Thursday, December 14, 2006

Songs dealing with Death and Modes of Transportation.

"Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel," Barenaked Ladies (car)
"There Is a Light that Never Goes Out," The Smiths (car/bus)
"Transcontinental," Pedro the Lion (train)
"I Don't Wanna Die," The Unicorns (plane, car)
"Shit Luck," Modest Mouse (plane, boat, with implied, metaphorical death)
"Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)," Cobra Starship


  1. Bright Eyes - "At the Bottom of Everything" (plane)

    The Clash - "Somebody Got Murdered" (car), "Stop the World" (train)

    The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??" (floating in space, the world spinning round)

    Jay-Z - "Threat" (various)

    Johnny Cash - "The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" (train), "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" (horseback), "Folsom Prison Blues" (train), "Ghost Riders in the Sky" (horseback), "The Long Black Veil" (on foot)

    Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea" (obvious)

    Pedro the Lion - "Bands With Managers" (van), "The Poison" (various), "Indian Summer" (car), "Slow and Steady Wins the Race" (on foot)

    The Police - "Walking in Your Footsteps" (obvious)

    The Smiths - "The Queen is Dead" (on foot), "Panic" (jogging)

    Wilco - "Via Chicago" (flying)

  2. Van Morrison - "Slim Slow Slider" (horseback, Cadillac)