What are some songs about death, dealing with someone's death, etc.?
Something a non-religious person could enjoy
No hardcore or extremely aggressive songs
Sad songs are good, but I'm especially looking for uplifting songs
Here are the only three songs I can think of so far:
Do You Realize?? by The Flaming Lips
A Lifetime by Better Than Ezra
Brendan's Death Song by Red Hot Chili Peppers
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- JohnnyCLv 44 weeks agoFavorite Answer
When the sand runs out- Rascal Flatts (very uplifting)
I hope you dance- Lee Ann Womack (this one was played at my grandpas funeral because he wanted us all to hear it)
Over you- Miranda Lambert
Why- Rascal Flatts
Life ain't always beautiful- Gary Allan
You should be here- Cole Swindell
Cryin' for me- Toby Keith
Drink a beer- Luke Bryan
One more light- Linkin Park
Tears in heaven- Eric Clapton (I know it mentions heaven but its a classic)
You'll be there- George Strait (also talks of heaven but a great song)
My old friend- Tim McGraw
Who you'd be today- Kenny Chesney
See you again- Carrie Underwood
Hurt- Christina Aguilera
Almost home- Craig Morgan
There you'll be- Faith Hill
I'm alive- Kenny Chesney
Probably wouldn't be this way- LeeAnn Rimes
I wish- R Kelly
Live like you were dying- Tim McGraw
- 4 weeks ago
Hello I’m In Delaware by City and Colour. It’s not about death but it brought me comfort with the I will see you again lyric.
- dman63Lv 74 weeks ago
The song that always comes to mind for me is “The Living Years” by Mike and the Mechanics. It carries quite a personal significance for me. Around the time it came out in 1989 an old friend of mine lost one of his sisters in a car accident. When I first talked to him afterwards, he said that he couldn’t remember the last time he told her that he loved her. That’s what he was particularly sad about, and it’s why I always think of that song.
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
The Eagles: "My Man"
The Kinks: "Days"
The Rolling Stones: "Carry The Lantern High."
Paul Anka for Frank Sinatra: "My Way"
Claude Putnam for many: "Green Green Grass of Home"
The Bee Gees: " I've Gotta Get A Message To You"
The Bee Gees: "New York Mining Disaster"
The Beatles: "Eleanor Rigby."
The Beatles: "Rocky Raccoon"
Skeeter Davis: "The End of the World."
Wayne Cochran: "Last Kiss"
Mark Dinning: "Teen Angel"
Marty Robbins: "El Paso"
Johnny Preston: "Running Bear"
Ray Peterson: "Tell Laura I Love Her"
Dominique: You're very welcome. That version of "Last Kiss" was the original (1961) not the most popular (1964) cover by J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers.
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- ch3m15tryLv 54 weeks ago
Arcade Fire - Afterlife
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
xanny, it's about losing someone to drugs
- Michael ELv 74 weeks ago
Will The Circle Be Unbroken.
Tons of versions out there, but the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's off of Volume 2 of their Will The Circle Be Unbroken albums is a special one.
Carlene Carter's Lonesome Valley 2003 is another good song about death