I first came across the song from the 'Dumb and Dumber' soundtrack when I was a kid. I only really appreciated it about 10 years later when I was in my twenties and a long-term girlfriend left me. It's not a ballad; it's not emotional; and you won't get Celine Dion covering it. Despite its heavy/deep sounding title, it actually comes across as a tongue-in-cheek, lighthearted and droney. But if you ignore the way the song is sung and look at the lyrics in black and white, it's really quite tragic and it captures the heartbreak of lost love very well. The protagonist isn't seriously considering suicide, but rather using it as a bargaining tool to make someone love him. I wager that is a more common thought than most broken-hearted people would publicly admit.