Cohen's Ballad of the Absent Mare is the most spiritual rock and pop song I have encountered because it describes the full path rather than certain aspects.
Jethro Tull's Skating Away on the Thin Ice of the New Day can be read as a description of how a seeker leaves his old life behind and overcomes karma.
Dylan's song about death and grace may hint at a maturing spirit-soul that leads to a renewed state of being.
With his song The Ferryman, Ralph McTell made a memorial to Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and its timeless Hindu and Buddhist wisdom.
What sounds like a tragic love affair, can be seen as instructions on how to purify one's soul to regain the majestic soul-garment.
It is a crucial moment for a seeker to realize: Nothing in this world can satisfy my deepest longing. I have reached the border - time to embark on a new path.
This song may be regarded as presumptuous: God talking directly to Leonard Cohen. We can also read a very humble attitude from the lyrics.
Queen's Innuendo describes the fallen state of man and expresses a longing to overcome this state and the ego. The perspective on time may be a key to freedom.
Who am I, Estas Tonne's interpretation of a Peter Moore poem, reveals layers of self-knowledge and encourages the listener to live an active spiritual life.
John Lennon's and Yoko Ono's Imagine has often been viewed as an atheist song. From a spiritual perspective, it can be associated with Sufi wisdom.