In My Life – The Beatles

There are places I’ll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more
In my life– I love you more

 

Penned by John Lennon (although Paul McCartney also claimed credits in co-writing the song), “In My Life” is one of the most memorable songs of the Fab Four, having been covered by different artists for decades.

John Lennon has wrote this song to commemorate his boyhood in Liverpool, when English journalist Kenneth Allsop remarked that Lennon’s 1964 book “In His Own Write” revealed more about his childhood than any of his songs.  Lennon wasn’t too thrilled with his first draft.  But it took him a year to revisit the idea of re-writing the song when he needed a material for “Rubber Soul”.

The song, while never specific, was pretty straightforward and expresses his emotions when remembering his boyhood.

This makes it one of the best funeral songs not just for Beatles fans but also for people looking for a less than sappy song to play during the cremation services to commemorate the happy memories of a deceased loved one.  This song was even played during Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s funeral, who loved the song so much.

Upbeat and cheery, “In My Life” is one of those funeral-appropriate songs that bring a warm and fuzzy feeling and a smile in anyone’s faces, even during the saddest point in their life.  It’s a constant reminder that deceased has loved everyone whose life he has become a part of and has touched.