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« on: March 13, 2013, 02:55:00 AM »

Just now, I'm listening to "Girl From the North Country" by Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, and it's making me feel pretty wistful and nostalgic. It just makes me flash back to when I was younger and I was dating this woman who was my first love. I never even heard the song back then, it just evokes these memories in me. I tend to be drawn to the sadder songs; one of my favorites is "I Grieve" by Peter Gabriel, for it starts off really mournful before lifting up in the bridge and then going back down at the end. Gabriel and Paul Simon are my favorite sad songwriters. Anyway, this is a bit rambling, but what are y'all's favorite weepies?
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2013, 03:21:37 AM »

Oh man, so many. But here is one that just came up on random from my collection:

Whiskeytown - Factory Girl
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2013, 04:07:59 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2013, 04:25:14 AM »

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by the Smiths
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2013, 05:41:02 AM »

"Wanting Memories" is a standard for a cappella groups. This one's my favorite. Here's one with lyrics.

You can't hear this with a dry eye if you've lost a parent. I've probalby heard it 100 times and it chokes me up every time.
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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2013, 11:16:51 AM »

Gotta go with a couple of classics:

Cat's In The Cradle - Cat Stevens

The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2013, 11:24:28 AM »

I could probably come up with loads,top of my head though


Madworld not the Tears for Fears version but the Gary Jules version from Donny Darko,we also heard it in the Gears of War teaser trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-2AjBSxU88

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Patience -Guns N' Roses
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2013, 02:16:48 PM »

When You're Gone - The Cranberries

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUmdWdEgHgk
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013, 02:47:04 PM »

Silly - Denice Williams



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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013, 02:59:45 PM »

Cats in the Cradle

Whiter Shade of Pale (no idea, but the song just makes me depressed)

In the Arms of an Angel (haven't heard it in a while, but it reduced me to a sobbing mass when I was younger).

Pretty much all of The Wall

So This is Christmas?
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 03:11:34 PM »

A couple jump immediately to mind:

Assemblage 23 - 30,000 Feet.  A passenger on a flight was just informed they were going to crash and leaves a final voice mail for his wife and kids.  This one is brutal and uplifting at the same time.

Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses (A Death in the Family).  Reaction to the suicide of a family member.

Woods of Ypres - Alternate Ending.  The prophetic final song ever recorded by Woods of Ypres, as their lead singer was killed in a car accident shortly after it was finished.  The verse "Back on the highway/Under the moon/My final moments/Still wondering about you" give me chills every time I hear it.

Alice in Chains - Don't Follow.  A beautiful, haunting song that is even more powerful considering what happened to the artist (Layne Staley died of a heroin OD).

Carach Angren - Funerary Dirge of a Violinist - (warning:  black metal)  Tells the story of a WWII medic who played the violin each night to keep up the morale of his unit.  In order to distract the enemy, he walks onto the battlefield playing his instrument.  The combat stops while everyone listens to the moment of beauty in the midst of the horror, then he and his squad are mowed down.  The video is kinda cheesy, but the story (which is supposedly true) really gets to me.
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 03:21:45 PM »

Quote from: ATB on March 13, 2013, 02:59:45 PM



Whiter Shade of Pale (no idea, but the song just makes me depressed)

This made me think of Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues

So This is Christmas?

 icon_lol although TBH,this is the only Christmas song i can stand


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Even worse if you are a big fan of the RUN DMC/Aerosmith version,like i am


Or in fact any Comic Relief song,most are covers..these fuckers need to be stopped,i don't give two shits if its for charity
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 03:47:39 PM »

The Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young. 

The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkle

Nobody Home by Pink Floyd

Oh BTW Cats in the Cradle is not Cat Stevens, its Harry Chapin who also did another popular sad song  Taxi.
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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 04:03:36 PM »

a couple off the top of my head:

Cat's in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe
Old School by Hedley
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 04:14:39 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 13, 2013, 04:03:36 PM

Cat's in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

Blasphemy.
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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2013, 04:16:33 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 13, 2013, 04:14:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 13, 2013, 04:03:36 PM

Cat's in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

Blasphemy.

heh, that was just a Tongue at rshetts biggrin
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2013, 04:28:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on March 13, 2013, 04:16:33 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 13, 2013, 04:14:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 13, 2013, 04:03:36 PM

Cat's in the Cradle by Ugly Kid Joe

Blasphemy.

heh, that was just a Tongue at rshetts biggrin

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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2013, 04:56:39 PM »

Must admit,the Ugly Kid Joe version was the first time i had heard off the song..i leant later that it was a cover,LOL


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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2013, 08:32:00 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on March 13, 2013, 03:47:39 PM

The Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young.  

The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkle

Nobody Home by Pink Floyd

Oh BTW Cats in the Cradle is not Cat Stevens, its Harry Chapin who also did another popular sad song  Taxi.

Fuck!  I KNEW that but for some reason I was thinking of Cat Stevens because I almost listed his song too.

Blargh.

Oh, I see what happened.  The YouTube link I used identifies the singer as Cat Stevens so, even though I know better, I must have just typed his name out of laziness.  Also, because I'm an idiot.   icon_redface


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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2013, 05:22:33 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2013, 10:01:17 AM »

Quote from: Gratch on March 13, 2013, 03:11:34 PM


Alice in Chains - Don't Follow.  A beautiful, haunting song that is even more powerful considering what happened to the artist (Layne Staley died of a heroin OD).


Awesome song, another favorite (about/by layne staley)
Mad Season (Layne on vocals) - Wake up
"Slow suicide's no way to go"

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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2013, 07:43:15 PM »

Ooooh, I love Martha.

Another one that gets me is "Goodbye, Dear Friend" by Deer Tick. I included the Sons of Anarchy video for that extra bit of sadness.
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2013, 05:06:39 PM »

Al Stewart's Roads to Moscow would be my favorite, although it might be classified as more depressing than sad. I guess its sad in the sense that it's based on the true lives of many Russian soldiers who got shafted by their own nation.   icon_cry
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 01:28:49 AM »

Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Last Kiss - Pearl Jam (I enjoyed this more than the original

Otherside - RHCP

D'yer Maker - LZ

One - U2

One - Metallica

Tears in Heaven.

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2013, 01:33:19 AM »

Quote from: Suitably Ironic Moniker on March 14, 2013, 07:43:15 PM

Another one that gets me is "Goodbye, Dear Friend" by Deer Tick. I included the Sons of Anarchy video for that extra bit of sadness.

link no worky.  is this the same one?
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2013, 02:58:51 AM »

Nah, mine is a video where they shave off Opie's beard. I fixed the link, thanks for letting me know!
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« Reply #26 on: March 20, 2013, 01:19:12 AM »

Chicago 'Chasin' the Wind' always been a classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abKsLKq5UM8

And Disciple's "Things left unsaid" really hits home with my grandmother and not getting the chance to say good bye to her. Christian band yes, but this song doesn't "preach" anything it's just him singing from losing a family member.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmtj4mIxkd0
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