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Angel By Sarah Maclaughlin

Spend all your time waiting
For that second chance
For a break that would make it okay

There’s always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it’s hard, at the end of the day Read more

Life Is A Highway (Tom Cochrane)

Life’s like a road that you travel on
When there’s one day here and the next day gone
Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand
Sometimes you turn your back to the wind
There’s a world outside every darkened door
Where blues won’t haunt you anymore
Where the brave are free and lovers soar
Come ride with me to the distant shore
We won’t hesitate, break down the garden gate
There’s not much time left today Read more

“Jesus Loves Me” – Various Artists

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong,
They are weak but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

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“I Will Remember” performed by Toto

I was born in the land of the sun
And the tall green grass
And I don’t understand
How all this has come to pass
How we’ve come to surround ourselves
In a sea of thieves
In a land without learning
Only the fools believe

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“Have I Told You Lately” (Rod Stewart or Van Morrison)

http://www.mangore.com/news/upload/noticias_imagenes/have-i-told-you-lately-news.jpgHave I told you lately that I love you
Have I told you there’s no one else above you
Fill my heart with gladness
Take away all my sadness
Ease my troubles that’s what you do Read more

“Billy & Sue” – BJ Thomas (1966)

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This is a story about Billy and Sue
They were as in love as were any two
And yet Billy had to die
And when you hear the reason why
You’ll hang your head and cry 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.

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

“I Don’t Know How to Say Goodbye” performed by Linda Eder

The leaves must turn
The wind must blow
The heart must learn
When it’s time for the heart to let go
But when I think of you
My heart knows why
I don’t know how to say goodbye Read more