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Sleeping with Sirens: Better Off Dead Meaning

Tagged: Suicide [suggest]

Song Released: 2015


Better Off Dead Lyrics

"Better Off Dead"

She says she wants to end it all when she's all alone in her room
She cries
The way she feels inside is too much for her
When all you got is these four walls
It's not that hard to feel so small
Or even exist at all
How...

  1. anonymous
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    Sep 10th report

    Glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's about Olivia penpraze. I don't know how to explain why, she suffered with psychosis and the voices in her head would tell her to do horrible things to herself. In her anti bullying card video she said nobody noticed how she was feeling. https://youtu.be/RzjFf8ywk3c

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 30th 2020 report

    Alright short post time so the meaning of this song going off one of the many speeches Kellin has given before this song it is actually about how he found his own meaning in life and his search for it. He said "I have so many people approach me after a show telling me about how I saved them fro suicide but I can't always be happy I need someone there for me just as much as them. So I'm sorry that I am not always upbeat and not always happy..." He then started singing the chorus as he always does before playing a song live and then the song starts. I feel as though people always look too much at what is said in the song as like he or she doing ___ but never think that its about the singer who was struggling but didn't want to make it about themselves. That is the meaning I feel fits the most. It is also a reminder of one of Kellin's hardest times in life with the death of one of his and ptv's fans Olivia who committed suicide and it is believed that this song and bulls in the bronx are both tributes to her that are also about kellin and vic and how they feel themselves and how hard it was to continue after something like that.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2019 report

    When my life is not imoprtant enough to fix their mistakes. Shut her up and cover it up!!

    P.s. And be happy about it you ungrateful little bitch.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2018 report

    It is a song about abgemalte that Kellin knows who is having suicidel thots and is screaming for help, mentally that is

  5. anonymous
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    May 14th 2018 report

    I think it means a girl that wants to die so she sees things of what it would be like if she was dead and is trying to escape it now in the end not wanting to be dead.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 2nd 2018 report

    I think this song means she wants to feel loved yet she has no one that does. and that at the end she realizes death is not the answer and to keep marching on.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2017 report

    I believe it is about Olivia Penpraze who was a fan of PTV and SWS before she tragically committed suicide and a lot of the things she said in the videos are in better off dead and bulls in the Bronx and I sincerely believe both songs were inspired by her

  8. fairlylocaltrashcan
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    Sep 8th 2017 report

    It's pretty much a song about a girl (who's name we don't know) who feels that suicide is the answer. She's screaming for help but no one is answering. "how come no one heard her when she said, maybe I'm better off dead." it's about the battle of depression and suicidal thoughts a lot of us struggle with.

  9. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2017 report

    Honestly i think its about Olivia cause she felt that she would be better off dead... <3

  10. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2016 report

    It is about a girl that maybe she could feel better and be filled with relief if she killed herself because she if taunted by voices in her head, she is depressed, she feels small and like she doesn't exist. She doesn't feel beautiful and thinks she isn't because no one ever told her so. The girl wants to be loved and is hesitant to commit suicide.

  11. anonymous
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    Apr 13th 2016 report

    It tells the story of an unnamed girl who is completely done with her life. She wants to commit suicide, but she's hesitant to. She just wants to feel loved.
    (This song basically describes my life.)

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 29th 2016 report

    It tells the story of a girl who I'm guessing gets bullied and judged about her appearance and personality. It also tells how no one every complements her appearance. It tells how she thinks she does not deserve to live.

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2015 report

    It is about a girl that just wanted to stop the voices.

  14. anonymous
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    Nov 30th 2015 report

    Honestly I feel like this song is about olivia because she had voices in her head she said she was "phychotic" and that she wanted to end it all by commiting suicide and she really wants to so she can "end it all".

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 10th 2015 report

    This song is about a girl who is done with her life and wants to commit suicide. As it says in the song 'maybe im better off dead'. The girl (unknown) has no body listening to her, nobody ever notices her. She feels so small,and she has voices in her head, and it's all too much for her so she wants to end it all

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