Originally Posted by Redthunder23
Wow, you can tell some of the people replying to this are under 20 years old. Saying a f***ing Alanis Morrissette song is one of the saddest of all-time. My money is on Nick Drake. Without a doubt the most depressing stuff I've heard although some of his stuff is super happy. Fotheringay by Fairport Convention is great too. Soldier of Fortune by Deep Purple. Goodbye by Elton John. Asleep by The Smiths. I could go on and on. If anyone hasn't heard those yet you NEED to. Like right now. lol
Going back a bit further in time, I would like to suggest "In Darkness Let Me Dwell" by John Dowland.
He wrote it in the 1600s, Elizabethan England.
It really is stunning beautiful, I love it, along with many other Dowland songs.
Lyrics to In Darkness Let Me Dwell :
In darkness let me dwell; the ground shall sorrow be,
The roof despair, to bar all cheerful light from me;
The walls of marble black, that moist'ned still shall weep;
My music, hellish jarring sounds, to banish friendly sleep.
Thus, wedded to my woes, and bedded in my tomb,
O let me dying live, till death doth come, till death doth come.
In darkness let me dwell