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Five and Alive: At Your Funeral
|Five and Alive: At Your Funeral|
06/29/09 at 12:18 PM by Adam Pfleider
|What a week it has been. Let us not forget though that death itself is inevitable for any of us. We all hope that it comes at its latest, after experiencing all that life is there for us to obtain. It is however, without a doubt, an unforeseen event.|
If I ever suddenly stop blogging or doing work, I hope that one of you out there gets this list to the funeral home. It's not exactly the list Jack Black was putting together at the end of High Fidelity, but it would by my top five songs to play at my funeral -- Saves the Day single not included.
1) Radiohead - "Pyramid Song" --- I would say the video has had just as much an effect on me for this choice as the song itself does, but there's something about the way Yorke croons out "All my lovers were there with me/ All my past and future/ And we all went to heaven in a little row boat/ There was nothing to fear/ Nothing to doubt," that chokes me up a bit every time I hear the damn thing. Hopefully this will be Muzak on the elevator up.
2) Explosions in the Sky - "Greet Death" --- Title aside, there's something depressing and shaky about this album opener, while at the same time harmonious and uplifting. It would all seem like a dark day to our love ones when we pass, but that doesn't mean we've lived the best we could have in the end, and that's what we should remember about the ones we lose.
3) The Beatles - "Across the Universe" --- Not to have too much of a Contact mood with this one, but there's always been something alluring about this number that would relax everyone and put smiles on our loved ones' faces. It's beautiful, and hopefully lets everyone know we'll always be close even after death makes us seem far away.
4) The Six Parts Seven - "A Blueprint of Something Never Finished" --- Picking this one based on the title in the event that my life unfortunately ends short. I've always loved the band for their "earthy" flow of their records, and Everywhere and Right Here is a wonderful display, and great background into the ground.
5) the Snake the Cross the Crown - "The Fields of Ius" --- A perfect feeling of death, and an accepted reflection on how wonderful life was, and hopefully will remain past our graves. The chorus line "Everything is so beautiful and nothing hurts/ I tell myself," is that scared realization that we and our family and friends will try to feel in comfort.