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. 

Vote up the best songs about drowning, and let us know what you think in the comment section.
 

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Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin

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Let Me Drown Soundgarden

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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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I'll Drown in My Tears Johnny Winter

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The Drowning Man The Cure

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Drowning Lessons My Chemical Romance

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Drowning in the Swim of Things is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Drowning
Drowning in the Swim of Things Henry Rollins, Ganga Giri

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Drown Me Slowly Audioslave

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Drowning Witch Frank Zappa

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Drown in My Own Tears Bobby Darin

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Drown in My Own Tears Stevie Wonder

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Drowning Man Duran Duran

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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

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Drown Me Trisha Yearwood

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TheWelshGuy added Drowning in Berlin the Mobiles

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

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Drown in Ashes Celtic Frost

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I'll Drown in My Tears Dinah Washington

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Until I Drown Tears for Fears

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In Secret Love We Drown Cradle of Filth