10 Songs About Losing a Friend
A friend can be more important in your life than your significant other. While your boyfriend or girlfriend may break up with you, a best friend is a consistent part of your life. When you have a problem, they are there to support you through it all. You could lose a friend because of a fight, because they moved or through an unexpected death. No matter what caused your friendship to end, these songs about losing a friend can help you through that loss.
1. I’m Lost Without You by Blink-182
This song is all about how lonely you feel after losing a close friend who was also your lover. You want the lover to come back because you no longer have your closest friend as well. When you date a friend, things can go really well or really terribly. The best relationships are based on friendship, but a break up means that you lose one of your closest friends as well.
“Please let me know that my one bad day will end
I will go down as your lover, your friend
Give me your lips and with one kiss we begin
Are you afraid of being alone
Cause I am, I’m lost without you
Are you afraid of leaving tonight
Cause I am, I’m lost without you.”
2. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
This song is so catchy. Once you listen to it, it can get stuck in your mind for days. This is one of the songs about losing a friend that works if you have gotten into an argument with a friend and are no longer talking to them. It is perfect if you have a friend who is talking behind your back and gossiping about you. A Hollaback Girl is one of those cheerleaders who is not one of the top cheerleaders and who just hollers during the dance. Gwen sings about a friend who just pretended to be a friend.
“I heard that you were talking shit
And you didn’t think that I would hear it
People hear you talking like that, getting everybody fired up
So I’m ready to attack, gonna lead the pack
Gonna get a touchdown, gonna take you out
That’s right, put your pom-poms down, getting everybody fired up.”
3. The Crossroads by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Unfortunately, losing a friend doesn’t always happen because they moved or got into a fight with you. Sometimes, you lose a friend to death instead. This particular song is about how they lost Eric “Eazy E” Wright. He was a wrapper who died from AIDS in 1995.
“Now Eazy’s long gone
Really wish he would come home
But when it’s time to die
Gotta go bye bye
All a thug could do is cry, cry.”
4. All Good Things (Come to an End) by Nelly Furtado
This is a sad song, but it works if you want songs about losing a friend. In the song, Nelly sings about the end of a friendship. The flame of friendship has turned to dust, and she laments the way that good things always have to come to an end. Rather than living in her pain, she feels resigned to it and starts to move on.
“Traveling, I only stop at exits
Wondering if I’ll stay
Young and restless
Living this way, I stress less
I want to pull away when the dream dies
The pain sets in, and I don’t cry
I only feel gravity, and I wonder why.”
5. Fancy by Destiny’s Child
When you have a good friend, you expect them to stay by your side through thick and thin. You are their shoulder to cry on and are there for them whenever you need them. Unfortunately, some friends are more like enemies than friends. In this song, Destiny’s Child sings about how a terrible liar latches onto them and causes problems. After getting annoyed with her and realizing that she isn’t a true friend, they decide to cut all ties with her and move on.
“I’ve always been so nice to you, girl
Helping you girl, there for you girl
You always tried to compete with me, girl
Using me girl, abusing me girl
Flirtin’ with every man you see
Especially if the man likes me
Baby where’s your self esteem
Find your own identity.”
6. Hear You Me by Jimmy Eat World
This is a good song if you are into alternative music. Unlike some of the songs on this list, it is about losing a friend because they have passed away. This song thanks the friend for their kindness and remembers how good the friend was. The song was originally written about Carli Allen and Murkel who originally ran the Weezer fan club.
“And if you were with me tonight
I’d sing to you just one more time
A song for a heart so big,
God wouldn’t let it live.”
7. All Signs Point to Lauderdale by A Day to Remember
This punk rock song is about losing a friend because your friends don’t care. In the song, the protagonist really hates his hometown. It keeps him from his dreams, and his friends don’t care either. Instead of having to live in this town, he decides to head out into the world and find a place where he can fit in.
“So now I never know the things to say to you
That help me prove that I’m still on your side
I never show just what you do to me
Guess I’m what’s always wrong.”
8. No It Isn’t by +44
Sometimes, you have a friend around forever, but you are never really sure why you are friends with them. You want to break free of them and start enjoying your life again. This is the song for you if you are trying to lose a friend by choice.
This isn’t just goodbye
This is I can’t stand you.”
9. Don’t Speak by No Doubt
After getting in a fight, your friend might try to make up with you. This song is about getting sick of excuses about the fight and not wanting to listen to any of the explanations any more. The song was originally about the breakup between No Doubt bassist Tony Kana, and Gwen Stefani.
“You and me, we used to be together
Everyday together, always
I really feel that I’m losing my best friend
I can’t believe this could be the end
It looks as though you’re letting go
And if it’s real, well I don’t want to know.”
10. We Used to Be Friends by Dandy Warhols
This song was inspired by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor’s friend Mark. They had a mix-up that made it so that they stopped talking for years. In the song, Courtney tries to reach out to the friend to end the misunderstanding that happened so many years ago.
“A long time ago
We used to be friends
But I haven’t thought of you lately at all
If ever again
A greeting I send to you
Short and sweet to the soul I intend.”