There are all kinds of reasons we may not be with our friend right now. Maybe they’re away on holiday, or maybe they’ve passed away. Maybe you’re no longer friends for some reason, but you miss that friendship.
Whatever your reason, here are the best songs about missing a friend. I hope it helps bring you closer together again.
“Drowning” by Chris Young
Song Year: 2019
Chris Young sings this emotional song about losing a friend too soon. Chris Young compares the feelings of grief to drowning. Grieving tends to come in waves of feelings of loss, but on this particular night, he is drowning in grief.
He spends the night looking at old pictures of the two of them growing up. Looking at these pictures does not make the grief leave, but he uses them to reminisce on the good times. His friend’s life got taken before it should have been, and he cannot handle the weight of the loss.
“Highway Boys” by Zach Bryan
Song Year: 2022
Zach Bryan sings this song about life-changing. His life took a turn when he became famous and began touring all over the United States. He and his band are the “highway boys” who are always on the road.
He misses his friends and life back home. He then realizes that for a friendship to be real, his old friends back home must put in some effort to come to see him too. Having friends in adulthood is demanding and makes you miss the old days.
“Gone Too Soon” by Michael Jackson
Song Year: 1991
This emotional song is about a life lost before it should have been. This song applies to a friend, a lover, a parent, or a child. Michael Jackson shows the similarities of this life to a comet, a rainbow, a castle, and a flower.
Just like all of these things, this life was beautiful while it was on this earth. But just like all of these things, they fade too quickly before anyone wants them to.
“I Drive Your Truck” by Lee Brice
Song Year: 2012
This song tells the story of a man who lost his brother in the military. He pays tribute and remembers his brother by getting into his old truck and taking it for a spin. He does not change anything in the truck and leaves it the way his brother left it before he was gone.
Lee Brice sings this emotional song that touches the heart of everyone who has lost someone in the military. There is no way to make the pain leave, but we can remember all of the good times we had with that person. Check out other great country songs about a family at this link.
“Love’s to Blame” by For King & Country
Song Year: 2012
The band For King & Country sings this touching song of a couple in love with each other but knowing that being together is not best for either. They are each other’s person and are best friends. But circumstances show that they shouldn’t be together.
In the end, they have to blame love for the pain they feel after separating. From the view of the man, he is letting go because he loves the girl and wants what is best for her. He hopes one day she will understand that.
“All We Are” by OneRepublic
Song Year: 2007
This song applies to a relationship or a friendship. Listeners get to interpret songs the way they take them. In this song, the man is trying to portray a problem. He does not bring it up well, causing tension.
He pleads with the friend that they do not lose each other. He is begging not to say goodbye but realizes it is just a moment of change in the friendship. For a relationship to grow, there has to be change and compromise.
“She’s Alright” by Zach Bryan
Song Year: 2022
Friends come in many different forms. In Zach Bryan’s song “She’s Alright,” his best friend is his mother. After losing his mother, Zach Bryan sings of the grief and sorrow he experiences while missing his mom.
He knows his best friend is looking down on him from the moon in the sky. As long as he sees the moon, he knows his mother is watching over him and that he will be alright. He portrays that you never get over losing your parents.
“Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift
Song Year: 2014
When two people are in a relationship, they become each other’s best friends. Relationships do not always end happily, though. Often, one of the individuals does something in the relationship to cause a lack of trust.
Taylor Swift sings this song about a relationship gone wrong. They have hurt each other and are now at odds. It is hard to lose your significant other and cause hurt and miss the other person.
“Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton
Song Year: 2017
Chris Stapleton sings this heart-wrenching song about losing your loved ones. Whether that be a best friend, a parent, a sibling, or a child, losing someone is always a time filled with grief. He compares them to angels that come to earth and spend their designated time with you, who fly away when they leave.
While they are here, they make an impact on your life. When they pass away, they get taken back to where they came from. No one knows the answers to why, but it is something we all go through in life.
“Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan
Song Year: 2013
“Drink a Beer” by Luke Bryan tells the story of a man who has just received news that his best friend has passed away. He does not know what to do, so he walks to clear his mind. He finds himself at the end of a pier where the two often went fishing.
He reminisces on old times with his friends while drinking a beer. He knows his friend was taken too soon, but only God knows why. He copes with the grief by hanging out where he and his buddy used to hang out and thinking about him.