The Verve Pipe "Freshman"
It's pretty obvious why I picked this song, isn't it? It's about suicide. For two people to think that this is the way to get out of life, especially as a young teen just hurts my heart. At that age, I know it's hard to know that you are different than many people. I also know that high school is a time where people that are considered different are ridiculed, bullied, and isolated. This song represents that two individuals believed this was how it was going to be for the rest of their lives. What's even sadder? Only one of them went through with it. Not only does that person get to reflect and appreciate that he didn't end his life, but he ended up losing the one friend that understood him. He couldn't save her.
I remember the night before my freshman year, I called the radio station and requested to play this song. I only did it because the song was called "Freshman." Kinda fucked up, huh???