Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs Where Somebody is Dying


The Top Ten

1 The Show Must Go On - Queen

My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies.
Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die.
I can fly, my friends.

Freddie Mercury himself was dying... He started using makeup to conceal the signs of his worsening health.
"Inside my heart is breaking
My make-up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on.
Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to chance
The show must go on..." - Metal_Treasure

2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3 Jeremy - Pearl Jam
4 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
5 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

These are my last words, I need to rest
In fear and anger I'll lay down my head
A faithless spirit in a broken man
I'll close my eyes, goodbye
Don't wait for me on the other side - Metal_Treasure

6 Valkyries - Blind Guardian

In Norse mythology valkyries are females who bring people dying in a battle to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled by the god Odin.
"Here I lie bleeding. Odin, I await the
The battle rages on
When the battle is lost and the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
And finally I hear them say
Carry on
For Valhalla awaits you" - Metal_Treasure

7 Fiddler on the Green - Demons & Wizards

It's about a girl who is dying in a car accident and the song describes the accident.
"Spoke the fiddler, poor old fiddler
The fiddler on the green
Take my hand
Just hold my hand
I'll take you there
Your pain will go away" - Metal_Treasure

8 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

"I hear the hangman coming, I wait for execution
No, no turning back
I'm banished from sanctuary
The darkness in me is filling me with pain" - Metal_Treasure

9 Death Row - Pentagram

"Waiting your turn, just to die
You wish that someone could be by your side" - Metal_Treasure

10 The God That Failed - Metallica

It's about James Hetfield's dying mother (he was 13, she was young). She died of cancer with no medical help because she was a Christian Scientist and didn't believe in medicine. She believed in God's healing hand but she died so Hetfield wrote that God failed (to heal her).
"The healing hand held back by deepened nail
Follow the god that failed
Broken is the promise. Betrayal, Yeah" - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian

King Arthur is dying:
"My song of the end, I had seen it in my dreams.
My song of the end, I can't stop the darkening clouds". - Metal_Treasure

12 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards
13 Curse My Name - Blind Guardian

Describes the execution of a King who didn't carry out his duties.
"Remove his crown and bring him down
In trouble alone he's facing despair
Awaiting his bitter ending
We all know he's guilty as charged
By punishment due to his crime
We sacrifice the wicked king" - Metal_Treasure

14 Motion Picture Soundtrack - Radiohead
15 Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead
16 Videotape - Radiohead
17 The Living Years - Mike + the Mechanics
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