Songs about death - Part I

Created by Alma Barroca on 31 Jan 2018
Songs about death - Part I

Songs that deal with the subject of death. Death of self, someone loved, etc.

100 other songs can be found here.

This song doesn't directly mention death, but its lyrics can be a reference to Cazuza's last days, perishing to AIDS. He mentions to his family that he is afraid. The song's title can be understood as if we were puppets to God - he did of us what he wanted.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Cazuza

Translations:  EnglishItalian

This song was written after one of Laura Pausini's friends died. She even planted a tree in her home, alluding to the lyrics.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  BosnianDutchEnglishFinnish   4 more

This song was written after one of Laura Pausini's friends died. She even planted a tree in her home, alluding to the lyrics.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  ChineseCroatianEnglishGerman   4 more

This song was written after two of Laura Pausini's childhood friends died. The music video shows three little girls interacting, showing Laura and her late friends.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  DutchEnglishPortugueseRomanian   2 more

This song was written after two of Laura Pausini's childhood friends died.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  EnglishRussian

This song was written after Laura Pausini's grandmother died. She was very attached to this grandma and misses her a lot.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  ArabicBosnianDutchEnglish   11 more

This song was written after Laura Pausini's grandmother died. She was very attached to this grandma and misses her a lot.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  ArabicBosnianCroatianEnglish   12 more

This song was written after Laura Pausini's grandmother died. She was very attached to this grandma and misses her a lot.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Translations:  CroatianEnglishHebrewRussian   2 more

Suggested by DarkJoshua. Talks about a child who's lost their mother and wish to die in order to be together with her.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sophie Meade

Translations:  FrenchItalianPolishSerbian   2 more

Suggested by petit élève.

Song language:  Romanian

Artist:  Tudor Gheorghe

Translations:  EnglishFrenchRussianSpanish

Suggested by taddy26. Miley Cyrus wrote the song for her late grandfather.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Hannah Montana 2: Meet Miley Cyrus (OST)

Translations:  AzerbaijaniFinnishFrenchGreek   7 more

Suggested by petit élève. One of many songs about the loss of a friend.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  BretonEnglishGermanPersian   2 more

Suggested by petit élève. Song talks about mortality.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Georges Brassens

Translations:  BretonEnglishGermanSpanish

In 'The Lion King' Broadway musical, this eulogy is performed after the death of King Mufasa and the alleged death of Simba in the wildebeest stampede. The characters mourn the death of their leader.

Song language:  Zulu

Artist:  The Lion King (Musical)

Translations:  EnglishGreekPortugueseTongan

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  BretonCroatianEnglishGerman   4 more

Suggested by petit élève. Singer pictures a last feast with his friends before his death.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  BretonEnglishGermanSpanish

Suggested by petit élève. About how elderly people wait for the Grim Reaper to come .

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  EnglishGermanJapanesePolish   4 more

Suggested by petit élève. It's a tragic love story where the girl dies in the end.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  BretonEnglishSpanish

Suggested by petit élève.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  EnglishGermanLatinTurkish

Suggested by petit élève. Song is about suicide.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Translations:  EnglishSerbianSpanish

Suggested by Loot.

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Jim Caroll Band

Translation:  Croatian

Suggested by Loot.

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Addams Family (musical)

Translation:  Portuguese

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Bobbie Gentry

Translations:  DutchGermanItalianPortuguese   4 more

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Bert Sommer

Translations:  GermanPolish

Suggested by Viola Ortes.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Riki Maiocchi

Translation:  French

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about a man who suicides to not to live his life on a wheelchair.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Alberto Fortis

Translations:  EnglishFrenchPolishPortuguese

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about a man who's on the bed of death of a friend and begs him to not to die.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Marco Masini

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGreekSpanish   2 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about a man who describes his life of when he was a child and begs his dead father to come back.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Marco Masini

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGreekPolish   3 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about an italian family by their mamma's bed, accompanying her through the way...

Song language:  French

Artist:  Charles Aznavour

Translations:  ArabicCroatianCzechEnglish   14 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about an italian family by their mamma's bed, accompanying her through the way...

Italian version of #29.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Charles Aznavour

Translations:  FrenchHebrewPolishRussian   2 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Lila Downs

Translations:  EnglishFrenchItalianRomanian

Suggested by petit élève. Song pictures the anguish of death and ending with the day of reckoning.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Worship Songs - Various Religions

Translation:  French

Suggested by petit élève.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Bulat Okudzhava

Translations:  EnglishFrenchPolishSpanish

Suggested by petit élève. Song deals with his own fear of death in a symbolic way.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Translations:  BulgarianCzechEnglishFinnish   11 more

Suggested by petit élève. Song is about the loss of a friend in war.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Translations:  DutchEnglishGermanHebrew   3 more

In May 1993, Dion lost her 16-year-old daughter Karine to cystic fibrosis. This song is a direct reference to death as it mentions flying to find a light.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Céline Dion

Translations:  ChineseDutchEnglishFinnish   7 more

In May 1993, Dion lost her 16-year-old daughter Karine to cystic fibrosis. This song is a direct reference to death as it mentions flying to find a light. This is the English version of the song 'Vole' (#36 on this list).

Song language:  English

Artist:  Céline Dion

Translations:  DutchFinnishFrenchGerman   5 more

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. John Leyton cover.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Spell

Translation:  Russian

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  German

Artist:  Soap&Skin

Translations:  EnglishItalian

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFinnishFrench   5 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Translations:  AlbanianCroatianEnglishFinnish   8 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFrenchGerman   4 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Translations:  CroatianEnglishEsperantoFrench   5 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Léo Ferré

Translations:  EnglishJapaneseSpanishTurkish

Suggested by phantasmagoria. Title translates as "Life", a pretty simply explanation about how everyone will meet the same fate, no one is an exception to the rule.

Song language:  Zapotec

Artist:  Zapotec Folk

Translations:  EnglishPolishSpanish

Suggested by phantasmagoria. Title translates as "Wedding Celebration" - a song about a son behind bars as he explains that his little brother is getting married and he has no way of reaching him. In the end, the man dies in prison and asks his siblings to love each other and love his mother on his behalf.

Song language:  Zapotec

Artist:  César López Orozco

Translations:  EnglishFrenchPolishSpanish

Suggested by phantasmagoria. Title translates as "Grandmother" - a song about a man remembering his grandmother (after she has passed away), growing older and then understanding as an old man why his grandmother used to cry when she looked up at the sky.

Song language:  Zapotec

Artist:  Martín Chacón

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGermanSpanish

Suggested by phantasmagoria. Title is the name of the woman in the song - a man tries to see his beloved who is bedridden and ill but her mother keeps him away, his beloved dies without having seen him for the last time. The man promises her that he will soon join her because nothing is keeping him from going.

Song language:  Zapotec

Artist:  Zapotec Folk

Translations:  EnglishSpanish

Suggested by phantasmagoria. Title translates as "When a Tehuana (a woman from Tehuantepec) dies" - a "spoken word" song about the rituals and procession after a woman of Tehuantepec dies.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Jesús Ramírez Hernández

Translations:  EnglishGerman

Suggested by phantasmagoria. Luis Martínez Hinojosa wrote and composed the song depicting a man's desire to say farewell to his fatherland (and state), along with the traditions that come from there and asks for forgiveness that he's leaving his home (through death).

Song languages:  Spanish, Zapotec

Artist:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Translations:  EnglishGerman

Suggested by phantasmagoria. A man is unable to bury his grandson and is hassled for documentation and money by a gravedigger, so he goes and buries him in a box he's made under a milpa, then proceeds to warn others that "no matter if you're rich or poor, even in death (in a cemetery) you will find inequality".

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Translations:  EnglishFrenchGerman

Song remembers one of vocalist Amy Lee's sisters, who died of an illness in 1987 at age three.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Evanescence

Translations:  ArabicBosnianCroatianCzech   24 more

Song is performed from the perspective of someone who has just committed suicide

Song language:  English

Artist:  Evanescence

Translations:  AlbanianArabicBelarusianBulgarian   23 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about a man who's gonna die in a snow storm on the mount Kilimanjaro.

Song language:  French

Artist:  Pascal Danel

Translations:  EnglishGermanHebrewItalian   3 more

Suggested by Viola Ortes. It talks about a man who dies while working.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Francesco De Gregori

Translations:  EnglishFrench

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. Song tells the story of a prisioner who is set free, just to find out his loved one died of sorrow and was buried by her father.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Antonio Molina

Translations:  ChineseEnglishFrenchItalian   2 more

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. This song was specifically written for a certain scene in a Manolo Escobar movie (Entre Dos Amores). His daughter had a fatal accident while horseriding and she doesn't survive. This song is played in the background while she's at the hospital.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Manolo Escobar

Translations:  EnglishFrench

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. Song is about the suicide of the argentinian poetess Alfonsina Storni who in real life jumped from a bridge to the sea, but the song says she moved slowly deep into the sea.

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Mercedes Sosa

Translations:  DutchEnglishFrenchGerman   6 more

The song doesn't directly talk about death, but it has been heavily used in videos made by people who lost their loved ones (most often, a child).

Song language:  English

Artist:  Kristin Chenoweth

Translations:  GermanItalianPortugueseSpanish   2 more

Suggested by Zarina01. Song title translates to Lady Death in English.

Song language:  Albanian

Artist:  Rona Nishliu

Translation:  English

Suggested by Josemar. In his words, the singer has a unique way to talk about death.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows

Translations:  FrenchPortugueseSerbianSpanish   2 more

Suggested by Karaula. This song is about the tuberculosis that the artist suffered from. It is so sad that many people attempted suicide after hearing it, so much that Josip Broz Tito had to legally prohibit playing it.

Languages:  Serbian → English

Created by Karaula on Monday, February 26, 2018

Suggested by Karaula.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Johnny Cash

Translations:  CroatianGermanRomanianSpanish

Suggested by Karaula. In his words, this is 'The saddest song that I know, maybe not the same in English, but whenever I hear the original I (he) almost sheds a tear'. The song talks about a mother's death.

Languages:  Bosnian → English

Created by MayGoLoco on Friday, July 8, 2011

Suggested by Zarina01. Song is about the vocalist Amy Lee's younger sister, who tragically died when she was only three, it's about how Amy is grieving her sister's death and how she's contemplating suicide to be with her deceased sister.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Evanescence

Translations:  CatalanCroatianFrenchGerman   16 more

Suggested by makis17.

Song languages:  English, French

Artist:  Idaaliur

Translation:  Greek

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Scorpions

Translations:  FrenchGreekHungarianPersian   4 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Scorpions

Translations:  FrenchGreekPersianRussian   2 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Led Zeppelin

Translations:  CroatianFrenchGermanGreek   5 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jerry Cantrell

Translation:  Serbian

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mad Season

Translation:  Serbian

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alice in Chains

Translations:  GreekItalianSerbianTurkish

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alice in Chains

Translations:  GreekPortugueseSerbianTurkish

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Queen

Translations:  ArabicDutchFinnishFrench   9 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Queen

Translations:  RomanianUkrainian

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Bulbous Creation

Translation:  Ukrainian

Suggested by Nil. The song is about a young student who dies in a car crash.

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Legião Urbana

Translations:  EnglishFrench

Suggested by Viola Ortes. Song talks about Stefania, a girl who dies in childbirth at the age of twenty.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Francesco Guccini

Translations:  CatalanEnglishFrenchRomanian   3 more

Suggested by stary night.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lacuna Coil

Translations:  ArabicFrenchSerbian

Suggested by Marica Nicolska.

Song language:  Russian

Artist:  Mary Nikolska

Translations:  EnglishFrenchSpanishUkrainian

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Translations:  ArabicBengaliCroatianFrench   10 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Bob Dylan

Translations:  ArabicArmenianAzerbaijaniBelarusian   25 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Dead Can Dance

Translations:  FrenchItalianRussian

Suggested by Stefano8. Song tells the story of a man who knows he must die has time to settle his life and say goodbye to everybody and everything, with sadness but no regrets.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Piccola Orchestra Karasciò

Translations:  EnglishPolish

Suggested by Stefano8. Song tells the story of an old woman who is serene while thinking about her death. She had a full life, but now she’s ready to depart; also, she will get to see her loved ones again.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Within Temptation

Translations:  AlbanianCroatianDutchFinnish   15 more

Suggested by Stefano8. This is a tribute for a friend that was gone too soon.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Francesco Guccini

Translations:  EnglishPolish

Suggested by Stefano8. Song is about a young girl who died just as she was entering life, after meeting her first love.

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Translations:  CroatianEnglishFinnishFrench   10 more

Suggested by Stefano8. Sadness imbues this song about a horse that toiled in an underground mine its whole life. The only relief it gets is when it’s finally too old to keep working, and it’s put down right after being brought out into the sun one last time.

Song language:  Sicilian

Artist:  Domenico Modugno

Translations:  EnglishItalianSpanish

Suggested by Black Mamba.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eurielle

Translations:  FinnishFrenchGermanGreek   6 more

Suggested by bilgeakbas.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Agnes Obel

Translations:  SpanishTurkish

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Offspring

Translations:  CroatianFrenchGermanItalian   5 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Avenged Sevenfold

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianEsperantoFinnish   12 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Michael Jackson

Translations:  DutchFrenchGermanGreek   7 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Westlife

Translations:  BosnianFilipino/TagalogGermanGreek   3 more

Suggested by v1kos. This is an anti-war song. It is about all of the young soldiers who gave their lives in the first World War.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Dropkick Murphys

Translations:  CroatianFrenchRussian

Suggested by v1kos. This song is about a woman mourning for the death of her loved one.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Evanescence

Translations:  ArabicCroatianCzechDutch   16 more

Suggested by v1kos. This song is about a man waking up after dreaming about his own death.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Linkin Park

Translations:  ArabicBosnianBulgarianCroatian   23 more

Suggested by v1kos. This song is about an atheist man who is about to die.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Muse

Translations:  DutchEsperantoFrenchGerman   6 more

Suggested by v1kos. This song is about the death of Martian (The bassist’s dog ).

Song language:  English

Artist:  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Translations:  GermanTurkish

Suggested by Jethro Paris.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eminem

Translations:  CroatianCzechFrenchGreek   6 more

Comments
AnerneqAnerneq    Wed, 31/01/2018 - 22:41

I'm going to love this collection, I wonder why I didn't think about it earlier. Check this song out, it's about a child who's lost their mother and wish to die in order to be together with her.

RadixIceRadixIce    Thu, 01/02/2018 - 00:34

I need a friend like Laura Pausini :d

RadixIceRadixIce    Thu, 01/02/2018 - 00:41

Because she seems to appreciate her friends, look, she's even written a song after her friend died :d

RadixIceRadixIce    Thu, 01/02/2018 - 18:32

Oh,man! She's the kind of friend I need :d

makis17makis17    Thu, 01/02/2018 - 18:49

I still wouldn't like ever friend to sing my eulogy. *shok* Tongue smile

makis17makis17    Thu, 01/02/2018 - 14:30

Χααχαχαχ!! *lol*

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 04/02/2018 - 19:26

How could I forget THIS song?!? I watched this musical live here in Brazil, it was so funny and catchy!! xD

It's been added now, thanks for reminding me Wink smile

Arou_Arou_    Sun, 04/02/2018 - 21:10

Cool! Teeth smile
Yeah, I've watched it too, over here, and I liked it a lot! Catchy tunes, like you said, and puns galore... Awesome! Tongue smile

You're welcome! Regular smile

BreezyDayBreezyDay    Fri, 05/04/2019 - 03:52

When I was a kid, I had an 8-track with this song. Used to listen to it all the time.

Viola OrtesViola Ortes    Sat, 03/02/2018 - 15:30

Please add this: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/alberto-fortis-la-sedia-di-lillà-lyrics.h... it talks about a man who suicides to not to live his life on a wheelchair.
And this: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/marco-masini-frankenstein-lyrics.html it talks about a man who's on the bed of death of a friend and begs him to not to die.
This one too: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/marco-masini-caro-babbo-lyrics.html
It talks about a man who describes his life of when he was a child and begs his dead father to come back.

Viola OrtesViola Ortes    Sat, 03/02/2018 - 16:36

Yes, he sung many songs in italian. He's 94 years old and he's gonna be in Italy the next 23rd of june for a unique concert after the one in Verona on september 2016. I hope I'm gonna be able to be at that concert.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 04/02/2018 - 19:38

All should have been added by now, thanks for the suggestions Regular smile

alltid_aldrigalltid_aldrig    Wed, 07/02/2018 - 13:12

I would suggest Soap&Skin's "Vater"
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/vater-father.html-0

And Fabrizio De André's "Preghiera in Gennaio";
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/preghiera-gennaio-prayer-january.html

"La ballata dell'eroe";
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/Fabrizio-De-Andre-La-ballata-delleroe-lyr...

"La ballata dell'amore cieco";
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/la-ballata-dell039amore-cieco-ballad-blin...

and "La morte"
https://lyricstranslate.com/it/la-morte-death.html-0#songtranslation

(Actually many of his songs revolve around the theme of death but these are my favourite ones)

líadanlíadan    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 02:03

Okay, after some thought I'd like to present the following:

Zapotec:
1. Guenda nabáani: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tonana-guendanabani-lyrics.html
Title translates as "Life", a pretty simply explanation about how everyone will meet the same fate, no one is an exception to the rule.

2. Saa Guendaxheela': https://lyricstranslate.com/en/tlalok-guerrero-saa-guendaxheela-lyrics.html
Title translates as "Wedding Celebration" - a song about a son behind bars as he explains that his little brother is getting married and he has no way of reaching him. In the end, the man dies in prison and asks his siblings to love each other and love his mother on his behalf.

3. Xahuéla': https://lyricstranslate.com/en/mi-abuela-xahu%C3%A9la-my-grandma.html
Title translates as "Grandmother" - a song about a man remembering his grandmother (after she has passed away), growing older and then understanding as an old man why his grandmother used to cry when she looked up at the sky.

4. Simuna: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/zapotec-folk-simuna-lyrics.html
Title is the name of the woman in the song - a man tries to see his beloved who is bedridden and ill but her mother keeps him away, his beloved dies without having seen him for the last time. The man promises her that he will soon join her because nothing is keeping him from going.

Spanish:
1. Cuando la tehuana muere: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/jes%C3%BAs-ram%C3%ADrez-hern%C3%A1ndez-cu...
Title translates as "When a Tehuana1 dies" - a "spoken word" song about the rituals and procession after a woman of Tehuantepec dies.

2. Guigu Bi'cu: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/luis-mart%C3%ADnez-hinojosa-guigu-bicu-ly...
Luis Martínez Hinojosa wrote and composed the song depicting a man's desire to say farewell to his fatherland (and state), along with the traditions that come from there and asks for forgiveness that he's leaving his home (through death).

3. Miguel y el panteonero: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/luis-mart%C3%ADnez-hinojosa-miguel-y-el-p...
A man is unable to bury his grandson and is hassled for documentation and money by a gravedigger, so he goes and buries him in a box he's made under a milpa, then proceeds to warn others that "no matter if you're rich or poor, even in death (in a cemetery) you will find inequality".

  • 1. a woman from Tehuantepec
Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Thu, 15/02/2018 - 22:31

All should have been added by now, thanks for the suggestions Regular smile

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Sun, 18/02/2018 - 22:44

New suggestions:

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/antonio-molina-la-hija-de-juan-sim%C3%B3n...
A prisioner is set free, just to find out his loved one died of sorrow and was buried by her father

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/manolo-escobar-sabor-zorongo-lyrics.html
This song was specifically written for a certain scene in a Manolo Escobar movie (Entre Dos Amores). His daughter had a fatal accident while horseriding and she doesn't survive. This song is played in the background while she's at the hospital.

https://lyricstranslate.com/es/mercedes-sosa-alfonsina-y-el-mar-lyrics.html
It's about the suicide of the argentinian poetess Alfonsina Storni who in real life jumped from a bridge to the sea, but the song says she moved slowly deep into the sea.

KaraulaKaraula    Mon, 26/02/2018 - 01:51

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/plu%C4%87a-su-mi-bolna-my-lungs-are-achin...
This song is about the tuberculosis that the artist suffered from. It is so sad that many people attempted suicide after hearing it, so much that Josip Broz Tito had to legally prohibit playing it.

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/johnny-cash-when-man-comes-around-lyrics....
This one speaks for itself.

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/ne-klepeci-nanulama-dont-rattle-your-wood...
The saddest song that I know, maybe not the same in English, but whenever I hear the original I almost shed a tear. It's about a mother's death.

BreezyDayBreezyDay    Sun, 18/11/2018 - 04:33

Knocking on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

Hard To Say Good Bye, Boyz to Men

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 18/11/2018 - 18:49

The Boyz song hasn't been added yet, so I can't add it here.

BreezyDayBreezyDay    Fri, 05/04/2019 - 03:48

Sorry, I should have added it. Not sure where my head was

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 18/11/2018 - 18:49

Hi, most of them have been added -- sorry for taking almost nine months in some cases. Better late than never, they say.

BreezyDayBreezyDay    Mon, 19/11/2018 - 14:48

Sinead O'Connor, i am stretched on your grave

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sun, 16/12/2018 - 23:04

There doesn't seem to be an entry of this song in her page. Is it a cover? I have added one with the same name, if it's different, I'll remove it.

BreezyDayBreezyDay    Fri, 05/04/2019 - 04:05

Sorry I should have added it.

ADDING: Forgive my rudeness!

v1k0sv1k0s    Wed, 03/04/2019 - 01:01

Dropkick Murphys - The Green Fields Of France
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dropkick-murphys-green-fields-france-lyri...
This is an anti-war song. It is about all of the young soldiers who gave their lives in the first World War.
"And I can't help but wonder, no, Willie McBride
Do all those who lie here know why they died?
Did you really believe them when they told you "The Cause"?
Did you really believe that this war would end wars?".

Evanescence - Even in Death
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Evanescence-Even-Death-lyrics.html
This song is about a woman mourning for the death of her loved one.
"Some say I'm crazy for my love, [...]
They don't know you can't leave me
They don't hear you singing to me".

Linkin Park - Leave Out All the Rest
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Linkin-Park-Leave-out-all-rest-lyrics.html
This song is about a man waking up after dreaming about his own death.
"When my time comes, forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed".

Muse - Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Muse-Thoughts-Dying-Atheist-lyrics.html
This song is about an atheist man who is about to die.
"Look through a faithless eye
Are you afraid to die?

It scares the hell out of me
And the end is all I can see".

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Death of a martian
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/red-hot-chili-peppers-death-martian-lyric...
This song is about the death of Martian (The bassist’s dog ).
"Bear paws and rascal power
Watching us in your garage
Big girl you ate the neighbor
The nova is over"

Jethro ParisJethro Paris    Wed, 03/04/2019 - 00:51

Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers
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Eminem - Difficult A rare song Eminem wrote after his best friend's death. He actually never officialy released it and you can hear how bad he was feeling.
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Eminem - Stan
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Eminem - Bad Guy
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Orelsan - Elle viendra quand même A song about death
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Orelsan - Peur de l'echec This song is self-critical, as the song progresses, Orelsan expresses his disgust with his life and the different ways he would like to end it.
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Craig Grey - Fade Away Created for Grand Theft Auto III. Fun fact: The song mostly play when it's raining.
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Barbara - L'Aigle Noir Barbara never really explained what was the sense of this song. But many thoeries says the Black Eagle is just a metaphor for her dad, who abused her when she was young.
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Vox Angeli - L'Oiseau This song also use a metaphor, the bird being a real person, for sure. BUT, I still don't know if it's about someone's death, or someone who left forever. In any case, it's still a loss...
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Joan Baez - Here's To You
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Louane - Maman A song about her mother
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The Hanging Tree

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Wed, 03/04/2019 - 23:29

Thank you for all of these! I only could add one, as the 100 item limit was reached, however Confused smile

Jethro ParisJethro Paris    Thu, 04/04/2019 - 07:35

No problem Juan, don't worry! Wink smile

You can create a part II if you want Teeth smile

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Fri, 05/04/2019 - 02:45

I know you ran out of room but could I suggest some more songs?

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:20

Will you make a second list? I have a song i'd like to share but there are already 100 in this collection.

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 15:16

OK, it took me more than a year to think of it, but given all the songs that were left out, I'll open a 'Part II' today evening Wink smile