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“You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson

A musical classic reminds us that death does not have to be a lonely experience.

When a loved one dies, one of the first things many of us do is make a phone call. Whether it’s to those that were closest to our loved one or to other family and friends of our own, connecting … Continue reading

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“The Long Road,” By Tiger Army

Song serves as a recollection of the songwriter's life and reminds us to cherish the good times

Tiger Army’s wonderful song “The Long Road” could easily be re-named “My Life.” It’s a recollection of Nick 13’s (the songwriter) experiences — the people who’ve come in and out of his life; the relatively fleeting nature of it all; … Continue reading

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“Footprints in the Sand” by Leona Lewis

An uplifting song for those who have lost an inspirational figure

Leona Lewis’ 2007 pop song “Footprints in the Sand” is about more than just a stroll along the beach. The track, which comes from “The X-Factor” winner’s hit album “Spirit,” is a touching tribute to those who have been a … Continue reading

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The Death Rattle — Not Music to Your Ears?

The death rattle can be unnerving and scary for loved ones, but adding overriding noise can help

As a person gets closer to death, they can begin a type of noisy breathing that sounds like a wet snore. Called the “death rattle,” it can be difficult to listen to. Thankfully, it is not too common. Because it’s … Continue reading

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“I Hope You Dance” Encourages Leading Life to the Fullest

LeeAnn Womack's song provides inspiration for a funeral or memorial service

“I Hope You Dance,” written by Mark Sanders and Tia Sillers and performed by LeeAnn Womack, is a song about following the road less traveled and making active, positive choices. So many people approach the end of life with regrets: … 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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