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1. To die, especially by suicide.
2. To exit.

Origins: The fadeout at the end of motion pictures. Popularized in the 80's, as a term for suicide, by the band Metallica in the song "Fade To Black".
Some days I feel so bad, I just want to fade to black.
by tlc September 01, 2003
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Music so good it could elicit sexual arousal.
The new We Came As Romans albums is chock full of bonerjams.
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Track number four on Metallica's 1984 album 'Ride The Lightning'.

A depressing song about suicide/stolen guitar amplifiers.
Life it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things are not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly lost, this can’t be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me, but now he’s gone

No one but me can save myself, but it’s too late
Now I can’t think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say good-bye
by BodomAfterRoses April 24, 2005
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In live theatre, where all the lights are dimmed to a complete wordblackout/word
Standby, fade to black
by Keenmachine September 08, 2003
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