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Unconventional funeral songs

Created by Stefano8 on 16 dec 2018 | Laatst bewerkt door Stefano8 op 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels IPA Italiaans

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.

Vertalingen:   IPA Engels Italiaans

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Grieks

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

Vertalingen:  Engels IPA Italiaans

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Italiaans

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

Vertalingen:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  Duits Hongaars Frans

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

Vertalingen:  Spaans Engels

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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Grieks Pools 2 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Grieks Pools 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits

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.

Vertalingen:  Frans Engels Italiaans

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

Vertalingen:  Frans Engels Italiaans

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.

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

Vertalingen:  Spaans Italiaans Frans

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

Vertalingen:  Fins Portugees Frans
Nummer | Engels Eric Idle

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

Vertalingen:  Nederlands Pools Italiaans
Reacties
Sailor PokeMoon2    Woe, 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    Woe, 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    Woe, 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    Ma, 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.