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10 More Non-Religious Songs to Play at a Funeral

Music is such an important part of people’s lives; it seems only fitting that we use it to honor them when they have died. For those who prefer more secular music, there is a vast array of choices in almost any genre you can think of. In today’s blog, you will find a short list of more mainstream songs that would be fitting for a service or memorial service.


Pink Skies – Zach Bryan

“If you could see em now- You’d be proud- But you’d think they’s yuppies- Your funeral was beautiful- I bet god heard you coming”



Keep Me In Your Heart- Warren Zevon

“Shadows are fallin' and I'm runnin' out of breath- Keep me in your heart for a while- If I leave you it doesn't mean I love you any less- Keep me in your heart for a while”

 


The Parting Glass- Celtic Woman

“And all I've done for want of wit to memory now I can't recall- so fill to me the parting glass good night and joy be to you all- So fill to me the parting glass and gather as the evening falls- And gently rise and softly call goodnight and joy be to you all.”



Photographs and Memories- Jim Croce

“Photographs and memories- All the love you gave to me- Somehow it just can't be true- That's all I've left of you”

 


For Good: Wicked the Musical- Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

“Like a comet pulled from orbit- As it passes a sun- Like a stream that meets a boulder- Halfway through the wood- Who can say if I've been changed for the better? But- Because I knew you- I have been changed for good”

 


How Do I Say Goodbye- Dean Lewis

“So how do I say goodbye- To someone who's been with me for my whole damn life?- You gave me my name and the color of your eyes- I see your face when I look at mine- So how do I, how do I, how do I say goodbye?”

 


Visiting Hours- Ed Sheeran

“And I will close the door, but I will open up my heart- And everyone I love will know exactly who you are- 'Cause this is not goodbye, it is just 'til we meet again-So much has changed since you've been away”

 


Save You a Seat- Alex Warren

So I'll save you a seat next to me- You're always at the table- Hope you're proud of what you see- Watchin' with the angels

 


Danny Boy- GENTRI

“And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,- And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,- For you will bend and tell me that you love me,- And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me”

 


Gale Song- The Lumineers

“So when you hear my voice- And when you say my name- May it never give you pain- 'Cause I don't wanna go- But it's time to leave- You'll be on my mind, my destiny”

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