Top 10 Best Songs About Suicide

The Top Ten
1 Fade to Black - Metallica

"I have lost the will to live.
Simply nothing more to give.
There is nothing more for me.
Need the end to set me free.
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye."

Definitely a masterpiece. The guitar solo gives me chills. And very deep lyrics too.

2 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

"He had enough, he couldn't take anymore... The wind kissed him goodbye and then he died."

"This is my life, this is my life
I'll decide, not you
Keep the world with all its sin
It's not fit for livin' in
Yeah! I will start again
It can take forever, and ever, and ever
And ever, but I'll still win."

Take the world with all its sin - it's not fit for living in!

3 Jeremy - Pearl Jam

A boy committed suicide in class. "Jeremy spoke in class today... Try to forget this, try to erase this from the blackboard."

4 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

Amazing song, on my favorite album, by my favorite band. Legendary, and very, very meaningful.

5 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace

I am appalled that I had to add this song to the list! It should've already been on here. This song literally saved my life when I was halfway through a suicide attempt. I know people say that about music all the time, but I honestly don't know if I'd still be here if it wasn't for this song.

The lyrics are so deep, and Adam's vocal performance is so emotional. Then, all you have to do is add in the amazing guitar riff and awesome video clip, and you have the best anti-suicide song of all time.

Play this at my funeral!

6 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards

It's about a man who loves his wife, but she is terminally ill and he assists her suicide. Then he kills himself. The lyrics are sad but somehow romantic. Vocals, music, and lyrics are great.

"She still has sunshine in her weary eyes
A bed of roses to testify my love
A promise made, now I will make a try
There is no power in earth to tear us apart."

7 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer

About a soldier who suffers PTSD after war and eventually commits suicide.

8 Jump - Van Halen

This song sounds so happy that people rarely associate it with suicide, but it is about suicide ("Jump!").

David Lee Roth has given various accounts of the meaning behind the lyrics, but he usually says they are about a TV news story he saw where a man was about to kill himself by jumping off a building. Roth thought, "Might as well jump."

9 Inside the Fire - Disturbed
10 Coming Down - Five Finger Death Punch

Beautiful song about a friend saving a teen from suicide. Powerful music video.

The Contenders
11 Hold On - Good Charlotte

This song should be number one on this list because not only does it raise awareness for suicide, but it's also an anti-suicide song. GC wrote this song for all those people who feel like giving up on life, telling them to hold on.

This song saved my life when I was considering suicide. If it can do that, I think it deserves the top spot on this list.

12 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

This song is basically about drug abuse (addiction), but yes, they mention suicide in the lyrics.

13 Loser - 3 Doors Down
14 Tourniquet - Evanescence

A deep and beautiful song. I love this song. It should be number 1 for sure.

15 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd
16 How to Save a Life - The Fray
17 Numb - Linkin Park
18 A Tout le Monde - Megadeth
19 Don't Try Suicide - Queen
20 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails

While the Johnny Cash version deals with self-reflection and regret, the Nine Inch Nails version is much more bitter and cynical. In the context of its album, it basically reads as the protagonist's suicide note.

A dark suicide note to close an impressive album.

21 Adam's Song - Blink-182

The song is both depressing and uplifting. It deals with topics of depression and loneliness but states that there are always better times ahead of you.

Well, it's supposedly about coming home after a long tour, but just look at those lyrics!

I'd never thought I'd die alone.
Another six months I'll be unknown.

22 Song for Annie - Petra
23 I Won't See You Tonight, Pt. 1 - Avenged Sevenfold
24 Spring - Rammstein
25 Last Resort - Papa Roach
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