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Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:44 am

Went to a farewell party for an old, old friend who is moving to Canada. Towards the end of the evening, someone played "leaving on a jet plane" the movie version, and I must say, it sent shivers up my spine, so I got wandering, what is the saddest song out there?
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:55 am

There are many sad songs out of Bruce Springsteen's "The Rising" album that he wrote and released after 9/11.

Here's one:

You're Missing


Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall
Mama's in the kitchen, baby and all
Everything is everything
Everything is everything
But you're missing

Coffee cups on the counter, jackets on the chair
Papers on the doorstep, you're not there
Everything is everything
Everything is everything
But you're missing

Pictures on the nightstand, TV's on in the den
Your house is waiting, your house is waiting
For you to walk in, for you to walk in
But you're missing, you're missing
You're missing when I shut out the lights
You're missing when I close my eyes
You're missing when I see the sun rise
You're missing

Children are asking if it's alright
Will you be in our arms tonight?

Morning is morning, the evening falls I have
Too much room in my bed, too many phone calls
How's everything, everything?
Everything, everything
You're missing, you're missing

God's drifting in heaven, devil's in the mailbox
I got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops





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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 12:58 am

Maybe not the saddest as it contains a hope note, but still "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" from Oasis, but I find it really sad...
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:00 am

Lightning Crashes by Live.....
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:51 am

"Tell Laura I love her" by a few different artists (not sure who wrote it).

Pretty depressing stuff:

Laura and Tommy were lovers
He wanted to give her everything
Flowers, presents,
But most of all, a wedding ring

He saw a sign for a stock car race
A thousand dollar prize it read
He couldn't get Laura on the phone
So to her mother, Tommy said

Tell Laura I love her
Tell Laura I need her
Tell Laura I may be late
I've something to do, that cannot wait

He drove his car to the racing grounds
He was the youngest driver there
The crowed roared as they started the race
Around the track they drove at a deadly pace

No one knows what happened that day
Or how his car overturned in flames
But as they pulled him from the twisted wreck
With his dying breath, they heard him say

Tell Laura I love her
Tell Laura I need her
Tell Laura not to cry
My love for her will never die

Now in the chapel where Laura prays
For her poor Tommy, who passed away
It was just for Laura he lived and died
Alone in the chapel she can hear him cry

Tell Laura I love her
Tell Laura I need her
Tell Laura not to cry
My love for her will never die

Tell Laura I love her
Tell Laura I need her
Tell Laura not to cry
My love for her will never die

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:01 am

Company Flow - Last Good Sleep

a link:

http://www.ohhla.com/anonymous/companyf/funcrush/lastgood.flw.txt

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:10 am

OK, something is wrong there. Your nickname and the topic simple don't match  Smile

As for the saddest songs, there are two. One you know and it is "Moji su drugovi...". Quite appropriate for yet another one leaving Serbia.  crying  The second is "Sad Lisa" by Cat Stevens. Here are the lyrics:


She hangs her head and cries on my shirt.
She must be hurt very badly.
Tell me what's making you sad, Li?
Open your door, don't hide in the dark.
You're lost in the dark, you can trust me.
'Cause you know that's how it must be.

Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa.

Her eyes like windows, trickle in rain
Upon the pain getting deeper.
Though my love wants to relieve her.
She walks alone from wall to wall.
Lost in her hall, she can't hear me.
Though I know she likes to be near me.

Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa.

She sits in a corner by the door.
There must be more I can tell her.
If she really wants me to help her.
I'll do what I can to show her the way.
And maybe one day I will free her.
Though I know no one can see her.

Lisa Lisa, sad Lisa Lisa.


Do you feel shivers by simply reading those lyrics?
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:14 am

Lou Reed, "Sad Song", album titled "Berlin". (Eh? Logan22L?)
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:15 am

"Empty Garden" by Elton John, springs to mind.

"Teen Angel", too
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:23 am


"Please don't go"
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:30 am

Just "shooting from the hip" here, but "the dance" by Garth Brooks always gets me when I'm in that mood. And I'm not even a huge country music fan.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:46 am

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones (The Possum)

That is a freaking sad song.

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:48 am

'I hope you dance' by Faith Hill (I think?)

It was played at my buddy's funeral.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:52 am

Epiphany by Staind is pretty sad...but then again all of their stuff is depressing.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:57 am

'The living years' by Mike and the Mechanic's - very sad

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:03 am

'That Smell' - Lynyrd Skynyrd
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:05 am

Quoting Texan (Reply 11):
He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones (The Possum)

God, how could I have forgotten that?!?!?!?!?!?

Now No-Show's twang is rattling around in my head.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:09 am

"Carrying Cathy" by Ben Folds

Her window was hung like a painting
She worried it might come to life
She stared for hours
So obsessed was I and self-absorbed that I
Didn't see that she was
Crying

There was always someone carrying
There was always someone carrying
Always someone's carrying Cathy

There were times when I'd find myself saying that:
"Friends, you don't understand"
And she's different when it's just me and her, and I
Closed the door and I tried to hang on and she
Sank into the dark
I was over my head

There was always someone carrying
There was always someone carrying
Always someone's carrying Cathy

We gave you everything
You could have been anything
We gave you everything
You could have done anything

But to imagine a fall
With no one at all to catch you
There'd always been someone

Then one night she climbed into the picture frame
Out in the frozen air
And out of sight

Woke up sad from this dream I've been having
The last couple nights or so
With her father and brothers we're all at the funeral
Carrying a box through the rain
Then somebody says that it's always been this way

Always someone's carrying
There was always someone carrying
Always someone's carrying Cathy
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:35 am

The more I think about it.. here are a few more goodies. I'll include selected excerpts..


Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley & Allison Krauss

She put him out like the burnin' end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart he spent his whole life tryin' to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night

He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I'll love her till I die
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby
...



Grace is Gone - Dave Matthews

...
Take my heart, take my eyes,
Cause I’ll need them no more.
If never again they’ll fall upon,
The one I so adore.

Excuse me please, one more drink.
Could you make it strong,
Cause I don’t need to think.
She broke my heart,
My grace is gone.
Another drink and I’ll move on.

One drink to remember,
And another to forget.
How could I ever dream to find a love like this again?
One drink to remember, another to forget...
...


Love Her For That - Teddy Thompson

She's a feeler and I love her for that
No matter how long I will always come back
There's a bond that we share, it will always be there
She may be holding but I love her for that

There are reasons that I'm out here so far
Blows are weaker from an ocean apart
And I guess I could run from my place in the sun
She wouldn't let me, and I love her for that

And oh you steal her
You love her and deceive her
She did nothing so wrong, so wrong

Voice of angels, ended quick by his knife
Bonds are broken between a man and his wife
And the songs that are left to remind of the theft
She'll let you sing them, and I love her for that


Say Goodbye - Tommy Lee

...
Every time I walk away i see a picture of a face
It's a photograph that makes me wonder why
Now I stand here on my own
And I'm finally letting go
Its time to say goodbye

So down this road I travel now
Pass broken buildings where I look for truth, were they true to me, no
Every step is stepped with doubt
But still I walk here trying to find some peace
Will I find peace?
...
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:49 am

"Seasons in the Sun" - Terry Jacks
 
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:57 am

Quoting BCAInfoSys (Reply 18):
Grace is Gone - Dave Matthews


Forgot about this one.

Also, Stay or Leave, Dave Matthews

Maybe different but remember
Winters warm there you and I
Kissing whiskey by the fire
With the snow outside
And the summer comes
The river swims at midnight shiver cold
Touch the bottom you and I
With muddy toes

Stay or leave
I want you not to go but you should
It was good as good goes
Stay or leave I want you not to go but you did

Wake up naked drinking coffee
Making plans to change the world
While the world is changing us
It was good good love
You used to laugh under the covers
Maybe not so often now
The way I used to laugh with you
Was loud and hard

Stay or leave
I want you not to go but you should
It was good as good goes
Stay or leave I want you not to go but you did

So what to do
With the rest of the day's afternoon hey
Isn't it strange how we change
Everything we did
Did I do all that I should

That I coulda done

Remember we used to dance
And everyone wanted to be
You and me
I want to be too
What day is this
Besides the day you left me
What day is this
Besides the day you went
So what to do
With the rest of the day's afternoon hey
Well isn't it strange how we change
Everything we did
Did I do all that I could

Remember we used to dance
And everyone wanted to be
You and me, I want to be too
What day is this
Besides the day you went babe
What day is this?
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:07 am

IMO, the saddest song ever is "Hear You Me" by Jimmy Eat World. If you google the meaning of the lyrics you'll get a bunch of forum discussions that can really make you cry.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:07 am

Two songs immediately spring to mind.

The first one's a bit sappy, but I remember my sister used to get all teary-eyed when it came on the radio, and that's "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro:

See the tree, how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long
It wasn't big
I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig
Then the first snow came
And she ran out to brush the snow away
So it wouldn't die
Came runnin' in all excited
Slipped and almost hurt herself
And I laughed till I cried
She was always young at heart
Kinda dumb and kinda smart and I loved her so
And I surprised her with a puppy
Kept me up all Christmas Eve two years ago
And it would sure embarrass her
When I came in from workin' late
'Cause I would know
That she'd been sittin' there and cryin'
Over some sad and silly late, late show

And honey, I miss you
And I'm bein' good
And I'd love to be with you
If only I could

She wrecked the car and she was sad
And so afraid that I'd be mad
But what the heck
Though I pretended hard to be
Guess you could say she saw through me
And hugged my neck
I came home unexpectedly
And caught her cryin' needlessly
In the middle of the day
And it was in the early Spring
When flowers bloom and robins sing
She went away

And honey, I miss you
And I'm bein' good
And I'd love to be with you
If only I could

One day while I was not at home
While she was there and all alone
The angels came
Now all I have is memories of Honey
And I wake up nights and call her name
Now my life's an empty stage
Where Honey lived and Honey played
And love grew up
And a small cloud passes overhead
And cries down on the flower bed
That Honey loved

And see the tree how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long
It wasn't big
And I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig



Then there's "Alone Again, Naturally" by Gilbert O'Sullivan:

In a little while from now,
If I'm not feeling any less sour.
I promised myself, to treat myself,
And visit a nearby tower ..........
And climbing to the top,
Would throw myself off,
In an effort to, make clear to whoever,
What it's like when your shattered .......
Left standing in a lurch,
In a church with people saying .....
My God, that's tough, she stood him up,
No point in us remaining .......
I may as well go home,
As I did on my own,
Alone again, naturally.

To think that only yesterday,
I was cheerful, bright and gay.
Looking forward to, and who wouldn’t do,
The role I was about to play.
But as if to knock me down,
Reality came around,
And without so much as a mere touch,
Cut me into little pieces.
Leaving me to doubt, all about God and His mercy,
Oh, if He really does exist,
Why did He desert me?
And in my hour of need,
I truly am, indeed,
Alone again, naturally.

It seems to me that there are more hearts,
Broken in the world that can’t be mended,
Left unattended, what do we do?
What do we do?

Now looking back over the years,
And whatever else that appears.
I remember I cried when my father died,
Never wishing to hide the tears.
At sixty-five years old,
My mother, God rest her soul,
Couldn’t understand why the only man,
She had ever loved had been taken.
Leaving her to start, with a heart so badly broken,
Despite encouragement from me,
No words were ever spoken.
And when she passed away,
I cried and cried all day,
Alone again, naturally .....
Alone again ................................. naturally.

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:12 am

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:15 am

Quoting TPASXM787 (Reply 13):
Epiphany by Staind is pretty sad...but then again all of their stuff is depressing.

That's actually a love song. Oh wait, maybe that's why you're sad...

What about that Natalie Merchant song "arms of the angel" or whatever it's called?
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:48 am

For me it has to be "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan  crying 
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:12 am

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 6):
OK, something is wrong there. Your nickname and the topic simple don't match

You'll know this one; "Moji su drugovi"
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:15 am

"It's over" by Jimmy Rodgers

"I'm so lonesome I could cry" Hank Williams..though..the live version by Cowboy Junkies just kills me.



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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:32 am

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 26):
"Moji su drugovi"

I mentioned that one  crying  According to your profile, belong to the same generation and that song does affect us so much  cry 
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:38 am

That song from Watership down, i was only about 8 when i saw the film and still get a lump in my throat.

Think it was called Bright eyes.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:41 am

My grandpa was very ill in hospital. A few minutes before we left to go home, they played Total Eclipse Of The Heart on the radio. This was the last song I heard before he died (which was later that evening). It reminds me of him. I fill up somewhat whenever I hear it.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:42 am

One and only sad song that gets me depressed:
The haunting vibes and voice of Bobbie Gentry's
"Ode To Billie Joe"

http://tracyjones.net/otbj.html  cry 
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:50 am

For a dog lover the saddest song ever is "Shannon" by Henry Gross.


ANOTHER DAY IS AT END
MAMA SAYS SHE'S TIRED AGAIN
NO ONE AND OLD: Guangzhou - Baiyun (CAN / ZGGG) (closed), China">CAN EVEN BEGIN TO TELL HER

I HARDLY KNOW WHAT TO SAY
BUT MAYBE IT'S BETTER THAT WAY
IF PAPA WERE HERE I'M SURE HE'D TELL HER

SHANNON IS GONE I HOPE SHE'S DRIFTING OUT TO SEA
SHE ALWAYS LOVED TO SWIM AWAY
MAYBE SHE'LL FIND AN ISLAND WITH A SHADY TREE
JUST LIKE THE ONE IN OUR BACKYARD

MAMA TRIES HARD TO PRETEND THINGS WILL GET
BETTER AGAIN
SOMEHOW SHE'S KEEPING IT ALL INSIDE HER

BUT FINALLY THE TEARS FILL OUR EYES
AND I KNOW THAT SOMEWHERE TONIGHT
SHE KNOWS HOW MUCH WE REALLY MISS HER

SHANNON IS GONE I HOPE SHE'S DRIFTING OUT TO SEA
SHE ALWAYS LOVED TO SWIM AWAY
MAYBE SHE'LL FIND AN ISLAND WITH A SHADY TREE
JUST LIKE THE ONE IN OUR BACKYARD

JUST LIKE THE ONE IN OUR BACKYARD

I can't listen to it, but since it hasn't been on the radio for, what, 20 years? that is good.
 
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:33 am

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 4):
"Tell Laura I love her" by a few different artists (not sure who wrote it).

It was written and sung by Ray Peterson ~1960.

For me it would have to be "Last Kiss" by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers, followed by "American Pie" by Don McLean.

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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:33 am

For really sad songs, I always listen to Classical music . .

For a tearjerker try either:

Barber - Adagio for Strings
Albonini - Agagio in G

Both amazing pieces of music  Smile
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:51 am

Hey anyone know the name of "that" tune, quite famous, sang by late John Denver?
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:53 am

"Priests and Paramedics" By Pedro the Lion:

Paramedics brave and strong
Up before the break of dawn
Putting poker faces on
Broken bodies all day long

The neighbors heard the fight
Someone had a knife
It must have been the wife
Husband's lost a lot of blood
He wakes up screaming oh my god
Am I gonna die, am I gonna die?
As they strapped his arms down to the sides
Times like these they've been taught to lie
Buddy just calm down you'll be alright

Several friends came to his grave
His children were so well behaved
As the priest got up to speak
The assembly craved relief
But he himself had given up
So instead he offered them this bitter cup

Your gonna die
We're all gonna die
Could be twenty years
Could be tonight
Lately I have been wondering why
We go to so much trouble
To postpone the unavoidable
And prolong the pain of being alive


"Doubt" by The Cure:

Stop my flight to fight
And die
And take a stand to change my life
So savage with red desperation
I clench my hands
You draw your claws
A hidden rage consumes my heart
Fuelled by years of wasted time
I close my eyes
And tense myself
And screaming
Throw myself in fury over the edge
And into your blood

Tear at flesh
And rip at skin
And smash at doubt
I have to break you
Fury drives my vicious blows
I see you fall but still I strike you
Again and again
Your body falls
The movement is sharp and clear and pure
And gone
I stop and kneel beside you
Drained of everything but pain

Screaming throw myself in fury
Over the edge and into your blood

Kiss you once and see you writhe
Hold you close and hear you cry
Kiss your eyes and finish your life
Kiss your eyes
Finish your life

Again and again
Your body falls
The movement is sharp and clear and pure
And gone
I stop and kneel beside you
Knowing I'll murder you again tonight

Knowing I'll murder you again
Knowing I'll murder you again
Knowing I'll murder you again
Knowing I'll murder you again
Tonight


"The Sword of Damocles" by Lou Reed:

I see The Sword of Damocles is right above your head
They're trying a new treatment to get you out of bed
But radiation kills both bad and good
it can not differentiate
So to cure you they must kill you
The Sword of Damocles hangs above your head

Now I have seen lots of peoples die
from car crashes or drugs
Last night on 33rd st. I saw a kid get hit by a bus
Bus this drawn out torture over which part of you lives
is very hard to take
To cure you they must kill you
The Sword of Damocles above your head

That mix of morphine and dexedrine
we use it on the street
It kills the pain and keeps you up
your very soul to keep
But this guessing game has its own rules
the good don't always win
and might makes right
The Sword of Damocles
is hanging above your head

It seems everything's done that must be done
from over here though things don't seem fair
But there are things that we can't know
maybe there's something over there
Some other world that we don't know about
I know you hate that mystic shit
It's just another way of seeing
The Sword of Damocles above your head
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:11 am

Wise Up my Amiee Mann, wow that song is an amazing song but its very sad.

It's not
What you thought
When you first began it
You got
What you want
Now you can hardly stand it though,
By now you know
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up

You're sure
There's a cure
And you have finally found it
You think
One drink
Will shrink you 'til you're underground
And living down
But it's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up

Prepare a list of what you need
Before you sign away the deed
'Cause it's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
It's not going to stop
'Til you wise up
No, it's not going to stop
'Til you wise up
No, it's not going to stop
So just...give up
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searpqx
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:21 am

I react to music more than any other media, so lots of songs can hit me, but "Cats in the Cradle" by Cat Stevens has special meaning to me. After I came out my father and I didn't speak for most of the 90's, prior to that we'd been really close, so this song really makes me tear up, even today.

A child arrived just the other day
Came to the world in the usual way
But there were plane to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
He was talking before I knew It
And as he grew
He said, "I’m gonna be like you, Dad you know I’m gonna be like
you"


And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin home dad I don’t know when, but We'll get together
then
You know we'll have a good time then.

My son turned ten just the other day
He said "thanks for the ball dad, come on lets play
can you teach me to throw?"
I said, "Not today, I’ve got a lot to do"
He said "Thats okay"
And he walked away but his smile never dimmed
And said "I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m going to be like him"


And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin home dad I dont know when, but We'll get together
then
You know we'll have a good time then.

He came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say,
"Son I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while?"
He shook his head, and he said with a smile
"What I’m feeling like dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?"


And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin home son I dont know when, but We'll get together
then
You know we'll have a good time then.

I’ve long since retired, my son has moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said "Id like to see you if you don’t mind"
He said "Id love to dad If I could find the time.
You see my new jobs a hassle, and the kids have the flu.
But Its sure nice talking to you, dad, Its been sure nice
talking to you........"
And as I hung up the phone It had occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me, my boy, was just like
me..............


And the cats in the cradle and the silver spoon
little boy blue and the man in the moon
When you comin home son I dont know when, but We'll get together
then
we're have a good time then.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:24 am

Quoting Soups (Reply 23):
Please don't go by cher or by No mercy

OMG, I just found my CD of them the other day. Wonder whatever happened those chico latinos.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:33 am

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 33):
"American Pie" by Don McLean.

And what about "Vincent"?

Quoting JoKeR (Reply 35):
Hey anyone know the name of "that" tune, quite famous, sang by late John Denver?

Is it this one?


Annie's Song

You fill up my senses
like a night in the forest
like the mountains in springtime,
like a walk in the rain
like a storm in the desert,
like a sleepy blue ocean
you fill up my senses,
come fill me again.

Come let me love you,
let me give my life to you
let me drown in your laughter,
let me die in your arms
let me lay down beside you,
let me always be with you
come let me love you,
come love me again.

let me give my life to you
come let me love you,
come love me again.

You fill up my senses
like a night in the forest
like the mountains in springtime,
like a walk in the rain
like a sleepy blue ocean
you fill up my senses,

If it is you owe me a drink Big grin
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:47 am

Quoting DrP (Reply 34):
For really sad songs, I always listen to Classical music . .

What about "Lacrimosa" from Mozart's Requiem?
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:49 am

Also, we didn't mention none of Irish traditional songs so far, so let me mention one
"Mountain O'Mourne"
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:01 am

Can't believe nobody has said
'Unchained Melody' , the Righteous Brothers version....make that anything but the Robson & Jerome version Big grin

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 12):
'I hope you dance' by Faith Hill (I think?)

I know the one you mean  thumbsup 

Quoting DrP (Reply 34):
For a tearjerker try either:

Barber - Adagio for Strings
Albonini - Agagio in G

 thumbsup  Good choices!
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:08 am

Quoting Fbgdavidson (Reply 43):
Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 12):
'I hope you dance' by Faith Hill (I think?)

I know the one you mean thumbsup

Also covered by Ronan Keating I believe?
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Bobster2
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:14 am

The Doors "Riders on the Storm".

(Jim Morrison's last song.)
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:43 am

Missing - Everything But The Girl

I step off the train,
I'm walking down your street again,
And past your door,
But you don't live there anymore.

It's years since you've been there.
Now you've disappeared somewhere
Like outer space,
You've found some better place,

And I miss you -
like the deserts miss the rain.

Could you be dead?
You always were two steps ahead
Of everyone.
We'd walk behind while you would run.

I look up at your house,
And I can almost hear you shout
Down to me
Where I always used to be,

And I miss you -
Like the deserts miss the rain.

Back on the train,
I ask why did I come again.
Can I confess
I've been hanging around your old address?

And the years have proven
To offer nothing since you moved.
You're long gone
But I can't move on,

And I miss you -
Like the deserts miss the rain


The saddest songs are those that are about loss, or missed opportunities.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:46 am

Now When The Rain Falls Sung by Linda Eder


Now when the rain falls
its heavy and gray
it tumbles and pitches through space
I can remember when rain was soft
when you kissed the rain from my face

Now when the wind blows
i run from its touch
when you were the silk on my skin
people in love walk inside the wind
when nothing can hurt you
it holds you to close
but now im outside looking in

One day all my world circled about you
now when i move on without you
nothing on earth is the same

Do you remember the sweep of the rain
the sound of it strumming the sky
people in love walk inside that song
but now when i listen the melody's changed
the rain only whispers good-bye

I dont want to cry when i think of you
but now when the rain falls..
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:24 am

Two songs comes to my mind

The first is "In The Ghetto" sung by Elvis Presley


As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto


The other is "Tears In Heaven" sung by Eric Clapton

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven.

Would you hold my hand
If I saw you in heaven?
Would you help me stand
If I saw you in heaven?

I'll find my way
Through night and day,
'Cause I know I just can't stay
Here in heaven.

Time can bring you down,
Time can bend your knees.
Time can break your heart,
Have you begging please, begging please.

Beyond the door,
There's peace I'm sure,
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in heaven.

Would you know my name
If I saw you in heaven?
Would it be the same
If I saw you in heaven?

I must be strong
And carry on,
'Cause I know I don't belong
Here in heaven.
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RE: Saddest Song Ever

Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:34 am

Quoting Sk901 (Reply 48):
The first is "In The Ghetto" sung by Elvis Presley

I was going to suggest that one too.

Disarm - Smahing pumpkins (deals with child abuse, at least thats what I interpret)

Instrumentally - Adagio in G minor by Albanoni
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