Some famous musician deaths prove to be more mysterious than others.
While many rock stars sing about death, sometimes, the circumstances come full circle.
Here are five artists whose lyrics, while never singing about their own demise, take on new meaning after their death.
On “The Ballad of Jimi”, the song was dedicated to the memory of himself. The line “Five years, this he said / He’s not gone, he’s just dead” is incredibly eerie, as the song was released five years prior to Hendrix’s death.
Lennon retired from music in 1975, but returned to the studio in 1980 to record songs for the Double Fantasy album. After he was assassinated in December 1980, one lyric on the song “Borrowed Time” written only months previous proved to be extra haunting: “Living on borrowed time without a thought for tomorrow.”