Songs about death - Part I

Créé par Alma Barroca le 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.

Langue :  portugais

Artiste :  Cazuza

Traductions :  anglaisitalien

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  bosniennéerlandaisanglaisfinnois   4 de plus

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

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  chinoiscroateanglaisallemand   4 de plus

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.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  néerlandaisanglaisportugaisroumain   2 de plus

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

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  anglaisrusse

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  arabebosniennéerlandaisanglais   11 de plus

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

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  arabebosniencroateanglais   13 de plus

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

Langue :  portugais

Artiste :  Laura Pausini

Traductions :  croateanglaishébreurusse   2 de plus

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Sophie Meade

Traductions :  françaisitalienpolonaisserbe   2 de plus

Suggested by petit élève.

Langue :  roumain

Artiste :  Tudor Gheorghe

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisrusseespagnol

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

Langue :  anglais

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

Traductions :  azérifinnoisfrançaisgrec   7 de plus

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

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  bretonanglaisallemandpersan   2 de plus

Suggested by petit élève. Song talks about mortality.

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Georges Brassens

Traductions :  bretonanglaisallemandespagnol

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.

Langue :  zoulou

Artiste :  The Lion King (Musical)

Traductions :  anglaisgrecportugaistonguien

Suggested by maluca.

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  bretoncroateanglaisallemand   4 de plus

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

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  bretonanglaisallemandespagnol

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

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  anglaisallemandjaponaispolonais   4 de plus

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

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  bretonanglaisespagnol

Suggested by petit élève.

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  anglaisallemandlatinturc

Suggested by petit élève. Song is about suicide.

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Jacques Brel

Traductions :  anglaisserbeespagnol

Suggested by Loot.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  The Jim Caroll Band

Traduction :  croate

Suggested by Loot.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  The Addams Family (musical)

Traduction :  portugais

Suggested by maluca.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Bobbie Gentry

Traductions :  néerlandaisallemanditalienportugais   4 de plus

Suggested by maluca.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Bert Sommer

Traductions :  allemandpolonais

Suggested by Viola Ortes.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Riki Maiocchi

Traduction :  français

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Alberto Fortis

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaispolonaisportugais

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.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Marco Masini

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisgrecespagnol   2 de plus

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.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Marco Masini

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisgrecpolonais   3 de plus

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

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Charles Aznavour

Traductions :  arabecroatetchèqueanglais   13 de plus

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

Italian version of #29.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Charles Aznavour

Traductions :  françaishébreupolonaisrusse   3 de plus

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Lila Downs

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisitalienroumain

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Worship Songs - Various Religions

Traduction :  français

Suggested by petit élève.

Langue :  russe

Artiste :  Bulat Okudzhava

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaispolonaisespagnol

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

Langue :  russe

Artiste :  Vladimir Vysotsky

Traductions :  bulgaretchèqueanglaisfinnois   13 de plus

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

Langue :  russe

Artiste :  Vladimir Vysotsky

Traductions :  bulgarenéerlandaisanglaisallemand   4 de plus

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.

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Céline Dion

Traductions :  chinoisnéerlandaisanglaisfinnois   7 de plus

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).

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Céline Dion

Traductions :  néerlandaisfinnoisfrançaisallemand   5 de plus

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. John Leyton cover.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Spell

Traduction :  russe

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Langue :  allemand

Artiste :  Soap&Skin

Traductions :  anglaisitalienespagnol

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Fabrizio De André

Traductions :  croateanglaisfinnoisfrançais   5 de plus

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Fabrizio De André

Traductions :  albanaiscroateanglaisfinnois   9 de plus

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Fabrizio De André

Traductions :  croateanglaisfrançaisallemand   5 de plus

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Fabrizio De André

Traductions :  croateanglaisespérantofrançais   5 de plus

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Léo Ferré

Traductions :  anglaisjaponaisespagnolturc

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.

Langue :  zapotèque

Artiste :  Zapotec Folk

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaispolonaisespagnol

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.

Langue :  zapotèque

Artiste :  César López Orozco

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaispolonaisespagnol

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.

Langue :  zapotèque

Artiste :  Martín Chacón

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisallemandespagnol

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.

Langue :  zapotèque

Artiste :  Zapotec Folk

Traductions :  anglaisespagnol

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.

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Jesús Ramírez Hernández

Traductions :  anglaisallemand

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).

Langues des chansons :  espagnol, zapotèque

Artiste :  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Traductions :  anglaisallemand

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".

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisallemand

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Evanescence

Traductions :  arabebosniencroatetchèque   25 de plus

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Evanescence

Traductions :  albanaisarabebiélorussebulgare   23 de plus

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

Langue :  français

Artiste :  Pascal Danel

Traductions :  anglaisallemandhébreuitalien   3 de plus

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Francesco De Gregori

Traductions :  anglaisfrançais

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.

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Antonio Molina

Traductions :  chinoisanglaisfrançaisitalien   2 de plus

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.

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Manolo Escobar

Traductions :  anglaisfrançais

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.

Langue :  espagnol

Artiste :  Mercedes Sosa

Traductions :  néerlandaisanglaisfrançaisallemand   6 de plus

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).

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Kristin Chenoweth

Traductions :  allemanditalienportugaisespagnol   2 de plus

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

Langue :  albanais

Artiste :  Rona Nishliu

Traduction :  anglais

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows

Traductions :  françaisportugaisserbeespagnol   2 de plus

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.

Langues :  serbe → anglais

Créé par Karaula le Lundi, February 26, 2018

Suggested by Karaula.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Johnny Cash

Traductions :  croateallemandroumainespagnol

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.

Langues :  bosnien → anglais

Créé par MayGoLoco le vendredi, juillet 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.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Evanescence

Traductions :  arabebulgarecatalancroate   20 de plus

Suggested by makis17.

Langues des chansons :  anglais, français

Artiste :  Idaaliur

Traduction :  grec

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Scorpions

Traductions :  françaisgrechongroispersan   4 de plus

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Scorpions

Traductions :  françaisgrecpersanrusse   2 de plus

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Led Zeppelin

Traductions :  croatefrançaisallemandgrec   5 de plus

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Jerry Cantrell

Traduction :  serbe

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Mad Season

Traduction :  serbe

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Alice in Chains

Traductions :  grecitalienserbeturc

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Alice in Chains

Traductions :  grecportugaisserbeturc

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Queen

Traductions :  arabenéerlandaisfinnoisfrançais   10 de plus

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Queen

Traductions :  roumainukrainien

Suggested by solo.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Bulbous Creation

Traduction :  ukrainien

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

Langue :  portugais

Artiste :  Legião Urbana

Traductions :  anglaisfrançais

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Francesco Guccini

Traductions :  catalananglaisfrançaisroumain   3 de plus

Suggested by stary night.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Lacuna Coil

Traductions :  arabefrançaisserbe

Suggested by Marica Nicolska.

Langue :  russe

Artiste :  Mary Nikolska

Traductions :  anglaisfrançaisportugaisespagnol   2 de plus

Suggested by maluca.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Traductions :  arabebengalicroatefrançais   10 de plus

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Bob Dylan

Traductions :  arabearménienazéribiélorusse   25 de plus

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Dead Can Dance

Traductions :  françaisitalienrusse

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.

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Piccola Orchestra Karasciò

Traductions :  anglaispolonais

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.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Within Temptation

Traductions :  albanaiscroatenéerlandaisfinnois   15 de plus

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Francesco Guccini

Traductions :  anglaispolonais

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

Langue :  italien

Artiste :  Fabrizio De André

Traductions :  croateanglaisfinnoisfrançais   10 de plus

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.

Langue :  sicilien

Artiste :  Domenico Modugno

Traductions :  anglaisitalienespagnol

Suggested by Black Mamba.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Eurielle

Traductions :  finnoisfrançaisallemandgrec   6 de plus

Suggested by bilgeakbas.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Agnes Obel

Traductions :  espagnolturc

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  The Offspring

Traductions :  croatefrançaisallemanditalien   5 de plus

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Avenged Sevenfold

Traductions :  bulgarecroateespérantofinnois   12 de plus

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Michael Jackson

Traductions :  néerlandaisfrançaisallemandgrec   8 de plus

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Westlife

Traductions :  bosnienphilippin/tagalogallemandgrec   3 de plus

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.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Dropkick Murphys

Traductions :  croatefrançaisrusse

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Evanescence

Traductions :  arabebulgarecroatetchèque   17 de plus

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Linkin Park

Traductions :  arabebosnienbulgarecroate   23 de plus

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Muse

Traductions :  néerlandaisespérantofrançaisallemand   6 de plus

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

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Traductions :  allemandturc

Suggested by Jethro Paris.

Langue :  anglais

Artiste :  Eminem

Traductions :  croatetchèquefrançaisgrec   6 de plus

Commentaires
AnerneqAnerneq    Mer, 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    Jeu, 01/02/2018 - 00:34

I need a friend like Laura Pausini :d

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

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

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

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

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Dim, 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_    Dim, 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    Ven, 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    Sam, 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    Sam, 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    Dim, 04/02/2018 - 19:38

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

alltid_aldrigalltid_aldrig    Mer, 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    Jeu, 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    Jeu, 15/02/2018 - 22:31

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

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Dim, 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    Lun, 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    Dim, 18/11/2018 - 04:33

Knocking on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

Hard To Say Good Bye, Boyz to Men

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

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

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

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

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Dim, 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    Lun, 19/11/2018 - 14:48

Sinead O'Connor, i am stretched on your grave

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Dim, 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    Ven, 05/04/2019 - 04:05

Sorry I should have added it.

ADDING: Forgive my rudeness!

v1k0sv1k0s    Mer, 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    Mer, 03/04/2019 - 00:51

Eminem - Like Toy Soldiers
.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.
.Eminem - Stan
.Eminem - Bad Guy
.Orelsan - Elle viendra quand même A song about death
.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.
.Craig Grey - Fade Away Created for Grand Theft Auto III. Fun fact: The song mostly play when it's raining.
.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.
.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...
.Joan Baez - Here's To You
.Louane - Maman A song about her mother
.The Hanging Tree

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Mer, 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    Jeu, 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    Ven, 05/04/2019 - 02:45

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

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Jeu, 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    Jeu, 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