In a very real sense it forced Society to face up to the irreconcilable tragedy that is Suicide. when before it was very much Taboo to mention :(
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Such a great song (such a great band, too!), it's obviously very popular on the radio (or at least it was, I don't listen to FM radio any more so I can't say whether it still gets a lot of airplay) but I wonder how many people know the actual story behind the song.
The sad thing is, rather than going in to class and blowing their own brains out, it seems more common now that kids go in to school and take out a handful of classmates before ending their own life. Screwed up.1