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February 11, 2009



I know you could probably expand this list ad infinitim - given the music genre, but I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Roger Miller's 1965 single "One Dyin' and A-Buryin".

Listener Greg G.

Rich - you're right, the list could be expanded considerably. This is definitely not intended to be a definitive list of country suicide tunes, just an attempt to spotlight a handful of favorites.


Awesome, as always.

Red Neckerson

Two more for the list: Three A M - Bill Anderson and Dark Angel-Benny Joy


Fourteen Stories Down is shockingly heartfelt. Damn.

Rev. J. Clyde Roberts

"Endless Sleep" by Jody Reynolds is another good one (although technically the narrator *saves* his "baby" from killing herself at the end of the song... it's still close).

King Daevid MacKenzie

...slightly afield, but I've always found a perverse chuckle in the realisation that The Monkees' "Goin' Down" is the best-known bubblegum rock hit about a _botched_ suicide...

Hell's Donut House

Porter Wagoner charted with his version of "Cold Dark Waters." Also, the song "Julie" on his "Cold Hard Facts of Life" LP closes the album with a double murder/suicide.

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