songs The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting  

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List Rules Songs with "cut" in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about self-harm as a subject.

This is a ranked list of the best songs about cutting and other forms of self-harm, as voted on by music fans like you. Songs like "The Way She Feels" by Between The Trees show the ugly side of being a cutter and what it's like to make yourself bleed, while other tracks are simply about people hurting themselves in general. Some of the songs included below may have the words "cut," "scar," or "bleed" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about self-harm as a subject or theme.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the self-harm songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
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Never Too Late Three Days Grace

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312 76
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Breaking the Habit Linkin Park

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267 58
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The Last Night Skillet

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337 94
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The Way She Feels Between the Trees

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278 72
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Makayla Jane added When She Cries Britt Nicole

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268 84
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Scars Papa Roach

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94 12
Bullet by Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
AshleyHelle added Bullet by Hollywood Undead

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Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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134 44
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JasonBlanpied added Plumb Cut

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72 16
Knives And Pens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Guest_f0812e6c-4519-4ba2-9c6d-ab691de6f57f added Knives and Pens Black Veil Brides

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Razor Foo Fighters

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50 7
baby don't cut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Maxwell O'donel added baby don't cut B Mike

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54 10
breath me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
UglyBirdBeautifulCage added breath me

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Bleed Like Me Garbage

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73 31
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Strawberry Gashes Jack Off Jill

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71 30
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Rise Above This Seether

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46 17
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GustavoEliodoro added Yours to Hold Skillet

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77 43
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Because of You Nickelback

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42 17
She Talks to Angels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
JasonBlanpied added She Talks to Angels The Black Crowes

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16 3
Amanda Loppicoli Dark Enough is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting

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The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

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32 20
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Unfinished Business White Lies

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44 32
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Razorblade Blue October

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14 4
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Dave Pines added Suicide Note Kyle Sprat

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30 20
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Razorblade The Strokes

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Dave Pines added Skin and Bones Marianas Trench

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29 22
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Dirty Magic The Offspring

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5 2
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Dave Pines added Into The Ocean Blue October

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ThatTardisDemiwizardConsultingDetective added Stan Eminem, Dido

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Into the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Dave Pines added Into the Ocean Blue October

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We Both Go Down Together The Decemberists

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lrmawg added Nothin' Townes Van Zandt

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Dress Rehearsal Rag Leonard Cohen