7 Musicians Who Predicted Their Own Death In Lyrics

6. Jimi Hendrix

Lyrics That Predicted His Death:

Many things he would try For he knew soon he€™d die Now Jimi€™s gone, he€™s not alone His memory still lives on Five years, this he said He€™s not gone, he€™s just dead. - The Ballad of Jimi

How He Died: By now, we all know the story of Jimi Hendrix's unfortunate and premature passing. And as far as prophetic lyrics go, these are pretty cryptic. It's not uncommon for an artist to get all philosophical about life and death and even the legacy they might leave behind. But writing a song about a fictitious version of yourself that proclaims you'll die in five years?

That seems oddly specific. The fact that Jimi was found dead five years later is what really ups the creepiness factor.

In this post: 
jeff buckley
First Posted On: 

Jacob is a part-time contributor for WhatCulture, specializing in music, movies, and really, really dumb humor. You can follow him on Twitter @JakeTrowbridge.