(This is part of a long series about sad songs and how they are nature’s onions.)
The Coral-”Bill McCai”
“Bill McCai” is one of my favorite songs about suicide. And I do realize that it’s pretty strange that I’ve categorized a list in my head of favorite songs about suicide. I guess the real draw of the song is the way the upbeat music contrasts nicely with utterly tragic lyrics. Bill McCai is a sad middle-aged man, who yearns for his youth. Unable to cope with his life, he hangs himself. Also, the song has fantastic vocal harmonies! Ahem.
Bonus! A live version recorded in 2003 on Later: