burned, In the fullness of time, Angela Michelle, “Angie”, as She was known to ALL THE MANY, MANY people who adored My Beautiful Babygirl, left this, very often cold, cruel and hurtful world “of her own choice..,My Daughter Angie; took her Beautiful.., but much too brief, teenage life. “You Can Close Your Eyes” – James Taylor Here comes the sun george harrison a celebration that all is ok now the sadness is over and its time to embrace the sunshine of life ! For nurses who have lost loved ones at any time in their lives (whether patients or relatives), we’re sharing ten inspiring songs to help with grief. It's important to know that every person has their own way of coping with loss. I think it had to do with the loss of his child, if I remember right. Is here any chance of replacing the link for “Satisfied Mind” – Jeff Buckley? A Portrait of my love. I’ve just found ways to go on. spirit in the sky gareth gates version As the Footsteps Die It Forever by Streetlight Manifesto. I adapted it for almost 200 names and familial titles e.g. It’s a classic! 22. Many U2 songs touch on death, but "Pride (in the Name of Love)" may be the band's most famous. / Forever young.”. Still. Just to touch you once again, I am a 70YO and 40 years ago at the death in a road accident of my wife’s teenage sister,I could not get the Platters “Harbour Lights”out of my mind.This was the actual day of her death.The girl was still alive in hospital,and the medics told her parents there was no hope of survival.I had only met my wife 9 months before(We had just moved into our first home)I,Had never met the parents.and I’d never met the girl who died.Their’s was a dysfunctional family;My wife had been alienated from he stepdad for years,and the girl who was killed had recently left home because of the moralistic control the father tried to impose.She was 17.There was much repressed guilt from both parents,and I felt their sadness and the finality of kind words left forever unsaid.I was living in New Zealand at the time(My ex wife is a Kiwi)and they tend to be emotionally uptight like the English(Stiff upper lip sort of crap)The police came and collected my wife to take her to Auckland Hospital a couple of days later,to officially identify her sister.I accompanied her ,and that was the only time I laid eyes on young “Joslyne”The head was bandaged and twice it’s normal size. • also for anyone interested in adding to their existing preparations. Death of a Loved one; Quotes, Poems, and Resources. Really hard song to listen to and not cry though. Thanks, I will be using some of these this weekend. This song is a little “dark”, but the lullaby-like melody make it a beautiful song to play at a funeral. “Satisfied Mind” – Jeff Buckley “Ring of Fire” – Johnny Cash • for those who are not a part of any spiritual or faith-based community, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrmLMCVhO0g. Diamond Rio – I Believe or One More Day On the far side of the sky “Go Rest High On That Mountain” by Vince Gill (for a male). Research has shown that people live longer when they are surrounded by people they love. We’ll Meet Again-Vera Lynn Tell us in the comments below! I’m writing it: This is one of those songs that is guaranteed to get everyone talking about the good times at a funeral. Relatively obscure, but I like them and they speak to me. Here is a list of comforting bible verses about the death of a loved one and we hope you’ll find it consoling. How awesome is that? My beautiful FREJA died on 9.11.15 after a short battle with melanoma CANCER. Not me, just quietly buried in stones I think the song Into the west by Annie Lennox would be a great Funeral song. Beautiful. American trilogy is by far my favorite Ave Maria, Schubert, Fields of Gold, Sting Her step family, mine too, I guess, kept me at bay, deceiving and lying to me about incidents that happened to her. This is for you, Cliff! Imagine-John Lennon First person, it’s brilliant: All the pumping’s nearly over for my sweet heart Of his amazing grace Most people have some fear of losing a loved one. Songs dealing with the death of a loved one? It is what it is and whatever, What a time, what a time Enrich the soil Poems about the Loss of a Loved One. I would add “Keep Me In Your Heart For A While” by Warren Zevon. However for now I really need an idea. I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. As it was so infamously played in the cry-festival of a movie. Isn't this song about the death of a loved one? Talking Old Soldiers – Elton John You can’t always get what you want by the Stones . The final hymn to be sung at my Celebration of Life is, “So long it’s been good to know ya’. cause I know that you’d rather we were dancing I’ve listed these songs in no particular order. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “Clouds” by Zach Sobiech are two of my favorite non-traditional choices. Garth Brooks The Dance & Luke Bryan’s Drink a Beer. Also Devotchkas “How it ends” might be fitting for a funeral song. Songs about loss of a loved one? 21. The track I want played at my funeral is “Bookends” by Simon and Garfuncal. Kate bush – this woman’s work All the best to you. Newsong – Christmas Shoes Stairway to Heaven is a classic …. let the years we’re here be kind, be kind. I was not part of any funeral arrangements, except for buying her clothes, picking out a few photos and I got to request one song. And run my fingers through his mane I did it my way either by Elvis or Frank Sinatra Losing your parents so close is just a tremendous amount of loss. Beatles ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ “Pristina” by Faith No More It is with great sadness that I didn’t see that one…, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAsVa768r8E. Oh, it is what it is, and forever A song about his woman dying. in my life (beatles) just is not right. So much work to do, But when I get where I’m going I’d give up my life, my heart, my home All My Love (Led Zeppelin song) All Those Years Ago; Amelia (song) Amelia Earhart's Last Flight; American Pie (song) Andromeda (song) Angel (Sarah McLachlan song) Angel of Harlem; Angel's Son; Another Brick in the Wall; Another Hero Lost; Arnold Book of Old Songs; As I Lay Me Down; August 7, 4:15; B. But they’re always with us, and this song says it beautifully so! How Dare You… Miranda Lambert The hours tick away, they tick away, The measure of a life is a measure of love and respect, And whenever I hear this song, it reminds me of her.. and I cry.. always love u I find that songs and journaling help me process my thoughts and feelings. If you’re going through hell, keep going. It was one of the most triumphal moments of the day. Thank ya’ll for your comments.This site has been so helpful. “Tears in Heaven” – Eric Clapton the dirt in which our roots may grow But if your relative died at home, especially if it was unexpected, you'll need to get a medical professional to declare her dead. My best friend, confidant, mentor and role model, just passed on to a much more beautiful place. The part of the lyric that saids, ‘You’ll never see me again, no matter what you do.’ is both upbeat and sad at the same time. You’ll find that life is still worthwhile 16. Ant the only way you can appreciate it is if you listen to the lyrics, so here you go: Dropkick me, Jesus, through the goalposts of life / Bring on the brothers who’ve gone on before / And all of the sisters who’ve knocked on your door / All the departed, dear, loved ones of mine / Stick ’em up front in the offensive line. Well played. amazing grace “You’ll Be OK” by A Great Big World. For my mother’s funeral my brother chose “HERO” by Whitney Houston. There is no thinking involved: just pure emotions. n there’s always something different wrong n im complaining.. just seems to fit, How about ~ Somewhere out there or A wonderful world by Louie Armstrong, Thanks for sharing. What a Wonderful World – Israel “Braddah Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole. Discussion. Time in a bottle. The song was “Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye” and everyone left the funeral with wonderful thoughts and a smile on their face! On the pop music side, Elton John’s Where to Now St. Peter and Stevie Wonder’s They Won’t Go When I Go stand out. “Time in a Bottle” by Croce is pretty good to. Set me free, set me free, The finest years I ever knew, And they don’t hear the words you long to say, I would give anything I own, though the storms will push and pull, In June of 2001, when I lost my best friend in a fatal car crash (no seatbelt), I started singing this song about ten minutes into the service, and as I did so, people were moved to tears, especially when I started booming the bridge of the song “They wear so many faces, show up in the strangest places; they grace us with their mercy in our time of need”. An old man in a bar telling a patron about missing departed friends and how memories will live on after we pass. “MISS ME BUT LET ME GO” which was based on a poem by Robyn Rancman. Some of us grieve immediately, while others take a while before they can accept the death of their loved one. —Terri Guillemets. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the song celebrates anyone who stands up to injustice with courage and love. / And may you never love in vain. Sending prayers of peace. I will see you again.. Carrie Underwood Everytime someone dies (family) I do a music picture thing for the memeorial. the dirt in which our roots may grow. Elvis Presley – The Wonder of You, i wont let go by rascal flats that played at my father`s funeral, Go Rest High on the Mountain is the most beautiful song, Brad Paisley (feat. It made a lot of people stand up and think . Knocking on Heavens Door – Guns and Roses was played at my nephews funeral. Unforgettable :Nat king kole,this ones for you Irene,RIP. Powerful R&B Funeral Songs and Crossover Tunes . Despite its title, this song is oddly soft, sweet and soothing… and also my top light-hearted choice for a funeral song: “Drink up life like a river ’till the pizza man delivers/And smile and know I loved you ’til the end”. 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