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post #481 of 656
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Originally Posted by zhix78 View Post
Candy Shop - 50 Cent
I hope that was a joke

A lot of elliott smith stuff makes me cry so......................
post #482 of 656
Given the unusually high number of suicides and deaths at my high school in the past three or four years, The Pass by Rush strikes a particularly strong chord with me.
post #483 of 656
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby, always manages to render me uncomfortable.
post #484 of 656
Don't Cry Joni (Conway Twitty)

*sniff*
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My vote goes to "Puff, the Magic Dragon" Give me a tissue, please...

I recently heard "Puff, the Magic Dragon" for the first time in 25 years (I'm now 32), and, almost from the start, tears streamed down my face. I rarely cry while listening to music, so it took me aback... After analyzing my reaction, I realized that the song takes me back to my first real confrontation with the grim reality of growing older and having to put childish things away. I remember as a child when I saw the 30-minute cartoon special that I felt so sad afterwards... I didn't want Jackie Paper to forsake poor Puff; "please don't grow older, Jackie" I remember thinking... Those same intense feelings of sadness--clearly deeply-rooted--gathered around me like dark storm clouds as I listened just the other day, and, I can say, unequivocally, that "Puff" is by far the saddest song that I have ever heard, not only due to its subject matter, but also due to its morose instrumentation and melody.
post #486 of 656
Tears in heaven by Eric Clapton. Its about his son that died.
post #487 of 656
Nothing from the English lyric world makes is that sad enough compared to Dir en Grey - Namamekashiki Ansoku, Tamerai Ni Hohoemi
No I am not joking. Even "tears in heaven" or "Candle In The Wind" is not as sad as that song. IMO.
post #488 of 656
Written by Tears for Fears, but I think Gary Jules rendition of Mad World is up there.

Priests and Paramedics by Pedro the Lion gets my vote though.
post #489 of 656
"Good Night Sweet Girl" by Ghost of the Robot

Also the "hidden track" after Bee Girl on Pearl Jams Lost Dogs compilation. Written by Eddie Vedder when he heard of Layne Staleys death.
post #490 of 656
Rufus Wainwright – Go or Go Ahead
Thom Yorke – Analyse
Astor Piazzola – Regreso Al Amor
post #491 of 656
The opening track to the Drive-By Truckers latest album is pretty sad. Not the saddest song ever written, but sad none-the-less.

TWO DAUGHTERS AND A BEAUTIFUL WIFE

When he reached the gates of heaven
He didn’t understand
He knew that folks were coming over
Or was it all a dream?
Was it all a crazy dream?

He saw them playing there before him
What were they doing there?
It felt like home, It must be alright
Or is it just a dream?
Is it just a crazy dream?

Memories replay before him
All the tiny moments of his life
Laying round in bed on a Saturday morning
Two daughters and a wife
Two daughters and a beautiful wife

Meanwhile on Earth his friends came over
Shocked and horrified
Dolls and flowers at the storefront
Everybody cried
Everybody cried and cried

Is there vengeance up in heaven?
Are those things left behind?
Maybe everyday is Saturday morning
Two daughters and a wife
Two daughters and a beautiful wife
Two daughters and a beautiful wife


Patterson Hood / Drive-By Truckers © Razor and Tie Music (BMI)
post #492 of 656
"Hello In There" - John Prine
"Magic" - Ben Folds Five
post #493 of 656
1. Henry Purcell - Dido and Aeneas, Act III "When I am laid in earth."

2. Gustav Mahler - Symphony #5 "Adagietto"

3. Spiritualized - Broken Heart
post #494 of 656
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby.
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven. (really hard to beat that one, and I'm sure it was mentioned before..i was too lazy to read every post in thread.)
post #495 of 656
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Originally Posted by TimJo View Post
The opening track to the Drive-By Truckers latest album is pretty sad. Not the saddest song ever written, but sad none-the-less.

TWO DAUGHTERS AND A BEAUTIFUL WIFE

When he reached the gates of heaven
He didn’t understand
He knew that folks were coming over
Or was it all a dream?
Was it all a crazy dream?

He saw them playing there before him
What were they doing there?
It felt like home, It must be alright
Or is it just a dream?
Is it just a crazy dream?

Memories replay before him
All the tiny moments of his life
Laying round in bed on a Saturday morning
Two daughters and a wife
Two daughters and a beautiful wife

Meanwhile on Earth his friends came over
Shocked and horrified
Dolls and flowers at the storefront
Everybody cried
Everybody cried and cried

Is there vengeance up in heaven?
Are those things left behind?
Maybe everyday is Saturday morning
Two daughters and a wife
Two daughters and a beautiful wife
Two daughters and a beautiful wife


Patterson Hood / Drive-By Truckers © Razor and Tie Music (BMI)
That's a great track from a great album.
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