Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia must have been inspired by a supernatural sphere when singing about living water: "a fountain ... not made by the hands of men."
Muhammad Ali called himself "The Greatest". Greg Trooper hinted at Ali's spiritual side with his song "The Meaning of Christmas."
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.
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.
Love songs are well suited to relate to several levels of understanding: from erotic references to the longing for a companion, a soul mate, up to inner processes of soul and spirit that use worldly love merely as an analogy.
Different Sides was released in 2012 by then 78 year old Leonard Cohen on the album Old Ideas. I particularly like this song because it addresses an issue I find crucial on my spiritual journey.