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List Rules Vote up your favorite punk songs that deal with topics of death or dying.

There are lots of punk songs about death, and for good reason. Musicians across all genres have penned tunes about man's inevitable demise. But with punk music, you often find songs about death that are a bit more shocking and straightforward in their approach to the subject - but no less powerful and moving.

One of the most poetic punk death songs came from the Jim Carroll Band on its 1980 debut album Catholic Boy. “People Who Died” catalogues the people Carroll knew who had passed away. When it comes to punk songs about dying, this one takes the proverbial cake.

A lot of the punk dying songs on this list are about losing someone beloved and grieving their loss - but some aren’t. The Clash’s “Death is a Star” is one example. In it, Joe Strummer sings about violence in films, and how (and why) people are so drawn to death on the big screen.

From “Bro Hymn” by Pennywise to “Pity the Dead” by Bad Religion, these are all among the best punk songs about death. Is your favorite punk song about dying on this list? Vote for all your favorites.

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Bro Hymn Pennywise

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Gone Away The Offspring

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Pity the Dead Bad Religion

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A-Ten Millencolin

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Dead End Dead Kennedys

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Jean is Dead Descendents

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God Willing Dropkick Murphys

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Watching Scotty Die The Dead Milkmen

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Kill the Poor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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People Who Died The Jim Carroll Band

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The Departed Iggy and the Stooges

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Long Live the Queen Frank Turner

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One More Song Lagwagon

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Let It Burn Ignite

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Johnny Was Stiff Little Fingers

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Dead Friend Against Me!

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Death Is a Star The Clash

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J.A.R. Green Day

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The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

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The Big Sleep Streetlight Manifesto

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Andy Leatherface

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Code Blue is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Last Caress is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Eulogy The Flatliners

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Die Die My Darling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Doornails NOFX

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The Murder of Liddle Towers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Kill a Clown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Born to Die - Leftover Crack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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When I Die is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Work Rest Play Die is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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The Greatest Songs by '90s One-Hit Wonders

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Somebody's Gonna Die is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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My Friend Kyle The Menzingers

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Homicide is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Todd’s Song The Bouncing Souls

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Hospital Vespers The Weakerthans

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It's a Shame About Ray The Lemonheads

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When the Angels Sing Social Distortion

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Lucky Fifteen

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You're Dead Alkaline Trio

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Jackie Lee Off With Their Heads

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Goodbye Forever Alkaline Trio