Songs about death - Part I

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

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

100 other songs can be found here.

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

Låtspråk:  portugisiska

Artist:  Cazuza

Översättningar:   engelska italienska

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:   bosniskaholländska engelskafinska   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.

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:  kinesiska kroatiska engelska tyska   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.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:  holländska engelskaportugisiskarumänska   2 more

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

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:   engelska ryska

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:   arabiska bosniskaholländska engelska   11 more

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

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:   arabiska bosniska kroatiska engelska   13 more

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

Låtspråk:  portugisiska

Artist:  Laura Pausini

Översättningar:   kroatiska engelskahebreiska ryska   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.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Sophie Meade

Översättningar:   franska italienskapolskaserbiska   2 more

Suggested by petit élève.

Låtspråk:  rumänska

Artist:  Tudor Gheorghe

Översättningar:   engelska franska ryska spanska

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

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

Översättningar:   azerbajdzjanskafinska franska grekiska   7 more

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

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:  Bretonska engelska tyska persiska   2 more

Suggested by petit élève. Song talks about mortality.

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Georges Brassens

Översättningar:  Bretonska engelska tyska spanska

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.

Låtspråk:  Zulu

Artist:  The Lion King (Musical)

Översättningar:   engelska grekiskaportugisiskaTongan

Suggested by maluca.

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:  Bretonska kroatiska engelska tyska   4 more

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

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:  Bretonska engelska tyska spanska

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

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:   engelska tyskajapanskapolska   4 more

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

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:  Bretonska engelska spanska

Suggested by petit élève.

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:   engelska tyskalatin turkiska

Suggested by petit élève. Song is about suicide.

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Jacques Brel

Översättningar:   engelskaserbiska spanska

Suggested by Loot.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  The Jim Caroll Band

Översättning:   kroatiska

Suggested by Loot.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  The Addams Family (musical)

Översättning:  portugisiska

Suggested by maluca.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Bobbie Gentry

Översättningar:  holländska tyska italienskaportugisiska   4 more

Suggested by maluca.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Bert Sommer

Översättningar:   tyskapolska

Suggested by Viola Ortes.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Riki Maiocchi

Översättning:   franska

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Alberto Fortis

Översättningar:   engelska franskapolskaportugisiska

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.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Marco Masini

Översättningar:   engelska franska grekiska spanska   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.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Marco Masini

Översättningar:   engelska franska grekiskapolska   3 more

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

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Charles Aznavour

Översättningar:   arabiska kroatiska tjeckiska engelska   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.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Charles Aznavour

Översättningar:   franskahebreiskapolska ryska   3 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Lila Downs

Översättningar:   engelska franska italienskarumänska

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Worship Songs - Various Religions

Översättning:   franska

Suggested by petit élève.

Låtspråk:  ryska

Artist:  Bulat Okudzhava

Översättningar:   engelska franskapolska spanska

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

Låtspråk:  ryska

Artist:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Översättningar:   bulgariska tjeckiska engelskafinska   13 more

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

Låtspråk:  ryska

Artist:  Vladimir Vysotsky

Översättningar:   bulgariskaholländska engelska tyska   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.

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Céline Dion

Översättningar:  kinesiskaholländska engelskafinska   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).

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Céline Dion

Översättningar:  holländskafinska franska tyska   5 more

Suggested by Diazepan Medina. John Leyton cover.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Spell

Översättning:   ryska

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Låtspråk:  tyska

Artist:  Soap&Skin

Översättningar:   engelska italienska spanska

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Översättningar:   kroatiska engelskafinska franska   5 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Översättningar:  albanska kroatiska engelskafinska   9 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Översättningar:   kroatiska engelska franska tyska   5 more

Suggested by alltid_aldrig.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Översättningar:   kroatiska engelskaEsperanto franska   5 more

Suggested by Sarasvati.

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Léo Ferré

Översättningar:   engelskajapanska spanska turkiska

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.

Låtspråk:  Zapotec

Artist:  Zapotec Folk

Översättningar:   engelska franskapolska spanska

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.

Låtspråk:  Zapotec

Artist:  César López Orozco

Översättningar:   engelska franskapolska spanska

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.

Låtspråk:  Zapotec

Artist:  Martín Chacón

Översättningar:   engelska franska tyska spanska

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.

Låtspråk:  Zapotec

Artist:  Zapotec Folk

Översättningar:   engelska spanska

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.

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Jesús Ramírez Hernández

Översättningar:   engelska tyska

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).

Låtspråk:  spanska, Zapotec

Artist:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Översättningar:   engelska tyska

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".

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Luis Martínez Hinojosa

Översättningar:   engelska franska tyska

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Evanescence

Översättningar:   arabiska bosniska kroatiska tjeckiska   25 more

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Evanescence

Översättningar:  albanska arabiska vitryska bulgariska   23 more

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

Låtspråk:  franska

Artist:  Pascal Danel

Översättningar:   engelska tyskahebreiska italienska   3 more

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Francesco De Gregori

Översättningar:   engelska franska

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.

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Antonio Molina

Översättningar:  kinesiska engelska franska italienska   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.

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Manolo Escobar

Översättningar:   engelska franska

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.

Låtspråk:  spanska

Artist:  Mercedes Sosa

Översättningar:  holländska engelska franska tyska   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).

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Kristin Chenoweth

Översättningar:   tyska italienskaportugisiska spanska   2 more

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

Låtspråk:  albanska

Artist:  Rona Nishliu

Översättning:   engelska

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Sopor Æternus & the Ensemble of Shadows

Översättningar:   franskaportugisiskaserbiska spanska   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.

Språk:  serbiska → engelska

Created by Karaula on måndag, February 26, 2018

Suggested by Karaula.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Johnny Cash

Översättningar:   kroatiska tyskarumänska spanska

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.

Språk:  bosniska → engelska

Created by MayGoLoco on fredag, juli 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.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Evanescence

Översättningar:   arabiska bulgariska katalanska kroatiska   20 more

Suggested by makis17.

Låtspråk:  engelska, franska

Artist:  Idaaliur

Översättning:   grekiska

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Scorpions

Översättningar:   franska grekiska ungerska persiska   4 more

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Scorpions

Översättningar:   franska grekiska persiska ryska   2 more

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Led Zeppelin

Översättningar:   kroatiska franska tyska grekiska   5 more

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Jerry Cantrell

Översättning:  serbiska

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Mad Season

Översättning:  serbiska

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Alice in Chains

Översättningar:   grekiska italienskaserbiska turkiska

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Alice in Chains

Översättningar:   grekiskaportugisiskaserbiska turkiska

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Queen

Översättningar:   arabiskaholländskafinska franska   10 more

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Queen

Översättningar:  rumänskaukrainska

Suggested by solo.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Bulbous Creation

Översättning:  ukrainska

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

Låtspråk:  portugisiska

Artist:  Legião Urbana

Översättningar:   engelska franska

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Francesco Guccini

Översättningar:   katalanska engelska franskarumänska   3 more

Suggested by stary night.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Lacuna Coil

Översättningar:   arabiska franskaserbiska

Suggested by Marica Nicolska.

Låtspråk:  ryska

Artist:  Mary Nikolska

Översättningar:   engelska franskaportugisiska spanska   2 more

Suggested by maluca.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Översättningar:   arabiskaBengaliska kroatiska franska   10 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Bob Dylan

Översättningar:   arabiskaArmeniska azerbajdzjanska vitryska   25 more

Suggested by BreezyDay.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Dead Can Dance

Översättningar:   franska italienska ryska

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.

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Piccola Orchestra Karasciò

Översättningar:   engelskapolska

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.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Within Temptation

Översättningar:  albanska kroatiskaholländskafinska   15 more

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Francesco Guccini

Översättningar:   engelskapolska

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

Låtspråk:  italienska

Artist:  Fabrizio De André

Översättningar:   kroatiska engelskafinska franska   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.

Låtspråk:  Sicilian

Artist:  Domenico Modugno

Översättningar:   engelska italienska spanska

Suggested by Black Mamba.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Eurielle

Översättningar:  finska franska tyska grekiska   6 more

Suggested by bilgeakbas.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Agnes Obel

Översättningar:   spanska turkiska

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  The Offspring

Översättningar:   kroatiska franska tyska italienska   5 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Avenged Sevenfold

Översättningar:   bulgariska kroatiskaEsperantofinska   12 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Michael Jackson

Översättningar:  holländska franska tyska grekiska   8 more

Suggested by notaprincess9.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Westlife

Översättningar:   bosniskaFilipino/Tagalog tyska grekiska   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.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Dropkick Murphys

Översättningar:   kroatiska franska ryska

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Evanescence

Översättningar:   arabiska bulgariska kroatiska tjeckiska   17 more

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Linkin Park

Översättningar:   arabiska bosniska bulgariska kroatiska   23 more

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Muse

Översättningar:  holländskaEsperanto franska tyska   6 more

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

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Red Hot Chili Peppers

Översättningar:   tyska turkiska

Suggested by Jethro Paris.

Låtspråk:  engelska

Artist:  Eminem

Översättningar:   kroatiska tjeckiska franska grekiska   6 more

Kommentarer
AnerneqAnerneq    Ons, 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    Tor, 01/02/2018 - 00:34

I need a friend like Laura Pausini :d

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

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

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

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

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

Χααχαχαχ!! *lol*

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sön, 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_    Sön, 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    Fre, 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    Lör, 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    Lör, 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    Sön, 04/02/2018 - 19:38

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

alltid_aldrigalltid_aldrig    Ons, 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    Tor, 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    Tor, 15/02/2018 - 22:31

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

Diazepan MedinaDiazepan Medina    Sön, 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    Mån, 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    Sön, 18/11/2018 - 04:33

Knocking on Heaven's Door, Bob Dylan

Hard To Say Good Bye, Boyz to Men

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

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

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

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

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sön, 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    Mån, 19/11/2018 - 14:48

Sinead O'Connor, i am stretched on your grave

Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca    Sön, 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    Fre, 05/04/2019 - 04:05

Sorry I should have added it.

ADDING: Forgive my rudeness!

v1k0sv1k0s    Ons, 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    Ons, 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    Ons, 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    Tor, 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    Fre, 05/04/2019 - 02:45

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

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Tor, 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    Tor, 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