songs The Best Songs About Drowning  

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Do you have a favorite drowning song? Drowning is one of man's worst fears, and also one of the most common metaphors used to describe the feeling of being crushed and suffocated by the weight of your problems. On this list of the greatest songs about drowning, you'll find both literal and figurative songs about drowning.  

The lyrics in Frank Zappa's "Drowning Witch" speak of a witch residing at the ocean floor, while Joe Simon's "Drowning in the Sea of Love," covered by both B.B. King and Ringo Starr, is about being consumed by love. 

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Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin

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Drowning on Dry Land Albert King

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Drown in My Own Tears Ray Charles

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Let Me Drown Soundgarden

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Drowning Lessons My Chemical Romance

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I'll Drown in My Tears Johnny Winter

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Drowning in the Swim of Things is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Drowning
Drowning in the Swim of Things Henry Rollins, Ganga Giri

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Drowning Witch Frank Zappa

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Drown Me Slowly Audioslave

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The Drowning Man The Cure

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Drown in My Own Tears Bobby Darin

The Best Bands for Drowning Out Noise Around You

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Drowning Man Duran Duran

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Drown in My Own Tears Stevie Wonder

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Drowning the Colossus White Zombie

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Drowning in Tears Gary Moore

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Duck Before You Drown Dinah Washington

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Drown In My Tears Billy Preston

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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TheWelshGuy added Drowning in Berlin the Mobiles

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Drown Me Trisha Yearwood

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I'll Drown in My Own Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears

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I'll Drown in My Tears Dinah Washington

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Drown in Ashes Celtic Frost

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Until I Drown Tears for Fears

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In Secret Love We Drown Cradle of Filth