Top 10 Best Songs About Suicide

The Top Ten
1 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest Cover Art

"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 w/all it's sin - it's not fit for living in!

2 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica Cover Art

"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.

3 Chop Suey! - System of a Down Chop Suey! - System of a Down Cover Art

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

4 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer Eyes of the Insane - Slayer Cover Art

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

5 Jump - Van Halen Jump - Van Halen Cover Art

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 T.V. news story he saw where a man was about to kill himself by jumping off a building (Roth thought, "Might as well jump").

Yeah I think its about that.

6 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin Cover Art

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

7 Jeremy - Pearl Jam Jeremy - Pearl Jam Cover Art

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

8 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace Never Too Late - Three Days Grace Cover Art

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 half way 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!

9 Falling Away from Me - Korn Falling Away from Me - Korn Cover Art
10 Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne Suicide Solution - Ozzy Osbourne Cover Art

This song has nothing to do with suicide. It talks about how dangerous alcohol is.

The Contenders
11 Inside the Fire - Disturbed Inside the Fire - Disturbed Cover Art
12 Coming Down - Five Finger Death Punch Coming Down - Five Finger Death Punch Cover Art

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

13 Last Resort - Papa Roach Last Resort - Papa Roach Cover Art
14 Loser - 3 Doors Down Loser - 3 Doors Down Cover Art
15 Suicide Note Pt. 2 - Pantera Suicide Note Pt. 2 - Pantera Cover Art
16 Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards Love's Tragedy Asunder - Demons & Wizards Cover Art

About a man who loves his wife but she is terminally ill and he assists her suicide. Then kills himself. 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".

17 Suicide Note, Pt. 1 - Pantera Suicide Note, Pt. 1 - Pantera Cover Art
18 Tourniquet - Evanescence Tourniquet - Evanescence Cover Art

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

19 How to Save a Life - The Fray How to Save a Life - The Fray Cover Art

I love this song

20 Hold On - Good Charlotte Hold On - Good Charlotte Cover Art

This song should be number one on this list because not only does it raise awareness for suicide, but it's 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.

"This world, this world is cold
But you don't, you don't have to go
You're feeling sad, you're feeling lonely
And no one seems to care
Your mother's gone and your father hits you
This pain you cannot bare"

21 The Final Cut - Pink Floyd The Final Cut - Pink Floyd Cover Art
22 Don't Try Suicide - Queen Don't Try Suicide - Queen Cover Art
23 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Hurt - Nine Inch Nails Cover Art

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.

24 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park Cover Art
25 Today - The Smashing Pumpkins Today - The Smashing Pumpkins Cover Art
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