History DownerEnding / Music

23rd Aug '16 7:28:28 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* "The End" by Music/TheDoors doesn't exactly have one, but the way the final lyrics are sung makes it feel like one. Bonus points for "The End" actually being the final song in the album.
** "Riders on the Storm" was the last song on the album ''Music/LAWoman'', and it was the last song that Jim Morrison recorded which was released in his lifetime. It's melancholy sound and haunting lyrics make it a downer ending of sorts.
** The band themselves too, with the deaths of Jim Morrison in 1971 and Ray Manzarek in 2013.
23rd Jul '16 6:05:30 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* Music/DepecheMode's "Blasphemous Rumours" is about a teenage girl who survives a suicide attempt and finds religion only to [[ShootTheShaggyDog die in a car accident two years later]].

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* Music/DepecheMode's "Blasphemous Rumours" Rumours", which ends ''Some Great Reward'', is about a teenage girl who survives a suicide attempt and finds religion only to [[ShootTheShaggyDog die in a car accident two years later]].


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* Music/{{Elbow}}'s album ''The Seldom Seen Kid'' ends with the song "Friend of Ours", a song about losing a best friend to death. Especially jarring since it [[MoodWhiplash comes right after the epic, uplifting "One Day Like This"]].
6th Jul '16 6:16:57 PM Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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* Think's "Once You Understand" is interspersed with dialogue of children arguing with their parents. The song ends with a police officer telling a father that his son died of an overdose.
6th Jun '16 7:42:35 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* A lot of songs by Music/{{Cormorant}} end depressingly, but "Junta" takes the cake. How bad is it? It's about the Guinea stadium massacre, and its accompanying rapes. The ending makes note that one of the girls committed suicide, and that [[KarmaHoudini most of the murderers and rapists will probably never receive trial]].
4th Jun '16 7:10:04 PM gewunomox
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* "Dolphins" ends the album "Black And White 050505" by {{Simple Minds}}. Despite it's somewhat serene sounding title, the song is about a suicidal person longing to join the titular dolphins in the deep. They even seem to siren him in; "they drag me down... drag me down", though possibly only in his depressed state of mind.

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* "Dolphins" ends the album "Black And White 050505" by {{Simple Minds}}.Music/SimpleMinds. Despite it's somewhat serene sounding title, the song is about a suicidal person longing to join the titular dolphins in the deep. They even seem to siren him in; "they drag me down... drag me down", though possibly only in his depressed state of mind.
4th Jun '16 6:49:21 PM gewunomox
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* The album ''Music/AchtungBaby'' by {{U2}} ends with "Love is Blindness", a bitter BreakupSong. It's not the only one- their 1997 album "Pop" ends with "Wake Up Dead Man", in which the narrator pleads for Jesus to save him.

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* The album ''Music/AchtungBaby'' by {{U2}} Music/{{U2}} ends with "Love is Blindness", a bitter BreakupSong. It's not the only one- their 1997 album "Pop" ends with "Wake Up Dead Man", in which the narrator pleads for Jesus to save him.
22nd Feb '16 9:23:58 AM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos' album ''Music/HorrendousDisc'' is mainly upbeat rock songs about [[GodIsGood how cool God is]], with a [[LyricalDissonance few darker themes set to misleadingly cheerful tunes]]. Not so the final song, "Horrendous Disc". The lyrics are about a domestic abuser who suddenly receives a surreal and [[ParanoiaFuel paranoia-inducing]] judgement. The music is minor-key, ending on a dirge-like coda featuring OminousChanting.
15th Feb '16 11:43:49 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* Simply Red's album ''Home'' starts out with an upbeat, jazzy song with the same name, about a man longing for home. The album ends with a brief DarkReprise of the song, but accompanied by only a piano and a somber, lonely tone.
8th Jan '16 11:46:07 PM Acebrock
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* Creator/ElvisPresley's "In The Ghetto" starts with a baby being born, before going through his short life, ending when he dies after having bought a gun and stolen a car, because he didn't receive a helping hand when he was younger, followed by another baby being born, [[{{bookends}} implied to be doomed to the same fate.]]
6th Jan '16 6:32:58 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** "The Legacy" rounds off the already dark ''A Matter of Life and Death'', with lyrics about a corrupt world leader dying and leaving his country in a war-torn state.


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** ''The Book of Souls'' ends with the 18-minute [[EpicRocking epic]] "Empire of the Clouds", which is based on the doomed R101 airship flight from England to India. During the flight, the airship encounters stormy conditions and crashes into a church yard in France, killing half the passengers imediately, whereas the other passengers die from trauma in the hospital.
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