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post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 
Ok Im in charge of finding some music to play before/during the funeral and for a video. So I need some ideas on some songs you might think would fit to Amber's life. I cant think of anything. Also does anyone know of a place were you can download music?
post #2 of 39
If she had absolutely any interest in classical music or if you're looking for some calming backround music with no lyrics, Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is beautiful, poignant and bittersweet. It, being written for a string chamber orchestra, and like I said, has no words, but is LOVELY. I'd imagine you could check it out from a library...it's an orchestral standard, nothing weird or obscure. Classical recordings generally cost less than $10 at places like Best Buy and iTunes would have it, although they require a subscription.
post #3 of 39
Any peer to peer program will let you download it.

Have they set a date for the funeral?
post #4 of 39
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Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256 View Post
Any peer to peer program will let you download it.

Have they set a date for the funeral?
Not yet. Her mom and dad are trying to figure it out. They are still trying to find a place to have her buried. None of us have ever had to plan a funeral before. It takes onger then I could ever imagine.
post #5 of 39
Well, for a video, you can try Escape Club's "I'll Be There." Beautiful song, always bring me to tears whenever I think of loss, whether it be mine or not (in fact, I was listening to it the other day and imagining it being on a farewell video about Amber)
post #6 of 39
I dont know if this helps or not, but these two songs always get me. I don't know if you know them -
Nickelback - far away
Inxs - never tear us apart
post #7 of 39
I have heard I will remember you by Sarah MacLaughlin and I can only Imagine by MercyMe and I still cry and think about my friends listening to those 2 songs. For a video you could compile pictures throughout Amber's life and play her favorite song during it. I have seen that done at a friend's funeral and it will turn out beautiful.
post #8 of 39
I can't think of any good suggestions off the top of my head. But good luck picking something, I'm sure the others will have some great suggestions for you.
post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by Oscarsmommy View Post
I have heard I will remember you by Sarah MacLaughlin and I can only Imagine by MercyMe and I still cry and think about my friends listening to those 2 songs. For a video you could compile pictures throughout Amber's life and play her favorite song during it. I have seen that done at a friend's funeral and it will turn out beautiful.
I agree - I Will Remember You is an incredibly beautiful and touching song.
post #10 of 39
I can't think of any songs right now John.

I use Limewire to download my music.

I do like Go Rest High on that Mountain, by Vince Gill though.
post #11 of 39
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Originally Posted by Oscarsmommy View Post
I have heard I will remember you by Sarah MacLaughlin and I can only Imagine by MercyMe and I still cry and think about my friends listening to those 2 songs. For a video you could compile pictures throughout Amber's life and play her favorite song during it. I have seen that done at a friend's funeral and it will turn out beautiful.
I love the song suggested by Mercy Me. If I remember correctly, the man that does the vocals for the group wrote it for his father who either had passed away or was very sick and dying and then passed away.

A few weeks ago there was a thread I think Amber started, about if your life was a soundtrack. That might have some good ideas staight from Amber for you. I'll go look for it. If I find it, I'll post the link here.

Edit: Here is the link to that post. I'm not sure what is appropriate from this but here it is: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=111316
post #12 of 39
We use Limewire for downloads
About music, John is there anything in Ambers own collection that you think would be appropriate ? Maybe you had a record that you both loved.
post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by LSULOVER View Post

I do like Go Rest High on that Mountain, by Vince Gill though.
We played that at our daughter's memorial service, it is a very moving tribute song.

Arms of an Angel by Sarah MacLaughlin also.
post #14 of 39
In the Arms of an Angel by SarahMacLaughlin is a good on to play too. DH said stairway to heaven by led zepplin
post #15 of 39
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
We played that at our daughter's memorial service, it is a very moving tribute song.

Arms of an Angel by Sarah MacLaughlin also.

Yes it is, I love to hear Vince Gill sing.
post #16 of 39
You might find some ideas here:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=111316

Amber started a thread "If your life was a movie sountrack" about two weeks ago.
post #17 of 39
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
Arms of an Angel by Sarah MacLaughlin also.


That is my suggestion as well. It is a beautiful song, and I think Amber would like it.
post #18 of 39
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Originally Posted by GingersMom View Post


That is my suggestion as well. It is a beautiful song, and I think Amber would like it.
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, and by all means, use the song if you like it and it means something to you, but the lyrics are actually about a self-mutilating drug addict who OD's.

It's beautifully written, however, and I don't think guests will notice anything but the part where she sings "In the arms of the aannnnnngggggeeeelll fly awwwwaaaaaayyyy from heeeeerreee"

Ok, end delicate post.

ETA: Sarah McLachlan's "I Will Remember You" makes me teary eyed. That is completely appropriate, I think.
post #19 of 39
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, and by all means, use the song if you like it and it means something to you, but the lyrics are actually about a self-mutilating drug addict who OD's.

It's beautifully written, however, and I don't think guests will notice anything but the part where she sings "In the arms of the aannnnnngggggeeeelll fly awwwwaaaaaayyyy from heeeeerreee"

Ok, end delicate post.
Ah, could I possibly suggest that we stay away from terms like "self-mutilating" and stick with something less judgemental-sounding like "self-harming" or "self-injurying"?
post #20 of 39
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Ah, could I possibly suggest that we stay away from terms like "self-mutilating" and stick with something less judgemental-sounding like "self-harming" or "self-injurying"?
Absolutely. I was unaware of the appropriate terms.
post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by neetanddave View Post
Arms of the Angel by Sarah MacLaughlin also.
Thats what I was thinking..it would make everyone cry though.
post #22 of 39
We played Bett Midlers "Wind beneath my wings" at my first DHs. And I alway's thought for myself I wanted something to remind everyone how I felt, so I would like Whitney Houstons " I will alway's Love you"
post #23 of 39
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Originally Posted by Satai View Post
You might find some ideas here:

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=111316

Amber started a thread "If your life was a movie sountrack" about two weeks ago.
This is a great post to go thru
post #24 of 39
Arms Of The Angel is wonderful I think. I would suggest GoodBye My Lover by James Blunt...



Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer but when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bear my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.



Beautiful song that brings me to tears every time...
Hilda >^..^<
post #25 of 39
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Absolutely. I was unaware of the appropriate terms.
Thank you.
post #26 of 39
There are a lot of country songs...Not really sure what type of music you are looking for.. but here are some

"One More Day" by Diamond Rio
"The Dance" by Garth Brooks
"Live like you were dying" by Tim Mcgraw
"When I get where I'm going"- Brad Paisley


I've never actually heard this one, but apparently it is very appropriate-
View from heaven- Yellowcard (lyrics below)
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.n...256D5300077BA4
post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by Tricias_petz View Post
There are a lot of country songs...Not really sure what type of music you are looking for.. but here are some

"One More Day" by Diamond Rio
"The Dance" by Garth Brooks
"Live like you were dying" by Tim Mcgraw
"When I get where I'm going"- Brad Paisley


I've never actually heard this one, but apparently it is very appropriate-
View from heaven- Yellowcard (lyrics below)
http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.n...256D5300077BA4
One More Day is a beautiful song too. And I love The Dance also, but I really really really like Garth Brooks.
post #28 of 39
We used Mercy Me's song "I can only Imagine" at my Dad's funeral.
"Go Rest High on that Moutain" is a good one too.
I have "One More Day" on Amber's Memorial page.
post #29 of 39
Title: Tears in Heaven
Artist: Eric Clapton

Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven.

Would you hold my hand if I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand if I saw you in heaven?
I'll find my way through night and day,
Cause I know I just can't stay here in heaven.

Time can bring you down, time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart, have you begging please, begging please.

Beyond the door there's peace I'm sure,
And I know there'll be no more tears in heaven.

Would you know my name if I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong and carry on,
Cause I know I don't belong here in heaven.



Song: Hear You Me
Artist: Jimmy Eat World

There's no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go.
I never said thank you for that.
I thought I might get one more chance.
What would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
So what would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
And if you were with me tonight,
I'd sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
god wouldn't let it live.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
post #30 of 39
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Originally Posted by halfpint View Post
We played Bett Midlers "Wind beneath my wings" at my first DHs. And I alway's thought for myself I wanted something to remind everyone how I felt, so I would like Whitney Houstons " I will alway's Love you"

what about "the Rose" by Bett Midler?

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razer
that leaves your soul to blead

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snow
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose
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