There are some pretty eerie lyrics written and performed by rockers who passed away shortly after the respective songs were released. In hits written by artists such as John Lennon & Ronnie Van Zant, you’ll find more than just irony within the words.

Here are some examples of songs from

Lynyrd Skynyrd – That Smell

Lyrics: Say you’ll be alright come tomorrow, but tomorrow might not be here for you; Angel of darkness upon you; The smell of death surrounds you.

RIP: On October 20, 1977, just three days after the release of the album containing That Smell, the plane carrying Lynyrd Skynyrd crashed and took the lives of Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines & Cassie Gaines. Read more about the inspiration for the song, which will give you goosebumps, here.

John Lennon – Borrowed Time

Lyrics: Living on borrowed time, without a thought for tomorrow

RIP: About six months after the song was written, Mark David Chapman shot and killed Lennon. The song was not released until 1984, nearly four years after Lennon’s death.

Read about more rockers whose lyrics predicted their untimely deaths.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 98.5 WNCX

Tickets On Sale Now: North Coast Vinyl & MemorabiliaFest - May 12, 2018
Albums Turning 40 In 2018
Get The New Radio.Com App

Listen Live