So if you had to pick just ONE song to be played at your funeral/memorial/commemorative event that really spoke to who you were and would have your loved ones smiling, laughing, and/or crying when it played as you lay there peacefully in your coffin or urn… what would it be?
I just now had an epiphany about my funeral song. I’m seriously considering Flagpole Sitter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xzxDRA93Nk by Harvey Danger. I love this song, and it contains what may very well be my favorite song line ever- they put me in the hospital for nerves and then they had to commit me, you told them all I was crazy, they cut off my legs now I’m an amputee, goddamn you". Cracks me up every time, still.
Not only is the song fun, funny, silly, and life-affirming in a strange way, there’s the line “I’m so hot, 'cause I’m in hell”, which would be funny to me seeing as how I’m an atheist. I hope that my loved ones would also find it funny, but I don’t know.
What song would you pick to be played? Somber and serious, fun and silly, obscure or popular, worded or instrumental- pick ONE, and I know how difficult that is for some of you but please.