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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The Last Night Skillet

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Breaking the Habit Linkin Park

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The Way She Feels Between the Trees

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Makayla Jane added When She Cries Britt Nicole

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Scars Papa Roach

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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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JasonBlanpied added Plumb Cut

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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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baby don't cut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Maxwell O'donel added baby don't cut B Mike

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Razor Foo Fighters

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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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Rise Above This Seether

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Bleed Like Me Garbage

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Strawberry Gashes Jack Off Jill

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GustavoEliodoro added Yours to Hold Skillet

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Because of You Nickelback

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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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HannahDelaney added Her Last Words Courtney Parker - It's all over, all gone, now she's greeting death.

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Amanda Loppicoli Dark Enough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting

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Dave Pines added Suicide Note Kyle Sprat

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Razorblade Blue October

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Unfinished Business White Lies

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Razorblade The Strokes

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Dave Pines added Skin and Bones Marianas Trench

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Dirty Magic The Offspring

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ThatTardisDemiwizardConsultingDetective added Stan Eminem, Dido

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HannahDelaney added Cemetary Drive 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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HannahDelaney added March to the Sea twenty one pilots - We're dying with every step we take...

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Dave Pines added Into The Ocean Blue October

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HannahDelaney added Our Lawyer Made Us Change the Name of This Song So We Wouldn’t Get Sued Fall Out Boy - The ribbon on my wrist says do not open before Christmas.

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Sappy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
XavierOG added Sappy Kurt Cobain

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Into the Ocean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
Dave Pines added Into the Ocean Blue October

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Let Me Die is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Songs About Self-Harm & Cutting
XavierOG added Let Me Die Lil Happy Lil Sad

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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