The loss of a close friend is a brutal loss. As many of us know, friendships last a lifetime are equal to family, and moving on in life without that support system can be as painful as losing a blood relative…sometimes more painful.
If you’re looking for country songs about the loss of a friend, the lyrics to these five gorgeous choice songs talk about this pain from various perspectives; a friend, a friend who is a lover, a friend who is family, a friend who passed too young, and the passing of a friend when the relationship wasn’t on the best of terms.
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My Old Friend by Tim McGraw
This song has a quick beat with beautiful lyrics of a friend saying goodbye to his old friend. Although the music isn’t sad, somehow the words still strike the chords of loss. Makes you think of an older couple or older friends, where one has passed on and the other is ‘dusting off those memories’, as the lyrics say.
I Miss My Friend by Darryl Worley
This song is about lovers, a couple, who were best friends. He sings about missing the physical closeness of love but most of all he misses his friend; the one he confided in, the one he poured his heart and soul out to. The song is sad, almost to the point where it hurts to hear the words. If you’ve lost the love of your life, your best friend, this song is an emotional piece to listen to. In fact, skip it if you’re feeling too emotional right now.
The Road and The Radio by Kenny Chesney
A reflective song about the loss of a friend or loved one. The lyrics talk about how unfair it was that ‘he/she died too young’ and it goes on to wonder what they’d be like today – would they have followed their dreams, had a family. The words leave you feeling the horrible unfairness of a life cut short.
I Will Remember You by Sarah Mclachlan
This song would be suitable for someone looking for lyrics about a friend who passed away with whom the relationship may not have ended on the best of terms. It could also work for those who were once a couple, again where the relationship was unfinished. The song mood is somber, with the words “I Will Remember You, Will You Remember Me” expressed almost as a peace offering.
Sissy’s Song, by Alan Jackson
This song is about a daughter, wife and mother who passed away. Alan Jackson tells the story of a women, with all those who loved her, taken. They lyrics are about not understanding how this could be, and providing reassurance that she’s letting her loved ones know, ‘don’t worry about me’. It’s not as gloomy as most songs about death are, in fact I would classify this tune as musically pretty.