"I can't believe the news today/ Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away." Bono and The Edge, "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
"Funerals" - I wonder what is said about funerals in Heaven?
"It's Jake and he's dead." - What will someone say about you when it is your time? What would you say to them if you could? is it something you could say now?
"No, I didn't attend Jake's funeral." - My guess is that Jake would have been OK with that - he knew that Bruce had been with him when Jake needed him. Better to feel remorse for missing a funeral than for missing the opportunity to live with the person while they were alive.