Songs about suicide

Created by DarkJoshua on 02 Mar 2018 | Last edited by DarkJoshua on 07 May 2020
Songs about suicide

Suicidal thoughts, direct suicide or songs linked to the author's suicide.
No songs about despair, depression, melancholy, taedium vitae or any other emotion that may be associated with suicide without being the direct cause of it.
No songs that may be interpreted in other ways.
No songs about someone else's suicide.

If this topic disturbs you, please, check other collections (there are nice ones out there, don't worry).
Totally open to suggestions.

Famously known as the "Suicide Song", it was linked to many suicides in Hungary, included the composer's.

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Suicidal thoughts and alcoholism are the main topics.

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Kind of subtle, but it reflects the suicidal thoughts of Chester, along with his emotion of despair, confusion and emptiness.

Suggested by katten.

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Suggested by katten.

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A couple commits suicide throwing themselves out of a window (possibly, it's not clear) to be together in the afterlife.

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Suggested by AK.ThePunisher.

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Suggested by Dancer_on_the_Glass.

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A person commits suicide to demonstrate their love.

Suggested by SaintMark.

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The genre played by Nirvana (and Linkin Park, above) is prolific for songs with similar topics. Here the suicide topic is a bit subtle. Nevertheless, the song is the last one ever recorded by Nirvana before Kurt's suicide and reflects his pain (to which he surrenders), not only through the lyrics, but also through his singing.

Suggested by SaintMark.

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The topic of suicide here is slightly different. I don't want to include songs about someone else's suicide in this collection, however, this is a poetic prayer about suicidal people. Not only about them: the song is full of hope for a world in which people wouldn't feel like committing suicide anymore and for this reason, I feel like it deserves a place here.

Suggested by Hampsicora.

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A man throws himself into a well after having learnt about his beloved's death.

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Suicidal thoughts. Desire of peace, attainable only through death.

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The singer has nothing left and feels like suicide is the only thing they can do. Feelings of low self-esteem and despair.

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Suggested by Zarina01.

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Suggested by Zarina01.

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In times of despair, the singer seeks for help, but he doesn't want to hurt his loved ones. The suicide (possibly by drowning) is caused by this inability for the others to help him, he feels isolated and, thus, he isolates himself even more.

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Talks about a man committing suicide by hanging himself. The song is also connected to the author's suicide: this was his last song.

Suggested by Diazepan Medina.

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Suggested by Minčenka Michaś.

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Suggested by magicmulder.

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Homage to the poet Alfonsina Storni who committed suicide by drowning.

Suggested by Hampsicora.

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Suggested by Janet001.

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Suggested by florquinn.

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Suggested by Zarina01.

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Suggested by maluca.

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Suggested by Stefano8.

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Suggested by Stefano8.

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Suggested by Stefano8.

Song | English Logic

Suggested by Stefano8.

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Suggested by Stefano8.

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Suggested by Stefano8.

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A swordfish gets fished and her mate follows her towards the shore to die together with her.

Suggested by Stefano8.

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Suggested by Sciera.

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Suggested by Sciera.

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Suggested by Sciera.

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Suggested by Sciera.

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Suggested by Andreven.

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Suggested by Andreven.

I don't like when the lyrics aren't sung in first person and instead talk about someone else's suicide, but the point of view here is different and underlines how people know so little about each other, often being upset and shocked after discovering about the suicide of the most normal person.

Suggested by maluca.

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Same as above, but with something more: here the characters are a poor man and a rich man, but the one who's seriously suffering is the latter, while the poor one wishes to be rich in order to be happy. A confirmation of the classic "money don't buy happiness".

Suggested by maluca.

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Suggested by maluca.

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Suggested by Sailor PokeMoon2.

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Suggested by Jethro Paris.

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Suggested by Jethro Paris.

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Suggested by Jethro Paris.

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Suggested by Jethro Paris.

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Suggested by Jethro Paris.

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Suggested by stary night.

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Suggested by Jethro Paris.

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Suggested by ahmad aziz.

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Suggested by ahmad aziz.

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Suggested by Zarya Moonwolf.

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Suggested by Zarya Moonwolf.

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Suggested by Zarya Moonwolf. Continuation of "BATH ROOM" (song no. 56).

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About a couple who commits suicide after finding out they're brother and sister.
(Suggested by phanyasmagoria).

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Comments
Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Sat, 01/12/2018 - 06:27

I wouldn't say EVERY song from Nirvana (even though the band's name means "heaven").

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Sat, 01/12/2018 - 06:23

That was also a one hit wonder as well but I personally prefer this song WITHOUT the words Regular smile but that's just me

ScieraSciera    Sat, 24/03/2018 - 19:21

Here:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dornenreich-das-licht-vertraut-der-nacht-... (see translation)

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/badtime-story-lyrics.html (those might be the most depressive lyrics I ever read)

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/sicktanick-god-dead-suicide-lyrics.html (on a less serious note)

And arguably also:
https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dissection-maha-kali-lyrics.html
(the author actually killed himself after publishing the album of which this is the last song).

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Sat, 01/12/2018 - 06:25

I can't remember who preformed this one but if my memory is correct it is about suicide. The song is called If I Die Young

Sailor PokeMoon2Sailor PokeMoon2    Mon, 03/12/2018 - 04:52

I have an interesting song for you (well it sounds different than many of the songs already in your collection). The song is called Inside the Fire by Disturbed

And at first I wasn't sure if this song fit this collection, until I looked it up on Wiki and it seems like it fits. Here is the link to the wiki information: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inside_the_Fire_(song)

The song features suicidal themes, and, in May 2008, a music video was unveiled for the song. However, due to the involvement of suicidal themes in the uncensored music video, an edited version of the song and music video was released, in which these themes are absent.

According to vocalist David Draiman, the song is "a real racy song... about me standing over the body of my girlfriend, who just killed herself, and the Devil is standing over me, whispering in my ear to kill myself."

Commenting further for The Pulse of Radio, Draiman stated, "it is based on a true story of my own where, when I was about 16 or so, I had a girlfriend of mine commit suicide," he said. "It was an unbelievably horrific and painful experience, and it was cathartic to make the song, and it really took me having a certain mindset to do it, and I had to wait 'til I was ready."

Music video

A music video for "Inside the Fire" premiered on May 2, 2008. A suicide hotline phone number appears before the video, due to its nature and content, along with a message from vocalist David Draiman regarding suicide. An "all-performance" version of the video premiered later, featuring no dark themes or messages.

The video begins with a girl (assumed to be Draiman's girlfriend) hanging herself in her apartment. Draiman arrives at the apartment, only to find her dead. He cuts her down and places her body on a couch, taking in what has happened. He then cleans her in a bathtub. He goes back out to the room in which she hanged herself, and looks out of the door, making sure no one is there. Mentally stricken, he takes a gun placed on the wall and aims the barrel into his own mouth and starts screaming. The camera then fades out and back in, showing Draiman restrained in a straitjacket, showing that he could not bring himself to commit suicide. The edited version of the music video, which does not feature any suicidal themes whatsoever, simply depicts Disturbed playing the song in a dark room, with the band members occasionally covered in blood.

Jethro ParisJethro Paris    Fri, 25/01/2019 - 13:22

Orelsan - La Peur de L'echec. In this song, Orelsan talks about all his fears in life, the fear of being useless, and concludes by explaining how he wants to kill himself in many different ways. 
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Orelsan - Suicide Social
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Craig Grey - Fade Away
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Eminem - Stan
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Eminem - Beautiful This one is a bit particular: The first two verses were written when Eminem was in a period of drug addiction following the death of his best friend Proof. And it was a period when he had suicidal tendencies (he escaped death from an overdose twice). When Eminem successfully completed his cure, out of drugs, he decided to delete all his music made while he was on drugs, except this one. He wanted to use this music as something positive, keeping the first two verses, and adding the third as a boost, something positive to help everyone who was in a deep depression and ready to end it. So it's free to you to consider it as a suicide song or not Tongue smile

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Fri, 25/01/2019 - 17:25

Merci, je vais tout ajouter quand j'ai un petit moment libre.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Sun, 03/05/2020 - 23:16

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/bath-room-bath-room.html

This song is about seems to be about suicide to. With lyrics like.

I was frozen in place, even when the voice in the background
spat out observations But it doesn’t matter anymore
because your face, right before my eyes, looks so forlorn
I guess there’s nothing we can do but hate our own mortality

On the white wall [behind you] you’re surrounded, almost tenderly, by such a deep scarlet color
Your cheek is still slightly warm when I touch it and I can see the hint of a smile [on your face]
My large tears fall onto you; I just feel so helpless
I [gently] close your eyes; your warmth is already starting to disappear but I’m still here by your side

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:15

Oooh, incest, my favourite.

Jokes aside, there's already another song about love and suicide, so I guess this can be added too.

líadanlíadan    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:17

Oohh, dark~

I know there's a few more in a playlist I made a long while back, I don't think they're on this list so if I find them I'll list them.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:15

Question.

Do you read the lyrics to make sure they fit or do you just take our word for it.

The lyrics for The Gazette's songs can be rather meaningful sometimes.

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:23

Usually I do. Sometimes, though, it might take a little more time to analyse the lyrics, so I just take your word, because I can't stay all day trying to figure out if I want to add it or not.

Oh, is it? I'll take a listen to other songs from them then. Cheers.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:29

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/calm-envy-calm-envy.html-1#songtranslation (This is about a break up or someone in a relationship deceiving the other)

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/dlm-dln.html (This is song from the perspective of a girl born with an illness slowly making her lose her sight until she is blind)

Most of the meaningful lyrics I've mentioned are from there songs in mostly Japanese. A lot of the songs that mix English in with Japanese can have seemingly non nonsensical lyrics. But the lyrics in the 3 of their songs in this collection are sad/beautiful

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 18:52

I don't think they fit here to be honest. Sorry. The second one has interesting lyrics, though.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 18:53

I wasn't giving those songs as examples. I gave them as suggestions since you said you might check out more of there songs

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 18:56

Oh, sorry, I completely misunderstood. I'll check them, thanks a lot.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Thu, 07/05/2020 - 03:31

And since I left some of the lyrics when suggesting Bath Room you've likely figured out what those ones meant.

Dripping Insanity is song from the perspective of the person who found the body.

Zarya MoonwolfZarya Moonwolf    Fri, 12/06/2020 - 01:41

Depending on how you interrupt the lyrics this song could be about suicide sorta or stopping one

https://lyricstranslate.com/en/vistlip-bake-lyrics.html

Here are some translations I found

If you just jumped in wanting to be hurt, then you never needed police from the start

"This isn't a dream" don't be surprised if your knees unconsciously weaken
If you close your eyes and count,
You'll learn just how common it is for people to turn and desert others

If you give the lonely girl a determined embrace, there won't be any tears

'Please do something with these feelings, hey please do something !'
I said as I got closer

DarkJoshuaDarkJoshua    Sat, 13/06/2020 - 02:14

Yeah, looks to me more like they're witnessing someone else's suicide which isn't what I want this collection to be about.