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Moving Memorial Song: “Copenhagen” by Lucinda Williams

A haunting song that encapsulates how the psychological and emotional severity of grief and loss knows no age boundaries

In 2011, this beautifully haunting song, written and sung by the immensely talented Lucinda Williams, appeared on her album, Blessed. Williams wrote “Copenhagen” after the sudden death of her manager, Frank Callari. In Lucinda Williams’ own words, “We were in Copenhagen … Continue reading

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Beautiful Memorial Music: “You’ve Got a Friend” by Carole King

A message of love, through space and time, that continues to heal wounds in Carole King

While death is never explicitly addressed in this classic song by Carole King, one can imagine it as a fitting piece of music for a beautiful memorial. There is something eternal and soul-like in King’s depiction of a friendship where … Continue reading

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Beautiful Memorial Song: “Here Comes Those Tears Again” by Jackson Browne

A haunting and reflective memorial song that touches on the narrator’s struggle with his deep grief over the loss of a lover

When Jackson Browne — best known for his hits like “Doctor My Eyes” and “Running On Empty” — lost his first wife to suicide, he channeled his grief into the hauntingly beautiful “Here Comes Those Tears Again” that was partially … Continue reading

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Beautiful Memorial Music: “Mama You Sweet” by Lucinda Williams

A beautiful memorial song that encapsulates the physical and emotional severity of a daughter’s grief and love for her mother

On her 2007 album, West, one of my favorite singer-songwriters, Lucinda Williams, released an intensely beautiful song about her love for her mother and her grief over her death called “Mama You Sweet.” “Mama You Sweet” starts with the repetition … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “The Show Must Go On” by Queen

A powerful song about strength in the face of death

Queen’s incredible power-ballad, “The Show Must Go On”, radiates the unadulterated strength that bubbles to the surface when one faces a death-sentence in the form of terminal illness. The song itself was released in 1991, just one month before the untimely AIDs-related death … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro

A memorial tribute song for a recently young woman who has recently passed away

In 1968, the same year that America lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Goldsboro released a beautiful song written by Bobby Russell called “Honey.” In the song, the narrator shares amusing anecdotes about his lost lover as a way to mourn and … Continue reading

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