10 Songs To Die Too

My Movie Moment

'As I have not worried to be born, I do not worry to die.”

Federico Garcia Lorca

What song would you like to die too.

Ok, I've decided to do a hub, I hope is a little different than the usual, about death, yes death, now bear with me. Yes we all no death is morbid, most of us have been effected by death at some time, but this hub is here not to be morbid, not to be sad etc. but on a lighter note, I'm going to give you my top 10 songs or pieces of music I would like to hear, just as the lights are about to go out, just at that moment, your last breath, you're fading, Whether you have been ran over, dying of disease, drowning, burning, exploding we will have that split second moment.So, I've been thinking, what song I would like to hear as I pass, and I would like to call it say, my movie moment.

Yes, my movie moment, you know, in the movies, when someone is about to die, and there will be music playing, Well I've put together my top 10 tunes, music that has been with myself all my life, full of memories good and bad, and also the point of this hub also is maybe it will introduce people to new bands or music, I always love when I find new music, music that gets me excited, and these are just my selection, so If you read this hub, please leave a comment with your number 1 song to die too ha, and maybe I'll find some new music from your own choice.

I'm also going to put up the video of each tune, and a quote from my favourite writers about death. So, relax for a moment, stop what you're doing, trying to make money, writing a book, whatever it may be, take a break, and crank up these tunes. Yes, music to die too, and don't be afraid, were born to die, and die to be born, or something like that lol, enjoy the music and quotes.

10 Songs To Die Too

Number 10. The Doors- Riders On The Storm

Yes, In at 10, Good oul Jim and the Doors, from LA Woman, music I've have grown up with and has changed my life. Absolutely love The Doors, and what a tune to hear before you kick the bucket, from start to finish, classic.

“People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend...”

Jim Morrison

Number 9. Cocteau Twins- For Phoebe Still A Baby

I would have Elizabeth Fraser sing to me 24/7. What an amazing voice, a great 80's band and a great song from the album Blue Bell Knoll, beautiful way to go.

"All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity."

                                                                            William Shakespeare

Number 8. UB40- 12 Bar

 Love my Reggae, and this is another band I grew up with on the streets of Dublin. Nice mellow track, I love it, From a great album called Signing Off. Peaceful ahhhh!

"It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind"

                                                                                         Jonathan Swift

Number 7. The Dave Brubeck Quartet- Take 5

Who doesn't know this track must live under a rock. I love my jazz the way I love my poetry, fanatically, and this track from the genius album Time Out, always puts a smile on my face. From the drum beat at the start, to the last beautiful instrumental, ah ! bliss.

"Nothing can happen more beautiful than death."

                                                                        Walt Whitman

Number 6. Luke Kelly And The Dubliners- The Night Visiting Song

My favourite singer of all time, Luke Kelly with the greatest voice I've ever known. A fellow Dublin man, in an Irish traditional group called The Dubliners, whom I grew up with again., and this is my favourite song. An old poem with amazing writing, and the video accompanying it was the last time Luke performed before he died. Listen and love.

"Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end"

                                                                             John Dryden 

Number 5. Bob Marley- Natural Mystic

Oh yes what a track to kick the bucket too, and what an artist and great underrated poet. I'm a Bob Marley fanatic, and love to read his lyrics, amazing when you read them on paper. And the very start of this track is pure magic.

"I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead."

                                                                                   Jean Cocteau

Number 4. Kronos Quartet- Lux Aeterna

 Oh yes down to the final 4, and what a 4 we have. Now this track, this is Clint Mansell's masterpiece composition, made famous in the movie " Requiem For A Dream" one of my favourite movies, and what a piece of music. I have chosen this performance over the original by the great Kronos Quartet, whom I seen in Canada and where amazing, and what a piece of music. Now, I,ve also put the video in for the Kronos Quartet playing Flugufrelsarinn by Sigur Ros, watch the video, it's amazing and the music is beautiful, I just couldn't chose between them. If you get a chance to check out The kronos Quartets covers, check out the cover of " Foxy lady by Hendrix" it's brilliant.

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.”

                                                                                               Oscar Wilde

Number 3. Nightmares On Wax- Caumcap

 One of the greatest albums of all time " Carboot Soul" and this is one of my all time favourite tracks I never tired of listening to, absolutely amazing. I can picture been on my deathbed, closing my eyes and the beat kicking in, superb.

"I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death."

                                                                       William Butler Yeats

Number 2. Sigur Ros- Olsen Olsen

 Well what can I say about my number 2. For anybody who knows the music of Sigur Ros, know they have many epic tunes, so many masterpieces, but I think this is my favourite. If I was fading away and this is what I could hear, I'd be a very happy lad. Such an atmospheric tune, beautiful and serene.

"Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end."


                                                                                             Jack Kerouac

Number 1. Primal Scream- Loaded

 "Just what is it that you want to do. We wana be free, we wana be free to do what we wana do, and we wana get loaded, we wana have a good time, and that's what where gona do, were gona have a good time."

Oh yes, my number one tune I want to head off in to the dust with and yes, what a track to die to. It's a pure send off tune, the only way to go, in the party mode, rocking your way to death Primal scream style, a track from the great album "Screamadelica. Hope you enjoy these tracks.

Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called ''Living'' is conquered at last.

                                                                                                      Edgar Allan Poe

Comments 31 comments

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timothyjward 7 years ago from Gainesville, Florida

I like your #1 song. I had never heard it before but can't stop listening to it now.

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Well great, my hub has worked, introducing new music was one of the aims. That track is a real early 90's dance/rave anthem, never gets old, thank you for comment.

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JannyC 7 years ago

Hmm never thought what song I wanted to die to so this is an interesting hub. I liked the Cocteau Twins I could easily drift off to the other side with that song. Nightmares on Wax song is a song for if you are dying from a bad acid trip or burning to to death. LOL I See Riders on the Storm a song playing as you get marched off to your death. Ok I done now. Hahaha

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Haha thanks Janny, and these are just my personal taste as I'm sure everyone else's would be different.

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Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

Yeah, number 10 definitely,(The Doors) been awhile since I have heard it but an old favorite. I'm not afraid of death but probably do dread the sting of it, if there is one.

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Pollyannalana 7 years ago from US

The Doors..(so now I can never listen to it again)

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myownworld 7 years ago from uk

Great list here....and I just loooved the quotes you've added along. To die for really. Btw. all songs are great, but my all time fav. is Brubeck Take Five. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs the version I love!). Thanks for sharing!

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seasoning 7 years ago

some great songs, but i do not like them all, i think i would be glad to be dying soon with some of them........ SORRY you must be very diverse. I would want quiet serene music playing with the sound of birds chirping in the background, probably no voice......

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you pollyannalana, I'm a Doors fanatic.

Thank you myownworld, it's a great tune from a great album Time Out, brilliant stuff.

Seasoning, yes I'm extremely diverse when it comes to music, but maybe I'm not making myself clear in this hub, these are my selection and the idea of this hub was hopefully people would leave a comment with there own choice and maybe I'd be introduced to new music, which I love when that happens. Thanks for reading, much appreciated.

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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

I had not heard of a lot of these so really enjoyed listening to the clips. Wow you made a really cool choice.

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thanks Blondepoet, all in the name of good fun.

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Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

You have some of my favourites here - thank you. Great idea for a hub.

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Sherbet Penny 7 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you Georgina, much appreciated.

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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

Your number one pick (Primal Scream) is like melodic brain massage. It's also like being haunted at a carnival...if that makes sense. I found myself tapping my foot....cool! The melody reminds me of the old Southern Rock song,"Can't You See."

Great hub...really well structured and written. Thanks

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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you again Tom.

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marcel285 6 years ago from New Zealand

Totally agree with your perception of death. Love the quotes.

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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you my friend, Glad you agree.

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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Gee I see I answered twice, must have been one of those days. lol...now Ive found an old song of B.J. Thomas I had never heard from years ago and I just can't get enough of it..well..and maybe too just admiring his hair and drop dead eyes.(Speaking of death)Whatever happened to old fashioned love...I haven't mooned over a singer in...well..a long time. Its a great feeling!

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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Well pollyannlana, that's ok,and as for good oul Love, I'll be on that case soon and bring a nice smoochy top 10 hub, just have to get in the mood lol.

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salt 6 years ago from australia

beautifully morbid, or morbidly beautiful.. I cant quite choose. I loved Jim Morrison, we made a collage in our lounge room when a young student and my house mate wrote poetry in red ink ... he made death poetic.

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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Jim is a great man and a pity he's not around today because he never really got a chance to become the poet he wanted to be, stuck with the curse of the rock-star life. Thank you for comment.

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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Sherbet Penny,

You brought back college memories with the Doors! Exceptional Hub! Wow! Unique topic, fantastic layout and introductions and quotes! All my favorites except for the title - but the title is memorable so you nailed it!

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Sherbet Penny 6 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you, The Doors are my Favourite band, and I know the title is different, but has a double meaning. Thanks again.

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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time


Great Hub :)

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Leptirela 5 years ago from I don't know half the time


Great Hub :)

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Sherbet Penny 5 years ago from Galway, Ireland. Author

Thank you.

Guitarmaker 5 years ago

good selections. I might have to choose one soon. Life is good death is certain.

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De Angelo Gracey 3 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

I'm dying to Alice In Chains and having Black Sabbath played at my funeral

hannah 5 months ago

Omg so happy at Signur Ros, but I think I would add: since I don't have you by the skylines and don't worry baby by the beach boys. And maybe a few more classical pieces, LOVE requiem for a dream TOO!

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