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Strangeways • View topic - Songs for the Dead

Songs for the Dead

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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:26 pm

Inspired by the topic on Syd and by the "on to the gig in the sky": what songs would you consider as most beautiful goodbyes to someone who passed, as most touching postume dedications? Songs looking back on life, and paying a sort of tribute to the person who has passed?



In this 'genre', I always liked "A place nearby" by Norwegian singer-songwriter Lene Marlin:

"heaven is a place nearby, so I won't be so far away.
And if you try and look for me, maybe you'll find me someday.
Heaven if a place nearby, so there's no need to say goodbye.
I wanna ask you not to cry, I'll always be by your side"

Beautifully written, and quite unique because it's written from the point of view of the one who passed to the one who stays behind. Still, a very great statement of hope. Full lyrics: <a href="http://www.poemhunter.com/lyrics/songs/lyric.asp?artist=3009&song=28934" target="_blank">http://www.poemhunter.com/lyrics/songs/lyr...3009&song=28934</a>




Also, I adore the song "My Immortal" by Evanescence, preferably the all-piano version without the electric guitars involed. Has a true funeral feeling but also expresses the love for the one who went away and the inability to leave it behind.



PS: sorry for bringin on all those gloomy topics... and I try to tell people that us Goths aren't necessarily into depressed stuff :unsure:
Keep it flaming your desire, always rising higher - Aim for stars and hit the sky
(Echo & The Bunnymen - Evergreen, 1996)

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Postby Alex » Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:13 pm

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