“Weightless” by All Time Lowe.
“NaNaNaNA” by My Chemical Romance.
“Wagon Wheel” by The Old Crow Medicine Show.
“Highway to Hell” by ACDC.
Those songs I smile and cry my way through.
But, when a song comes out by of the bands that she loved, I am torn. Do I like the song because it's a good song, or because Sarah would have liked it. My taste in music will be forever touched my the taste of a fourteen year old girl. Granted, she had good taste in music. So, I am not complaining. But, it makes listening to music both sad and happy.
But, the ones from the funeral are the hardest to hear.
We called the list of songs we played at the funeral "Sarah's Setlist." And, here it is.
"Good Riddance" - Green Day
"Hands" - The Almost
"Hallelujah" - Paramore
"Lullabies" - All Time Low
"Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show
"Love Story" - Taylor Swift
"What a Wonderful World" - Joey Ramone
"Airplanes" - B.O.B. with Hayley Williams
"Breathe" - Ryan Adams
"Beautiful" - Christina Aguilera
And, these are the two songs we played during the service.
But, most importantly, more than anything else you might take away from this... The ONE thing I hope you take away... Listen with your child when they listen to their music. If I had not, I would not have known her so well. I would have missed out on the opportunity to find out how much she and I were alike. How much I saw myself in her. How much she saw herself in me. And, I have the memory of hearing her sing in my head. I can still hear her voice. It is probably the most precious thing I have.