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Top 65 Best Songs about Suicide

One of the saddest things that can take a life is suicide. Yet, so many people are driven to this grave act. So much so, that it is the cause of death of over 800,000 people in the world every year.

There are many reasons for people to take their own lives, from mental illness to substance abuse, and from romantic problems to crises. But these acts all share something in common – they’re extremely serious and final.

There is a lot of music out there about suicide…

It can be about incidents of suicide that touched the songwriters or simply about suicidal feelings. The best songs about suicide present this subject sensitively and with frightening honesty. And in doing so, they can help people cope with the effects of suicide and suicidal feelings in their lives.

If you or someone that you know is thinking about suicide, you can contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988 or chat online in the USA. You can find international crisis lines here.

Best Songs about Suicide


Top 10 Songs About Suicides

Just so that things make more sense, I’ve divided up this list into two sections. This first section is for songs that are about suicide, and the other section is songs about suicidal thoughts and feelings.

These are songs written by people whose lives have been affected by suicide. Perhaps of a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger. These songs can be tremendously heavy and real, so be forewarned.

1 Cemetery Drive – My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance was one of the biggest 2000s-era Pop-Punk-Emo bands. On their second album, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge, released in 2004, they showed themselves to be a tight, professional unit who were great at writing songs.

This was a sort of concept album about a couple of lovers separated by death. And one of the best songs on that album is the fiery “Cemetery Drive.”

This track starts with a military-style beat…

That’s before exploding into a guitar-driven heavy chorus. The music is dark, and the vocals get a bit screamy toward the end, giving this song a lot of power. Lyrically, the story is about separation and suicide.

Lines like “Back home, off the run – Singing songs that make you slit your wrists – It isn’t that much fun” approach the related feelings from a pretty dark place.

2 Citycide – The Dead Ships

The Dead Ships are a garage rock band from L.A. that had some success in the mid-2010s. In 2016, they released an album called Citycide, from which the track “Citycide” is taken. This song is a long, swirling track with a slow groove and some powerful, emotive singing.

The song has an interesting history…

The lyrics were written by vocalist Devlin McClusky after a visit to San Francisco and seeing the Golden Gate bridge. While this is a famous landmark, it’s also one of the most common places in the world for people to commit suicide. And McClusky’s friend informed him that nearly all people jump from the side of the bridge facing the city, rather than the side facing the open ocean.

So “Citycide” is a combination of the terms city side and suicide, and is referenced in the lyrics “Every body commits to the city side.” How’s that for one of the best songs about suicide?

3 Fire and Rain – James Taylor

James Taylor has one of the sweetest voices of all time. The song “Fire and Rain” is also one of his best and most memorable tracks of all time. This tune sounds so soft and sweet, it’s hard to believe that it’s based on his reflection on the suicide of a childhood friend, as well as his battles with drug addiction.

This song has a stripped-down instrumentation…

It’s Taylor singing and playing guitar accompanied by piano and a bowed stand-up bass over a light drum beat. He sings about his experiences with life, the fire and rain representing exciting and trying times, respectively, or passion and sadness.

And the chorus in this touching song about suicide is so memorable, with its sad feeling of a permanent goodbye.

“I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain – I’ve seen sunny days that I thought would never end – I’ve seen lonely times when I could not find a friend – But I always thought that I’d see you again.”

4 Jeremy – Pearl Jam

Next on my list of the best songs about suicide was one of the biggest songs in grunge music in the early 90s. “Jeremy” comes from the debut and breakthrough album, Ten by the Seattle band Pearl Jam which they released in 1991.

This track has heavy drums, heavily distorted guitars, and husky vocals care of singer Eddie Vedder. But this song isn’t famous just for the music.

The lyrics were inspired by a real-life event – a suicide…

A student at a high school in Texas walked into his class and shot himself in front of his classmates. This act was meant as a message or even a statement of retaliation for years of being picked on.

As the chorus of the song says, “Jeremy spoke in class today.” The lyrics reference the trauma to the other students, too, with lines like, “Try to forget this – Try to erase this – From the blackboard.”

Incidentally, the lyrics and especially the music video for this song, which ends in images of students frozen in fear and sprayed with blood, were misinterpreted. The song was thought to be about a school shooting instead of a suicide.

5 Last Resort – Papa Roach

Nu Metal band Pap Roach came out with a bang in 2000 with the song “Last Resort.” This song was released as the band’s debut single as well as on the soundtrack to the film Ready to Rumble. It was also later re-released on the band’s second album Infest.

The song has a hard edge with a heavy beat and chugging metal guitars. The vocals are rapped, sung, and sometimes screamed. According to singer Jacoby Shaddix, this is a song about an attempted suicide by a high school friend.

It’s sung from that person’s point of view…

With lines like, “Cut my life into pieces – I’ve reached my last resort – Suffocation, no breathing – Don’t give a fuck if I cut my arm bleeding.” However, Shaddix revealed that the friend was taken to the hospital and later to a mental health facility and came out the other side better.

6 Make It Stop (September’s Children) – Rise Against

Punk Rock never shies away from the hard subjects, so a Punk Rock song about suicide and loss is no surprise.

The song “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” came out back in 2010 and was inspired by a string of teen suicides Rise Against had been affected by. So many of them were LGBTQ+ youth driven to suicide by bullying and harassment.

The song laments this loss of youth…

“Eighteen years pushed to the ledge – It’s come to this.” But, then it goes on to give a message of hope, like “All these years pushed to the ledge – But proud I stand, of who I am – I plan to go on living.”

This song was inspired by the It Gets Better Project which aims to uplift and empower LGBTQ+ youth.

7 My Mother Had a Brother – George Michael

Normally a Prince of Pop, George Michael surprises with this song with its very heavy theme. In the song, the singer tells of how he was born on the same day that his uncle died by suicide.

He sings, “My mother had a brother – Over-sensitive and kind – Seems it all became too much for him – It seems he took his own life.”

This is a slow, sensitive ballad…

It focuses on Michael’s voice singing in almost a whisper over an expressive piano. It then adds strange and ambient sounds to give a disorienting feel to the track.

Michael suggests that because of their shared date, his uncle has lived again with him and his spirit helps him in his life. So, he tells his mother he will live for both of them.

8 Santa Monica – Everclear

“Santa Monica” may just be a place name for you and me. But, it is a name loaded with meaning for Everclear frontman Art Alexakis. This song was a smash hit for the band in 1995 when it came out on their album Sparkle and Fade. And that’s surprising, considering the inspiration for the song.

When still a teenager, Alexakis had a troubled relationship with his girlfriend, and she ended up killing herself. Not long afterward, he attempted suicide himself by jumping from the Santa Monica pier. But he survived, and the incident changed everything about his life.

In the song…

He sings, “I am still living with your ghost – Lonely and dreaming of the west coast – I don’t wanna be your downtime – I don’t wanna be your stupid game,” showing how much he felt he needed to escape from his past.

But instead, this powerful Rock song about trying to commit suicide finishes with an explosive vindication. And a feeling of finally escaping from a haunting past, not by suicide but by starting over.

9 Stan – Eminem

“Stan” is one of Eminem’s biggest tracks ever and definitely a lyrical masterpiece. This song came out in 2000 on his The Marshall Master’s EP. One of the big reasons it was a huge hit is that it used a sample from UK singer Dido’s “Thank You,” already a hit song.

This sample, with lyrics “But your picture on my wall – It reminds me, that it’s not so bad – It’s not so bad,” comes through clear and sweet. They provide an excellent contrast to the story that Eminem tells through his rap.

This is the story of Stan…

…a fan of Eminem, who writes him letters that start out flattering but become angrier as time goes on. In the final verse, the perspective flips, and it’s Eminem writing back to Stan. However, in the end, he realizes that a news story he saw about a man who took lots of downers and then drove his car off a bridge was actually this fan.

While it’s just a story, this is a really insightful look into self-harm and the issues and reasons surrounding it. As a result, it’s one of the best songs about suicide for a master rapper.

10 View from a Bridge – Kim Wilde

Select was British singer Kim Wilde’s second studio album which was released in 1982. This album featured the song “View from a Bridge,” which you can guess is a song about suicide by jumping from a bridge.

Kim is better known for her poppy hits like “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” and “Kids in America.” This song was musically similar but lyrically very heavy for the artist. It tells of a woman who walks in on her lover with another girl. A relationship crisis is a common reason for people to kill themselves.

The lyrics are intensely serious…

However, they’re set to a Pop-based synthy dance track and sung in a fairly pleasant way. It makes for a weird contrast. Especially with lines like, “I’ll lay it on the line now – You’re running out of time now – But then a voice said jump – And I just let go.”

Top 18 Best Songs About Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings

Some of the best songs about suicide aren’t necessarily about incidents of the act taking place. Instead, they deal with the thoughts and feelings surrounding suicide.

These songs can be from personal experiences by the artists, or they take the approach of trying to understand another person’s feelings. As you can imagine, these songs are extremely varied and look at suicide from a great number of perspectives.

11 1-800-273-8255 – Logic (feat. Alessia Cara and Khalid)

The name of this song is significant. “1-800-273-8255” is the previous number (which is still active) for the National Suicide Prevention Line, now the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

That number inspired rapper Logic to team up with Khalid and Canadian singer Alessia Cara to produce this song about thoughts of suicide which so many people experience.

The track is slow and sensitive…

It has a light beat, piano chords, and emotional strings. Combined with a backing choral group, this song is very emotional, and that’s just the music. The lyrics start with Logic saying, “I don’t wanna be alive – I just wanna die today.” Then he takes you through the feelings that produced this state of mind.

But, the song ends on a positive, with Khalid singing, “The lane I travel feels alone – But I’m moving ’til my legs give out – And I see my tears melt in the snow – But anymore I wanna feel alive.”

12 Adam’s Song – Blink-182

I had the opportunity to see Blink-182 way back when they were just Blink. At that time, they were young, riotously funny goofballs and superb entertainers. I never would have guessed that this band would ever write a well known song about suicide.

But, I was wrong, and they did…

“Adam’s Song” came out on their breakthrough 1999 record, Enema of the State, and was a somber contrast to most of the other tracks on this album.

For a Blink-182 song, this one is relatively slow…

It’s deeper and heavier during the verses and then builds up in the chorus. The band even uses a piano here to create more feeling in the song.

This track is about a guy, Adam, who is an unhappy teenager who feels a need to escape from the world. There are suggestions of suicide in lines like, “You’ll be sorry when I’m gone” and “Please tell mom this is not her fault.”

At the same time, the final verse offers an alternate ending, flipping the script to something positive. “Tomorrow holds such better days – Days when I can still feel alive.”

13 By the Grace of God – Katy Perry

Katy Perry is known for positive, campy, sexy, and inspiring Pop songs. So, it might be a surprise to have her on my list of songs about suicide.

But “By the Grace of God” is a song that she wrote after contemplating suicide herself. This instance was caused by depression brought on after she was divorced by her husband, actor Russell Brand. Even big Pop stars go through dark times in their lives.

The song starts stripped-down…

It’s just Perry singing with piano accompaniment. In this part of the song, she reveals her thoughts about ending her own life. Then the song starts to build up, with a drum machine beat and synth sounds. It eventually reaches a self-affirming climax with a military, marching-forward beat on the snare.

The lyrics are plain and straightforward. Perry sings, “I put one foot in front of the other and I – Looked in the mirror and decided to stay.”

14 Cyanide – Metallica

A lot of Metal Music goes to very dark places. And ending your own life is about as dark as it gets. The reason bands like Metallica approach this theme in their songs is to accept and deal with dark, suicidal feelings that affect many people. And, in this way, they might be able to help conquer them.

“Cyanide” is a heavy song from the band’s eighth album, Death Magnet, released in 2008. Most of the song has a relatively (for Metallica) slow groove letting the guitars chug and drive it along. In other parts, the rhythm is cut up and all over the place.

And, of course, there’s a searing guitar solo as the beat picks up speed. The idea of suicide is explored with the lines, “Suicide, I’ve already died – It’s just the funeral I’ve been waiting for – Cyanide, living dead inside – Break this empty shell forevermore.”

15 Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush

There’s a lot of “hang in there” sentiment in songs. But none have done it better than “Don’t Give Up” by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. This song is so deep and thoughtful and presents both sides of a conversation on despair that it’s truly a masterpiece.

In 1986, it was also a strangely progressive song. Gabriel’s music is sensitive and spacious, leaving plenty of room for the vocals, which are oh-so-important.

The song has two perspectives…

Gabriel sings the voice of a man during the Great Depression facing land eviction, starvation, and despair. His lyrics express these feelings in lines like “Got to walk out of here – I can’t take anymore – Going to stand on that bridge – Keep my eyes down below.”

Bush sings the counterpart, the voice of compassion and love. She tells him, “Don’t give up – You know it’s never been easy – Don’t give up – ’cause I believe there’s a place – There’s a place where we belong.” Soothing as only Kate Bush can.

16 Everybody Hurts – R.E.M.

In 1992, R.E.M. put out their eighth studio album and what would be their most successful record to date. That record was Automatic for the People

And it had one song on it that stood out above the rest. This is the heartfelt anthem “Everybody Hurts,” a song with a passionate anti-suicide message.

The music starts slow and winding…

Just a drum machine, guitar, and keyboards. But, there is also a strong arrangement by John Paul Jones, formally of Led Zeppelin, that adds warmth to the song. It’s soft and sad, as Michael Stipe sings about the feelings that can lead people to thoughts of ending their lives.

He sings with conviction about how “Everybody hurts – Sometimes – Everybody cries” in such a pure and understanding way. But he also sings, “Hold on.” And, when the strings and heavy guitar riff come in, the song starts to build up and sweep into a beautiful prayer for salvation.

17 Feel – Robbie Williams

While our next song sounds like an out-and-out love song, there’s something a lot deeper behind it. Even if it does come from ex-boy band singer Robbie Williams. Now a Pop icon, Williams released “Feel” on his fifth solo album, Escapology, in 2002.

It’s a song that touches on depression and feelings of suicide…

Williams references these feelings when he sings, “I wanna contact the living” and “I don’t wanna die – But I ain’t keen on living either.” But ultimately, the song is a rejection of these feelings and a plea to repair his damaged soul.

The music is a slow dance beat with some fat piano chords and synthy strings and guitar over top. So, it takes on the guise of a standard Pop song. But we know there’s more to it than that.

18 Hold On – Wilson Phillips

If you don’t recognize the name, this isn’t a person. Wilson Phillips is the name of a group, a trio of singers made up of Carnie and Wendy Wilson, daughters of Beach Boy Brian Wilson, and Chyna Phillips, daughter of John and Michelle Phillips from the 60s band the Mamas & the Papas.

This song was a massive hit for the group back in 1990. And it made it to #1 in the charts in many countries around the world.

This song is pure Pop radio hit perfection…

The music is superbly produced, driven by keyboards and a powerful 1990 drum beat. The singers hit beautiful harmonies, making the song almost sickly sweet. Lyrically, this song is about compassion and understanding for people going through horrible life experiences.

The message is positive if perhaps cheesy and a bit glib, with lyrics like, “I know that there is pain, but you – Hold on for one more day, and you – Break free from the chains.” All told, it’s one of the best songs about suicide.

19 Hyperballad – Bjork

It might be surprising to learn that the song “Hyperballad” is about suicide, or at least partly. Bjork put this song out on her epic second album, Post, in 1995.

Like lots of her work, it’s an unusual mix of strange vocals, ambient sounds, and banging techno beats. So, if you’ve heard it as a club song and assumed it’s just a love song, well, there are more layers here.

At the beginning of the track…

Bjork sings of waking up early in the morning while her lover is still asleep and climbing a cliff. There she throws strange things off the cliff, like cutlery and car parts – these things represent her frustrations in the relationship.

Then she considers throwing herself off, too, with the lines “I Imagine what my body would sound like slamming against those rocks – And when it lands – Will my eyes be closed or open?” 

But, this contemplation is enough to make her reject the idea and see herself better off in the relationship. The song ends in an exultation of intense vocals and blasting beats.

20 Jumper – Third Eye Blind

If Third Eye Blind was a UK band, this might have been a song about a sweater. But “Jumper” is one of the American Pop-Rock band’s biggest hits. It’s a song about someone thinking of jumping to their death.

This song came from the band’s self-titled debut album, released in 1997. It was one of the singles that really pushed this band into the limelight in the US and Canada in the late 90s.

This song is about suicide, first off…

…but it’s also about compassion. It sounds like a plea to anyone who is thinking of ending their life to reconsider and accept the compassion and understanding of their fellow human beings. The song is poppy and made a great radio song.

Despite its subject, there’s a positive message in the hook. “I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend – You could cut ties with all the lies – That you’ve been living in – And if you do not want to see me again – I would understand.”

21 Leash – The Weakerthans

The Weakerthans are a Canadian Rock band with poet and musician John K. Samson at the helm. They put out the first of their four albums, Fallow, back in 1997.

The band comes from Winnipeg, smack in the middle of Canada, a city known for its long and miserable winter (aka Winterpig). That’s probably a good part of the reason for this song’s dark edge. The track has a deep, thudding rock beat and heavy clanging minor guitar chords to give it a sad feel.

Known for using odd instruments…

The band also uses a bowed saw here to produce a haunting sound like mournful weeping. This song is about depression and features the line, “Had one of those days when you want to try heroin – Drunk driving, some form of soft suicide.” 

There’s also a suggestion of hibernating through depressed feelings. But there’s also a hopeful, beautiful image here in “Let your hand melt a hole in the frost – Peer out under a sky that looks just like a shirt I lost.”

22 Lithium – Nirvana

It’s hard to talk about music and suicide without touching on the tragic losses of many gifted artists. Kurt Cobain was one of these tragic losses indeed, dying by suicide in 1994, even as his band’s success was at its peak.

“Lithium” is a song he wrote years earlier, in 1990, and which was released on the epic hit record Nevermind in 1991.

The song has Nirvana’s typical formula…

A quiet verse followed by a chaotic, explosive chorus that gives it lots of emotional depth. According to Cobain, it was written from the perspective of someone ready to kill themselves before finding religion and new hope, even though he wasn’t a religious person.

Lines like, “Sunday morning is every day, for all I care – And I’m not scared – Light my candles in a daze – ‘Cause I’ve found God” show how this new feeling is both liberating and also like a medication. Unfortunately, it wasn’t something that helped to save Cobain himself.

23 Needle in the Hay – Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is another artist who died tragically young. His life was plagued by substance abuse and mental illness, even as his career blossomed. However, it’s unclear whether his death was a suicide or a homicide.

But, the song “Needle in the Hay” does approach the subject of suicide, many years before Smith’s death.

This song is very melancholy, to say the least…

It’s just Smith singing with his fragile voice and strumming the guitar. The chords are quiet, and the vocals are close to whispered. It really brings you in close to this song.

The lyrics combine the expression “needle in the hay” (looking for something impossible to find) with allusions to drug abuse and suggestions of self-harm, too.

24 Russian Roulette – Rihanna

Just the name of this song gives me chills up and down my spine. That’s because I knew someone who played Russian Roulette for real and lost.

In Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette,” her lyrics are dark and frightening and make me feel like she also played this deadly game for real but survived. You have to be either suicidal or out of your mind to play this game in the first place.

In the song…

She sings, “And you can see my heart, beating – Now you can see it through my chest.” The beat for this song is slow and thudding, like a pounding heart. Her vocals are sad and mournful, almost wailing.

You get the idea that she is perhaps singing about the incident as a permanent loss of her innocence. It’s truly a terrifying prospect and a game that has no real winners, no matter what the outcome.

25 Suicide Solution – Ozzy Osbourne

This next song is one that caused massive controversy. Not only on its release but also later in court. “Suicide Solution” is the name of the track, and it came out in 1980 on the album Blizzard of Oz.

This is an Ozzy song, although the lyrics were primarily written by bassist Bob Daisley. Ozzy has said the song was inspired by the alcohol-related death of ACDC’s first singer, Bon Scott, in 1980.

However, Daisley has stated that the song was referring to Osbourne himself, who also had a serious alcohol abuse problem.

This song is all about substance abuse and compares it to a slow suicide…

Look at the opening lyrics – “Wine is fine, but whiskey’s quicker – Suicide is slow with liquor – Take a bottle, drown your sorrows – Then it floods away tomorrows, away tomorrows.”

In 1984, Heavy Metal was already heavily demonized in the press. This actually led a family to sue Ozzy over the song, saying it contributed to their teenage son’s suicide. However, the courts found he had no responsibility in the matter.

Still, it was a huge controversy at the time. It led to other cases where music and musicians were blamed for individuals’ actions.

26 The Outsider – A Perfect Circle

“The Outsider” is a song related to suicidal thoughts and feelings from the Heavy Rock/Progressive band A Perfect Circle. It comes from their second album, entitled Thirteenth Step, which was released in 2003.

This band is heavy and often industrial and dark, much like Tool, the other band of frontman Maynard James Keenan.

No surprise that this song is dark and heavy as well…

It alternates between 6/8 and 4/4 time signatures to create a sense of disorientation. The drums are complex here, and the song is a patchwork of lots of different parts. The vocals sound angry, and that’s actually the point.

This is a song sung from the perspective of someone – the outsider – who can’t understand a loved one’s suicidal feelings and thinks they should simply change their mind.

When they sing, “What’ll it take to get it through to you precious? – I’m over this, why do you wanna throw it away like this?”, it’s a critique of the person who doesn’t understand and feel compassion for someone who is depressed.

27 This Song Saved My Life – Simple Plan

Simple Plan is a Canadian Pop-Punk band that was big in the 2000s. They’ve put out six albums, with Get Your Heart On!, their fourth album hosting the song “This Song Saved My Life” in 2011.

This track is perhaps not directly about suicide. But it still references a lot of the feelings that can drive people to end their own lives. Furthermore, the lyrics are a collection of letters and messages from fans to the band, with the name of the song as the theme and the chorus.

This is an inspiring, positive Pop-Punk song…

It has a softer, quieter verse with chiming acoustic guitar and synth strings. Then the chorus comes in, and the guitar and vocals hit a lot harder, creating a thick emotional experience.

Lyrics like, “I was broken, I was choking – I was lost, this song saved my life – I was bleeding, stopped believing – Could have died, this song saved my life” come straight from their fans. And, Simple Plan pays tribute back to them by having fans help sing the chorus at the end of the song.

28 Today – Smashing Pumpkins

Unless you listen carefully to the lyrics of this song, you’d probably never guess what it was about. But, the song “Today” from Smashing Pumpkins’ breakthrough 1993 album Siamese Dream is actually about thoughts of suicide.

Frontman Billy Corgan wrote it at a time when he was very stressed and depressed and contemplated killing himself. He includes lines like “Can’t wait for tomorrow – I might not have that long” and “Pink ribbon scars – That never forget – I tried so hard – To cleanse these regrets” that suggest suicidal feelings.

However, in the chorus, he turns it around…

We hear him sing, “Today is the greatest day I’ve ever known,” and finding a positive escape. The music alternates between the quietest, sweetest guitar riff and the heavy crashing explosion of the pre-chorus and chorus. This illustrates the huge difference in feelings here just so perfectly.

38 More Songs about Suicide

29 Adam’s Song – Blink 182

30 Before You Go – Lewis Capaldi

31 How Do You Get That Lonely – Blaine Larsen

32 Elizabeth On The Bathroom Floor – Eels

33 Gloomy Sunday – Billie Holiday

34 Suicidal Thoughts – The Notorious BIG

35 A Day Without Me – U2

36 Ceremony – New Order

37 Whiskey Lullaby – Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss

38 Goodbye I’m Sorry – Jamestown Story

39 Hurt – Nine Inch Nails

40 (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

41 Numb – Linkin Park

42 Railroad Boy – Joan Baez

43 Suicide Is Painless – Johnny Mandel

44 Chop Suey! – System Of A Down

45 Kill Myself – Tim McGraw

46 Asleep – The Smiths

47 Fix You – Coldplay

48 How to Save a Life – The Fray

49 Lullaby – Nickelback

50 Never Too Late – Three Days Grace

51 You’re Only Human (Second Wind) – Billy Joel

52 One Last Breath – Creed

53 The Last Night – Skillet

54 A Better Time – Streetlight Manifesto

55 My My (Into the Black) – Neil Young

56 I Think I’m Going to Kill Myself – Elton John

57 Don’t Try Suicide – Queen

58 Come Out Fighting – Pennywise

59 Kill Yourself – Bo Burnham

60 Final Exit – Fear Factory

61 Beyond the Gray Sky – 311

62 Crazy Baby – Joan Osbourne

63 Suicide Alley – Shawn Colvin

63 Suicide Alley – Manic Street Preachers

64 Out of Control – Oingo Boingo

65 Why – Rascal Flatts

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Best Songs About Suicide – Final Thoughts

There are lots and lots of songs about suicide out there. It’s a heavy subject that triggers serious emotional responses. And, while some songs dismiss it, even ridicule it, the best suicide songs offer acceptance of the feelings that drive this act.

There are songs people write to process and deal with suicides that have affected their lives. Other songs look at the thoughts and feelings suicidal people have, often through the experiences of the writers.

But there’s no glorification or condemnation here. Instead, there’s only understanding and commitment to a future that can be better.

Until next time, take care of yourselves, and if things start to get difficult, reach out to someone.

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Joseph is a session musician, writer, and filmmaker from south Florida. He has recorded a number of albums and made numerous short films, as well as contributing music to shorts and commercials. 

He doesn't get as much time to practice and play as he used to, but still manages (just about!) to fulfill all his session requests. According to Joseph, it just gets harder as you get older; you rely on what you learned decades ago and can play without thinking. Thankfully that's what most producers still want from him.

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