Songs about suicide

Created by DarkJoshua on 02 már 2018 | Last edited by DarkJoshua on 18 ápr 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.

Fordítások:  Angol Német Arab 2 more

Suicidal thoughts and alcoholism are the main topics.

Fordítások:  Szerb Francia Görög

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

Suggested by katten.

Fordítások:  Szerb Arab Görög 16 more

Suggested by katten.

Fordítások:  Török Perzsa Ukrán 9 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol Lengyel Német 1 more

Suggested by AK.ThePunisher.

Suggested by Dancer_on_the_Glass.

Fordítások:  Orosz Belorusz Spanyol 4 more

A person commits suicide to demonstrate their love.

Suggested by SaintMark.

Fordítások:  Angol Olasz Spanyol 7 more

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.

Fordítások:  Horvát Spanyol Román 9 more

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.

Fordítások:  Angol Francia Spanyol 3 more

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

Fordítások:  Angol Szerb Francia 5 more

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

Fordítások:  Török Spanyol

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

Fordítások:  Görög

Suggested by Zarina01.

Fordítások:  Szerb Német Orosz 22 more

Suggested by Zarina01.

Fordítások:  Finn Román Ukrán 12 more

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.

Fordítások:  Török Szerb Olasz 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.

Fordítások:  Szerb Görög Spanyol

Suggested by Minčenka Michaś.

Fordítások:  Angol Ukrán

Suggested by Minčenka Michaś.

Fordítások:  Transliteration IPA Ukrán

Suggested by magicmulder.

Fordítások:  Francia Görög Német 14 more

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

Suggested by Hampsicora.

Fordítások:  Angol Török Japán 1 more

Suggested by Janet001.

Fordítások:  Török Perzsa Német

Suggested by florquinn.

Fordítások:  Albán Francia Görög

Suggested by Zarina01.

Fordítások:  Angol

Suggested by maluca.

Fordítások:  Német

Suggested by Stefano8.

Fordítások:  Olasz Francia Török

Suggested by Stefano8.

Fordítások:  Lengyel Finn

Suggested by Stefano8.

Fordítások:  Olasz Francia Szerb 10 more
Dal | Angol Logic

Suggested by Stefano8.

Fordítások:  Spanyol Görög Román 10 more

Suggested by Stefano8.

Fordítások:  Olasz

Suggested by Stefano8.

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

Suggested by Stefano8.

Fordítások:  Francia Angol Lengyel 6 more

Suggested by Sciera.

Fordítások:  Angol

Suggested by Sciera.

Suggested by Sciera.

Fordítások:  Német

Suggested by Sciera.

Fordítások:  Német Török Olasz

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.

Fordítások:  Német Francia Szerb 2 more

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.

Fordítások:  Német Francia Török

Suggested by maluca.

Fordítások:  Német Spanyol Olasz 2 more
Hozzászólások
magicmulder    Péntek, 09/03/2018 - 08:39

Radiohead - "No Surprises"

Stefano8    Vasárnap, 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    Szombat, 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).