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August 28th, 2008
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Cremation vs. Burial

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Date:August 28th, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)


Are you familiar with a song by John Prine (title quite likely "Don't Bury Me")? I am tempted to quote the chorus, although Prine has not given me permission to do so and I don't want him to google for his own name and find out that I quoted without permission. (Unlikely but not impossible.) I do know that this song is a powerful argument for being an organ donor (I am listed as one -- not sure how badly my diabetes will mess this up even as a possibility) although the song is also screamingly funny. Life is a song cue; songkew very much.

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Date:August 28th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Burial

I think it's "Please Don't Bury Me", and I am quite familiar with it. Oddly enough, I'd known it for years as just a silly song before it actually penetrated that it's about organ donation.

I can't say I'm a big Prine fan -- I haven't listened to his albums -- but based on a number of songs that I know are his that I've encountered over the years, I know he's a damn fine songwriter.
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