On a morbid note, I have found the song I want at my funeral. Some people hear songs and want them for their weddings and other special occasions, but I am really enjoying thinking about the songs played at my funeral. What songs will sum up my life and remind people of me?
I’m clearly pretty comfortable with death, not like grew-up-in-a-funeral-home-“My Girl”-kind-of-way, but I’ve experienced a lot of loss for myself and seen it in others. One of my good friends once told me that he didn’t go to a funeral until he was in his late teens, I can’t imagine that as a reality. I’m thankful for my exposure to death, in a weird way. It has made me more empathetic and understanding for those facing loss.
So, here’s my song. Nothing profound, but I like the way it rises and falls and also the lyric “I wanna grow old without the pain/give my body back to the earth and not complain”. So here it is: The Perfect Space I imagine this being played more in a wake setting and everyone a drink in their hand. Anyone else ever thought about this, or is it just me?