I heard this in "Gloomy Sunday" song. Is it true that it means: "the death coach carried you to unknown place..."?

  • It's probably "know", not "no".
    – Catija
    Jun 15, 2015 at 15:20
  • I don't know! you can find this lyric in google.
    – Ab_Sh
    Jun 15, 2015 at 15:26
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    Questions about the meaning of song lyrics are generally off-topic here. Jun 15, 2015 at 15:35

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I believe this is the lyric you're writing about:

Not where the black coach 
Of sorrow has taken you.

The general meaning is that the "black coach of sorrow" is a metaphor for death, and the implied place it has taken the person being sung about is the afterlife.

This lyric poetically expresses the metaphor that death is like a journey to a place from which a person cannot return.

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    To put it in easier words: “Little white flowers will never awaken you / Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you” could be paraphrased/explained as, “The little white flowers people put on your coffin/grave will never bring you back to life—not from the place where death has brought you”. Jun 15, 2015 at 15:48

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