Question of the Month: October 2010

I asked this question ages and ages ago online, but it’s been long enough (and there’s been enough of a rotation of people since then) that it’s worth asking again. Got lots of very interesting answers last time around.

If you could choose in advance one song to have played at your funeral (or memorial service or what have you), what would it be?

Knowing many of my friends, the answer will be non-serious but truthful, and that is a-ok.

3 thoughts on “Question of the Month: October 2010

  1. I’m sure some will find it corny, but I’ve always wanted Lorenna McKennitt’s “Prospero’s Speech,” which takes most of the final lines from The Tempest and sets them to music. It’s a statement about letting go, moving on, and release. I think it would be most apt under the circumstances.

    And now my charms are all o’erthrown
    And what strength I have’s mine own
    Which is most faint; now t’is true
    I must here be released by you

    But release me from my bands
    With the help of your good hands
    Gentle breath of yours my sails
    Must fill, or else my project fails,
    Which was to please. Now I want
    Spirits to enforce, art to enchant
    And my ending is despair,
    Unless I be relieved by prayer

    Which pierces so that it assaults
    Mercy itself and frees all faults
    As you from your crimes would pardon’d be
    Let your indulgence set me free.

  2. Bob Perrino says:

    Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
    Lord, I wanna go to heaven, but I don’t want to go tonight.
    Fill my boots up with sand.
    Put a stiff drink in my hand.
    Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die

    country singer, Joe Diffie

  3. Venus Williams says:

    Serena and I do not like this question.

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