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post #571 of 656

Wonder why nobody mentioned songs from Damien Rice. Nearly every song from him makes you want to cut your arteries and just call it a day.

 

Werner.


Edited by wberghofer - 7/4/11 at 10:03am
post #572 of 656

Besides the fact that the soloing is out of this world, it's pretty sad too.

 

post #573 of 656

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, by Bob Dylan (1963 or 64). It's rather lengthy. You have to bear with him as he tells a story. You need to listen to the entire story, and then the zinger is right at the end.

post #574 of 656

This one is very popular, and sad..

post #575 of 656

Another one worth mentioning is John Brown, also by Bob Dylan (a very rare song, which is available on his MTV Unplugged Live album (1995).

 

This is a very sad one indeed. As a matter of fact, if I'm not mistaken I believe even Dylan gets choked up while singing it at one point.

 

This song will absolutely tear you up on the inside, though.

post #576 of 656

"Dead of Winter" by Eels.  The song is about the lead singer's mom before she died of cancer.  Very emotional and touching song

post #577 of 656

Letter to Hermione

 

Wikipedia:

"Letter to Hermione" is a song written by David Bowie in 1969 for the album Space Oddity. This ballad is a love letter to Hermione Farthingale, whom Bowie met through Lindsay Kemp. She became Bowie's girlfriend and they lived together for a short while in London in 1968. In early 1969 she left Bowie for Stephen Reinhardt, an American musician and dancer she met on the film Song of Norway.

 

 

Lyrics:

The hand that wrote this letter
Sweeps the pillow clean.
So rest your head and read a treasured dream.
I care for no one else but you.
I tear my soul to cease the pain.
I think maybe you feel the same,
What can we do?
I'm not quite sure what we're supposed to do.
So I've been writing just for you.

They say your life is going very well.
They say you sparkle like a different girl.
But something tells me that you hide
When all the world is warm and tired.
You cry a little in the dark,
Well so do I.
I'm not quite sure what you're supposed to say,
But I can see it's not okay.

He makes you laugh.
He brings you out in style.
He treats you well
And makes you up real fine.
And when he's strong,
He's strong for you.
And when you kiss
It's something new.
But did you ever call my name
Just by mistake?
I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do.
So I'll just write some love to you.

post #578 of 656

Let It Be - The Beatles

Staralfur - Sigur Ros

Fire And Rain - James Taylor

 

post #579 of 656
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Staralfur - Sigur Ros

 

 


Song gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it late at night

 

post #580 of 656
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Let It Be - The Beatles

Staralfur - Sigur Ros

Fire And Rain - James Taylor

 



I agree with you about James Taylor's 'Fire And Rain'. Good selection (for a very sad song). I remember listening to it one time, and REALLY feeling the pain he was expressing he was going through.

 

Bob Dylan has a lot of good material along these lines too. Pretty much everything on 'Blood on the Tracks' is like this, as well as a song on his 'Street Legal' album ('Where Are You Tonight (Journey Through Dark Heat)')

 

 

post #581 of 656

The Beatles - P.S. I love you

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Andvari is another sad song from Sigur Ros. Specially the last part. Makes you want to cry, but then it comforts you.

 

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Song gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it late at night

 



 

post #583 of 656

Keep Me In Your Heart - Warren Zevon

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I Get Along Without You Very Well - [Choose your favorite rendition] (Mine is Diana Krall's or Stacey Kent's)

post #585 of 656

Fix You by Cold Play.

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