This album is exceptionally trippy. Here you go. Even beyond his music, singer/guitarist Matt Skiba (yes, he’s in blink-182 now with Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus) has shown an affinity for being cheeky in his personal life by professing his role as a Satanist, saying he’s a long-time member of the LaVeyan Church of Satan even though he’s profusely stated that he doesn’t take it seriously and does so because he enjoys "ruffling people's feathers and poking fun at organized religion.”. 'Cause I've lived life to the fullest, let the boy die like a man It's inexplicably hard to get over the death of a loved one. Everplans is not a licensed healthcare provider, medical professional, law firm, or financial advisory firm, and the employees of Everplans are not acting as your healthcare providers, medical professionals, attorneys, or financial advisors. But, remember, the song isn’t scary. "Blaze of Glory" has a fierce guitar twang, a lot of powerful Jovi bellows (YEAH! Dave does “threaten” that he’ll jump off a building if people don’t stop asking about her, but he hasn’t yet, so it’s all good. 6 Of the Happiest Songs Ever (Are About Death) 5 So there you have it. Celtic songs, American songs - and notably several of Marc Gunn's original compositions all affirm that death is just the other side of life! White Whale. It can have many interpretations but if taken in the context of death, this song sung in the first person has a very positive and inspiring view about parting. Like I was going under water and I just needed to come up for air. Plus, his repertoire of musical styles is immensely eclectic, having delved into (and mastered) the blues, jazz, and vaudeville, which he then infuses with his signature blend of metal, punk and industrial, whenever and wherever he sees fit. Dang! Quite Allright (you'll be) There’s nothing more refreshing than an anti-war song that doesn’t tug on your feelings. Before you end up murdering us yourself, just realize that we know what bassist Jay Bentley said about the meaning of "Los Angeles is Burning." By day, Steven is the web editor for two educational magazines, District Administration and University Business. In addition to the album covering themes such as mortality, drug use, suicide and, not just breakups, but brutal breakups, its release date is marked by a horrific tragedy. This is one those songs that makes you want to quit your job and run down the street. "Happy Songs of Death" is a joyful juxtaposition of the morbid and the comic that celebrates murder ballads, the Black Death and starving to death. There’s nothing uplifting about this band, album or song (except the melody… during the chorus). He’s really getting tired of waiting. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. Today’s scene of leftwing crybabies permeates today’s radio waves with sad “let’s stop the fighting” tunes. But, just to be safe, if The Blue Oyster Cult offers you their hand, politely decline. Happy funeral songs will uplift friends and family at the funeral and celebrate the life of your loved one. The party animal has also admitted that the album on which the song appears, I Get Wet, was majorly inspired (pun intended) by his love for “intense, major-key” music. A fresh take on sports: the biggest news and most entertaining lists. Both in fictional and non-fictional references, songs about life and death take hold. Happy Death: 20 Songs About Dying That Are Insanely Cheerful 20 "Do The Sick" – Direct Hit! However, this one kind of catapults their hilarity to all new levels. A double whammy! But shooting himself isn’t the only way he could commit suicide. Turn them on, turn them on Turn on those sad songs When all hope is gone Why don't you tune in and turn them on. Even the name of the song is a play on a common saying: “This Could Be Love.” As later revealed in the song, “love” does not signify the potential feelings in a relationship. Dancing 3. It’s the end of Western Civilization, so who cares? Maybe we should return to how it was done, like this specific form of protest against the war in Vietnam by Country Joe & The Fish. If you haven’t played it (and you should, it’s a cult classic), the game revolves around Zeke and Julie who have to rescue the titular neighbors from monsters (including zombies). Despite many of the depressing scenarios that AJJ shares, like getting hit by a Chevrolet when he was riding his bike to school but no one believed him because it was April Fool’s Day, he still sounds happy. For a Dancer by Jackson Browne. Time to Say Goodbye was originally sung by the famous Andrea Bocelli. Interestingly, the actual tune during the verses actually matches the overall tone of the lyrics, painting a rather grotesque picture of a man overly obsessing over “bad ideas” involving “you” and “me” in a dreary, minor key. His work has appeared in MyAnimeList and ClassicRockHistory.com, among others, his most notable interviews being with Mike Wolfe from American Pickers and Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Batman v Superman, Conan the Barbarian). It’s more of a love song, but it has “die” in the title and it makes us feel good so it made the list. No one blends holiday cheer and manslaughter better than Elmo & Patsy. The bass-line alone makes you start pumping your fist. "Murder the Government" is a perfect example. Does The Blue Oyster Cult want to kill us? Good for him! Probably the funniest (and wittiest) moment is when singer Sloan Anderson talks about how he spots a zombie that had once been a girl who’d broken his heart. But it has a happy ending: He gets past her death really quickly because he has another daughter. our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. Not only does she accept death for herself, she accepts an even darker truth: "We're alive, but we can't live forever, we can't keep each other safe from harm.". [‘Head Above Water’] is also the first song I wrote from my bed during one of the scariest moments of my life. “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag” doesn’t just have a ragtime vibe to it. Have nursery rhymes always been this evil? It also has an infectious beat, which is perfect for dancing. But that can't be farther from the truth. If seasons don’t fear the reaper, why should humans, asks The Blue Oyster Cult. Tom Waits is probably one of the greatest artists who’s ever (and will ever) live. Lord, I got to ask a favor, and I'll hope you'll understand Hallelujah! Within a short span of 50 seconds, singer/bassist Fat Mike talks about wanting to see the Constitution burn, the White House overturn as well as “blue blood bleed red,” before making some direct hits at various organizations, using rather insightfully disturbing words that actually directly correlate to what Fat Mike wants to kill, saying he wants to “lynch” the KKK and “pull” and “shoot” the NRA. But lyrics aside, it’s the actual melody that really makes this song so resonate. The catchy chorus qualifies this 70s hit as upbeat ("we had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun"). Only The Smiths could make getting hit by a double-decker bus sound so romantic. The difference is that this song is much more complicated and involves another character who ends up having her own issues, but that’s neither here nor there. In 1945, World War II ended and Frank and her sister Margot died of typhus. But, more importantly, it’s a ragtime that somehow exemplifies the already pronounced innocence of the genre to the point of ridiculousness. Morrissey is quite the charming little devil. In the aptly named “Dead and Lovely,” Tom Waits tells the story of a girl who married for love and is dead because of it, implying that the guy she married killed her. Right off the bat, is that even Foster the People in that picture? I'd offer you my hand it would hurt too much to watch you die.” Somehow when being sung by a cherubic blonde kid it doesn’t seem so bad. In the song, singer/guitarist Greg Graffin describes (metaphorically) Los Angeles falling victim to an incredible inferno where fatal casualties abound. Sad Songs About Death That are Sure to Comfort You. These things that are mentioned in the song are just as singer Dave Quackenbush says: “a total lie.” He’s lying because “it’s easier on me than having to admit that she likes someone else.”. Staring down the bullet, let me make my final stand. To be more precise, it’s about a group of people identified as we who have, apparently, made a sacrifice that would allow them to take the life of “you.” As a side note, the victims Andrew W.K. It’s truly an inspirational song. Celtic songs, American songs – and notably several of Marc Gunn's original compositions all affirm that death is just the other side of life! But that doesn’t mean that they’re always serious (though they’ve proven they can). If you’d only focus on the music and tempo, you’d think this had nothing to do with death. Maybe this song should be called “Do The OD.”. Danny Elfman has gone on to become the premier music man for movies, mainly Tim Burton films and other whimsical endeavors (The Simpsons theme). If you were wondering, the “bullet” in the title of this song is a direct reference to something that singer Charlie Scene says he’ll put in his head. We’re a bunch of pansies. At least it helped the song's grieving protagonist, and his suspicious grandpa, believe in Santa. News on all your favorite celebs, reality TV, and movies. Alkaline Trio have been known for their abrasive punk sound that teeters on the edge of “emo” (please tread lightly when interpreting emo), due to their morbid fascination with death and heartache. This classic song of romantic joy was the only #1 pop song from the band the Turtles. All of these things singer Michael Stipe spews out ends up compounding the fact that even though he perceives these things as leading to the end of the world, he, nonetheless, feels fine, hence the happy sound of the song. Everlast has a religious point of view of life (and the afterlife). The music features twangy guitars and a singing style that feels as though he’s saying “it is what it is.”, And that’s probably very much the case. When taken out of context, the lyrics might seem depressing -- “And at your funeral I will sing the requiem. Here are 20 of the best uplifting funeral song ideas to leave loved ones with happy memories – and remember, if you have an Avalon funeral plan , you can include song requests in your personal request form. So, according to Billy Joel, be bad. Find happy songs about death tracks, artists, and albums. In fact, one annoying fella decides to go all Michael Scott (Steve Carell) on us by making an obnoxious attempt at singing a higher-registered harmony in falsetto, a register he can’t do well. You can kill your exes if they’ve become zombies without having to deal with the ramifications of the law. As Tom growls, “But now she's dead/She's so dead forever/Dead and lovely now.”. It’s a ragtime. If you’ve only sung the chorus and never paid attention to the lyrics, here’s a recap: A little girl drowns because her dad couldn’t swim. HAPPY SONGS OF DEATH. One type of song that should be on any “emo playlist” are ones about death. May these morbid faves live on forever. Mobile users: sorry, this won’t work for you. More deliciously, the lyrics are saturated with dark sarcasm, with gems like “Now you can go out and get those reds/'Cause the only good commie is the one that's dead.” But the best culminates to a moment in the chorus when Country Joe exclaims emphatically “Whoopee!”, a shout of jubilee that was made in reference to them all dying because he’s ostensibly happy about it. Heck, there’s even a jaw harp! Special bonus factoid: The skeleton mariachi band in the video looks a lot like the one residing in our office: A more recent song from a very talented band called The Avett Brothers. This motivational article is provided by Everplans — The web's leading resource for planning and organizing your life. While the lead singer probably didn’t actually die in his lover’s arms that night, this over-dramatic pop ballad from Cutting Crew is pure '80s. “Thank You” is a magnificent memorial song for a couple, where one has passed after a long, enjoyable life together. Now, if you’re really upset about What Jay said about metaphors, then consider the song from the point of view of the media. But at least they’re memorialized in a song that gets your blood pumping. So, no, “My Girlfriend’s Dead” isn’t an ode to a former lover whose life was cut much too short by various horrendous things like “leukemia,” “sometimes bulimia” or “a great big truck." If you don’t, then you should probably go onto YouTube, Spotify or whatever the heck you use to quench your music needs and play the crap out of it. Playing a Christian funeral song for friends and family of the bereaved can be a beautiful way to honor a loved one while bringing people together in such a difficult time. Song for Josh by Frank Turner. Album Notes In memory of Michael Younger. The tune has an excited feel to it, and it makes sense, because, as he says, “it’s what we like to do.” If you’re doing what you like to do, then you’re going to be happy doing it. Indenialism 5. I felt like I was drowning. The piano notes lightly trill away. Fire and Rain by James Taylor. Who needs a fancy coffin when you’ve got Glad Bags? And that’s where this song comes into play. Starting with my song where I say goodbye. So it’s kill or be killed. These nice Irish Boston lads really know a thing or two about sending people off in style while keeping the living in good spirits. HappyRon's list of songs about grief and depression of losing a loved one to do. Plus, he enjoys dabbling in subject matters involving horrific, often sleazy characters. Heck, the song starts off with what sounds like something that would come out of a jack-in-the-box (in a different tune other than that annoying “Pop Goes The Weasel” bit). If you don’t listen closely to these songs' lyrics, you’ll probably think the vocalists are singing about sugar, spice and everything nice ... rather than death. In the liner notes for the song, Mangum initialed the letters "(h.p.)" They’re also critically acclaimed for oftentimes conveying these dark themes wittingly. Celtic songs, American songs – and notably several of Marc Gunn's original compositions all affirm that death is just the other side of life! The rest of the lyrics make us want to curl in a corner and cry ... and not just because it’s so cheesy. Turtles - "Happy Together". Sources: pitchfork.com, youtube.com, allmusic.com, revolvermag.com, npr.org, theguardian.com, spin.com. In life, only birth, death and taxes are guaranteed. Steven has a Master's in Writing, Rhetoric and Media Arts at Trinity College. And yet, it has an infectiously upbeat melody that doesn’t sync up with the chaos. But then the chorus slips in. They even use the word “proxy,” which we’re more used to hearing in an Advance Directive (Health Care Proxy) as opposed to a song that would headline a goth prom (“She's loving by proxy, no give and all take”). 9. Man slaughter doesn’t apply to zombies. This infectious tune by '90s band Saves The Day isn’t the most well-known but definitely earned it’s spot near the top of our list. What’s more, during that glorious chorus when we hear the words “This is the end of Western Civilization,” there’s a whole gang of people singing this at the top of their lungs, which brings to mind a saloon where everyone is locked arm in arm, laughing and dancing together. If you’ve never heard it before get ready to add it to your playlist. “Happy Songs of Death” is a joyful juxtaposition of the morbid and the comic that celebrates murder ballads, the Black Death and starving to death. One type of song that should be on any “emo playlist” are ones about death.