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  • The WRock band Ministry Of Magic has a song called the Phoenix Lament, the final line of which is "Golden lights are cords for songs of love; something death can not erase."
  • Parodic folk singer Les Barker has a song called "Maybe Then I'll Be A Rose", which deconstructs this trope as it appears in English ballads:
    He lies in St. Mary's kirk and she lies in the choir,
    And out of her grave grows a rose and out of his a briar.

    So at last their souls entwine and now as one are climbing;
    Ten out of ten for true, true love, nought out of ten for timing.
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  • Appears in the alternate lyrics to the Hungarian song "Gloomy Sunday," where the singer laments the death of a lover and states an intention of committing suicide to join him/her. Developed its own urban legend and inspired a film.
  • Johnny Preston's "Running Bear" (written by the Big Bopper) is a Romeo and Juliet story which ends with Running Bear trying to swim across the river to White Dove. When he gets in trouble she jumps in to save him and both are drowned. "Now they'll always be together in the happy hunting ground."
  • This is the subject of "I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie.
  • So many times in Sound Horizon. Specifically, after Marchen's untimely death, we learn the Elisabeth refuses an arranged marriage. Crucified, Elisabeth sees her love as he offers her revenge.
  • The song "Jake + Olive" by MacLethal is about his grandparents' love story: how they met in Ireland, and broke up only to reunite in America. After several decades together, Olive died from a lifetime of smoking, and Jake joined her a month later. The music video is a major Tear Jerker.
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  • The subject of "Intermission" by Pagan's Mind.
  • Milky the Milk Carton (and his strawberry milk carton lover) at the end of the music video for "Coffee and TV" by Blur (combined with Winged Soul Flies Off at Death).
  • Star-Crossed Lovers Feleena and her cowboy lover in Marty Robbins' "El Paso" trilogy. Where the cowboy has died in her arms after being fatally shot down by a posse for killing her would-be rapist at the end of "El Paso", Feleena feels sad that she can no longer live without him, and so she kills herself with his own gun at the end of the sequel.
  • One of the Stupid Statement Dance Mixes made out of the Lets Player raocow's commentary revolves around this trope to explain the presence of Boo Carousels in Super Mario World and its hacks. You can hear it here.
  • This is what Blue Öyster Cult's "(Don't Fear) the Reaper" is really about, not a Suicide Pact.
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  • Ozzy Osbourne's "See you on the other side".
    I was down, but now I'm flying
    Straight across the great divide
    I know you're crying, but I'll stop you crying
    When I see you, I see you on the other side
  • Quite a few Space songs qualify, but in particular, 'Me and You Versus the World':
    Lying there dying in each other's arms
    Oh, you said to me
    "Don't worry about a thing, my little sweetheart
    We're together, we shall never be apart"
  • The wax figures of a man and a woman in the video for Daft Punk's Instant Crush. They spend the majority of the time in a museum room staring at each other, but kept apart. Then they're separated in a storage room, but when a fire starts they fall to the ground next to each other and melt together.
  • Iced Earth's Watching Over Me has this as one of its main themes.
    We shared dreams like all best friends
    Blood brothers at the age of ten
    We lived reckless, he paid the price
    But why? Why did he have to die?
    It still hurts me to this day
    Am I selfish for feeling this way?
    I know he's an angel now
    Together we'll be someday
  • Lights' "Don't Go Home Without Me"; "going home" being a death euphemism.
  • Papa Roach's Roses on my Grave has this as one of its main themes.
    It's my redemption
    Time for redemption
    It's my redemption
    Time for redemption
    I'll see you on the other side
    I'm waiting on the other side
    I'll see you on the other side
    I'm waiting on the other side
  • "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa (ft. Charlie Puth), written as a tribute to the late The Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker.
    It's been a long day without you, my friend
    And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
    We've come a long way from where we began
    Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
    When I see you again
  • Wickedly averted in the Sparks song "Here in Heaven". The narrator's girlfriend broke their suicide pact, and now he's stuck in Heaven, bored senseless while waiting for her to die of old age.
  • Happens in the Music/Alt-J song "Taro", which tells the story of photojournalist Robert Capa's death in Vietnam, 17 years after his lover, fellow war photographer Gerda Taro, was killed while covering the Spanish Civil War.
    Le photographe est mort
    3.1415, alive no longer my amour
    Faded for home, May of '54
    Doors open like arms, my love
    Painless with immense closeness
    To Capa, to Capa Capa dark after nothing
    Reunited with his leg
    And with you, Taro
  • "Skulls" by Bastille is about the singer wanting to be buried with the person he's in love with, saying that they'll go to the afterlife together.
  • Vienna Teng has an unusual one in the form of "The Breaking Light", where the narrator promises her brother (as opposed to the usual romantic setup for this trope) that they'll be together in the afterlife.
    So listen to the darkness, listen to the patterns
    Listen to the breathing sea
    Listen to the colors, carry them inside you
    They will bring you back to me
    Listen to the sirens, listen to the heartbeat
    Listen to the turning tide
    Listen to the murmurs, carry them inside you
    'Til we're on the other side
    In the breaking light
    In the breaking light
  • Odyssey's "Final Breath", a Eurobeat arrange of the Final Boss theme "Border of Life" from Touhou 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom.
  • The Rain Within's "While I Am Here".
  • The Decemberists' album The Hazards of Love ends in this. William, an orphan adopted by the Forest Queen, will be taken away into the woods forever after being allowed one final night as a mortal; Margaret, by the end of the night, stands a good chance of getting murdered by the Rake the moment William lets her out of his sight. The two lovers decide to drown themselves rather than allow themselves to be parted.
  • "Fields of Sorrow" by Orden Ogan has the protagonist mourning his dead wife and wondering whether they will, in the end, be reunited in death.
    Will you remember what little time we had?
    Will you still love me in the kingdom of the dead?


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