Songs about death - Part I

Door Alma Barroca aangemaakt op 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:  Portugees

Artiest:  Cazuza

Vertalingen:  EngelsItaliaans

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:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  BosnischNederlandsEngelsFins   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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  ChineesKroatischEngelsDuits   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:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  NederlandsEngelsPortugeesRoemeens   2 more

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

Song language:  Spaans

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  EngelsRussisch

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

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  ArabischBosnischNederlandsEngels   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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  ArabischBosnischKroatischEngels   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:  Portugees

Artiest:  Laura Pausini

Vertalingen:  KroatischEngelsHebreeuwsRussisch   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:  Engels

Artiest:  Sophie Meade

Vertalingen:  FransItaliaansPoolsServisch   2 more

Suggested by petit élève.

Song language:  Roemeens

Artiest:  Tudor Gheorghe

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransRussischSpaans

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

Song language:  Engels

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

Vertalingen:  AzeriFinsFransGrieks   7 more

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

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  BretonsEngelsDuitsPerzisch   2 more

Suggested by petit élève. Song talks about mortality.

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Georges Brassens

Vertalingen:  BretonsEngelsDuitsSpaans

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:  Zoeloe

Artiest:  The Lion King (Musical)

Vertalingen:  EngelsGrieksPortugees Tongaans

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  BretonsKroatischEngelsDuits   4 more

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

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  BretonsEngelsDuitsSpaans

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

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  EngelsDuitsJapansPools   4 more

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

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  BretonsEngelsSpaans

Suggested by petit élève.

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  EngelsDuitsLatijnTurks

Suggested by petit élève. Song is about suicide.

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Jacques Brel

Vertalingen:  EngelsServischSpaans

Suggested by Loot.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  The Jim Caroll Band

Vertaling:  Kroatisch

Suggested by Loot.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  The Addams Family (musical)

Vertaling:  Portugees

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Bobbie Gentry

Vertalingen:  NederlandsDuitsItaliaansPortugees   4 more

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Bert Sommer

Vertalingen:  DuitsPools

Suggested by Viola Ortes.

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Riki Maiocchi

Vertaling:  Frans

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

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Alberto Fortis

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransPoolsPortugees

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:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Marco Masini

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransGrieksSpaans   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:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Marco Masini

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransGrieksPools   3 more

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

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Charles Aznavour

Vertalingen:  ArabischKroatischTsjechischEngels   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:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Charles Aznavour

Vertalingen:  FransHebreeuwsPoolsRussisch   2 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Song language:  Spaans

Artiest:  Lila Downs

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransItaliaansRoemeens

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Worship Songs - Various Religions

Vertaling:  Frans

Suggested by petit élève.

Song language:  Russisch

Artiest:  Bulat Okudzhava

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransPoolsSpaans

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

Song language:  Russisch

Artiest:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Vertalingen:  BulgaarsTsjechischEngelsFins   11 more

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

Song language:  Russisch

Artiest:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Vertalingen:  NederlandsEngelsDuitsHebreeuws   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:  Frans

Artiest:  Céline Dion

Vertalingen:  ChineesNederlandsEngelsFins   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:  Engels

Artiest:  Céline Dion

Vertalingen:  NederlandsFinsFransDuits   5 more

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. John Leyton cover.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Spell

Vertaling:  Russisch

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Duits

Artiest:  Soap&Skin

Vertalingen:  EngelsItaliaans

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Fabrizio De André

Vertalingen:  KroatischEngelsFinsFrans   5 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Fabrizio De André

Vertalingen:  AlbaneesKroatischEngelsFins   8 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Fabrizio De André

Vertalingen:  KroatischEngelsFransDuits   4 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Fabrizio De André

Vertalingen:  KroatischEngelsEsperantoFrans   5 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Song language:  Frans

Artiest:  Léo Ferré

Vertalingen:  EngelsJapansSpaansTurks

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:  Zapoteeks

Artiest:  Zapotec Folk

Vertalingen:  EngelsPoolsSpaans

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:  Zapoteeks

Artiest:  César López Orozco

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransPoolsSpaans

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:  Zapoteeks

Artiest:  Martín Chacón

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransDuitsSpaans

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:  Zapoteeks

Artiest:  Zapotec Folk

Vertalingen:  EngelsSpaans

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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Jesús Ramírez Hernández

Vertalingen:  EngelsDuits

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:  Spaans, Zapoteeks

Artiest:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Vertalingen:  EngelsDuits

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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransDuits

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Evanescence

Vertalingen:  ArabischBosnischKroatischTsjechisch   24 more

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Evanescence

Vertalingen:  AlbaneesArabischWit-RussischBulgaars   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:  Frans

Artiest:  Pascal Danel

Vertalingen:  EngelsDuitsHebreeuwsItaliaans   3 more

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

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Francesco De Gregori

Vertalingen:  EngelsFrans

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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Antonio Molina

Vertalingen:  ChineesEngelsFransItaliaans   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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Manolo Escobar

Vertalingen:  EngelsFrans

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:  Spaans

Artiest:  Mercedes Sosa

Vertalingen:  NederlandsEngelsFransDuits   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:  Engels

Artiest:  Kristin Chenoweth

Vertalingen:  DuitsItaliaansPortugeesSpaans   2 more

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

Song language:  Albanees

Artiest:  Rona Nishliu

Vertaling:  Engels

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows

Vertalingen:  FransPortugeesServischSpaans   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.

Talen:  Servisch → Engels

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Suggested by Karaula.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Johnny Cash

Vertalingen:  KroatischDuitsRoemeensSpaans

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.

Talen:  Bosnisch → Engels

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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:  Engels

Artiest:  Evanescence

Vertalingen:  CatalaansKroatischFransDuits   16 more

Suggested by makis17.

Song languages:  Engels, Frans

Artiest:  Idaaliur

Vertaling:  Grieks

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Scorpions

Vertalingen:  FransGrieksHongaarsPerzisch   4 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Scorpions

Vertalingen:  FransGrieksPerzischRussisch   2 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Led Zeppelin

Vertalingen:  KroatischFransDuitsGrieks   5 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Jerry Cantrell

Vertaling:  Servisch

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Mad Season

Vertaling:  Servisch

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Alice in Chains

Vertalingen:  GrieksItaliaansServischTurks

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Alice in Chains

Vertalingen:  GrieksPortugeesServischTurks

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Queen

Vertalingen:  ArabischNederlandsFinsFrans   9 more

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Queen

Vertalingen:  RoemeensOekraïens

Suggested by solo.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Bulbous Creation

Vertaling:  Oekraïens

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

Song language:  Portugees

Artiest:  Legião Urbana

Vertalingen:  EngelsFrans

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

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Francesco Guccini

Vertalingen:  CatalaansEngelsFransRoemeens   3 more

Suggested by stary night.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Lacuna Coil

Vertalingen:  ArabischFransServisch

Suggested by Marica Nicolska.

Song language:  Russisch

Artiest:  Mary Nikolska

Vertalingen:  EngelsFransSpaansOekraïens

Suggested by maluca.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Vertalingen:  ArabischBengaalsKroatischFrans   10 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Bob Dylan

Vertalingen:  ArabischArmeensAzeriWit-Russisch   25 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Dead Can Dance

Vertalingen:  FransItaliaansRussisch

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:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Piccola Orchestra Karasciò

Vertalingen:  EngelsPools

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:  Engels

Artiest:  Within Temptation

Vertalingen:  AlbaneesKroatischNederlandsFins   15 more

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

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Francesco Guccini

Vertalingen:  EngelsPools

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

Song language:  Italiaans

Artiest:  Fabrizio De André

Vertalingen:  KroatischEngelsFinsFrans   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

Artiest:  Domenico Modugno

Vertalingen:  EngelsItaliaansSpaans

Suggested by Black Mamba.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Eurielle

Vertalingen:  FinsFransDuitsGrieks   6 more

Suggested by bilgeakbas.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Agnes Obel

Vertalingen:  SpaansTurks

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  The Offspring

Vertalingen:  KroatischFransDuitsItaliaans   5 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Avenged Sevenfold

Vertalingen:  BulgaarsKroatischEsperantoFins   12 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Michael Jackson

Vertalingen:  NederlandsFransDuitsGrieks   7 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Westlife

Vertalingen:  BosnischFilipino/TagalogDuitsGrieks   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:  Engels

Artiest:  Dropkick Murphys

Vertalingen:  KroatischFransRussisch

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Evanescence

Vertalingen:  ArabischKroatischTsjechischNederlands   16 more

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Linkin Park

Vertalingen:  ArabischBosnischBulgaarsKroatisch   23 more

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Muse

Vertalingen:  NederlandsEsperantoFransDuits   6 more

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

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Vertalingen:  DuitsTurks

Suggested by Jethro Paris.

Song language:  Engels

Artiest:  Eminem

Vertalingen:  KroatischTsjechischFransGrieks   6 more

Reacties
AnerneqAnerneq    Woe, 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    Do, 01/02/2018 - 00:34

I need a friend like Laura Pausini :d

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

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

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

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

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

Χααχαχαχ!! *lol*

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Zon, 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_    Zon, 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    Vrij, 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    Zat, 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    Zat, 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    Zon, 04/02/2018 - 19:38

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

alltid_aldrigalltid_aldrig    Woe, 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    Do, 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    Do, 15/02/2018 - 22:31

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

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Zon, 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    Ma, 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    Zon, 18/11/2018 - 04:33

Knocking on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

Hard To Say Good Bye, Boyz to Men

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

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

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

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

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Zon, 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    Ma, 19/11/2018 - 14:48

Sinead O'Connor, i am stretched on your grave

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Zon, 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    Vrij, 05/04/2019 - 04:05

Sorry I should have added it.

ADDING: Forgive my rudeness!

v1k0sv1k0s    Woe, 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    Woe, 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    Woe, 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    Do, 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    Vrij, 05/04/2019 - 02:45

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

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Do, 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    Do, 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