I'm Not Your Suicide

Album: I'm Not Your Suicide (2014)
  • The title track of Stryper frontman Michael Sweet's I'm Not Your Suicide album, the song was co-written with Blair Daly (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sixx:A.M., Rascal Flatts).
  • The anthem is a message of hope that chronicles Sweet's frequent encounters with childhood bullying. Sweet also touches on the criticism he received as Stryper frontman caught between the seemingly divergent worlds of mainstream heavy metal and the Christian faith. "This song is an anthem for anyone who has been abused, beaten down, bullied or held back by someone else," Sweet told AntiMusic. "It raises the flag on being strong and rising above the weight of the world."
  • Sweet explained regarding the album name: "The title is about multiple subjects tied together, basically going out to anyone who's been bullied or abused in any sense and serving as a rallying point for not letting someone or a group of people beat you down or take away your value."

    "By being strong, looking at the big picture in the future and moving forward, you're not their suicide," he added. "Musically and lyrically, this project is a soundtrack to rise above your circumstances."
  • Sweet donated a portion of the proceeds from the sale of the single version to Childhelp. The singer felt compelled to partner with the charity after learning that almost half of all children who have been abused consider suicide. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline offers an immediate 24/7 professional crisis counselor on call.


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