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7 Songs That Will Help You Cope With Your Grief

Featured image from Danielle MacInnes via Unsplash
By Tylia Flores

Originally published on readunwritten.com

I’ve always been a huge fan of a variety of music. My favorite songs are always the ones that teach a listen or tell a story through the lyrics.   

A few years ago, I lost a friend to cancer. I felt devastated, but music helped me through. I think it’s important for us to all have playlists on hand, so I created this list of 7 songs that are perfect for anyone experiencing grief.

What Hurts The Most by Rascal Flatts 

This song can help you heal when you still had so much to say to the person who passed away. What I love the most about this song is how it reminds me to forgive myself for not saying what I needed to say to my friend before they passed.  

Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton

This Eric Clapton song perfectly describes the pain you experience when someone passes away at a young age. What I love most about Tears in Heaven is the reminder that everyone is happy in heaven.  

I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice 

In this song, Lee Brice describes what it feels like to lose a sibling. I also love how this song reminds us all that it’s OK to hold onto a loved one’s belongings for as long as you need to. After all, healing takes time and we all process grief in our own ways.

Broken by Seether (ft. Amy Lee) 

This song conveys the raw emotions of grief in a very beautiful way. When I listen to this song, I remember that we all grieve in own unique ways. 

When I Get to Where I’m Going by Brad Paisley 

This Brad Paisley song reminds us all that our loved ones are still watching over us even after they’ve left this life. 

One More Light by Linkin Park

I don’t care who you are or what music you normally listen to; this is a great song about grief. It reminds us to live our final days to the very best of our abilities even in the face of our struggles.  

Don’t Take The Girl by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw’s Don’t Take The Girl is a beautiful song about losing a loved one. Sometimes we wish that we could trade places with the person we lost so that they could continue living on Earth. It’s a sweet sentiment, albeit unrealistic. 

Obviously there are many songs that could help you cope with a painful loss. Perhaps there’s a special song that reminds you of the person you lost. I love that music will never leave our side and will always hold a place in our hearts no matter what life throws at us. Next time you experience an emotional loss, I hope that you remember this playlist that helped me and find comfort in the songs. 

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