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Happy Birthday

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^ poor old man!


Soldiers Things - Tom Waits


"And this one is for bravery

And this one is for me
And everything's a dollar
In this box"

Edited by rehabitat - 6/10/11 at 5:45am
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Thanks for that


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Old Blue by The Byrds

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cant find the other recording. not a country fan but there is a version with jones and dolly that sounds good....... and sad




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listen to the whole song

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X2  Wildfire - Michael Martin Murphey.


Man, I get choked up every damn time I listen to it.

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The Great Valerio - Richard and Linda Thompson

A great song on the perils of liove.

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Ballad of Hollis Brown by Bob Dylan is definitely the saddest song I've ever heard. It's not sappy and whiny though, it's sadness comes from smart use of lyrics, and really, the fact that it's sung in the second person. It involves the listener much more than other "sad" songs.


Don't have a link since Youtube sucks.


Another worth mentioning is Romance In Durango by Dylan. Fantastic song, not only one of the saddest songs I've heard, but it's also one of my favorites.

Edited by Kukuk - 6/15/11 at 9:19pm
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Dearly Beloved. Beautiful, sad.... no I can't do it justice, it transcends words. Might not do anything for you if you haven't played the games though.



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Here comes that rainy day , poignant and moving, Old blue eyes in his vocal zenith era.

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Tons of great, sad songs here. Elliott Smith, The Cure, Joni, Johnny Cash, Radiohead. Can't go wrong with those.


But I have to go with Tom Waits-Ruby's Arms. Just because it's so simple, and ordinary, a narrative of a man on his way out the door, leaving for the last time.


Tom has been more clever, more bombastic, more descriptive, a better storyteller in other songs. But this is the one that gets me.

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"In the Musicals" by Bjork from the soundtrack for Dancer in the Dark is pretty sad, mostly because of association with the movie.

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Not a particularly sad song but a sad song to none the less

ELO-Sorrow About to Fall

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