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“If” by Bread

A memorial song with a romantic view of the end of life

It’s often difficult to put into words how much you care for someone important in your life. Many of us squander the small opportunities we get every day to express our gratitude and love for the people around us. And … Continue reading

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”Mirror of the Sky” by Trevor Hall

Song about separation finds healing through remembrance

Despite Trevor Hall’s young age, his song “Mirror of the Sky” reflects an old soul. The contemplative lyrics are a dialogue between Hall and his inner self, in which the songwriter asks, “Mirror of the sky, What is on your … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Saying Goodbye” by Ralph Burns and Jeff Moss

The Muppets' classic song about parting ways

The Muppets sing “Saying Goodbye” in The Muppets Take Manhattan as they part ways after failing to sell the musical they’ve written, Manhattan Melodies, to a Broadway producer. Kermit and Miss Piggy stay in New York while Fozzie, Gonzo, Camilla, Scooter, Rowlf and … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “I Am Mine” by Pearl Jam

This song highlights the tragedy of lives that are taken away far too soon

It should have been a day of celebration and music, but it ended in mayhem. More than 50,000 people stood in front of the Roskilde stage on June 30, 2000, waiting for Pearl Jam to perform. Shortly into the band’s … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Missing You” by Diana Ross

This touching tribute to a fallen friend mirrors the pain of those left behind

Of all of the premature deaths in music, Marvin Gaye’s was perhaps the most shocking. Not only was he murdered at gunpoint, but the killer was his own father. At just 44 years old, Gaye left his mark on the … Continue reading

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Memorial Song: “Song to Woody” by Bob Dylan

This folk classic pays tribute to one of the icons of the movement

“Song to Woody” holds the distinction of not only being one of the most memorable tribute songs in the world, but one of the first songs Bob Dylan ever penned. Its simple, stripped-down acoustics make it the ideal memorial song … Continue reading

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