No, I'm not dying, nor is anyone I know on death's door. But yesterday I was listening to When They Ring the Golden Bells
from Natalie Merchant's Ophelia
. It is a syrupy sweet song about passing over to the other side. For some reason, I also thought of the Led Zeppelin cover of In my Time of Dying
, another song about death. It occurs to me that I might enjoy a whole CD of songs that celebrate the passing into the next realm. I'm not looking for depressing suicidal songs, but rather, uplifting spirituals that talk about being greeted by angels and all that. Any further suggestions from the MeFite community? I'm not
looking for hip-hop or classical cuts, but jazz, pop, rock, bluegrass and country are all fair game.