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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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Dead End Dead Kennedys

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Jean is Dead Descendents

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Gone Away The Offspring

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A-Ten Millencolin

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Pity the Dead Bad Religion

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One More Song Lagwagon

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Long Live the Queen Frank Turner

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The Departed Iggy and the Stooges

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Kill the Poor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Last Caress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Let It Burn Ignite

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Johnny Was Stiff Little Fingers

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Code Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Dead Friend Against Me!

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God Willing Dropkick Murphys

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People Who Died The Jim Carroll Band

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Death Is a Star The Clash

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The Big Sleep Streetlight Manifesto

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My Friend Kyle The Menzingers

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Doornails NOFX

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When I Die is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Somebody's Gonna Die is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Born to Die - Leftover Crack is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Work Rest Play Die is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Todd’s Song The Bouncing Souls

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Eulogy The Flatliners

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Homicide is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Hospital Vespers The Weakerthans

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Die Die My Darling is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Kill a Clown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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The Murder of Liddle Towers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Best Punk Songs About Death
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Watching Scotty Die The Dead Milkmen

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Andy Leatherface

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J.A.R. Green Day

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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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Goodbye Forever Alkaline Trio

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You're Dead Alkaline Trio

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Lucky Fifteen

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Jackie Lee Off With Their Heads