History DownerEnding / Music

7th Apr '17 9:25:39 PM RighteousFury
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* The children's song "Little Bunny Foo-Foo" ends with the titular rabbit ignoring the Good Fairy's warning not to "pick up field mice and bop them on the head" three times and subsequently being turned into a goon.
24th Jan '17 7:34:10 AM TropeTheLight
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* Music/TheBeatles's "A Day in the Life" was the closing song on the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". The song is usually interpreted as the story of a desensitized man reading through the news, passively reading stories about death. The song is one of the darkest songs on the album.
15th Jan '17 10:02:02 AM LtFedora
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* ''99 Luftballons'' / ''99 Red Balloons'' by Nena has the protagonists launching 99 balloons and this triggers nuclear war.

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* ''99 Luftballons'' / ''99 Red Balloons'' by Nena Music/{{Nena}} has the protagonists launching 99 balloons and this triggers nuclear war.
14th Oct '16 1:11:13 PM robertpercy
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** "Memento Mori", the last song of Architects' possibly final album ''All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us'', is a song about coming to terms with death. Tom Searle's actual death happened just months after the album was released.

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** * "Memento Mori", the last song of Architects' possibly final album ''All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us'', is a song about coming to terms with death. Tom Searle's actual death happened just months after the album was released.
14th Oct '16 1:10:52 PM robertpercy
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** "Memento Mori", the last song of Architects' possibly final album ''All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us'', is a song about coming to terms with death. Tom Searle's actual death happened just months after the album was released.
6th Oct '16 3:00:32 PM KidDynamite
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*** The band ultimately did get a HappyEnding with their reunion at Live 8 in 2005.
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]].
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