Songs about death - Part I

Criado por Alma Barroca em 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.

Linguagem da música:  Português

Artista:  Cazuza

Traduções:  InglêsItaliano

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  BósnioHolandêsInglêsFinlandês   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.

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  ChinêsCroataInglêsAlemão   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.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  HolandêsInglêsPortuguêsRomeno   2 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  InglêsRusso

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  ÁrabeBósnioHolandêsInglês   11 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  ÁrabeBósnioCroataInglês   13 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Português

Artista:  Laura Pausini

Traduções:  CroataInglêsHebraicoRusso   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.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Sophie Meade

Traduções:  FrancêsItalianoPolonêsSérvio   2 more

Suggested by petit élève.

Linguagem da música:  Romeno

Artista:  Tudor Gheorghe

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsRussoEspanhol

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

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

Traduções:   AzeriFinlandêsFrancêsGrego   7 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  bretãoInglêsAlemãoPersa   2 more

Suggested by petit élève. Song talks about mortality.

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Georges Brassens

Traduções:  bretãoInglêsAlemãoEspanhol

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.

Linguagem da música:  Zulu

Artista:  The Lion King (Musical)

Traduções:  InglêsGregoPortuguêsTonganês

Suggested by maluca.

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  bretãoCroataInglêsAlemão   4 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  bretãoInglêsAlemãoEspanhol

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

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  InglêsAlemãoJaponêsPolonês   4 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  bretãoInglêsEspanhol

Suggested by petit élève.

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  InglêsAlemãoLatimTurco

Suggested by petit élève. Song is about suicide.

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Jacques Brel

Traduções:  InglêsSérvioEspanhol

Suggested by Loot.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  The Jim Caroll Band

Tradução:  Croata

Suggested by Loot.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  The Addams Family (musical)

Tradução:  Português

Suggested by maluca.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Bobbie Gentry

Traduções:  HolandêsAlemãoItalianoPortuguês   4 more

Suggested by maluca.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Bert Sommer

Traduções:  AlemãoPolonês

Suggested by Viola Ortes.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Riki Maiocchi

Tradução:  Francês

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Alberto Fortis

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsPolonêsPortuguês

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.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Marco Masini

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsGregoEspanhol   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.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Marco Masini

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsGregoPolonês   3 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Charles Aznavour

Traduções:  ÁrabeCroataTchecoInglês   13 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.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Charles Aznavour

Traduções:  FrancêsHebraicoPolonêsRusso   3 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Lila Downs

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsItalianoRomeno

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Worship Songs - Various Religions

Tradução:  Francês

Suggested by petit élève.

Linguagem da música:  Russo

Artista:  Bulat Okudzhava

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsPolonêsEspanhol

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

Linguagem da música:  Russo

Artista:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Traduções:  BúlgaroTchecoInglêsFinlandês   13 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Russo

Artista:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Traduções:  BúlgaroHolandêsInglêsAlemão   4 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.

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Céline Dion

Traduções:  ChinêsHolandêsInglêsFinlandês   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).

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Céline Dion

Traduções:  HolandêsFinlandêsFrancêsAlemão   5 more

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. John Leyton cover.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Spell

Tradução:  Russo

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Linguagem da música:  Alemão

Artista:  Soap&Skin

Traduções:  InglêsItalianoEspanhol

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Fabrizio De André

Traduções:  CroataInglêsFinlandêsFrancês   5 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Fabrizio De André

Traduções:  AlbanêsCroataInglêsFinlandês   9 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Fabrizio De André

Traduções:  CroataInglêsFrancêsAlemão   5 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Fabrizio De André

Traduções:  CroataInglêsEsperantoFrancês   5 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Léo Ferré

Traduções:  InglêsJaponêsEspanholTurco

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.

Linguagem da música:  Zapoteca

Artista:  Zapotec Folk

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsPolonêsEspanhol

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.

Linguagem da música:  Zapoteca

Artista:  César López Orozco

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsPolonêsEspanhol

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.

Linguagem da música:  Zapoteca

Artista:  Martín Chacón

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsAlemãoEspanhol

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.

Linguagem da música:  Zapoteca

Artista:  Zapotec Folk

Traduções:  InglêsEspanhol

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.

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Jesús Ramírez Hernández

Traduções:  InglêsAlemão

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:  Espanhol, Zapoteca

Artista:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Traduções:  InglêsAlemão

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".

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsAlemão

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Evanescence

Traduções:  ÁrabeBósnioCroataTcheco   25 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Evanescence

Traduções:  AlbanêsÁrabeBielorussoBúlgaro   23 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Francês

Artista:  Pascal Danel

Traduções:  InglêsAlemãoHebraicoItaliano   3 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Francesco De Gregori

Traduções:  InglêsFrancês

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.

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Antonio Molina

Traduções:  ChinêsInglêsFrancêsItaliano   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.

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Manolo Escobar

Traduções:  InglêsFrancês

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.

Linguagem da música:  Espanhol

Artista:  Mercedes Sosa

Traduções:  HolandêsInglêsFrancêsAlemão   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).

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Kristin Chenoweth

Traduções:  AlemãoItalianoPortuguêsEspanhol   2 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Albanês

Artista:  Rona Nishliu

Tradução:  Inglês

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows

Traduções:  FrancêsPortuguêsSérvioEspanhol   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.

Línguas:  Sérvio → Inglês

Criado por Karaula em segunda-feira, February 26, 2018

Suggested by Karaula.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Johnny Cash

Traduções:  CroataAlemãoRomenoEspanhol

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.

Línguas:  Bósnio → Inglês

Criado por MayGoLoco em sexta-feira, julho 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.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Evanescence

Traduções:  ÁrabeBúlgaroCatalãoCroata   20 more

Suggested by makis17.

Song languages:  Inglês, Francês

Artista:  Idaaliur

Tradução:  Grego

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Scorpions

Traduções:  FrancêsGregoHúngaroPersa   4 more

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Scorpions

Traduções:  FrancêsGregoPersaRusso   2 more

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Led Zeppelin

Traduções:  CroataFrancêsAlemãoGrego   5 more

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Jerry Cantrell

Tradução:  Sérvio

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Mad Season

Tradução:  Sérvio

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Alice in Chains

Traduções:  GregoItalianoSérvioTurco

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Alice in Chains

Traduções:  GregoPortuguêsSérvioTurco

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Queen

Traduções:  ÁrabeHolandêsFinlandêsFrancês   10 more

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Queen

Traduções:  RomenoUcraniano

Suggested by solo.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Bulbous Creation

Tradução:  Ucraniano

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

Linguagem da música:  Português

Artista:  Legião Urbana

Traduções:  InglêsFrancês

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Francesco Guccini

Traduções:  CatalãoInglêsFrancêsRomeno   3 more

Suggested by stary night.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Lacuna Coil

Traduções:  ÁrabeFrancêsSérvio

Suggested by Marica Nicolska.

Linguagem da música:  Russo

Artista:  Mary Nikolska

Traduções:  InglêsFrancêsPortuguêsEspanhol   2 more

Suggested by maluca.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Traduções:  ÁrabeBengaliCroataFrancês   10 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Bob Dylan

Traduções:  ÁrabeArmênio AzeriBielorusso   25 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Dead Can Dance

Traduções:  FrancêsItalianoRusso

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.

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Piccola Orchestra Karasciò

Traduções:  InglêsPolonês

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.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Within Temptation

Traduções:  AlbanêsCroataHolandêsFinlandês   15 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Francesco Guccini

Traduções:  InglêsPolonês

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

Linguagem da música:  Italiano

Artista:  Fabrizio De André

Traduções:  CroataInglêsFinlandêsFrancês   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.

Linguagem da música:  Siciliano

Artista:  Domenico Modugno

Traduções:  InglêsItalianoEspanhol

Suggested by Black Mamba.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Eurielle

Traduções:  FinlandêsFrancêsAlemãoGrego   6 more

Suggested by bilgeakbas.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Agnes Obel

Traduções:  EspanholTurco

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  The Offspring

Traduções:  CroataFrancêsAlemãoItaliano   5 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Avenged Sevenfold

Traduções:  BúlgaroCroataEsperantoFinlandês   12 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Michael Jackson

Traduções:  HolandêsFrancêsAlemãoGrego   8 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Westlife

Traduções:  BósnioFilipino/TagalogAlemãoGrego   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.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Dropkick Murphys

Traduções:  CroataFrancêsRusso

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Evanescence

Traduções:  ÁrabeBúlgaroCroataTcheco   17 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Linkin Park

Traduções:  ÁrabeBósnioBúlgaroCroata   23 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Muse

Traduções:  HolandêsEsperantoFrancêsAlemão   6 more

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

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Traduções:  AlemãoTurco

Suggested by Jethro Paris.

Linguagem da música:  Inglês

Artista:  Eminem

Traduções:  CroataTchecoFrancêsGrego   6 more

Comentários
AnerneqAnerneq    Quarta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 01/02/2018 - 00:34

I need a friend like Laura Pausini :d

RadixIceRadixIce    Quinta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 01/02/2018 - 18:32

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

makis17makis17    Quinta-feira, 01/02/2018 - 18:49

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

makis17makis17    Quinta-feira, 01/02/2018 - 14:30

Χααχαχαχ!! *lol*

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Domingo, 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_    Domingo, 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    Sexta-feira, 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    Sábado, 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    Sábado, 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    Domingo, 04/02/2018 - 19:38

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

alltid_aldrigalltid_aldrig    Quarta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 15/02/2018 - 22:31

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

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Domingo, 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    Segunda-feira, 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    Domingo, 18/11/2018 - 04:33

Knocking on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

Hard To Say Good Bye, Boyz to Men

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

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

BreezyDayBreezyDay    Sexta-feira, 05/04/2019 - 03:48

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

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Domingo, 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    Segunda-feira, 19/11/2018 - 14:48

Sinead O'Connor, i am stretched on your grave

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Domingo, 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    Sexta-feira, 05/04/2019 - 04:05

Sorry I should have added it.

ADDING: Forgive my rudeness!

v1k0sv1k0s    Quarta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 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    Quarta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 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    Sexta-feira, 05/04/2019 - 02:45

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

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Quinta-feira, 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    Quinta-feira, 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