What are some songs about death?

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  1. spartucusjones profile image93
    spartucusjonesposted 5 years ago

    What are some songs about death?

    I plan on composing a hub on songs about death. I already have a few in mind, but I thought I would see if anyone was aware of any songs about death that they would like to share.

  2. MickS profile image69
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    My Name is Death - The Incredible String Band, c mid 1960s.

    1. MickS profile image69
      MickSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Fixin to Die Blues - Bukka T/Bob Dylan/Dave van Ronk, et al

  3. kittythedreamer profile image98
    kittythedreamerposted 5 years ago

    Don't Fear the Reaper, The World I Know, Youth of the Nation, One Sweet Day, Ready to Fall, and the list goes on.

  4. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    A favorite of mine, because it is optimistic, is Kenny Rogers, The Gambler. Another is Meatloaf's "Objects in the Rear View Mirror May Appear Closer Than They Are."

    Sing us a happy tune, Spartacus!

    1. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Also, Princes of the Universe, the theme song for the TV series Highlander, by Queen. And Bohemian Rhapsody, also by Queen.

  5. IDONO profile image82
    IDONOposted 5 years ago

    Showing my age.  "When I Die, Let Me Go Naturally". by Blood, Sweat and Tears. The lyrics are brilliant.

    1. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Love that one.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image97
      Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was just going to say that. Actually that song was written by  Laura Nyro and first recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary.

    3. spartucusjones profile image93
      spartucusjonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The Nyro version of the song was the one that made my list.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    All I can think of is Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley.

  7. amandajoyshapiro profile image59
    amandajoyshapiroposted 5 years ago

    "Rip Out the Wings of a Butterfly" by HIM has interesting lyrics. They're a Finnish goth band so you can infer death from a lot of their songs.

  8. Kevin Peter profile image69
    Kevin Peterposted 5 years ago

    The lines that come to my mind are...........

    Baby join me in death
    Baby join me in death
    Baby join me in death

    We are so young
    our lives have just begun
    These are the lines of one of my favourite death songs.

  9. oz-vitez profile image70
    oz-vitezposted 5 years ago

    Die young by Ke$ha. That's a real winner.

  10. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 5 years ago

    "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Bob Dylan
    "The Show Must Go On" Queen
    "Fade to Black" Metallica
    "Tears in Heaven" Eric Clapton
    "Candle in the Wind" Elton John

  11. ParadigmEnacted profile image75
    ParadigmEnactedposted 5 years ago

    Pretty much anything by Alice in Chains, much of Nirvana's catalog. A marginally known band from the 90s called For Squirrels had some songs about death which were eerily prophetic including their one well known hit. One could argue that I Don't Live Today by Jimi Hendrix refers to death.

    I've written a hub which covers songs which were prophetic for the manner in which the singers died, but if the topic is songs about death only, you'll have a lot more material to cover.

  12. spartucusjones profile image93
    spartucusjonesposted 5 years ago

    I will like to thank everyone for their suggestions and input. I just completed the hub.
    http://spartucusjones.hubpages.com/vide … bout-Death

  13. Borsia profile image46
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    2 of my favorites are Dust; Fleetwood Mac and Dust in the wind; Kansas.

 
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