"Death Is Not the End" as written by and Bob Dylan....
When you're sad and when you're lonely, and you haven't got a friend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all that you've held sacred, falls down and does not mend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When you're standing on the crossroads that you cannot comprehend
Just remember that death is not the end
And all your dreams have vanished and you don't know what's up the bend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

When the storm clouds gather 'round you, and heavy rains descend
Just remember that death is not the end
And there's no one there to comfort you, with a helpin' hand to lend
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end

Oh, the tree of life is growing
Where the spirit never dies
And the bright light of salvation shines
In dark and empty skies

When the cities are on fire with the burning flesh of men
Just remember that death is not the end
And you search in vain to find just one law-abiding citizen
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end
Not the end, not the end
Just remember that death is not the end


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"Death Is Not the End" as written by Bob Dylan

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  • +1
    General Comment heaven. glory. absolute reality!
    vangogh1on February 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is irrefutable evidence that god exists, and that means a lot from a devoted atheist.
    Sianaraon September 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt means that although you may suffer pain, loneliness, confusion, etc., this dark spell is only temporary. You will see the light, and experience eternal life, after death, because Death Is Not The End.
    steven4723on May 26, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuite boring musically,
    I prefer Nick Cave's version to this one IMHO.
    You shouldn't listen to this song if you're suicidal.
    eirikwson May 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, even if you were suicidal, this song wuold not help you any with your decision, as he sings 'death is not the end' - i.e. whatever you want to escape from, doesn't necessarily stop.
    to me it's rather a hopeful song:
    refers to lost hopes and illusions that aren't lost forever.
    and i love the line:
    'And you search in vain to find
    Just one law abiding citizen
    Just remember that death is not the end.'
    pretty cynical ;-)
    thefatladyon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, but i prefer the nick cave version because it sounds more like a warning that it wont be the end of your problems. Still seems like a song of hope though imo
    Buzzottaon December 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to a fantastic Polish version of this song that was posted on youtube without understanding all of the lyrics, but I had the feeling it was saying that even if everything's going wrong with your life and world now, don't worry, things will be better after you die.

    And now that I see all the lyrics here in front of me, there's something that really cracks me up about the way it goes from this in the first verse:

    When you're sad and when you're lonely, and you haven't got a friend
    Just remember that death is not the end

    To this in the last one:

    When the cities are on fire with the burning flesh of men
    Just remember that death is not the end.

    :)
    epiwooshon June 15, 2018   Link

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