100 Songs About Dying (Pop, Rap & More)

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100 Songs About Dying (Pop, Rap & More)

I. Christian Songs About Dying

1. When I Get Where I’m Going by Brad Paisley

Artist: Brad Paisley
Album: Time Well Wasted
Year: 2005

The song is about a person who is looking forward to the day when they die and go to heaven. They imagine all the things they will be able to do and see in heaven, and they are excited about finally being reunited with loved ones who have died before them.

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2. It Is Not Death to Die by Kyle Davis

Artist: Kyle Davis
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about a person who is dying, but is not afraid of death itself. They are at peace with their impending death, and are ready to meet their maker.

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3. Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis

Artist: Randy Travis
Album: Rise and Shine
Year: 2002

The song is about three men who are executed on a cross. The first man is a thief, the second is a preacher, and the third is Jesus Christ. The song reflects on how each man died and how their deaths affected the people who loved them.

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4. I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe

Artist: MercyMe
Album: The Worship Project
Year: 1999

The song is about a person imagining what it will be like to be in heaven. The person imagines being in a beautiful place with no more pain or suffering. They imagine being reunited with loved ones who have died and being able to worship God freely. The song is a reminder that even though we don't know what heaven will be like, we can trust that it will be better than anything we can imagine.

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5. Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill

Artist: Vince Gill
Album: When Love Finds You
Year: 1994

The song is a ballad about a person who has died and gone to heaven. The singer reflects on all the good times they had together and how much they miss them. They take comfort in knowing that their loved one is now in a better place.

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6. Homesick by MercyMe

Artist: MercyMe
Album: Undone
Year: 2004

The song is about feeling homesick and longing for the familiar comforts of home. The singer reflects on all the things he misses about home, from the simple things like his bed and his dog, to the more complicated things like the way his family interacts with each other. Despite feeling homesick, the singer finds comfort in knowing that home is always there for him, even if he's far away from it.

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7. Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) by Casting Crowns

Artist: Casting Crowns
Album: Until the Whole World Hears
Year: 2009

The song is about how Jesus died for our sins and how we are saved by his grace.

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8. Death Has Lost Its Sting by Sojourn

Artist: Sojourn
Album: The Water and the Blood
Year: 2011

The song is about how death has lost its sting for the singer. They recount how they used to be afraid of death, but now they are not. They express how they are now at peace with death, and how it is no longer something to be feared.

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9. Someone Worth Dying For by Mikeschair

Artist: Mikeschair
Album: A Beautiful Life
Year: 2011

The song is about a person who is willing to die for someone they love. It is a very emotional and powerful song.

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II. R&B Songs About Dying

1. I'll Be Missing You by Faith Evans, Sean Combs

Artist: Faith Evans, Sean Combs
Album: No Way Out
Year: 1997

The song is a tribute to Evans' late husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was shot and killed in 1997. The song samples The Police's song "Every Breath You Take," and features Combs singing the hook. The song was a huge hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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2. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: What's Going On
Year: 1971

The song is about peace and love and the problems that come with them. Gaye is asking what's going on with the world and why there is so much hate. He wonders why we can't all just get along and live in peace.

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3. One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men

Artist: Mariah Carey, Boyz II Men
Album: Daydream
Year: 1995

The song is about a couple who are no longer together but still have love for each other. They remember all of the good times they had together, and although they are now apart, they know that they will always love each other.

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4. I'll Be Missing You by Faith Evans, Sean Combs

Artist: Faith Evans, Sean Combs
Album: No Way Out
Year: 1997

The song is a tribute to Evans' late husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was shot and killed in 1997. The song samples The Police's song "Every Breath You Take," and features Combs singing the hook. The song was a huge hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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5. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston

Artist: Whitney Houston
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about a woman who is leaving her lover and she tells him that she will always love him. She says that she will always love him no matter what he does or where he goes.

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6. I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly

Artist: R. Kelly
Album: I Believe I Can Fly
Year: 1996

The song is about believing in oneself and having the confidence to achieve anything. Despite the challenges and obstacles one may face, the song instills the hope that anything is possible if you have faith in yourself.

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7. We Are the World by U.S.A. for Africa

Artist: U.S.A. for Africa
Album: We Are the World
Year: 1985

The song "We Are the World" was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie and performed by a supergroup of American artists in 1985. The song was written in response to the famine in Ethiopia and it raised over $63 million for relief efforts. The song became an international hit and won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

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8. Bye Bye by Mariah Carey

Artist: Mariah Carey
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about a woman who is leaving her lover and saying goodbye. She is sad and regrets the decision, but she knows it is for the best.

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9. Gone Too Soon by Michael Jackson

Artist: Michael Jackson
Album: Dangerous
Year: 1991

This song is a tribute to Jackson's friend, Ryan White, who died of AIDS at the age of eighteen. The song is a ballad with a message of hope and remembrance.

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10. Miss You by Aaliyah

Artist: Aaliyah
Album: I Care 4 U
Year: -

Aaliyah sings about missing her love interest and wanting to be with them again. She reflects on all of the happy moments they shared together and how she now feels lost without them.

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11. My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

Artist: Celine Dion
Album: Let's Talk About Love
Year: 1997

The song is about a love that never dies, even though the person is gone. The singer is talking about how her heart will always love the person and how they will never forget them.

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12. Lay Me Down by Sam Smith

Artist: Sam Smith
Album: In the Lonely Hour
Year: 2014

1. "Last Kiss" by Pearl Jam
2. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
3. "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
4. "I'll Be Missing You" by Puff Daddy
5. "One" by Metallica
6. "Don't Cry" by Guns N' Roses
7. "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
8. "The End" by The Beatles

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13. It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday by Boyz II Men

Artist: Boyz II Men
Album: Cooleyhighharmony
Year: 1991

The song is about the difficulty of saying goodbye to a past relationship. The singer reflects on all the happy moments they shared together, and how those memories make it hard to move on. Even though they know they need to let go, they can't help but hold on to the hope that they'll find their way back to each other again.

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14. I'll Never Love This Way Again by Dionne Warwick

Artist: Dionne Warwick
Album: Dionne
Year: 1979

The song is about a woman who is reflecting on a past relationship. She is remembering all the good times she had with her partner and how she will never find that same kind of love again.

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15. Un-Break My Heart by Toni Braxton

Artist: Toni Braxton
Album: Secrets
Year: 1996

The song is about a woman who is begging her lover to take her back and heal her broken heart. She is pleading with him to un-break her heart and make her love again.

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16. Missing You by Diana Ross

Artist: Diana Ross
Album: Swept Away
Year: 1984

The song is about a woman who is missing her lover. She is thinking about him constantly and wondering where he is.

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III. Rap Songs About Dying

1. Life Goes On by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: All Eyez on Me
Year: 1996

The song is about how life goes on no matter what happens. No matter how bad things get, life always goes on.

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2. Live in the Sky by T.I.

Artist: T.I.
Album: King
Year: 2006

The song is about living life to the fullest and enjoying the moment. It talks about how life is too short to worry about the little things and to just enjoy the moment.

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3. I Wonder If Heaven Got a Ghetto by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about Tupac's struggles growing up in the ghetto and how he wonders if heaven has a ghetto for him and his friends who have died.

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4. The Message by Dr. Dre

Artist: Dr. Dre
Album: 2001
Year: 1999

"The Message" is a song by Dr. Dre, featuring Snoop Dogg. It was released as the fourth single from his debut album, The Chronic. The song is a G-funk and West Coast hip hop track about the struggles of inner-city life. The song's hook is sung by Snoop Dogg, and its lyrics are written by Dre and Snoop. "The Message" was a commercial success, peaking at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received positive reviews from music critics, who praised its production and lyrics.

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5. Hit Em Up by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Greatest Hits
Year: -

The song is about Tupac's beef with the East Coast, specifically Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy. He talks about how he's going to kill them and how they're fake.

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6. Death Enclaimed by YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Artist: YoungBoy Never Broke Again
Album: Death Enclaimed
Year: 2020

Death Enclaimed by YoungBoy Never Broke Again is a song about the rapper's struggles with depression and suicidal thoughts. He opens up about how he has contemplated taking his own life on several occasions, but has never been able to go through with it. He also talks about how he has lost friends and loved ones to violence, and how this has only made him feel more alone. Despite all of the darkness in his life, the rapper says that he still has hope and is determined to make it through.

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7. Life Goes On by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: All Eyez on Me
Year: 1996

The song is about how life goes on no matter what happens. No matter how bad things get, life always goes on.

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8. Keep Ya Head Up by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Year: 1993

The song is about keeping your head up through tough times. No matter what happens, you have to keep going.

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9. I'll Be Missing You by Faith Evans, Sean Combs

Artist: Faith Evans, Sean Combs
Album: No Way Out
Year: 1997

The song is a tribute to Evans' late husband, rapper The Notorious B.I.G., who was shot and killed in 1997. The song samples The Police's song "Every Breath You Take," and features Combs singing the hook. The song was a huge hit, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and winning a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.

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10. Slippin' by DMX

Artist: DMX
Album: Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood
Year: 1998

The song is about the struggles of life and how easy it is to fall into a life of crime. DMX talks about how he was able to overcome his struggles and become successful.

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11. I Feel Like Dying by Lil Wayne

Artist: Lil Wayne
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about how the narrator feels like they are going to die, possibly because of a drug overdose. The song is dark and ominous, with a feeling of despair and hopelessness.

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12. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: -
Year: -

The song is a tribute to Tupac's mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

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13. Flowers For The Dead by Cuban Link

Artist: Cuban Link
Album: 24K
Year: 2000

The song is about a man who is grieving the death of his loved one. He talks about how he wishes he could bring her flowers, but she is gone.

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14. Good Die Young by D12

Artist: D12
Album: D12 World
Year: 2004

The song is about how the good die young and the bad live forever. It talks about how the world is full of violence and how it's hard to be good when everyone around you is doing bad things.

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15. Changes by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: -
Year: -

"Changes" is a song by American rapper Tupac Shakur, which was recorded in 1992 and released as a single in 1998. The song addresses the issue of racism in America, and Shakur's hope for a future where people of all races can live together in peace.

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16. Thugz Mansion by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about Tupac's vision of a safe haven for gang members and other young people who are struggling. He talks about how he wants to provide a place where they can feel loved and protected, and how he believes that this is the only way to end the cycle of violence.

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17. Ghetto Gospel by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Loyal to the Game
Year: -

The song is about the struggles of living in the ghetto, and how religion can provide hope and guidance through difficult times. Tupac Shakur was raised in the ghetto and experienced firsthand the violence and poverty that can plague these communities. He uses his own life experiences to illustrate how religion can help people find strength and hope, even in the darkest of circumstances.

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IV. Country Songs About Dying

1. Go Rest High on that Mountain by Vince Gill

Artist: Vince Gill
Album: When Love Finds You
Year: 1994

The song is about a person who has died and gone to heaven. The singer is telling the person that they did not die in vain, and that they are now in a better place.

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2. He Stopped Loving Her Today by George Jones

Artist: George Jones
Album: I Am What I Am
Year: 1980

The song is about a man who loved a woman who didn't love him back. He stopped loving her today and is now content knowing that she will never be able to hurt him again.

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3. Missing You by John Waite

Artist: John Waite
Album: No Brakes
Year: 1984

The song is about a man who is missing his love. He talks about how he is feeling and how he misses her.

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4. I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice

Artist: Lee Brice
Album: Hard 2 Love
Year: 2012

The song is about a man who is driving his truck, thinking about the woman he loves. He remembers all the things they used to do together, and how much he misses her.

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5. Who I'd Be by Shania Twain

Artist: Shania Twain
Album: Come On Over
Year: 1997

The song is about a woman reflecting on her life and who she would be if she had made different choices. She wonders what her life would be like if she had been born into a different family, if she had gone to a different school, or if she had chosen a different career. In the end, she concludes that she is happy with the life she has and that she would not change anything.

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6. There You'll Be by Faith Hill

Artist: Faith Hill
Album: Pearl Harbor
Year: 2001

The song is about a woman looking back on her life and all of the defining moments, both good and bad. She reflects on how she would not be the person she is today without those experiences. In the end, she thanks the one person who has always been there for her, her husband.

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7. The Dance by Garth Brooks

Artist: Garth Brooks
Album: Garth Brooks
Year: 1989

The Dance is a song about life and how it is a never-ending cycle. The song talks about how we go through ups and downs, but in the end, life is a dance that we all must participate in. No matter what happens in life, we must keep dancing.

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8. Go Rest High on That Mountain by Vince Gill

Artist: Vince Gill
Album: When Love Finds You
Year: 1994

The song is a ballad about a person who has died and gone to heaven. The singer reflects on all the good times they had together and how much they miss them. They take comfort in knowing that their loved one is now in a better place.

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9. Drink a Beer by Luke Bryan

Artist: Luke Bryan
Album: Crash My Party
Year: 2013

The song is about a man who is reflecting on his life after the death of a friend. He talks about how his friend was always there for him, and how he wishes he could have been there for him more. He talks about how he is going to miss him, and how he is going to drink a beer in his honor.

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10. See You Again by Carrie Underwood

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Blown Away
Year: 2012

The song is about a woman who is reflecting on a past relationship. She is thinking about how things ended and how she has moved on. She is hoping to see her former lover again, but she knows that it is unlikely.

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11. If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw

Artist: Tim McGraw
Album: Let It Go
Year: 2007

The song is about a soldier who is writing a letter to his loved ones in case he dies in battle. He talks about how much he loves them and how proud he is to be fighting for his country.

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12. Over You by Miranda Lambert

Artist: Miranda Lambert
Album: Four the Record
Year: 2011

The song is about a woman who is trying to get over her ex-boyfriend. She is trying to move on with her life, but she is still thinking about him. She is trying to be strong, but she is still hurting.

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13. Live Like You Were Dying by Tim McGraw

Artist: Tim McGraw
Album: Live Like You Were Dying
Year: 2004

The song is about a man who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and is told that he has only a short time to live. He decides to make the most of the time he has left and live like he was dying.

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14. I Believe in You by Don Williams

Artist: Don Williams
Album: Some Broken Hearts Never Mend
Year: 1977

The song is about a man who is in love with a woman and he is telling her that he believes in her. He believes in her even though she is not perfect and she has made some mistakes in her life. He is telling her that he will always be there for her and he will always believe in her.

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15. Travelin' Soldier by The Chicks

Artist: The Chicks
Album: Home
Year: 2002

The song is about a young love between a soldier and a girl he meets at a bar. They spend a night together and he has to leave the next morning to go back to his base. The girl is left wondering if she'll ever see him again.

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16. Don't Close Your Eyes by Keith Whitley

Artist: Keith Whitley
Album: Don't Close Your Eyes
Year: 1988

The song is about a man who is begging his lover not to close her eyes, because he is afraid he will lose her if she does. He is begging her to stay with him and keep their love alive.

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17. Angels by Randy Travis

Artist: Randy Travis
Album: Passing Through
Year: 2004

"Angels" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Randy Travis. It was released in September 1987 as the third single from his album Forever and Ever, Amen. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in February 1988, his fifth single to do so.

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18. If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks

Artist: Garth Brooks
Album: -
Year: -

If Tomorrow Never Comes is a song about a man regretting not telling his loved one how much he loved her, in case he never gets the chance. He talks about all of the things he would do to show her how much she means to him, and how he would never take her for granted.

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V. Pop Songs About Dying

1. Somewhere Out There by Linda Ronstadt, James Ingram

Artist: Linda Ronstadt, James Ingram
Album: -
Year: 1986

The song is a duet between a man and a woman who are separated by distance but are still in love with each other. They both express their longing to be together and their belief that they will find each other again someday.

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2. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

Artist: Bette Midler
Album: -
Year: 1988

The song is about how important the people who love us are to our lives and how they help us through tough times.

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3. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out by The Smiths

Artist: The Smiths
Album: The Queen Is Dead
Year: 1986

The song is about a couple who are deeply in love and would do anything for each other. They would gladly die for each other, and the thought of being apart is unbearable. The light referred to in the title is the couple's love for each other, which will never be extinguished.

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4. Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers

Artist: The Righteous Brothers
Album: Just Once in My Life
Year: 1965

The song is about a man who is longing for his lost love. He is hoping that she will return to him and they can be together again.

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5. The Last Carnival by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Working on a Dream
Year: 2009

The song is about a carnival that is coming to town, and the narrator is looking forward to it. However, he knows that it will be the last carnival, because the town is going to be demolished.

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6. I Will Remember You by Sarah McLachlan

Artist: Sarah McLachlan
Album: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Year: 1993

The song is about a couple who is breaking up and the woman is asking the man to remember her.

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7. Don't Cry Out Loud by Melissa Manchester

Artist: Melissa Manchester
Album: Don't Cry Out Loud
Year: 1978

The song is about a mother giving her daughter advice. The mother tells her daughter not to cry out loud, because it will make her seem weak. She also tells her daughter to be strong, because she is going to need to be strong in order to make it through life.

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8. My Immortal by Evanescence

Artist: Evanescence
Album: Fallen
Year: 2003

The song is about a person who is struggling to keep going after the loss of a loved one. They feel like they can't go on without the person, and they wish they could just die and be reunited with them.

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9. Last Kiss by Pearl Jam

Artist: Pearl Jam
Album: 2000.05.23 - Lisbon, Portugal (Live)
Year: 2000

The song is about a young couple who are in a car accident and the girl dies. The guy is left alone and is devastated. He remembers their last kiss and how happy they were.

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10. Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton

Artist: Eric Clapton
Album: Rush
Year: 1992

The song is about the death of Clapton's young son, who fell from a window in a New York City apartment building. Clapton wrote the song in an attempt to deal with his grief. The lyrics express his guilt over not being able to save his son and his hope that they will meet again in heaven.

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11. The Rose by Bette Midler

Artist: Bette Midler
Album: The Rose
Year: -

The song is about a woman who is comparing herself to a rose. She is saying that she is just like a rose, and she is just as beautiful as one.

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12. (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult

Artist: Blue Öyster Cult
Album: Agents of Fortune
Year: 1976

The song is about a person who is not afraid of death, and is actually looking forward to it. The person is tired of living and is ready to move on to the next life.

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13. Time to Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman

Artist: Andrea Bocelli, Sarah Brightman
Album: Bocelli
Year: 1995

The song is a duet between Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. It is a sad song about a couple saying goodbye to each other.

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14. Goodbye by Air Supply

Artist: Air Supply
Album: The Vanishing Race
Year: 1993

The song is about a couple breaking up and saying goodbye to each other. The man is telling the woman that he will always love her and that he is sorry for the way things turned out.

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15. Let It Be by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: 60s Instrumental Hits
Year: 2008

The song is about finding peace and comfort in difficult times. The lyrics encourage listeners to let go of their troubles and allow themselves to be happy and free.

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16. If I Die Young by The Band Perry

Artist: The Band Perry
Album: The Band Perry
Year: 2010

The song is about a young person's fear of dying before they have had a chance to experience all life has to offer. The lyrics express a desire to live life to the fullest, while also acknowledging that death is a part of life. The song has a hopeful, uplifting tone despite its subject matter.

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VI. Latest Songs About Dying

1. One More Light by Linkin Park

Artist: Linkin Park
Album: One More Light
Year: 2017

The song is about loss and how it affects those left behind. It is a tribute to Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, who committed suicide in 2017. The song is about how his death has affected those who loved him and how they are trying to cope with their grief.

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2. Supermarket Flowers by Ed Sheeran

Artist: Ed Sheeran
Album: ÷
Year: 2017

The song is about Ed Sheeran's grandmother who passed away. He reflects on how she was always there for him and how much he loved her. He talks about how she would go to the supermarket and buy flowers for him and his siblings.

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3. I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Stroke 9

Artist: Stroke 9
Album: -
Year: -

"I Will Follow You Into The Dark" is a song by American rock band Stroke 9. It was released in May 2002 as the lead single from their fourth studio album, The Last Place You Look. The song peaked at number 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 20 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. The song is about a person who is willing to follow their loved one into death.

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4. Hold On by Chord Overstreet

Artist: Chord Overstreet
Album: Hold On
Year: 2017

The song is about a relationship that is going through a tough time. The singer is telling his partner that he is there for her and that they need to hold on to each other.

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5. Drowning by Chris Young

Artist: Chris Young
Album: Drowning
Year: 2019

The song 'Drowning' by Chris Young is about a man who is struggling to keep his head above water after his girlfriend leaves him. He is desperate and feels like he is drowning in his sorrow. The song is sad and heartbreaking, but ultimately has a message of hope and resilience.

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6. Beloved by Mumford & Sons

Artist: Mumford & Sons
Album: Delta
Year: 2018

"Beloved" is a song by English rock band Mumford & Sons. The song was released as the lead single from their fourth studio album, Delta (2018), on 7 September 2018. The song was written by Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane and produced by Paul Epworth.

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7. One Less Day (Dying Young) by Rob Thomas

Artist: Rob Thomas
Album: Chip Tooth Smile
Year: 2019

Rob Thomas sings about a young man who is dying young. He reflects on all the things that the young man will never get to experience, and how his life was cut short. He also talks about how the young man's death will affect those who loved him.

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8. Dad’s Old Number by Cole Swindell

Artist: Cole Swindell
Album: All of It
Year: 2018

Cole Swindell's "Dad's Old Number" is a song about a father who has passed away and the son who remembers him. The son talks about all of the things that he and his father used to do together, and how much he misses him.

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9. Miss You by Louis Tomlinson

Artist: Louis Tomlinson
Album: Miss You
Year: 2017

The song is about a break-up and how much the singer misses the person they were with.

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VII. Rock Songs About Dying

1. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Album: Rumours
Year: 1977

The song is about a relationship that has ended and the person is telling their former partner that they need to go their own way.

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2. Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

Artist: Eric Clapton
Album: Rush
Year: 1992

The song is about the death of Clapton's young son, who fell from a window in a New York City apartment building. Clapton wrestles with his grief and guilt, wondering if his son is in heaven and if he will ever see him again.

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3. My Immortal by Evanescence

Artist: Evanescence
Album: Fallen
Year: 2003

The song is about a person who is struggling to keep going after the loss of a loved one. They feel like they can't go on without the person, and they wish they could just die and be reunited with them.

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4. The Last Carnival by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Working on a Dream
Year: 2009

The song is about a carnival that is coming to town, and the narrator is looking forward to it. However, he knows that it will be the last carnival, because the town is going to be demolished.

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5. Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day

Artist: Green Day
Album: American Idiot
Year: 2004

The song is about a young man who is struggling to deal with the death of his father. He is trying to find a way to cope with his loss and he turns to music to help him through his pain.

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6. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Times They Are a-Changin'
Year: 1964

The song is about how the world is constantly changing and how people need to change with it. Dylan sings about how the old ways of doing things are no longer effective and how people need to adapt to the new ways. He also talks about how the future is always unknown and how people need to be prepared for it.

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7. Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World

Artist: Jimmy Eat World
Album: Bleed American
Year: 2001

The song is about a person who is struggling with depression and suicidal thoughts, and is reaching out to a friend for help. The lyrics express the speaker's desperation and fear, as well as their hope that the friend will be there for them.

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8. Don't Look Back in Anger by Oasis

Artist: Oasis
Album: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Year: 1995

The song is about not dwelling on the past and not being angry about things that have happened. It is about moving on and looking to the future.

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9. Shadow Of The Day by Linkin Park

Artist: Linkin Park
Album: Minutes To Midnight
Year: 2007

The song is about a person who is struggling to find hope and meaning in their life. The person is looking for a way to escape the pain and darkness that they feel.

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10. The Show Must Go On by Queen

Artist: Queen
Album: -
Year: 1991

"The Show Must Go On" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was released as a single in October 1991, reaching number one on the UK Singles Chart, and is included on their album Innuendo. The song was written by lead singer Freddie Mercury, and is about the band's resolve to continue performing despite the failing health of their lead singer.

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11. Everybody Hurts by R.E.M.

Artist: R.E.M.
Album: Automatic for the People
Year: 1992

"Everybody Hurts" is a song by American rock band R.E.M., released on February 14, 1993 as the lead single from the group's eighth studio album, Automatic for the People (1992). It was written by band members Michael Stipe, Peter Buck, and Mike Mills, and produced by Scott Litt and the band. The song peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and number 24 on the UK Singles Chart.

The song is a ballad about the hardships of everyday life, with lead singer Michael Stipe singing about the pain and suffering that everybody goes through at some point in their life. The song has been described as a "comfort song", with its message of hope and understanding helping to bring people together in times of hardship.

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12. Wind of Change by Scorpions

Artist: Scorpions
Album: Crazy World
Year: 1990

The song is about the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War.

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13. We Are the Champions by Queen

Artist: Queen
Album: News of the World
Year: 1977

The song is about a person who has overcome many challenges and is now a champion.

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14. Yesterday by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: -
Year: -

The song is about a man who is struggling to deal with the loss of his love. He is trying to remember the good times they had together, but he can't seem to get over her death.

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15. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

Artist: Pink Floyd
Album: Wish You Were Here
Year: 1975

The song is about missing someone and wishing they were there.

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