There are some rock songs that will inspire you and make you feel hopeful about life in general. Then there are those that will make you feel hopeful about death. The following is a list of the top 10 rock songs that will surely depress you if you feel the blues are creeping up to you.
1. Lover, You Should Have Come Over by Jeff Buckley
The song is brilliant and Jeff Buckley’s voice is beautiful, to say the least. However, the lyrics are so depressing that you will want to kill yourself before the song ends. It’s a pretty song which mixes breakup with a breakdown and talks a lot about loneliness.
2. Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd is known to have created some of the best songs ever and this one is not an exception. If you come out alive after listening to Lover, You Should Have Come Over, make sure you listen to the lyrics of this song which talk about having an unresponsive and indifferent attitude towards the world.
3. Decades by Joy Division
The fact that Ian Curtis had unmistakable suicidal tendencies becomes apparent in this song. The lyrics talk about how ‘we’ knocked on hell’s doors and forced ‘ourselves’ in. It is quite a breaking taking ode to suicide.
4. Yes by Manic Street Preachers
This song is laced with every depressing theme you can think of- mutilation, annihilation, alienation and deprecation. Richey James Edward was clearly emotionally unstable and the fact that he disappeared without a trace in 1995 makes it easy to understand why he wrote such mind-numbingly depressing lyrics.
5. Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down by Interpol
When this song was released, it became clear that the band was a part of the ‘goth pop’ genre. The lyrics centre around a woman who is stuck in a dark society and how she drowns herself to make it end. The atmosphere surrounding the song is dark and depressing enough to make you want to cry yourself to sleep.
6. Sober by Tool
The lyrics talk about how “I’ will only end up ruining ‘your’ life because ‘I’ am a liar and will break ‘your’ trust eventually. The guitar shrieks through the song and Maynard Keenan initially whispers but is practically pleading for mercy by the end just like you will.
7. One Hundred Years by The Cure
The Cure is known to produce self-loathing songs but this one takes the cake. Its basic aim is to give you an anxiety attack if you happen to think about the future. The singer screams about how it is perfectly okay if we all die. If you listen to this song, make sure that sharp objects are not kept within close proximity.
8. I Know It’s Over by The Smiths
Morrissey sings about teenage angst mixed with teenage love all through this song. The song goes on for six minutes which is long enough for the listener to make a pact with himself to never get involved with somebody else because maybe he’ll get rejected.
9. Heroin by The Velvet Underground
This song is about a person’s downward spiral into drug addiction. Make sure you are near a sink if you listen to this song because you will throw up.
10. And All That Could Have Been by Nine Inch Nails
This song’s music is so enthralling that you will find yourself getting transported to hell and back. Composed by Trent Reznor, this song will lure you towards itself only to throw you back out. Just what we need, right?