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* "Goodbye May Seem Forever" from ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound''
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* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s "Fix You", inspired by [[Creator/GwynethPaltrow the singer's wife]] mourning her father's death.

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* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s "Fix You", inspired by [[Creator/GwynethPaltrow the singer's wife]] then-wife]] mourning her father's death.


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* "Jealous of the Angels" by Jenn Bostic is a traditional example of this trope. It received a ColbertBump [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff in the United Kingdom]] when it was played on the long-running BBC segment ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Tune Our Tune]]'', and was subsequently released as a single there.
13th Apr '17 6:24:18 PM ectostar
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* "If Only Tears Could Bring You Back", by Midnight Sons, from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
-->If only tears could bring you back to me
-->If only love could find a way
-->What I would do, what I would give if you returned to me
-->Some day, somehow, someway
-->If only tears could bring you back to me
* "Prologue" from ''Manga/KotouraSan'' which plays during the DownerBeginning.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Trent writes a song in tribute to [[spoiler: his late girlfriend and first love]]. In the following years, he sings it at most of his gigs, usually as the closing number.
* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan made music video ''Music/LullabyForAPrincess'', is about Celestia's grief over having to banish her own sister.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Film]]
* Music/CurtisMayfield's "Freddie's Dead" from ''Film/SuperFly''.
* In the film version of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]],'' there is Pippin's song as Faramir's Knights of Minas Tirith charge Osgiliath. In the first film and in the book, Elves sing a tearjerking lament for Gandalf. In ''The Two Towers'' movie, Éowyn's song at her cousin's funeral is a heartbreaker, particularly when one deciphers the Anglo-Saxon.
** In the novel ''The Two Towers'', Aragorn and Legolas sing an emotional lament for Boromir.
** In the novel ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', the elves of Lothlórien sing a lay for Gandalf, whom they thought was dead.
* The song "Remember Me This Way" by Jordan Hill was featured in the movie ''Film/{{Casper}}''.
* "My Heart Will Go On", performed by Music/CelineDion, from the film ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* "DingDongTheWitchIsDead" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is an inversion, in that the death is being celebrated instead of mourned.
* In ''Film/ASongIsBorn'', one of the professors remembers his departed wife with the song "Genevieve". The other professors join in and it becomes a bonding song.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** The first 2/3rds of the song "Do You Want To Build a Snowman", while arguably a grief song about an unexplained separation, is fairly fun and upbeat. The last verse, however, is about Anna mourning the death of her parents and desperately trying to reach out to her sister, her only remaining family, one last time.
--> ''Please, I know you're in there./ People are asking where you've been.''
--> ''They say "have courage", and I'm trying to./ I'm right out here for you, just let me in.''
--> ''We only have each other. It's just you and me./ What are we going to do?''
** CutSong "Life's Too Short (reprise)" is a grief song sung by [[spoiler:Elsa when she was chained at the end and Anna while she is freezing to death]].
-->Elsa: ''Sadness swirls within me like the snow/ I've frozen out the only friend I'll ever know.''
-->Elsa: ''There's no way I can win/ But I wish that I had been there for her long ago''
-->Elsa: ''Life's too short...''
-->Anna: ''To be such an oblivious fool/ So reckless that I couldn't see''
-->Anna: ''Life's too short to be so desperate to be loved/ That I only ever thought of me''
-->Anna: ''I wish I saw things clearly/ I guess that I'm just not the sort''
-->Anna: ''Now all I know is life's... too... short.,.''
* "I'll Remember (Theme from ''With Honors'')" was written and performed by Music/{{Madonna}} for the soundtrack to that movie, which ends soon after the death of a major character.
* "Bright Eyes", written by Mike Batt and performed by Art Garfunkel, from ''Literature/WatershipDown''.
* "The Prayer", the pop and classical crossover standard that originated as a BreakawayPopHit from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', can be this depending on which context it's used in.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* ''Literature/DeathOfAPopIdol'' has Johnny singing one of these [[spoiler: However, although the song ''seems'' a straight version, from his perspective, it's also a subversion, as the person he's singing about is still alive and well.]].
* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': After dropping his initial plan to starve himself to death, Egil expresses his grief about the death of his son Bodvar in the poem "Sonatorrek" (Loss of Sons).
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' featured an AffectionateParody song, "5,000 Candles in the Wind," for the recently deceased pony and Pawnee's greatest celebrity, Li'l Sebastian.
-->'''Leslie Knope''': Andy, I need you to write a memorial song. Something like "[[Music/EltonJohn Candle in]] [[Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad the Wind]]," only 5,000 times better.
* "When The River Meets The Sea" from ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas''.
* Creator/WarrenZevon's song "Keep Me In Your Heart" has been used at least twice as GriefSong. Once in ''Series/{{Californication}}'' and again in ''Series/{{House}}''.
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[[folder:Music]]



[[folder: Anime ]]

* "If Only Tears Could Bring You Back", by Midnight Sons, from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
-->If only tears could bring you back to me
-->If only love could find a way
-->What I would do, what I would give if you returned to me
-->Some day, somehow, someway
-->If only tears could bring you back to me
* "Prologue" from ''Manga/KotouraSan'' which plays during the DownerBeginning.

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[[folder: Anime ]]

[[folder:Religion & Mythology]]
* "If Only Tears Could Bring You Back", In Literature/TheBible, King David writes and sings "The Bow", a dirge for [[HeterosexualLifePartners his friend Jonathan]] and Jonathon's father King Saul, who have been killed in battle by Midnight Sons, from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''.
-->If only tears could bring you back to me
-->If only love could find a way
-->What I would do, what I would give if you returned to me
-->Some day, somehow, someway
-->If only tears could bring you back to me
* "Prologue" from ''Manga/KotouraSan'' which plays during
the DownerBeginning.
Philistines.



[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* In the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Trent writes a song in tribute to [[spoiler: his late girlfriend and first love]]. In the following years, he sings it at most of his gigs, usually as the closing number.
* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan made music video ''Music/LullabyForAPrincess'', is about Celestia's grief over having to banish her own sister.

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[[folder:Theatre]]
* In Many of the ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' story, ''[[Fanfic/LegacyTotalDrama Legacy]]'', Trent writes a song songs from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.
* "It Don't Make Sense" from ''Theatre/{{Parade}}''.
* "How Could I Ever Forget?" from ''Theatre/NextToNormal''.
* "'Till We Reach That Day" from ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}''
* All of William Finn's ''Elegies'', but particularly "When The Earth Stopped Turning"
** "Anytime (I Am There)" is the show's real TearJerker, but it's sung from the perspective of the bereaving rather than the bereaved.
* "Gone, Gone, Gone," "My Man's Gone Now" and "Clara, Clara" from ''Porgy and Bess''.
* "Candide's Lament" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}''.
* Parodied
in tribute ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamCoat'' with "One More Angel in Heaven". Joseph's brothers know he isn't really dead, but they put on a show of grief for Dad's benefit.
** Played straight with "Close Every Door", where Joseph has hit rock bottom in prison.
* Also parodied in ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', with "Pore Jud is Daid".
* "Endless Night" in the stage musical version of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** "Rafiki Mourns."
** "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" is one from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' has two straight examples and a subversion:
** In context, "Seasons of Love" is about how
to remember someone after they're gone.
** The DarkReprise of "I'll Cover You" is also a straight example.
** "Your Eyes", after which Mimi [[DisneyDeath revives]] thanks to ThePowerOfRock and a literal guardian Angel, is a subversion.
* The DarkReprise of "If I Loved You" from ''Carousel'' is an interesting variant, as it's sung from the viewpoint of a deceased person who's about to leave for the afterlife after being allowed to see his wife and daughter on Earth fifteen years after he died.
* "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', dealing with Marius' grief and survivor's guilt.
* "Days of Plenty" from the musical of ''LittleWomen.''
* "Those You've Known" from ''Theatre/SpringAwakening.'' Interesting in that it is
[[spoiler: his late girlfriend sung mostly by the ghosts of the departed.]]
** Also "Left Behind".
* "No More" could be seen as a variant of this in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.'' For sure, though, "The Witch's Lament" is a straight example.
* Invoked by ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' with "Tell Her I Love Her", which is part [[spoiler:DeathSong for Bobby]]
and first love]]. In the following years, this for [[spoiler: Little Sally.]]
* "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" sung by Christine about her father in ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The Phantom's mournful "All I Ask Of You" reprise also qualifies, as
he sings it at most of his gigs, usually as the closing number.
is singing about Christine who he believes he has lost forever to Raoul.
* The MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fan made music video ''Music/LullabyForAPrincess'', final scene of ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' is a series of reprises that are either [[DarkReprise dark reprises]] or turn the material into Grief Songs. "Look With Your Heart", "Once Upon Another Time", and "Till I Hear You Sing", in that order, chronicle [[spoiler: Christine's death]].
* "Supper Time." Holy ''[[WhamEpisode god]]'', "Supper Time." From the 1933 revue ''As Thousands Cheer'', this number is a black woman wondering how to explain to her kids that their father has just been lynched.
* ''Theatre/NotreDameDeParis'': Quasimodo's "Danse mon Esmeralda" (doubles as BSODSong), right after Esmeralda's death. He's witnessed the death of the woman he loves and killed his adoptive father. He's resolved to die holding Esmeralda's dead body, because "dying for you is not dying". Yeah, he's pretty broken.
* "Why" in ''tick, tick, BOOM''. Jon has just found out his best friend Michael [[spoiler: has AIDS. The song
is about Celestia's Jon remembering the good times he and Michael had, and wanting to make the best of the time they have left.]]
* [[Theatre/InTheHeights "Alabanza"]] is the neighborhood grieving [[spoiler: Abuela Claudia]].
* ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'' features an inversion in the climactic scene. Iolanthe veils herself so the Lord Chancellor won't recognize her because [[ItMakesSenseInContext she'll be executed if he does]], and pleads for him to give his consent for her son Strephon to marry a certain ward of the court. She sings the ballad, "If, In the Bygone Years" in an appeal to his memories of his (supposedly) late wife, who is in fact [[spoiler: Iolanthe herself]].
* ''Theatre/BorisGodunov'' has the Tsarevna Xenia's lament for her late fiancé. This was one of the parts of the opera that was recomposed from the original version.
* The "Totenklage" in ''{{Theatre/Elisabeth}}'' combines this trope with DarkReprise.
* ''Theatre/{{Lestat}}'' has both "Sail Me Away" and the brief DarkReprise of "Right Before My Eyes".
* "I Promise You a Happy Ending" from ''Mack and Mabel.''
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' has "No Good Deed". It's heartbreaking to watch, and considered by some to be just as powerful as "Defying Gravity".
** And then there's Glinda's part in "Finale", which doubles as DarkReprise of "For Good".
* ''Theatre/IfThen'' has "Learn To Live Without", dealing with Liz's
grief over the death of her husband.
* "It's Quiet Uptown" in ''{{Theatre/Hamilton}}''
* Parodied in ''Theatre/{{Curtains}}'' with "The Woman's Dead" (and its reprise, "The Man Is Dead").
* In ''Theatre/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', "Always Better" allows Francesca to both mourn her lover and remember the joy of their time together.
* The revised stage musical of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only (Triton's Lament)", in which Triton reminisces about [[TheLostLenore his late wife]] and laments his lack of control over Ariel without her.
* "Missing You" from ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' is one of these, as Harry sings about Dumbledore's death and Quirrell about [[HoYay
having to banish her own sister.
been abandoned by Voldemort]].
** Also from the sequel, "Guys Like Potter" (Snape missing Lily) and "Those Voices" (about Lily and James, by Sirius and Harry [[spoiler:and Snape]]).



[[folder: Film ]]

* Music/CurtisMayfield's "Freddie's Dead" from ''Film/SuperFly''.
* In the film version of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]],'' there is Pippin's song as Faramir's Knights of Minas Tirith charge Osgiliath. In the first film and in the book, Elves sing a tearjerking lament for Gandalf. In ''The Two Towers'' movie, Éowyn's song at her cousin's funeral is a heartbreaker, particularly when one deciphers the Anglo-Saxon.
** In the novel ''The Two Towers'', Aragorn and Legolas sing an emotional lament for Boromir.
** In the novel ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', the elves of Lothlórien sing a lay for Gandalf, whom they thought was dead.
* The song "Remember Me This Way" by Jordan Hill was featured in the movie ''Film/{{Casper}}''.
* "My Heart Will Go On", performed by Music/CelineDion, from the film ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* "DingDongTheWitchIsDead" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is an inversion, in that the death is being celebrated instead of mourned.
* In ''Film/ASongIsBorn'', one of the professors remembers his departed wife with the song "Genevieve". The other professors join in and it becomes a bonding song.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** The first 2/3rds of the song "Do You Want To Build a Snowman", while arguably a grief song about an unexplained separation, is fairly fun and upbeat. The last verse, however, is about Anna mourning the death of her parents and desperately trying to reach out to her sister, her only remaining family, one last time.
--> ''Please, I know you're in there./ People are asking where you've been.''
--> ''They say "have courage", and I'm trying to./ I'm right out here for you, just let me in.''
--> ''We only have each other. It's just you and me./ What are we going to do?''
** CutSong "Life's Too Short (reprise)" is a grief song sung by [[spoiler:Elsa when she was chained at the end and Anna while she is freezing to death]].
-->Elsa: ''Sadness swirls within me like the snow/ I've frozen out the only friend I'll ever know.''
-->Elsa: ''There's no way I can win/ But I wish that I had been there for her long ago''
-->Elsa: ''Life's too short...''
-->Anna: ''To be such an oblivious fool/ So reckless that I couldn't see''
-->Anna: ''Life's too short to be so desperate to be loved/ That I only ever thought of me''
-->Anna: ''I wish I saw things clearly/ I guess that I'm just not the sort''
-->Anna: ''Now all I know is life's... too... short.,.''
* "I'll Remember (Theme from ''With Honors'')" was written and performed by Music/{{Madonna}} for the soundtrack to that movie, which ends soon after the death of a major character.
* "Bright Eyes", written by Mike Batt and performed by Art Garfunkel, from ''Literature/WatershipDown''.
* "The Prayer", the pop and classical crossover standard that originated as a BreakawayPopHit from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', can be this depending on which context it's used in.

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Music/CurtisMayfield's "Freddie's Dead" from ''Film/SuperFly''.
* In the film version of ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Return of the King]],'' there is Pippin's song as Faramir's Knights of Minas Tirith charge Osgiliath. In the first film and in the book, Elves sing a tearjerking lament for Gandalf. In ''The Two Towers'' movie, Éowyn's song at her cousin's funeral is a heartbreaker, particularly when one deciphers the Anglo-Saxon.
** In the novel ''The Two Towers'', Aragorn and Legolas sing an emotional lament for Boromir.
** In the novel ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', the elves of Lothlórien sing a lay for Gandalf, whom they thought was dead.
* The song "Remember Me This Way" by Jordan Hill was featured in the movie ''Film/{{Casper}}''.
* "My Heart Will Go On", performed by Music/CelineDion,
"Each Night He Comes Home to Me" from the film ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''.
* "DingDongTheWitchIsDead" from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' is an inversion, in that the death is being celebrated instead of mourned.
* In ''Film/ASongIsBorn'', one of the professors remembers his departed wife with the song "Genevieve". The other professors join in and it becomes a bonding song.
* ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'':
** The first 2/3rds of the song "Do You Want To Build a Snowman", while arguably a grief song about an unexplained separation, is fairly fun and upbeat. The last verse, however,
''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Underground'' OST is about Anna mourning a war widow. As a BilingualBonus, you can also hear a German version [[SourceMusic on a radio]] in-game.
* [[LyricalDissonance "Kimi No Kioku"]] in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' [[spoiler: Which comfirmed
the death [[TheHeroDies Protagonist]]'s HeroicSacrifice]]
* In Odyssey's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_9c0yipDPY "Final Breath"]], a [[WithLyrics vocal]] {{Eurobeat}} arrangement
of her parents and desperately trying to reach out to her sister, her only remaining family, one last time.
--> ''Please, I know you're in there./ People are asking where you've been.''
--> ''They say "have courage", and I'm trying to./ I'm right out here for you, just let me in.''
--> ''We only have each other. It's just you and me./ What are we going to do?''
** CutSong "Life's Too Short (reprise)" is a grief song sung by [[spoiler:Elsa when she was chained at the end and Anna while she is freezing to death]].
-->Elsa: ''Sadness swirls within me like the snow/ I've frozen out the only friend I'll ever know.''
-->Elsa: ''There's no way I can win/ But I wish that I had been there for her long ago''
-->Elsa: ''Life's too short...''
-->Anna: ''To be such an oblivious fool/ So reckless that I couldn't see''
-->Anna: ''Life's too short to be so desperate to be loved/ That I only ever thought
"Border of me''
-->Anna: ''I wish I saw things clearly/ I guess that I'm just not the sort''
-->Anna: ''Now all I know is life's... too... short.,.''
* "I'll Remember (Theme
Life" from ''With Honors'')" was written and performed by Music/{{Madonna}} for ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom", the soundtrack singer's character longs to that movie, which ends soon after the death of a major character.
* "Bright Eyes", written by Mike Batt and performed by Art Garfunkel, from ''Literature/WatershipDown''.
* "The Prayer", the pop and classical crossover standard that originated as a BreakawayPopHit from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', can be this depending on which context it's used in.
join his deceased lover in death.



[[folder: Literature ]]

* ''Literature/DeathOfAPopIdol'' has Johnny singing one of these [[spoiler: However, although the song ''seems'' a straight version, from his perspective, it's also a subversion, as the person he's singing about is still alive and well.]].
* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': After dropping his initial plan to starve himself to death, Egil expresses his grief about the death of his son Bodvar in the poem "Sonatorrek" (Loss of Sons).

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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Literature/DeathOfAPopIdol'' has Johnny singing one [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0445.html This]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of these [[spoiler: However, although the song ''seems'' a straight version, from his perspective, it's also a subversion, as the person he's singing about is still alive and well.]].
* ''Literature/EgilsSaga'': After dropping his initial plan to starve himself to death, Egil expresses his grief about the death of his son Bodvar in the poem "Sonatorrek" (Loss of Sons).
Stick]]'' strip.



[[folder: Live-Action TV ]]

* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' featured an AffectionateParody song, "5,000 Candles in the Wind," for the recently deceased pony and Pawnee's greatest celebrity, Li'l Sebastian.
-->'''Leslie Knope''': Andy, I need you to write a memorial song. Something like "[[Music/EltonJohn Candle in]] [[Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad the Wind]]," only 5,000 times better.
* "When The River Meets The Sea" from ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas''.

* Creator/WarrenZevon's song "Keep Me In Your Heart" has been used at least twice as GriefSong. Once in ''Series/{{Californication}}'' and again in ''Series/{{House}}''.

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[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' featured an AffectionateParody song, "5,000 Candles "Everything You Ever" from the end of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
* "No More Fear" from ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'', sung by Emma (Katherine Pawlak), following the death of [[spoiler:Gina Hart]]
in the Wind," for the recently deceased pony and Pawnee's greatest celebrity, Li'l Sebastian.
-->'''Leslie Knope''': Andy, I need you to write a memorial song. Something like "[[Music/EltonJohn Candle in]] [[Music/GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad the Wind]]," only 5,000 times better.
* "When The River Meets The Sea" from ''Literature/EmmetOttersJugBandChristmas''.

* Creator/WarrenZevon's song "Keep Me In Your Heart" has been used at least twice as GriefSong. Once in ''Series/{{Californication}}'' and again in ''Series/{{House}}''.
previous episode.



[[folder: Religion and Mythology ]]

* In Literature/TheBible, King David writes and sings "The Bow", a dirge for [[HeterosexualLifePartners his friend Jonathan]] and Jonathon's father King Saul, who have been killed in battle by the Philistines.

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[[folder: Religion [[folder:Western Animation]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzpuAx0PsM Chorale For Snow White]]."
* Owen's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts4xxICfXWk Oh, My Izzy!]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour,]]'' while it has a very up-beat tempo is sang right after [[spoiler: Owen breaks up with Izzy,
and Mythology ]]

she is taken out of the game due to head trauma.]]
** Coupled with the ArtShift during the song, which is done in Owen's crayon style (which is his imagination.)
* In Literature/TheBible, King David writes ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has "Leaves from the Vine", sung by Iroh at a makeshift memorial shrine for his son who died in the siege on Ba Sing Se. The song also acts as a dedication to Iroh's voice actor, Mako, who had died before the episode aired.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jldngb69BTc It Changes]] from WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome.
* "Something Is Missing" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was originally about Jerrica looking for her [[TransformationTrinket earrings]] however a later episode [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning repurposed]] it to be about [[DaddysGirl Kimber]] mourning her deceased father.
-->I feel a lost
and sings "The Bow", a dirge for [[HeterosexualLifePartners his friend Jonathan]] and Jonathon's father King Saul, who have been killed it's got me kinda shook
-->I keep on searching but it's nowhere I look
-->Something is missing
in battle by the Philistines.
my life
-->Can somebody tell me where it's gone?
-->Something is missing in my life
-->Somebody tell me where I've gone wrong with my life?



[[folder: Theatre ]]

* Many of the songs from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.
* "It Don't Make Sense" from ''Theatre/{{Parade}}''.
* "How Could I Ever Forget?" from ''Theatre/NextToNormal''.
* "'Till We Reach That Day" from ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}''
* All of William Finn's ''Elegies'', but particularly "When The Earth Stopped Turning"
** "Anytime (I Am There)" is the show's real TearJerker, but it's sung from the perspective of the bereaving rather than the bereaved.
* "Gone, Gone, Gone," "My Man's Gone Now" and "Clara, Clara" from ''Porgy and Bess''.
* "Candide's Lament" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}''.
* Parodied in ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamCoat'' with "One More Angel in Heaven". Joseph's brothers know he isn't really dead, but they put on a show of grief for Dad's benefit.
** Played straight with "Close Every Door", where Joseph has hit rock bottom in prison.
* Also parodied in ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', with "Pore Jud is Daid".
* "Endless Night" in the stage musical version of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** "Rafiki Mourns."
** "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" is one from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' has two straight examples and a subversion:
** In context, "Seasons of Love" is about how to remember someone after they're gone.
** The DarkReprise of "I'll Cover You" is also a straight example.
** "Your Eyes", after which Mimi [[DisneyDeath revives]] thanks to ThePowerOfRock and a literal guardian Angel, is a subversion.
* The DarkReprise of "If I Loved You" from ''Carousel'' is an interesting variant, as it's sung from the viewpoint of a deceased person who's about to leave for the afterlife after being allowed to see his wife and daughter on Earth fifteen years after he died.
* "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', dealing with Marius' grief and survivor's guilt.
* "Days of Plenty" from the musical of ''LittleWomen.''
* "Those You've Known" from ''Theatre/SpringAwakening.'' Interesting in that it is [[spoiler: sung mostly by the ghosts of the departed.]]
** Also "Left Behind".
* "No More" could be seen as a variant of this in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.'' For sure, though, "The Witch's Lament" is a straight example.
* Invoked by ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' with "Tell Her I Love Her", which is part [[spoiler:DeathSong for Bobby]] and this for [[spoiler: Little Sally.]]
* "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" sung by Christine about her father in ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The Phantom's mournful "All I Ask Of You" reprise also qualifies, as he is singing about Christine who he believes he has lost forever to Raoul.
* The final scene of ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' is a series of reprises that are either [[DarkReprise dark reprises]] or turn the material into Grief Songs. "Look With Your Heart", "Once Upon Another Time", and "Till I Hear You Sing", in that order, chronicle [[spoiler: Christine's death]].
* "Supper Time." Holy ''[[WhamEpisode god]]'', "Supper Time." From the 1933 revue ''As Thousands Cheer'', this number is a black woman wondering how to explain to her kids that their father has just been lynched.
* ''Theatre/NotreDameDeParis'': Quasimodo's "Danse mon Esmeralda" (doubles as BSODSong), right after Esmeralda's death. He's witnessed the death of the woman he loves and killed his adoptive father. He's resolved to die holding Esmeralda's dead body, because "dying for you is not dying". Yeah, he's pretty broken.
* "Why" in ''tick, tick, BOOM''. Jon has just found out his best friend Michael [[spoiler: has AIDS. The song is about Jon remembering the good times he and Michael had, and wanting to make the best of the time they have left.]]
* [[Theatre/InTheHeights "Alabanza"]] is the neighborhood grieving [[spoiler: Abuela Claudia]].
* ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'' features an inversion in the climactic scene. Iolanthe veils herself so the Lord Chancellor won't recognize her because [[ItMakesSenseInContext she'll be executed if he does]], and pleads for him to give his consent for her son Strephon to marry a certain ward of the court. She sings the ballad, "If, In the Bygone Years" in an appeal to his memories of his (supposedly) late wife, who is in fact [[spoiler: Iolanthe herself]].
* ''Theatre/BorisGodunov'' has the Tsarevna Xenia's lament for her late fiancé. This was one of the parts of the opera that was recomposed from the original version.
* The "Totenklage" in ''{{Theatre/Elisabeth}}'' combines this trope with DarkReprise.
* ''Theatre/{{Lestat}}'' has both "Sail Me Away" and the brief DarkReprise of "Right Before My Eyes".
* "I Promise You a Happy Ending" from ''Mack and Mabel.''
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' has "No Good Deed". It's heartbreaking to watch, and considered by some to be just as powerful as "Defying Gravity".
** And then there's Glinda's part in "Finale", which doubles as DarkReprise of "For Good".
* ''Theatre/IfThen'' has "Learn To Live Without", dealing with Liz's grief over the death of her husband.
* "It's Quiet Uptown" in ''{{Theatre/Hamilton}}''
* Parodied in ''Theatre/{{Curtains}}'' with "The Woman's Dead" (and its reprise, "The Man Is Dead").
* In ''Theatre/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', "Always Better" allows Francesca to both mourn her lover and remember the joy of their time together.
* The revised stage musical of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only (Triton's Lament)", in which Triton reminisces about [[TheLostLenore his late wife]] and laments his lack of control over Ariel without her.
* "Missing You" from ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' is one of these, as Harry sings about Dumbledore's death and Quirrell about [[HoYay having been abandoned by Voldemort]].
** Also from the sequel, "Guys Like Potter" (Snape missing Lily) and "Those Voices" (about Lily and James, by Sirius and Harry [[spoiler:and Snape]]).

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!! Songs about Partings

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Many of the songs "The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye)" from ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet''.
* "It Don't Make Sense" from ''Theatre/{{Parade}}''.
* "How Could I Ever Forget?" from ''Theatre/NextToNormal''.
* "'Till We Reach That Day" from ''Literature/{{Ragtime}}''
* All of William Finn's ''Elegies'', but particularly "When The Earth Stopped Turning"
** "Anytime (I Am There)" is
the show's real TearJerker, but ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: 2B A Master'' album. Although the song itself is a perfectly straight example, when it's sung from the perspective of the bereaving rather than the bereaved.
* "Gone, Gone, Gone," "My Man's Gone Now" and "Clara, Clara" from ''Porgy and Bess''.
* "Candide's Lament" from ''Theatre/{{Candide}}''.
* Parodied in ''Theatre/JosephAndTheAmazingTechnicolorDreamCoat'' with "One More Angel in Heaven". Joseph's brothers know he isn't really dead, but they put on a show of grief for Dad's benefit.
** Played straight with "Close Every Door", where Joseph has hit rock bottom in prison.
* Also parodied in ''Theatre/{{Oklahoma}}'', with "Pore Jud is Daid".
* "Endless Night"
actually used in the stage musical version of ''Disney/TheLionKing''.
** "Rafiki Mourns."
** "Can You Feel
anime, Pikachu immediately returns as soon as the Love Tonight?" song is one from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective.
over.
* ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' has two straight examples and a subversion:
** In context, "Seasons
The ending song to episode four of Love" ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is an English song named "We Took Each Other's Hand" about how to remember someone after they're gone.
** The DarkReprise of "I'll Cover You" is also a straight example.
** "Your Eyes", after which Mimi [[DisneyDeath revives]] thanks to ThePowerOfRock and a literal guardian Angel, is a subversion.
* The DarkReprise of "If I Loved You" from ''Carousel'' is an interesting variant, as it's sung from the viewpoint of a deceased person who's about to leave
Miki's feelings for the afterlife after being allowed to see his wife and daughter on Earth fifteen years after he died.
* "Empty Chairs At Empty Tables" from ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', dealing
her best friend Kei. [[spoiler:The final episode shows Kei GaveUpTooSoon as she would have eventually been rescued with Marius' grief Miki and survivor's guilt.
* "Days of Plenty" from the musical of ''LittleWomen.''
* "Those You've Known" from ''Theatre/SpringAwakening.'' Interesting in that it is [[spoiler: sung mostly by the ghosts of the departed.
Taroumaru. She ended up turning [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie into a zombie]].]]
** Also "Left Behind".
* "No More" could be seen as a variant
-->All of this in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods.'' For sure, though, "The Witch's Lament" is a straight example.
* Invoked by ''Theatre/{{Urinetown}}'' with "Tell Her I Love Her", which is part [[spoiler:DeathSong for Bobby]] and this for [[spoiler: Little Sally.]]
* "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" sung by Christine about her father in ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera''.
** The Phantom's mournful "All I Ask Of You" reprise also qualifies, as he is singing about Christine who he believes he has lost forever to Raoul.
* The final scene of ''Theatre/LoveNeverDies'' is a series of reprises that are either [[DarkReprise dark reprises]] or turn the material into Grief Songs. "Look With Your Heart", "Once Upon Another Time", and "Till I Hear You Sing", in that order, chronicle [[spoiler: Christine's death]].
* "Supper Time." Holy ''[[WhamEpisode god]]'', "Supper Time." From the 1933 revue ''As Thousands Cheer'', this number is a black woman wondering how to explain to her kids that their father has just been lynched.
* ''Theatre/NotreDameDeParis'': Quasimodo's "Danse mon Esmeralda" (doubles as BSODSong), right after Esmeralda's death. He's witnessed the death of the woman he loves and killed his adoptive father. He's resolved to die holding Esmeralda's dead body, because "dying for you is not dying". Yeah, he's pretty broken.
* "Why" in ''tick, tick, BOOM''. Jon has just found out his best friend Michael [[spoiler: has AIDS. The song is about Jon remembering the good times he and Michael had, and wanting to make the best of the time they have left.]]
* [[Theatre/InTheHeights "Alabanza"]] is the neighborhood grieving [[spoiler: Abuela Claudia]].
* ''Theatre/{{Iolanthe}}'' features an inversion in the climactic scene. Iolanthe veils herself so the Lord Chancellor won't recognize her because [[ItMakesSenseInContext she'll be executed if he does]], and pleads for him to give his consent for her son Strephon to marry a certain ward of the court. She sings the ballad, "If, In the Bygone Years" in an appeal to his
your warm tender days
-->So many
memories of his (supposedly) late wife, who is in fact [[spoiler: Iolanthe herself]].
* ''Theatre/BorisGodunov'' has the Tsarevna Xenia's lament for her late fiancé. This was one of the parts of the opera that was recomposed from the original version.
* The "Totenklage" in ''{{Theatre/Elisabeth}}'' combines this trope
with DarkReprise.
* ''Theatre/{{Lestat}}'' has both "Sail Me Away" and the brief DarkReprise of "Right Before My Eyes".
* "I Promise You a Happy Ending" from ''Mack and Mabel.''
* ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' has "No Good Deed". It's heartbreaking to watch, and considered by some to be just as powerful as "Defying Gravity".
** And then there's Glinda's part in "Finale", which doubles as DarkReprise of "For Good".
* ''Theatre/IfThen'' has "Learn To Live Without", dealing with Liz's grief over the death of her husband.
* "It's Quiet Uptown" in ''{{Theatre/Hamilton}}''
* Parodied in ''Theatre/{{Curtains}}'' with "The Woman's Dead" (and its reprise, "The Man Is Dead").
* In ''Theatre/TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty'', "Always Better" allows Francesca to both mourn her lover and remember the joy of their time together.
* The revised stage musical of ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' has "If Only (Triton's Lament)", in which Triton reminisces about [[TheLostLenore his late wife]] and laments his lack of control over Ariel
you now gone
-->I feel so lost
without her.
* "Missing You"
you here by my side
-->When I wake up
from ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'' is one of these, as Harry sings about Dumbledore's death and Quirrell about [[HoYay having been abandoned by Voldemort]].
** Also from the sequel, "Guys Like Potter" (Snape missing Lily) and "Those Voices" (about Lily and James, by Sirius and Harry [[spoiler:and Snape]]).
this dream I want to be with you again



[[folder: Video Games ]]
* "Each Night He Comes Home to Me" from the ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Underground'' OST is about a war widow. As a BilingualBonus, you can also hear a German version [[SourceMusic on a radio]] in-game.
* [[LyricalDissonance "Kimi No Kioku"]] in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' [[spoiler: Which comfirmed the [[TheHeroDies Protagonist]]'s HeroicSacrifice]]
* In Odyssey's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_9c0yipDPY "Final Breath"]], a [[WithLyrics vocal]] {{Eurobeat}} arrangement of "Border of Life" from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom", the singer's character longs to join his deceased lover in death.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]
[[folder:Film]]
* "Each Night He Comes Home to "Never Gonna Dance" from ''Film/SwingTime'' (1936) is a [[BSODSong surreal, disjointed song]] expressing Lucky's sense of desolation when it seems he is losing Penny for good.
* "They Can't Take That Away From
Me" from the ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Underground'' OST ''Film/ShallWeDance'' (1937) is sung by Peter right after he has married Linda, knowing she's going to divorce him immediately. He sings wistfully about a war widow. As a BilingualBonus, you can also hear a German version [[SourceMusic on a radio]] in-game.
* [[LyricalDissonance "Kimi No Kioku"]] in ''VideoGame/Persona3'' [[spoiler: Which comfirmed
the [[TheHeroDies Protagonist]]'s HeroicSacrifice]]
* In Odyssey's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_9c0yipDPY "Final Breath"]], a [[WithLyrics vocal]] {{Eurobeat}} arrangement of "Border of Life"
memories he'll keep from ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}} 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom", their brief marriage.
* ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'': "When Love is Gone", during Scrooge and Belle's breakup scene. [[CutSong The song was cut]] from
the singer's character longs to join his deceased lover in death.theatrical version, although the [[AwardBaitSong ending credits cover]] by Martina [=McBride=] was retained.
* "Evermore" from the newest ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast''



[[folder: Web Comics ]]
* [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0445.html This]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'' strip.

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[[folder:Music]]
* Double example in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0445.html This]] ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of youtube.com/watch?v=1FMmgGpASEs Ya Uhozhu]] (я ухожу), which counts for both death and partings. "Ya uhozhu, - skazal mal'chishka ej skvoz' grust' no nenadolgo *Gunfire*,ty zhdi menya i ya vernus', Ushel sovsem, ne vstretiv pervuyu vesnu." *Cuts to war memorial.* Prishyol domoj v soldatskom tsinkovom grobu.
* "She's Leaving Home" by Music/TheBeatles, from ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''
* "The Dance" by Music/GarthBrooks
* By Music/EltonJohn:
** "Daniel"
** "Blue Eyes"
** "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"
* "Leaving on a Jet Plane", by Music/JohnDenver [[CoveredUp and others]]
* Project Pitchfork's "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lament]]" (ambiguous whether this is about just parting or
the Stick]]'' strip.love interest's actual death).
* The title track on Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', about the departure of their co-founder and original frontman Syd Barrett, who was forced to leave due to mental illness.
* Music/{{Metallica}}'s final song with bassist Music/JasonNewsted, "I Disappear" from the ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' soundtrack mirrored his eventual falling out and departure from the band.
* "Dead To Me" by Music/MelanieMartinez is odd in that it is a BreakupSong, and a bitter one at that, that acts as a grief song as well.
-->My condolences
-->I'll shed a tear with your family
-->I'll open a bottle up, pour a little bit out in your memory
-->I'll be at the wake dressed in all black
-->I'll call out your name, but you won't call back
-->I'll hand a flower to your mother when I say goodbye
-->'Cause baby you're dead to me
* While not originally intended that way, Creator/LynyrdSkynyrd ' s "Free Bird." The band dedicates it to Duane Allman in concert.
* Creator/WarrenZevon 's "Keep Me In Your Heart" was written as a message to his loved ones just before he died. It's been used a few times (see Live Action TV Below).



[[folder: Web Original ]]
* "Everything You Ever" from the end of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
* "No More Fear" from ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'', sung by Emma (Katherine Pawlak), following the death of [[spoiler:Gina Hart]] in the previous episode.

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[[folder:Theatre]]
* "Everything You Ever" "This Nearly Was Mine" from the end of ''WebVideo/DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog''.
''Theatre/SouthPacific''
* "No More Fear" "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face" from ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'', sung by Emma (Katherine Pawlak), following ''Film/MyFairLady'' is this for Higgins who is trying to come to terms with his feelings of loss after Eliza walks out on him.
* "Chavaleh" from ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' is an interesting case, as Tevye has to declare his daughter Chava dead to him after she marries outside
the death Jewish faith, but this song makes it clear it's not easy for him. He loves his daughter, yet he believes he has no choice but to disown her.
* "For Good", from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
* "Cute Boys with Short Haircuts" and "Friendship Isn't What it Used to Be" from ''Vanities: The Musical''.
* "I'm Still Hurting" and Jamie's part
of [[spoiler:Gina Hart]] in the previous episode."I Could Never Rescue You" from '''Theatre/TheLastFiveYears'''.




[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rzpuAx0PsM Chorale For Snow White]]."
* Owen's song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts4xxICfXWk Oh, My Izzy!]] in ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland Total Drama World Tour,]]'' while it has a very up-beat tempo is sang right after [[spoiler: Owen breaks up with Izzy, and she is taken out of the game due to head trauma.]]
** Coupled with the ArtShift during the song, which is done in Owen's crayon style (which is his imagination.)
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' has "Leaves from the Vine", sung by Iroh at a makeshift memorial shrine for his son who died in the siege on Ba Sing Se. The song also acts as a dedication to Iroh's voice actor, Mako, who had died before the episode aired.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jldngb69BTc It Changes]] from WesternAnimation/SnoopyComeHome.
* "Something Is Missing" from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' was originally about Jerrica looking for her [[TransformationTrinket earrings]] however a later episode [[TheCoverChangesTheMeaning repurposed]] it to be about [[DaddysGirl Kimber]] mourning her deceased father.
-->I feel a lost and it's got me kinda shook
-->I keep on searching but it's nowhere I look
-->Something is missing in my life
-->Can somebody tell me where it's gone?
-->Something is missing in my life
-->Somebody tell me where I've gone wrong with my life?

[[/folder]]

!! Songs about Partings

[[folder: Music ]]

* Double example in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FMmgGpASEs Ya Uhozhu]] (я ухожу), which counts for both death and partings. "Ya uhozhu, - skazal mal'chishka ej skvoz' grust' no nenadolgo *Gunfire*,ty zhdi menya i ya vernus', Ushel sovsem, ne vstretiv pervuyu vesnu." *Cuts to war memorial.* Prishyol domoj v soldatskom tsinkovom grobu.
* "She's Leaving Home" by Music/TheBeatles, from ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''
* "The Dance" by Music/GarthBrooks
* By Music/EltonJohn:
** "Daniel"
** "Blue Eyes"
** "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues"
* "Leaving on a Jet Plane", by Music/JohnDenver [[CoveredUp and others]]
* Project Pitchfork's "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lament]]" (ambiguous whether this is about just parting or the love interest's actual death).
* The title track on Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'', about the departure of their co-founder and original frontman Syd Barrett, who was forced to leave due to mental illness.
* Music/{{Metallica}}'s final song with bassist Music/JasonNewsted, "I Disappear" from the ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' soundtrack mirrored his eventual falling out and departure from the band.
* "Dead To Me" by Music/MelanieMartinez is odd in that it is a BreakupSong, and a bitter one at that, that acts as a grief song as well.
-->My condolences
-->I'll shed a tear with your family
-->I'll open a bottle up, pour a little bit out in your memory
-->I'll be at the wake dressed in all black
-->I'll call out your name, but you won't call back
-->I'll hand a flower to your mother when I say goodbye
-->'Cause baby you're dead to me
* While not originally intended that way, Creator/LynyrdSkynyrd ' s "Free Bird." The band dedicates it to Duane Allman in concert.
* Creator/WarrenZevon 's "Keep Me In Your Heart" was written as a message to his loved ones just before he died. It's been used a few times (see Live Action TV Below).

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Anime ]]

* "The Time Has Come (Pikachu's Goodbye)" from the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}: 2B A Master'' album. Although the song itself is a perfectly straight example, when it's actually used in the anime, Pikachu immediately returns as soon as the song is over.
* The ending song to episode four of ''Manga/SchoolLive'' is an English song named "We Took Each Other's Hand" about Miki's feelings for her best friend Kei. [[spoiler:The final episode shows Kei GaveUpTooSoon as she would have eventually been rescued with Miki and Taroumaru. She ended up turning [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie into a zombie]].]]
-->All of your warm tender days
-->So many memories with you now gone
-->I feel so lost without you here by my side
-->When I wake up from this dream I want to be with you again

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Film ]]

* "Never Gonna Dance" from ''Film/SwingTime'' (1936) is a [[BSODSong surreal, disjointed song]] expressing Lucky's sense of desolation when it seems he is losing Penny for good.
* "They Can't Take That Away From Me" from ''Film/ShallWeDance'' (1937) is sung by Peter right after he has married Linda, knowing she's going to divorce him immediately. He sings wistfully about the memories he'll keep from their brief marriage.
* ''Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol'': "When Love is Gone", during Scrooge and Belle's breakup scene. [[CutSong The song was cut]] from the theatrical version, although the [[AwardBaitSong ending credits cover]] by Martina [=McBride=] was retained.
* "Evermore" from the newest ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast''

[[/folder]]

[[folder: Theatre ]]

* "This Nearly Was Mine" from ''Theatre/SouthPacific''
* "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face" from ''Film/MyFairLady'' is this for Higgins who is trying to come to terms with his feelings of loss after Eliza walks out on him.
* "Chavaleh" from ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' is an interesting case, as Tevye has to declare his daughter Chava dead to him after she marries outside the Jewish faith, but this song makes it clear it's not easy for him. He loves his daughter, yet he believes he has no choice but to disown her.
* "For Good", from ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}''.
* "Cute Boys with Short Haircuts" and "Friendship Isn't What it Used to Be" from ''Vanities: The Musical''.
* "I'm Still Hurting" and Jamie's part of "I Could Never Rescue You" from '''Theatre/TheLastFiveYears'''.

[[/folder]]
2nd Apr '17 1:20:35 PM nombretomado
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* [[LyricalDissonance "Kimi No Kioku"]] in ''{{Persona 3}}'' [[spoiler: Which comfirmed the [[TheHeroDies Protagonist]]'s HeroicSacrifice]]

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* [[LyricalDissonance "Kimi No Kioku"]] in ''{{Persona 3}}'' ''VideoGame/Persona3'' [[spoiler: Which comfirmed the [[TheHeroDies Protagonist]]'s HeroicSacrifice]]
29th Mar '17 7:13:33 AM Maryloohoo
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** Played straight with "Close Every Door to Me," where Joseph has hit rock bottom in prison.

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** Played straight with "Close Every Door to Me," Door", where Joseph has hit rock bottom in prison.
26th Mar '17 10:31:15 AM Werevampiwolf
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* "Evermore" from the newest ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast''
26th Feb '17 7:58:29 PM gewunomox
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* "Youtopia" by Music/ArminVanBuuren featuring [[OwlCity Adam Young]] is another example sung [[PosthumousNarration from the deceased lover's point of view]], [[LyricalDissonance set to an uplifting trance instrumentation]]. The video has the bereaved girlfriend reminiscing of [[HappierTimesMontage their happy times together]] on a camping trip.

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* "Youtopia" by Music/ArminVanBuuren featuring [[OwlCity [[Music/OwlCity Adam Young]] is another example sung [[PosthumousNarration from the deceased lover's point of view]], [[LyricalDissonance set to an uplifting trance instrumentation]]. The video has the bereaved girlfriend reminiscing of [[HappierTimesMontage their happy times together]] on a camping trip.
20th Feb '17 5:45:13 PM LorienTheYounger
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* The appropriately named "Tearjerker" by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, about Music/KurtCobain. Also "Transcending", on the same album, about Creator/RiverPhoenix.

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* The appropriately named "Tearjerker" by Music/RedHotChiliPeppers, about Music/KurtCobain.Music/KurtCobain, from the album ''One Hot Minute''. Also "Transcending", on the same album, about Creator/RiverPhoenix.


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** "Venice Queen", off ''By The Way'', a tribute to Anthony Kiedis's drug rehabilitation counselor Gloria Scott who died from cancer.
** "Brendan's Death Song", off ''I'm With You'', for Brendan Mullen, an old friend of the band's and one of their earliest supporters.
20th Feb '17 12:58:41 AM bt8257
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Someone died (or is otherwise gone), we're very sad, and we're singing about it. Frequently a TearJerker. A SubTrope of SongsOfSolace.

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Someone died (or is otherwise gone), we're very sad, and we're singing about it. Frequently Often a TearJerker. A SubTrope of SongsOfSolace.
3rd Feb '17 6:27:53 PM twilicorn
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* "Clouds" by Before You Exit is about Music/ChristinaGrimmie , their tourmate who was murdered after one of their concerts.
** "Blink of an Eye" by Tori Kelly and "Christina's Song" by MAX were also written for her.

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* "Clouds" by Before You Exit is about Music/ChristinaGrimmie , their tourmate who was murdered after one of their concerts.
**
Exit, "Blink of an Eye" by Tori Kelly and "Christina's Song" by MAX were also all written for her.Music/ChristinaGrimmie. The first act listed was touring with her at the time of her assassination.
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