"Suicidal Failure" as written by and Mike Muir....
Father forgive me for I know not what I do
I tried everything but I'll leave it up to you
I don't want to live, I don't know why
I don't have no reasons, I just want to die

I'm a suicidal failure, I've got to get some help
I have suicidal tendencies but I can't kill myself

I'm tired of this way of life, my patience has expried
I'm barely just 20 but my life I will retire
I went down to a rifle store, I bought myself a gun
I point it at my head but I couldn't get the job done


I took all my mother's sleeping pills
I jumped off a freeway bridge
I drank three kinds of poison
And drove my car off a ridge
I beat myself with a bat
Put a noose around my head
I overdosed on heroin
But I'm still not dead


Death may not be the answer
It can't be all that great
But me I'm not into living
With life I can't relate
By some masochistic reasoning I think that it will be fun
I want to start my second life now
So shoot me with your gun


I'm looking forward-suicidal
I'm really bored-suicidal
You want to die-suicidal
Then die-suicidal

At the game-suicidal
At my school-suicidal
At the bar-suicidal


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"Suicidal Failure" as written by Mike Muir

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    General CommentThis band has copped a bad rap over the years for writing/singing about so called "taboo" sunject, and have definately been taken out of context by the do good wowsers of the world more often than not, but just look at the emotion and life experience poured into this song. Mike you are one of the most unique song writers I have ever heard, and you have helped me in ways you will never know, thanks.
    Tricky1979on February 02, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song basically sums up my life, I've actually tried some of the things listed (took my mothers sleeping pills, put a noose around my neck etc...) Its a good song.
    punk101on May 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAmazing lyrics. That's all I have to say.
    kaytotheleeon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSuicidal Tendencies are amazing with this song... Relatable in too many senses...
    LaDiabloon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood, no wait, awesome song
    i think they are kinda being sarcastic. the line "i dont want to live, i dont know why" makes me believe that.
    i know its a really confusing time of your life, but all the attempted suicides he talks about make me believe he is mocking all these people who just do it cuz they think its cool or something. he is talking about the people who attempt suicide and fail on purpose. just for the attention. idk purhaps, but the entire casette talks about suicide so maybe he is serious.
    yallRstupidon January 17, 2007   Link
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    My Interpretation@yallRstupid I don't think it is Mike being sarcastic, but rather providing a social commentary on the subject matter of suicide. As @Tricky1979 commented ST have touched on many socially taboo subjects in their career.

    I think the failure is perhaps a social commentary on that this is their call out for help. That is, they don't know how to ask for help so resort to suicide attempts (as they get attention, etc. etc. from these acts). It is not being sarcastic in the sense their problems are "small", but rather looking at why their suicides are failing ... it appears that they are intentionally not succeeding for a reason (and the only reason I could imagine is because they want help ... but no one is listening).

    This sort of fits similar songs on this album such as Institutionalized where it explores issues of disconnection between different generations. This song seems to be exploring a similar disconnection.
    sokornyon March 23, 2016   Link

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