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Songs about suicide

Créé par DarkJoshua le 02 mar 2018 | Modifié pour la dernière fois par DarkJoshua le 16 déc 2018

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.

Traductions:  anglais allemand arabe 2 more

Suicidal thoughts and alcoholism are the main topics.

Traductions:  serbe français grec

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.

Suggested by AK.ThePunisher.

Chanson | anglais Blutengel

Suggested by Dancer_on_the_Glass.

A person commits suicide to demonstrate their love.

Suggested by SaintMark.

Chanson | anglais Nirvana

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.

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.

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

Traductions:  anglais serbe français 5 more

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

Traductions:  turc espagnol

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

Traductions:  grec

Suggested by Zarina01.

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Suggested by Zarina01.

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.

Traductions:  turc serbe italien 1 more

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.

Traductions:  serbe grec espagnol

Suggested by Minčenka Michaś.

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Suggested by Minčenka Michaś.

Chanson | anglais Radiohead

Suggested by magicmulder.

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

Suggested by Hampsicora.

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Suggested by Janet001.

Traductions:  turc persan allemand

Suggested by florquinn.

Traductions:  albanais français grec
Chanson | allemand E Nomine

Suggested by Zarina01.

Traductions:  anglais

Suggested by maluca.

Traductions:  allemand

Suggested by Stefano8.

Traductions:  italien français turc 2 more

Suggested by Stefano8.

Traductions:  polonais finnois
Chanson | anglais Blink-182

Suggested by Stefano8.

Chanson | anglais Logic

Suggested by Stefano8.

Traductions:  espagnol grec roumain 11 more

Suggested by Stefano8.

Traductions:  italien

Suggested by Stefano8.

Traductions:  espagnol turc serbe 3 more

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

Suggested by Stefano8.

Suggested by Sciera.

Traductions:  anglais
Chanson | anglais Skyclad

Suggested by Sciera.

Suggested by Sciera.

Traductions:  allemand

Suggested by Sciera.

Traductions:  allemand italien turc

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.

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.

Traductions:  allemand français turc 1 more

Suggested by maluca.

Chanson | anglais Disturbed

Suggested by Sailor PokeMoon2.

Traductions:  serbe grec italien 3 more
Commentaires
Sailor PokeMoon2    Sam, 01/12/2018 - 06:27

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

Sailor PokeMoon2    Sam, 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

Stefano8    Dim, 18/03/2018 - 15:54

Tim McGraw - Kill Myself [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a20h93qyG0U]
Joyner Lucas - I'm Sorry [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/joyner-lucas-im-sorry-lyrics.html]
Kyle Spratt - Suicide note [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/kyle-spratt-suicide-note-lyrics.html]
Blink 182 - Adam's song [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/Blink-182-Adams-Song-lyrics.html]
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/logic-1-800-273-8255-lyrics.html]
Scott Alan feat. Shoshana Bean - I'm in pain [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/scott-alan-im-pain-lyrics.html]
Anna Clendening - That wasn't me, that was Patricia [https://youtu.be/sXbX6aJAMNY]
Courtney Parker - Her last words [https://youtu.be/TtHZs4GrarY]
Fabrizio De André - La ballata del Miché [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/fabrizio-de-andr%C3%A8-la-ballata-del-mic...]

This is not about humans; nonetheless, it is about suicide: Domenico Modugno - 'U pisci spada [https://lyricstranslate.com/en/domenico-modugno-%E2%80%99u-pisci-spada-l...]

Sciera    Sam, 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 PokeMoon2    Sam, 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 PokeMoon2    Lun, 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.