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Old 09-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #41
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Old 09-24-2013, 05:28 AM   #42
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:15 AM   #45
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AC/DC "Highway to Hell"
I recall stopping for gas after a particularly hellish stretch of pavement and many miles still to go.
When a gas tanker truck pulled in next to me, of course that song was blasting full volume from the cab.
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What song did (or will) you leave with?

When I thought the reference was to death, I was a bit taken aback. I will leave that choice to others. I guess they might decide that something along these lines would be appropriate (though the grace referred to was never mine!):



But when speaking of retirement, this song is simply undeniable!

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Red House. By Jimi Hendrix. Not for the lyrics, but the mellow, bluesy mood of the song. It fits my model of retirement and spiritual state. Very relaxed and feeling great!
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:45 PM   #49
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:40 PM   #50
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For retiring, "Watching The Wheels" by John Lennon.

At my funeral, "The End" by the Beatles.
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At my funeral, "The End" by the Beatles.
Hopefully including the jam! The part that begins with "Oh yeah! All right! Are you gonna be in my dreams tonight?". I remember when that came out, I was 11 or 12 at the time but paid attention to music. I thought the Beatles were answering the popular stuff then by saying "here's how it's done, boys". I think a lot of people identify with one of the parts (guitar, drums, bass) on that jam. I know I do, but it'd be fun to hear others' preferences without me gabbing on.
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Hopefully including the jam! The part that begins with "Oh yeah! All right! Are you gonna be in my dreams tonight?". I remember when that came out, I was 11 or 12 at the time but paid attention to music. I thought the Beatles were answering the popular stuff then by saying "here's how it's done, boys". I think a lot of people identify with one of the parts (guitar, drums, bass) on that jam. I know I do, but it'd be fun to hear others' preferences without me gabbing on.
Yes, the whole thing! And I love the line "The love you take is equal to the love you make". I think that is the final line of the song, but not sure. I actually knew someone in college who said he wrote in his will to play the entire side B of the Abbey Road album at his funeral.
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Yes, the whole thing! And I love the line "The love you take is equal to the love you make". I think that is the final line of the song, but not sure. I actually knew someone in college who said he wrote in his will to play the entire side B of the Abbey Road album at his funeral.


That works! Here's who I think they were doing:

Drum solo: Iron Butterfly (I don't know the name)
Clean guitar: Clapton
Dirty guitar: Pete Townshend
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For leaving work, {or anywhere} I like to sing Jack of Diamonds, also known as Rye Whiskey. I like the version from the movie, The Long Riders, but this was the best I could find.



Now for leaving this life, I will go with Bobby and a few of his friends. This was one of the best shows of all time.

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David1961:

Man oh man. Your post prompted me to listen to that side while doing errands this afternoon. Pure genius. McCartney is playing the Rickenbacker bass the company gave him to replace the iconic Hofner violin one (which are pretty hard to make sound good).

But I noticed a great leaving (work) line in "You Never Give Me Your Money":

Step on the gas and wipe that tear away.
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #57
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It's amusing to learn others had a retirement theme song too. Mine was 'I Believe I Can Fly'.
Our former CEO liked to have company-wide pep rallies where they would show an inspirational video with music (great sound system). One time this song was used to inspire us to greater achievement in our jobs.
Right after I lost mine in 2005, the effects of hurricane Katrina blew through our area. Great kite weather. So I took my kite into the backyard and launched it...that song came to mind. Has been my retirement song since.
While I was still working my theme song was 'No One Ever is to Blame'.
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AC/DC "Highway to Hell"
LOL.

My song is "Forever Young" by Bob Dylan.

Other songs that should follow the above in loop at my funeral:

One Moment in Time by W. Houston
I Shall Be Released by Bob Dylan
My Way by Paul Anka
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Other songs that should follow the above in loop at my funeral:

One Moment in Time by W. Houston
I Shall Be Released by Bob Dylan
My Way by Paul Anka
Beautiful songs but - let's don't get into that yet!
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I find it difficult to maniacally laugh and sing at the same time so I probably won't have a song as I leave my j*b.
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