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Songs about missing a family member that has passed on?

My grandpa died when I was 2 and I've been thinking about him a lot lately. So I decided to make a video about him and need help with the songs. NO country I prefer slow rock songs thanks![:

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  • Martin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    How about John Prine's "Grandpa Was A Carpenter?"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qI5mPBVDung

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    Grandpa wore his suit to dinner

    Nearly every day

    No particular reason

    He just dressed that way

    Brown necktie and a matching vest

    And both his wingtip shoes

    He built a closet on our back porch

    And put a penny in a burned out fuse.

    Chorus:

    Grandpa was a carpenter

    He built houses stores and banks

    Chain smoked camel cigarettes

    And hammered nails in planks

    He was level on the level

    And shaved even every door

    And voted for eisenhower

    'cause lincoln won the war.

    Well, he used to sing me "blood on the saddle"

    And rock me on his knee

    And let me listen to radio

    Before we got t.v.

    Well, he'd drive to church on sunday

    And take me with him too!

    Stained glass in every window

    Hearing aids in every pew.

    Repeat chorus:

    Now my grandma was a teacher

    Went to school in bowling green

    Traded in a milking cow

    For a singer sewing machine

    She called her husband "mister"

    And walked real tall and pride

    And used to buy me comic books

    After grandpa died.

    Repeat chorus:

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  • Lucy
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Life Without You - Stevie Ray Vaughan

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A43hdpVdSos

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    Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AscPOozwYA8

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World is my favorite song to listen to when I'm thinking about my grandpa. I hope this helps you!

    Source(s): My grandpa died 2 years ago.
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  • Lately - Samantha Mumba

    Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics

    If You Come Back - Blue

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I know you said "no country" but this is an amazing song. "He Walked On Water" it's about a grandpa's and a boy's relationship together. Randy Travis sings it and he really puts feelings in it. He sang it because he had the same feelings towards his grandpa.

    Here's a link so you can hear it for yourself.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/he-walked-o...

    "NOT ALL COUNTRY IS BAD"

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  • 1 decade ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEwBZegmcXc

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    ^ In Loving Memory - Alter Bridge.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Helena-My Chemical Romance

    Wake Me Up When September Ends-Green Day...

    Thats all I can think of right now.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I thought of

    3AM- Matchbox 20

    Good riddance- Green Day

    Dance with my father again- Luther vandross/ Brian Mcknight

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    alright i got 3 or 4 that will suit ranging from covers/alt rock to R N B based tracks.

    if your bothered to look that is & let me be first or second to say ''hope your alright & im sorry''

    Laura Izibor-If Tonight Is My Last (piano R & B)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwDoF1ojM5w

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    Israel Kamakawiwo- Somehere over the rainbow (Ukelele version used in 50 first dates)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ltAGuuru7Q

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    Devotchka-How It Ends (spine chilling song)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbZM6ZSlvvY

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    The Frames-Everytime (cover of britneys song ACOUSTIC)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PToOhII7VKw

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    Blind Boys Of Alabama-You Shall Not Walk Alone

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33z2N58HWXQ

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    Rory Gallagher-Wheels Within Wheels (acoustic)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaKskB43I_M

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    Source(s): rory is my favourite personally (last link) irish bass player, list is diverse enough to most likely allow you to find something you like
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