Depressing Lyrics And The Simpsons

A noble spirit no longer embiggens the smallest man.

The Simpsons is my all-time favorite show. I have loved it since the early Tracey Ullman Show days. I still love it to this day. I know there are some out there that will say that the show hasn’t been good since “x season” but I don’t care. Even on its worst day, The Simpsons is still light years ahead of just about every other comedy show currently on television. It’s one of the few things in life that consistently makes me happy.

Of course, it’s all about context. Take out the wacky situations and snappy one-liners, mute the whimsical music, throw in some sad lyrics from metal songs and this is what you get. Much like how Seinfeld quotes over depressing pictures work well, so too do Simpsons pictures with depressing lyrics. Grab a can of Duff, sit in your Spinemelter 2000, and let’s weep together.

Special thanks to fellow writers Leif Bearikson and CyberneticOrganism for creating some of these. Yes, there are more depressing bands or lyrics out there, but these are the ones we used. Our deepest apologies for not including a band/song/lyric/screenshot you like.



(Woods of Ypres – I Was Buried In Mount Pleasant Cemetery)


(Opeth – Hope Leaves)


(Type O Negative – Love You To Death)


(My Dying Bride – My Body, A Funeral)


(Katatonia – Saw You Drown)


(Mgla – Exercises in Futility IV)


(Nine Inch Nails – Hurt)


(Dragged Into Sunlight – I, Aurora)


(The Deluge – False)


(Glass Casket Genesis)


(Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind)


(Immortal – Blashyrk (Mighty Ravendark))


(Pallbearer – Ashes)


(Misery Signals – The Year Summer Ended In June)


(Doom:VS – The Lachymal Sleep)


(Zao – Angel Without Wings)


(Swallow The Sun – The Morning Never Came)


(Monster Magnet – Little Bag Of Gloom)


(Lilitu – Follow Through)


(Trees of Eternity – A Million Tears)


(Stabbing Westward – Goodbye)

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I love these. I’ve been a Simpsons fan for as long as I can remember.

    • Farts In A Maggot Factory

      Egads I’m old enough to remember when the first Bleeding Gums Murphy episode first aired. *runs to the front porch to yell at the kids, gives these clouds a piece of my mind, and beats up the grass*

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    That Johnny Cash one is first class dankness

  • Mother Shabubu

    Still my favorite:

    • The Tetrachord of Archytas

      Sure, I’ve posted this before…but now with even more relevancy!

      • Mother Shabubu

        I don’t know most people’s Disqus handles/real identities on the “social club”, otherwise I would have mentioned you posted it originally.

        • The Tetrachord of Archytas

          Oh haha I meant of posted a picture of this sweet patch before, not that you stole my meme

          • Mother Shabubu

            For some reason the patch wasn’t loaded when I replied lol. Now makes more sense.

    • Mildredmcraft1

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    • Denisejheck1

      <<o. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::::!!bt875p:….,.

  • RustyShackleford

    BONUS points for using the X Files episode. Fucking top notch. The Simpsons was syndicated on my local Fox affiliate (probs true of pretty much everywhere) at 7pm weeknights, so I basically ate dinner and watched reruns of the Simpsons basically every fucking night. Was rad. Yep!

  • well i was having a good day

    • How’s your eye?

      • was just a temporary thing, was great by the end of the day

        • Great news man. Yeah, it fucking sucks while it lasts but your eyes heal very quickly fortunately. Just keep eyedrops in that one eye. Your eyes can dry out while you’re asleep which causes the eyelids to stick to the cornea. So, when you wake up and open your eyes it can open that abrasion back up. Just be cautious is all. I battled that for about a half a month every morning a few years back.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    I had no idea you guys made so many of these. Damn fine work, Lou.

  • Excellent job, 365 & co. It was an amazing roundup. Old latino dub of Los Simpsons is one of my favorites of all time, my wife and I put the show all days when we can and we share a good laugh at their expense.

    Now we can cri everytiem together too!!!

    • Joaquin Stick

      I watched a few episodes in French when I was in Paris. Their voices are so weird in other languages.

      • JWEG

        The French Canadian version is weird enough as it is…

  • Farts In A Maggot Factory

    (Judas Priest “Eat Me Alive”)

  • Abradolf Lincler

    man, i havent heard the name Stabbing Westward in a long time

    • JWEG


      Spawn soundtrack. When was that?

      • Dubbbz
        • Man, this movie did not age well.

          • Farts In A Maggot Factory

            Saw it in theaters with my dad, and even then it was laughable. Not many of those mid 90’s movies aged well, at least special effects wise. Ultraviolet, anyone?

          • Dubbbz

            Uh, the movie Ultraviolet came out in 2006.

          • Farts In A Maggot Factory

            From the looks of it, I thought it came out in the mid 90s. :-p

          • That is a movie that I have some how managed to avoid watching.

          • Dubbbz

            I’ve never seen it either. I just knew it didn’t come out in the mid 90s.

          • It has aged so poorly that it is perfect. Like Johnny Mnemonic. Or The Lawnmower Man.

          • Haha, it’s one of those films that you just have to watch when it’s on TV. It’s like Tremors.

          • Farts In A Maggot Factory

            As far as I know, Johnny Mnemonic is the only William Gibson based movie out there, which is a travesty.

          • Guppusmaximus

            That movie wasn’t well the day it came out. Atrocious.
            The animated series on HBO was McFarlane’s saving grace…

    • Farts In A Maggot Factory

      I had their ‘Ungod’ tape back in ’95, back before they became the bubble gum version of Nine Inch Nails. Last I read, the singer released a new CD a little while back.

    • I still enjoy them. Back in my college radio days, I would end every show with that song.

  • Stockhausen

    My thoughts throughout:
    “Hahaha, this is great

    Ha, that one was…
    I, uh,
    I am dead inside.”

  • ME GORAK!!!™
  • Guppusmaximus

    Walk with me, you’ll never leave
    Wait to see your spirit free
    Tell me how your heart’s in need
    As I drown you in the sea…

    {Opeth – Deliverance}

  • Waynecro

    Goddamn, I love those Mgla lyrics. Also, these images are all very funny.

  • That Lilitu song is a good.

  • Max

    Reverend Lovejoy: “There, there…..there, there.”