Listen to Because You Loved Me:
written by Diane Warren as a tribute to her father, and the song became
Celine Dion's signature song. It is a love-affirming song, whether for
family, friends, or a special romance.
Other songs like this one:
I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
This country ballad is about living your life and enjoying the simple things around you, as life is too short, so make the most of now.
The song has lyrics reminiscent of the Irish farewell blessing:
"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed".
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
Written and performed by Nick Cave, this is not so much a song about goodbye, but rather about the return of a loved one 'into my arms', wherever they might be.
It is a deeply spiritual song despite possible claims to agnostism in the lyrics.
The above two points are expressed perfectly in the first verse:
"I don't believe in an interventionist God
But I know, darling, that you do
But if I did I would kneel down and ask Him
Not to intervene when it came to you
Not to touch a hair on your head
To leave you as you are
And if He felt He had to direct you
Then direct you into my arms"
Whether you are a parent, lover, or a very close friend, this song will certainly affect you when you hear it, if you are missing someone dear to you.