Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)

Well I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do you? Well, it goes like this: The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah (4x)

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya She tied you to her kitchen chair And she broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah Read more

Goodbye My Lover (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. Read more

“Even Now” performed by Linda Eder

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sciOVgqIE9U/hqdefault.jpgEven now…I remember all the empty spaces
You filled with love
Even now…Every corner of the world we shared
Is still filled with love
Even now…not a day goes by
When I don’t ache for you
Through my tears I still hear your laughter even now Read more

“Dear John” performed by Styx

https://img.discogs.com/6TqmE1aO98VGTepHIi07azN-M8c=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-8817727-1469403072-7027.jpeg.jpgDear john I knew you
About as well as anyone
We were the wild ones
So sure those days would never end
Now they’re only memories my friend

Dear john I’ll see you
Someday again

I swear I saw you
On a crowded street today
I almost called your name
Thinking of all those yesterdays
Heaven help me
How I miss my friend

Dear john I’ll see you
Someday again

There’ll be a celebration
When all will be revealed
We’ll have a reunion
High on a hill

Dear john how are you
God know it’s heaven where you are
Find some peace there
May it never end

Dear john my heart knows
We’ll meet again
Dear john I’ll see you….
Someday again

 

Unlike many songs about death, “Dear John” seems to have a happy mood. The song starts with guitar strumming at a light and lively tempo and the Styx sung it just like they would sing a happy country song. Why is that? The singer was singing about the way he is missing his dear friend John who have just passed away. His memory of John is so much still alive that he felt he has seen John among the crowds and even called his name only to realize that he is only just imagining it. The song has a sprightly tempo because the singer knows that someday he will again see John and spend time with him. This sounds like the Christian doctrine of the resurrection when the two will meet again ‘high on a hill.” The singer also assumes that John is now happily residing in heaven where all his problems and stresses are all gone. This happy and hopeful thought is reflected in the way the song was performed by the Styx. There are more funeral songs that celebrates life at www.songmeanings.net. If you plan to sing songs for an upcoming funeral service, this is the site that you need to visit.

“Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You?” performed by Ashley Gearing

Time passes by so quickly
But I guess I thought you’d be here forever
I never even had the chance
To say goodbye
There’s so many things to tell you
Left unsaid until now

Can you hear me when I talk to you
Do the words I say ever make it through
Can you hear me when I talk to you
Cause I’d give anything if I just knew Read more

Which Is Better: Burial Or Cremation?

Burial is the traditional and most common method of funeral arrangement that most people choose to do today. However, there are a growing number of people who are opting for cremation because it appears that this funeral arrangement has some advantages over the traditional method. But which is better – burial or cremation? Just keep on reading because this blog will show you which of the two is better. This knowledge will be helpful if you are suddenly faced with a situation where you are forced to determine whether burial or cremation is best in your situation.

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How To Choose A Funeral Home That Fits Your Needs

Right now, you may think this is not the best time for you to think about this. But actually, many life counselors say that the best time to look for a funeral home that will fit your needs is when you don’t need it. When you are already forced to look for a funeral home because there is already an urgent need, you might not be able to think straight – because of the existing stress. Admittedly, this is not a pleasant thing to do. Nevertheless, choosing a funeral home is an important decision that you have to make. You could make a wiser decision now, when you are stress-free. So, what are the things that you need to look for in a funeral home that will suit your needs? Here are some valuable tips. Read more

Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life) performed by Sara Brightman and Jose Carreras

[Sarah:]
I don’t have to say
A word to you
You seem to know
Whatever mood
I’m going through
Feels as though
I’ve known you forever Read more

Funeral Service Etiquette 101: The Do’s And The Don’ts

What you say or do in a funeral service can have an impact on those who are grieving. That is why it behooves you to get to know the standard and accepted funeral service etiquette so that you won’t be a nuisance when you attend one. Funerals are a part of this world and at any one time in your life, you would be called upon to attend one. You should know what is and what is not expected of you when that time comes. Here is introductory information on how you need to conduct yourself in funeral services. Read more

Best Sympathy Gifts For Those Who Recently Lost A Loved One

Alleviating the grief of those who recently lost their loved one can be done in different ways. You can give them your condolences, or you can express your sympathies in a concrete way by giving gifts that are designed for such occasions. There are many sympathy gifts available in the market and if you are not familiar with them, you will have a hard time choosing the right gift. Here are some suggestions on the best sympathy gifts that you can give to a person who has recently lost a loved one.  Read more