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Old 06-02-2019, 07:55 PM
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Grand Funk Railroad's I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home). Always felt the narrator has died and become a Flying Dutchman type, doomed to forever be at sea, always getting closer to home, but never making it.
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Old 06-03-2019, 02:15 AM
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Damn, I want to include Keep Me in Your Heart on The Wind, Warren Zevon's last album, because it is brutal to listen to, but I am not sure if you can count the narrator as quite dead yet.
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"The Highwayman" by The Highwaymen (Willie, Johnny, Waylon, and Kris) tells of the singer's previous incarnations and deaths, and current life and expected death.
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"The Highwayman" by The Highwaymen (Willie, Johnny, Waylon, and Kris) tells of the singer's previous incarnations and deaths, and current life and expected death.
I wish I posted that.

Oh wait ... I did
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:30 AM
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Not the narrator, but 30,000 Pounds of Bananas is a Harry Chapin song that is all about a truck driver who dies when he loses control of his truck during a steep descent into Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Old 06-04-2019, 05:25 AM
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Phil Harris - The Thing 1950
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Old 06-04-2019, 10:12 AM
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I wish I posted that.

Oh wait ... I did
And nobody can take away your achievement of being the third person to mention it.
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:16 PM
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Porcupine Tree - Heartattack in a Layby
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:33 PM
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New Order, Love Vigilantes

When I walked through the door
My wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore
I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand
And then I saw the telegram
Said that I was a brave, brave man
But that I was dead
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:37 PM
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Dang, I came here to share this one, so I'll have to go with Al's "Melanie":


You weren't impressed when I tattooed
Your name across my forehead
You wouldn't listen when I promised to be true

I couldn't stand it, so I jumped out
From the sixteenth story window right above you
Now I may be dead but I still love you
And how about "Constipated," his Avril Lavigne parody?

Why'd I have to go and get myself decapitated?
This really is a major inconvenience, oh man, I really hate it
Such a drag, now can't eat, I can't breathe, I can't snore
I can't belch or yodel anymore
Can't spit or blow my nose or even read Sports Illustrated

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Old 06-04-2019, 12:40 PM
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Blue October - The End

I cocked the pistol pulled the trigger and all I saw was red
I gently stroke her arm as she lies lifeless on her back
Then placed the barrel in my mouth, all I saw was black
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:43 PM
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Johnny Cash and Sting both came close:

Early one morning
With time to kill
I see the gallows
Up on a hill
And out in the distance
A trick of the brain
I see a lone rider
Crossing the plain

And he'd come to fetch me
To see what they'd done
And we'll ride together
To kingdom come
I prayed for God's mercy
'Cause soon I'd be dead
I hung my head
I hung my head
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New Order, Love Vigilantes

When I walked through the door
My wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore
I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand
And then I saw the telegram
Said that I was a brave, brave man
But that I was dead
Also 1963.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:37 PM
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From the folk music side:

Cindy Mangsen does an eerie song called Little River about a drowned sailor.

"Spring comes warm to little river,
Storm comes black,
I was heading home when the indian giver,
Took me back."
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Can't stand losing you - The Police
Nothing in the song says the singer has actually died.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:02 AM
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And how about "Constipated," his Avril Lavigne parody?

Why'd I have to go and get myself decapitated?
This really is a major inconvenience, oh man, I really hate it
Such a drag, now can't eat, I can't breathe, I can't snore
I can't belch or yodel anymore
Can't spit or blow my nose or even read Sports Illustrated
While the first verse is about constipation, the name of the song is A Complicated Song, a parody of Complicated.
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I always thought that Come Sail Away by Styx was such a song: The singer is sailing away, thinking about his life, seeing angels.
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Old 06-13-2019, 11:19 AM
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Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising", from the album of the same name, is narrated by a New York fireman climbing the World Trade Center stairs and arriving in heaven.

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