My Way – an antidote

Charles Cowling

Posted by Vale

Great song by a young singer/ songwriter called Frank Turner. Says it all really.

Not everyone grows up to be an astronaut,
Not everyone was born to be a king,
Not everyone can be Freddie Mercury,
But everyone can raise a glass and sing:
Well I haven’t always been a perfect person,
And I haven’t done what mum and dad had dreamed,
But on the day I die I’ll say “At least I fucking tried”,
And that’s the only Eulogy I need.

3 thoughts on “My Way – an antidote

  1. Charles Cowling

    I remember the time I nearly fell off my chair at the back of the crem, when my mentee at the front – on her first funeral, said ‘Good afternoon everyone’ and they all said ‘Good afternoon’ back!! She must have had that ‘teacher’s’ voice!

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling

    Anything sung with such gusto gets my vote. I loved this.
    Yesterday’s funeral for a 41 -year old woman, church full, posh dad welcomes the grieving folks from the pulpit with arms flung wide booming ” hello” . Polite ripple and murmur in response; again (louder) he hollers “HELLO” and finally we are roused to (mostly all) shout back ‘hello’.
    Now the funeral is ready to rock.
    A song such as this might replace such cohones.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    I soooo want this at my funeral ….

    Charles Cowling

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