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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Three Days Grace

2
314 69
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Skillet

3
369 91
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Linkin Park

4
383 98
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Between the Trees

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328 79
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Makayla Jane added Britt Nicole

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135 18
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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301 89
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Papa Roach

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225 87
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Nine Inch Nails

9
99 17
baby don't cut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Maxwell O'donel added B Mike

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50 4
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HannahDelaney added Courtney Parker -

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

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99 18
Knives And Pens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Guest_f0812e6c-4519-4ba2-9c6d-ab691de6f57f added Black Veil Brides

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148 47
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JasonBlanpied added

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81 13
breath me is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
UglyBirdBeautifulCage added

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131 52
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Foo Fighters

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100 47
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Garbage

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80 33
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Seether

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33 4
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Dave Pines added Kyle Sprat

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78 34
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Jack Off Jill

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54 21
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GustavoEliodoro added Skillet

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21 2
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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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85 48
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Nickelback

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48 18
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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28 4
Amanda Loppicoli Dark Enough is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting

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16 2
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Dave Pines added Marianas Trench

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54 36
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36 21
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White Lies

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17 4
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HannahDelaney added twenty one pilots -

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

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48 34
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Blue October

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32 20
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The Strokes

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15 4
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ThatTardisDemiwizardConsultingDetective added Eminem, Dido

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10 1
Let Me Die is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
XavierOG added Lil Happy Lil Sad

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32 24
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The Offspring

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10 2
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HannahDelaney added Fall Out Boy -

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

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9 4
Into the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Dave Pines added Blue October

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9 4
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Dave Pines added Blue October

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coolgir00 added Johnny Cash

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4 0
Sappy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
XavierOG added Kurt Cobain

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yeah boy and doll face is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
alexaspryberry added pierce the veil

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NoFace added Stone Sour

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13 18
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The Decemberists

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7 12
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lrmawg added Townes Van Zandt

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9 21
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Leonard Cohen