What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-by. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.
— from On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
Today’s Writing Group prompt: Which 5 songs would you like played at your funeral and why?
This was my contribution to the list of prompts. I’m not sure why I came up with it, but I’ve been thinking about it since I submitted it. Here’s what I’ve got:
1. Wonder, by Natalie Merchant
Yes, I used this in the theme song post, but there you go – if you talked to people who knew me during a particular period of my life, they’d tell you that this song is mine. I want it sing me out.
2. Seasons of Love, by the cast of Rent
This song, man. The lyrics are gorgeous, and the music just gives me chills.
3. Angel, by Sarah McLachlan
I know what this song is about, but I don’t care. I think it’s beautiful, and I find it so comforting. I’d hope others would as well.
4. If I Should Fall Behind, by Bruce Springsteen
We swore we’d travel, darlin’, side by side
We’d help each other stay in stride
But each lover’s steps fall so differently
But I’ll wait for you
And if I should fall behind
Wait for me
5. All Good Things, by Jackson Brown
And I want you to remember/All wild deeds live on/All good times/All good friends