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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Skillet

2
537 148
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Three Days Grace

3
403 98
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Linkin Park

4
352 82
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Makayla Jane added Britt Nicole

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Between the Trees

6
155 21
Bullet by Hollywood Undead is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
AshleyHelle added

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Papa Roach

8
137 23
baby don't cut is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Maxwell O'donel added B Mike

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234 91
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Nine Inch Nails

10
112 24
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 Black Veil Brides

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JasonBlanpied added

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HannahDelaney added Courtney Parker -

It's all over, all gone, now she's greeting death.

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90 18
breath me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
UglyBirdBeautifulCage added

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Foo Fighters

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39 4
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HannahDelaney added My Chemical Romance -

Singing songs that make you slit your wrists. It isn't that much fun... staring down a loaded gun.

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Garbage

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86 36
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Seether

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83 39
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Jack Off Jill

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59 23
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GustavoEliodoro added Skillet

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Dave Pines added Kyle Sprat

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9 0
yeah boy and doll face is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
alexaspryberry added pierce the veil

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51 20
She Talks to Angels is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
JasonBlanpied added The Black Crowes

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Nickelback

24
31 6
Amanda Loppicoli Dark Enough is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting

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31 7
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HannahDelaney added twenty one pilots -

We're dying with every step we take...

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19 2
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Dave Pines added Marianas Trench

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27 5
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ThatTardisDemiwizardConsultingDetective added Eminem, Dido

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22 3
Let Me Die is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
XavierOG added Lil Happy Lil Sad

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HannahDelaney added Fall Out Boy -

The ribbon on my wrist says do not open before Christmas.

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7 0
Sappy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
XavierOG added Kurt Cobain

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The Strokes

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37 21
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White Lies

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51 35
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Blue October

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13 2
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coolgir00 added Johnny Cash

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35 24
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The Offspring

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NoFace added Stone Sour

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13 4
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Dave Pines added Blue October

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11 5
Into the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Dave Pines added Blue October

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0 1
Cuts by Love Robot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
spotlightonskye added

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The Decemberists

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lrmawg added Townes Van Zandt

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Leonard Cohen