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    Sorry if the title of the thread doesn't really sum up what I meant, was hard to put it into a short sentence. Basically post any song titles or lyrics that where written before a tragic event that actually came true... Here's a few from me and my favourite bands to start it off. Explanations would make it better too!

    *Dead By Xmas by Hanoi Rocks. Drummer Razzle was killed in a car crash on 8th December.

    *Dirt by Alice In Chains is like listening to Layne Stayley's suicide note.

    *Come As You Are - Nirvana. "I swear that I don't have a gun"

    *Def Leppard - Wasted -

    "Wasted; I've wasted my time
    Wasted; I'm shooting a line
    Wasted; I'm out of my head
    Wasted; I wish I was dead"

    Guitarist Steve Clark (And one of my personal heroes ) was killed by an alcohol and painkiller overdose.

    * Baby's On Fire by Great White. Last year the guitarist of the band along with something like 100 fans were killed at a concert when some pyrotechnics caught fire.

    R.I.P. to everyone I've mentioned, especially Steve.
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    the only artist i'd really know about that is nirvana and kurt cobain like you already said. i'd also add that songs like 'all apologies' (what else could i be..? etc) give an insight into how he was feeling at the time, and their cover of 'the man who sold the world' seems like kurt confessing that he feels like a fraud and selling out which is what ultimately drove him to do what he did.
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    Lead singer of Drowning Pool drowned in a pool.
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    2pac
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    Bad - Michael Jackson

    I kid, i kid, MJ is a legend!

    Whiplash - Metallica... Cliff Burton dying in the bus accident not too long after the album was released - or is that too vague a link? :P
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    (Original post by Matteh)
    Lead singer of Drowning Pool drowned in a pool.
    i couldnt help but laugh at that
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    (Original post by Homage)
    Whiplash - Metallica... Cliff Burton dying in the bus accident not too long after the album was released - or is that too vague a link? :P

    That was the first one I thought of as well. Given that the song is about touring and whiplash relates to headbanging it seems a bit tenuous though lol.
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    (Original post by Mikesev)
    That was the first one I thought of as well. Given that the song is about touring and whiplash relates to headbanging it seems a bit tenuous though lol.
    I thought whiplash also relates to when you have a car/BUS accident...
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    (Original post by Clubber Lang)
    I thought whiplash also relates to when you have a car/BUS accident...
    Indeed it does. But excessive headbanging gives you the same sore neck as a car accident. Perhaps not AS bad, but still it's whiplash.

    Besides:

    "Adrenaline starts to flow,
    You're thrashing all around,
    Acting like a maniac...
    Whiplash!"

    (from memory :cool:)

    makes it fairly clear.
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    Wannabe - Spice Girls

    Pretty much summed up their individual solo careers :p:
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    adrian borland -"i'll take my life into my own hands , i'm the one that i will blame, i'm the one that understands."

    threw himself under a train in wimbledon 1999 R.I.P adrain
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    Death - Pull the Plug

    (Chuck Schuldiner died when he was taken off life support due to the effects of cancer).
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    Nick Drake - Fruit Tree
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    First three seconds of 7 Day Theory,Tupac says : "Suge shot me".............
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    'Lyrical foreshadowing'?
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    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody ('you think you can love me and leave me to die')

    Whatever people might say about it not being about HIV/AIDS, I think it's weird.
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    Amy Winehouse - Rehab - she actually had to go in the end, but didnt stay long....

    Manic Street Preachers - Suicide Is Painless - Ritchie may have commited suicide ?

    Babyshambles - **** Forever - him and Kate didnt last forever lol
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    Jeff Buckley - Grace. Pretty much the whole song, if you can read between the lines.
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    A lot of Marc Bolan's lyrics related to cars, but he himself never learnt to drive because he was so scared of crashing. Ironically, he died in a car crash with his girlfriend driving.

    Gosh he was so brilliant. A true legend.
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    that britney spears one. "turns out im a crazy psycho hick"
 
 
 
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