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Al Stewart - Life In Dark Water
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Thomas Dolby - One Of Our Submarines
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The Beatles - Yellow Submarine
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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-18 06:39 PM | Reply

Turn to Stone

This rocks. I'm a big Joe Walsh fan, and then Felder does this thing....

#2 | Posted by Spork at 2019-10-18 08:01 PM | Reply

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Um, yeah. LOL. Friday Mofos!

#3 | Posted by Spork at 2019-10-18 08:02 PM | Reply

They Might be Giants
Why does the Sun Shine?

David Bowie
Life on Mars

R.E.M
Man on the Moon

#4 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-10-18 08:33 PM | Reply

Good theme. Being a Navy sailor, my first thought was Jimmy Buffett and the sea. So I would choose any Jimmy Buffett tune with two of my favorite philosophical (vs partying) tunes.

I know not many people actually listen to them all, so I'll C&P some of the lyrics to a fave that most over 40 people can relate to, "A Pirate Looks at 40". The other Buffett philosophy song, "He Went to Paris" is a true story based on an old man who left the States for Europe, found his dream, then lost it all in the War there, and returned. Great song. Not posting lyrics to that one. It has to be heard.

So here's a few lines from "A Pirate Looks at 40". I'll just link to "He Went to Paris" without lyrics.

A Pirate Looks at 40

Mother, mother ocean, I have heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters
Since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all

Watch the men who rode you
Switch from sails to steam
And in your belly you hold the treasure
That few have ever seen, most of them dreams
Most of them dreams

Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

I've done a bit of smugglin'
Yes, I've run my share of grass
I made enough money to buy Miami
But I pissed it away so fast
Never meant to last, never meant to last...

continued on

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"He Went to Paris"

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If I was going to have a tombstone (I won't) the last line of this song would be my epitaph:

"Some it was magic, some of it tragic, but I had a good life all the way"

#5 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 08:40 PM | Reply

Oh and to finish out the trio

Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies
I.S.S.

#6 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-10-18 08:43 PM | Reply

Not a big Buffett fan goat although I don't hate his stuff just not my usual fare. That said a pirate looks at 40 has always been a favorite of mine even long before I hit 40. Another favorite in a similar vein is Billy Joel Downeaster Alexa.

I've always kinda felt I was born in the wrong era and those songs spoke to that lost in time feeling I've had.

#7 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-10-18 09:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My favorite sad, lonesome, but beautiful songs.

"Amarillo by Morning" by George Strait

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"Rainy Night in Georgia" by Brook Benton

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And an real oldie but goodie:

"Is anybody going to San Anton?" By Charlie Pride

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#8 | Posted by shane at 2019-10-18 09:10 PM | Reply

"I've always kinda felt I was born in the wrong era and those songs spoke to that lost in time feeling I've had.

#7 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR "

Exactly. Says it all:

"The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder, I'm an over 40 victim of fate. Arriving too late. Arriving too late

#9 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 09:16 PM | Reply

My favorite sad, lonesome, but beautiful songs.

I want this played at my funeral. Kinda says it all about life and loneliness. Just a woman and her piano.

Beautiful Things

Crazy thing is that this song is better known as an EDM/Trance hit, mixed by Tiesto.

Some of the deeper lyrics are found in music that seemingly doesn't fit them,... or so it seems.

#10 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-18 09:19 PM | Reply

Animals - House of the Rising Sun
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Poco - Heart of the Night
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Fats Waller-Louisiana Fairytale
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#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-18 09:30 PM | Reply

@#11

One more...

Dr Michael White - Hgh Society
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#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-18 09:33 PM | Reply

--My favorite sad, lonesome, but beautiful songs.

That's a good theme.

500 miles
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Leaving on a jet plane

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Danny Boy
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#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-18 09:34 PM | Reply

For sad and lonesome tough to beat turnpike troubadours: Diamonds & Gasoline: m.youtube.com

But it's late and I have day 6 in a row of work tomorrow so this is the sad song I'm leaning to. Tyler Childers : Nose on the Grindstone : m.youtube.com

So with that I leave you so tomorrow I can be off to be one of Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers

#14 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-10-18 09:44 PM | Reply

Living & Life

Jethro Tull
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Alan Jackson
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Matthew Sweet
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#15 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-10-18 10:00 PM | Reply

Rain

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#16 | Posted by et_al at 2019-10-18 10:25 PM | Reply

Great band from San Antonio...

The Rains Came-(Rain Rain Rain)-The Sir Douglas Quintet-1966

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#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-10-18 10:30 PM | Reply

"17 -- I know the band, but never knew they were from SA. Thanks for that tidbit, Nulli! And that song is a good one.

#18 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 10:41 PM | Reply

Let's get dirty

Beatles:
Why Don't We do it in the Road
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Jimmy Buffett
Why Don't we Get Drunk and Screw
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Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show
Looking for -----
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Zappa
Dynamo Humm
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#19 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 10:59 PM | Reply

Yalll got any tunes for when you're preparing to see a friend for the last time? A longtime friend is being buried tomorrow

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-10-18 11:04 PM | Reply

#20

Nothing Else Matters by Metallica

#21 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-10-18 11:06 PM | Reply

Elton John
Funeral for a Friend
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#22 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:07 PM | Reply

#20

Beethoven
Moonlight Sonata 1st movement
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#23 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:09 PM | Reply

#20

Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
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#24 | Posted by et_al at 2019-10-18 11:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20
Chopin Funeral March
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May be a bit macabre, though

#25 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:19 PM | Reply

Clapton
Tears in Heaven
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#26 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:24 PM | Reply

Amazing Grace on the bagpipes usually does the trick.

Sorry for your loss, GoNoles.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-18 11:26 PM | Reply

Thanks everyone. Appreciate the recs and support

#28 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-10-18 11:39 PM | Reply

If I was having a funeral (I'm not) I'd hope someone played this one

Pink Floyd
Wish you were here
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#29 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:53 PM | Reply

From the same Pink Floyd Album. I love this song and it would do well for a friend's funeral

Shine on you Crazy Diamond.
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#30 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:55 PM | Reply

Queen
The Show Must Go on
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#31 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-18 11:58 PM | Reply

Igor Stravinsky
Orpheus
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#32 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-19 12:03 AM | Reply

Claude Debussy
Claire de Lune
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#33 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-19 12:08 AM | Reply

Amazing Grace on the bagpipes usually does the trick.

I prefer "Hills of Argyll".

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#34 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-10-19 12:34 AM | Reply

John Prine. 'nuff said

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#35 | Posted by qcp at 2019-10-19 02:03 AM | Reply

Noles

If you need to be sad to grieve
Lana Del Rey
Dark Paradise

If you want to remember the good times
Turnpike Troubadours
Before the Devil Knows We're Dead

#36 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-10-19 06:42 AM | Reply

The Misfits - London Dungeon
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#37 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-19 10:28 AM | Reply

"Turnpike Troubadours
Before the Devil Knows We're Dead
#36 | POSTED BY TAOWARRIOR "

Tao, a year ago April I hosted some Navy shipmates for a mini-reunion at my house. There were six of us. One of them, Joe, was a music buff and knew his stuff. Always had. Well, before they came he emailed and said he wanted to go to a Texas Honky Tonk. The closest one to me is pretty famous in Texas: Floore's Country Store. Willie Nelson plays there every October. I[ve seen Elvin Bishop and other good names there.

I told Joe about it and told him to go online and see if there was anyone he liked. He emailed me back a few minutes later and said, "Turnpike Troubadors. Get tickets!" I had never heard of them, but I knew Joe wouldn't choose a bad band, so I bought six tickets. It was an outstanding show. Much better than I expected. Floores is a standing place only amd outside, so a large portion of the audience was dancing under the stars. That really added to the performance.

As I said, Joe knows is music and he hit the nail on the head with that show. When we were still active duty, he and I went to Dallas when we were on leave. (I'm from the DFW area) I think it was 1977. We were on Greenville Ave, the bar strip. We passed one bar with a chalk sandwich board outside that said, "Stevie Ray Vaughn". Again, I had never heard of him, but Joe got excited and said, "I've heard of this guy! He' supposed to be pretty good!" I balked because of the $5 cover charge (remember, this was 1977, and we were poor sailors. Major rock concerts were still $) Joe said he would pay.

Obviously I was so glad he convinced me. I was blown away at the show. And to see SRV in a venue like that -- a smallish bar with a crude platform for a stage. Joe knows his music! Now that Joe has blessed them, I wouldn't be surprised if the Turnpike Troubadours reach SRV's level of fame. LOL

#38 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-19 10:29 AM | Reply

@#20

Not from your perspective, but...

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
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#39 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-19 10:57 AM | Reply

Do you want the family man or the swingin' man? You choose.

Family Man - Black Flag

#40 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-10-19 11:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


Pure Prairie League - Two Lane Highway
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Chris Rea - The Road To Hell
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Canned Heat - On The Road Again
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#41 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-10-19 12:12 PM | Reply

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I hope somebody plays this at my funeral.

#42 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-10-19 03:03 PM | Reply

A really good song for when I'm feeling down or frustrated by life is "Afuera" by Caifanes. It was recently covered by Madame Recamier.

The lyric of the chorus goes:

"Afuera - afuera tu no extisten, solo al dentro."

Or, "outside you don't exist, only inside."

#43 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-10-19 08:24 PM | Reply

""Afuera - afuera tu no extisten, solo al dentro."

POSTED BY SENTINEL "

Many years ago I saw this saying framed and on the wall in one of the ubiquitous Mom and Pop Mexican restaunts here in SA. My Spanish is good enough I knew what it meant. I thought it was a cool sentiment. I didn't know it was part of the song, though.

#44 | Posted by goatman at 2019-10-19 08:30 PM | Reply

Bernie is back ...

Back in the Saddle Again - Aerosmith
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Go Bernie!

#45 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-20 07:21 AM | Reply

Alice May - Samuel L. Jackson {from Black Snake Moan}
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#46 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-10-20 10:59 AM | Reply

What's Left Of The Flag by Flogging Molly
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#47 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-10-20 11:02 AM | Reply

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