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songs The Best Songs About Scars  

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Physical scars never go away, but sometimes emotional scars are the most painful. Here are the greatest songs about scars, including songs with "scar" in the title and songs that reference scars in the lyrics. Over the years, several great songs have been written about scars by rock stars, rappers and country musicians. Many of the best scar songs are about struggling with self harm.

When compiling a list of the best scar songs, “Scar Tissue” by Red Hot Chili Peppers has to be at the top of the list. “Broken, Beat & Scarred” by Metallica and “Scars” by Papa Roach both appear on this list of the top songs about scars, as well. “Bleed Like Me” by Garbage is another great song about scars.

Trent Reznor doesn't specifically reference scars in the Nine Inch Nails track, “Only,” but his efforts must have left a mark. He sings, “Well the tiniest little dot caught my eye and it turned out to be a scab/And I had this funny feeling like I just knew it's something bad/I just couldn't leave it alone, I kept picking at the scab/It was a doorway trying to seal itself shut.”

Do you have a favorite scar song? Take a look at this list and vote your favorite tracks up to the top.
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Battle Scars Lupe Fiasco, Guy Sebastian

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Bleed It Out Linkin Park

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Scar Tissue Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Scars Papa Roach

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TheWelshGuy added Scar Marc Almond

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Ella added Hurt Nine Inch Nails

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Bleed Like Me Garbage

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Battle Scars The Chemical Brothers

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Queen of Pain Alkaline Trio

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Every Lasting Scar Hatebreed

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Loveless Wrists Bayside

The Greatest Dance Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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Scarred and Scared Rod Stewart

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Only Nine Inch Nails

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Razorblade Blue October

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Scar by Red Hot Chili Peppers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Songs About Scars
Kathy Holt Davies added Scar by Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Leave a Scar Marilyn Manson

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Songs About Me Trace Adkins

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Swing Life Away Rise Against - "Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse."

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Bad Habit The Dresden Dolls