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Unconventional funeral songs

Created by Stefano8 on 16 dec 2018 | Last edited by Stefano8 on 03 jan 2019

Songs that deal with death in a way that's unconventional, inconvenient, funny, disrespectful, or otherwise "weird".
In a sentence, songs that would make most people cringe if they were to hear it playing at a funeral.

People from this family gather only when someone dies, and only to save the appearances. In reality, they can’t stand each other, nor the boring rituals they have to go through.

Fordítások:  Angol Olasz IPA

The last will of an unconventional person: no crying or funeral faces, just a few thoughts about him, and then on with life and its pleasures.

Fordítások:  IPA Angol Olasz

As a last act of defiance, this man subverts many social conventions, praises people who are despised by "decent" people, and leaves with a bitter consideration about how death is really a lonely matter, regardless of how we might delude ourselves about it.

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Görög

Once we get past sweet-talk and platitudes, what death teaches us is to enjoy life as long as we can.

Fordítások:  Angol IPA Olasz

Nuclear holocaust is a jolly prospect: there’ll be nobody left for grieving.

Fordítások:  Francia Olasz

That of a gravedigger is a profession despised by most people. Yet, he’s just trying to earn his living in an honest way.

Fordítások:  Angol

The singer lost his sweetheart to death, so he finds comfort in her sister.

Fordítások:  Német Magyar Francia

On its 100th birthday, a cemetery throws a lively party.

Fordítások:  Spanyol Angol

This dying man wants no splendor nor hypocrisy for his funeral. He’s already at peace with himself and doesn't need all that nonsense.

Fordítások:  Angol Görög Lengyel 2 more

The singer wants a happy funeral: no dying of sorrow (pena), just dying for his kind of music (plena).

Fordítások:  Angol Görög Lengyel 2 more

A criminal's tombstone can't be but unconventional. He dealt with drugs, booze, and guns during his life, and he wants it to be reflected in his memory.

Fordítások:  Angol Német

The funeral of a peasant: he worked scores of land for his master, yet he'll have just a small pit as his grave. That's what's due to him, and sadly it might even be more than he ever had while still alive.

Fordítások:  Francia Angol Olasz

The singer revels in dreams of revenge against the man who took everything away from him.

Fordítások:  Francia Angol Olasz

A man writes a letter to his brother, who killed him over his wife. So, now the lovers are free to be together, and all in all the murdered man is glad to see his wife finally happy.

Fordítások:  Szerb Török Perzsa 10 more

It would be so good not to die by chance, to be able to depart on one’s own terms.

Fordítások:  Spanyol Olasz Francia

This would be a perfect theme song for the ceremony of the Darwin Awards.

Fordítások:  Finn Portugál Francia

Death is unavoidable, so we might as well take it lightly.

Fordítások:  Holland Lengyel Olasz
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Sailor PokeMoon2    Szerda, 26/12/2018 - 12:36

I've got a good one. A classic song from the Wizard of Oz called Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (I think I got the title correct) anyway if this song was to be sung or played at a funeral I would laugh xD.

Sailor PokeMoon2    Szerda, 26/12/2018 - 12:36

I've got a good one. A classic song from the Wizard of Oz called Ding Dong the Witch is Dead (I think I got the title correct) anyway if this song was to be sung or played at a funeral I would laugh xD.

Stefano8    Szerda, 26/12/2018 - 14:14

Yes, that would be very funny! Teeth smile
However, the song itself isn't really about funerals, so it's not what I'm looking for for this collection. I mean, obviously she's dead, but the song itself is just a joyful celebration for their deliverance, not meant for the witch's funeral, so it's not ironic or weird in itself.

Stefano8    Hétfő, 14/01/2019 - 18:38

Thanks for the suggestion; however, it sounds like a very conventional song about death, not really fitting for this collection.