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Songs about depression/suicide?

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Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby WeLiveSoFastx83 » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:05 pm

I am not aware of many new wave songs directly about depression/suicide. I know the Smiths are pretty depressing, as is the Tears for Fears album The Hurting, but I also know/found:

Dalek I Love You - A Suicide


Cabaret Voltaire - Why Kill Time (When You Can Kill Yourself)


Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Rumours


Kim Wilde - View from a Bridge


Gary Numan - This is Love
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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby bpdp3 » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:58 pm

The current situation has been depressing to say the least; hoping you’re not going through any similar states of mind. The world needs new wave fans.

‘Bobby’ by Jerry Harrison from the casual gods lp always stays with me


Of course the Police ‘can’t stand losing you’
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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby Freshy » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:01 pm

Here are a few contenders.. One i didn't add is Suede - In The Next Life.. wow it depresses me..




But i end it with this thought...
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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby q89747 » Sun May 03, 2020 6:21 pm

Here's a fun one from Maggot Sandwich
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSM0LBM_UxQ
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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby LaidInRuins » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:16 pm

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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby jothoma1 » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:19 am

This is definitely my favorite song about suicide. Such a happy song too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhWoEUJCL2Y
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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby Ollie Stench » Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:31 pm

Classix Nouveaux - Or A Movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-H4BcqiRaQ
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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby Passing_Stranger » Mon Nov 09, 2020 9:58 am

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Re: Songs about depression/suicide?

Postby obs » Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:29 am

Not new wave at all, but ...
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