Songs about suicide

Created by DarkJoshua on 02 mrt 2018 | Laatst bewerkt door DarkJoshua op 18 apr 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Duits Arabisch 2 more

Suicidal thoughts and alcoholism are the main topics.

Vertalingen:  Servisch Frans Grieks

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

Suggested by katten.

Suggested by katten.

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Pools Duits 1 more
Nummer | Duits Ost+Front

Suggested by AK.ThePunisher.

Nummer | Engels Blutengel

Suggested by Dancer_on_the_Glass.

A person commits suicide to demonstrate their love.

Suggested by SaintMark.

Vertalingen:  Engels Italiaans Spaans 7 more
Nummer | Engels 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.

Vertalingen:  Engels Frans Spaans 3 more

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

Vertalingen:  Engels Servisch Frans 5 more

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

Vertalingen:  Turks Spaans

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

Vertalingen:  Grieks

Suggested by Zarina01.

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.

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.

Vertalingen:  Servisch Grieks Spaans

Suggested by Minčenka Michaś.

Vertalingen:  Engels Oekraïens
Nummer | Engels Radiohead

Suggested by magicmulder.

Vertalingen:  Frans Grieks Duits 14 more

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

Suggested by Hampsicora.

Vertalingen:  Engels Turks Japans 1 more

Suggested by Janet001.

Vertalingen:  Turks Perzisch Duits

Suggested by florquinn.

Vertalingen:  Albanees Frans Grieks
Nummer | Duits E Nomine

Suggested by Zarina01.

Vertalingen:  Engels

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Duits

Suggested by Stefano8.

Vertalingen:  Italiaans Frans Turks

Suggested by Stefano8.

Vertalingen:  Pools Fins
Nummer | Engels Blink-182

Suggested by Stefano8.

Nummer | Engels Logic

Suggested by Stefano8.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Grieks Roemeens 10 more

Suggested by Stefano8.

Vertalingen:  Italiaans

Suggested by Stefano8.

Vertalingen:  Spaans Turks Portugees 3 more

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

Suggested by Stefano8.

Vertalingen:  Frans Engels Pools 6 more

Suggested by Sciera.

Vertalingen:  Engels
Nummer | Engels Skyclad

Suggested by Sciera.

Suggested by Sciera.

Vertalingen:  Duits

Suggested by Sciera.

Vertalingen:  Duits Turks Italiaans

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.

Vertalingen:  Duits Frans Servisch 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.

Vertalingen:  Duits Frans Turks

Suggested by maluca.

Vertalingen:  Duits Spaans Italiaans 2 more
Stefano8    Zon, 18/03/2018 - 15:54

Tim McGraw - Kill Myself []
Joyner Lucas - I'm Sorry []
Kyle Spratt - Suicide note []
Blink 182 - Adam's song []
Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid - 1-800-273-8255 []
Scott Alan feat. Shoshana Bean - I'm in pain []
Anna Clendening - That wasn't me, that was Patricia []
Courtney Parker - Her last words []
Fabrizio De André - La ballata del Miché []

This is not about humans; nonetheless, it is about suicide: Domenico Modugno - 'U pisci spada []

Sciera    Zat, 24/03/2018 - 19:21

Here: (see translation) (those might be the most depressive lyrics I ever read) (on a less serious note)

And arguably also:
(the author actually killed himself after publishing the album of which this is the last song).