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“Wave Goodbye” by Chris Cornell

A touching memorial song about the loss of a close friend

Almost 20 years before his own untimely death, Chris Cornell penned a beautiful tribute to his friend and fellow musician, Jeff Buckley. “Wave Goodbye,” from his first solo album, “Euphoria Mourning,” details in perfect precision what it’s like to lose … Continue reading

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“Memphis Skyline” by Rufus Wainwright

A beautiful memorial song dedicated to Jeff Buckley

Envy and deep respect are in perfect harmony in Rufus Wainwright’s touching tribute song, “Memphis Skyline.” As a longtime fan of the late singer Jeff Buckley, Wainwright penned the tune to honor Buckley’s unexpected death at a young age. Today, … Continue reading

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“Grace” by Jeff Buckley

A stunning funeral song that celebrates both life and death

Like many of Jeff Buckley’s songs, “Grace” has taken on new meaning almost 20 years after the singer’s death. Buckley dives into an interesting paradox in the song: Life feels short and fragile, yet it also moves at a molasses-like pace. … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “Satisfied Mind” by Jeff Buckley

A classic song that celebrates a life well-lived as opposed to material goods

Jeff Buckley’s song ‘Satisfied Mind’ offers a beautiful take on the end of life. In this classic song, Buckley comments that money can’t buy back time, and when the end of your life approaches, the most wonderful thing to have is … Continue reading

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”A Satisfied Mind” by Jeff Buckley

Jeff Buckley sings his own funeral song years before his death

In 1954, Joe “Red” Hayes and Jack Rhodes recorded what would become one of the most covered songs of all time. Everyone from Johnny Cash to Ella Fitzgerald has put their own special spin on “A Satisfied Mind.” The song’s … Continue reading

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