Closing Credits

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

For David.

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

Indeed.

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2 thoughts on “Closing Credits

  1. What a beautiful list – and you always have the best quotes at the beginning of your posts, too! Do you usually have one in mind right away or do you look them up somewhere?

    • Depends. Both, really. I have several cloth-bound lined journals in which I’ve collected quotes from everywhere – books, movies, music, tv shows, etc – since I was a teenager. I often have one of those in mind when I start, it’s just a matter of finding where it is in my books (because I make a little mark next to them so I don’t repeat on the blog)! Sometimes, I write a post and then just thumb through the books til I find something that fits. Other times, I just Google “quotes about ___” and click til I find one I love. With this one, I confess that I Googled first, but I’ve had this one in my book since sometime around 2002 or 2003.

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