Sorrow Pt. III
What a Friend We Have in Jesus- Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Many Rivers to Cross- Jimmy Cliff
So Many Roads- The Grateful Dead
Tables And Chairs- Andrew Bird
Remember The Mountain Bed- Billy Bragg and Wilco
Ocean Breathes Salty- Sun Kil Moon
Ghost- Neutral Milk Hotel
Come On Up To The House- Tom Waits
Madame George– Van Morrison
This list was actually harder to assemble. Some of these songs I’d like to be played at my own funeral (BTW, I want a Jazz Funeral, if I do enough in life to warrant one!) I tried to find sad songs that remembered someone or just felt like death (not really the eerie death either it seems), but Tables and Chairs is the lone exception. I feel like Andrew Bird is describing heaven on earth, but it sounds almost as good as real heaven. I hope that for those living amidst chaos and destruction that there is a respite akin to the way I feel when I listen to that song, at least for a few moments.
And if anyone knows a way I could actually embed these audio tracks easily, that would be swell.