A song a day, day 24: a song that you want to play at your funeral.

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From the song a day meme: a song that you want to play at your funeral.

For a long time, I wanted “Dead” by They Might Be Giants to play at my funeral because of the lyric:

Did a large procession wave their torches as my head fell in the basket?
And was everybody dancing on the casket?

Now that I have been to funerals as an adult, I understand that my own funeral isn’t really about me at all but about the people who are sad that I’m gone. Playing a song that I find darkly amusing becomes less appealing when I am not around to be darkly amused.

I hate the idea of having a “traditional” song. I want something a little playful, a little dramatic, a little romantic, a little wistful … okay, enough dithering. I choose this one.

Also: BioShock.

Bobby Darin — “Beyond the Sea”