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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #30 on: 17 June, 2014, 11:37:51 am »
I'm not an Elvis fan as such but--- Don't Cry Daddy & In The Ghetto.

"Don't Cry Daddy"

Today I stumbled from my bed
With thunder crashing in my head
My pillow still wet
From last night tears
And as I think of giving up
A voice inside my coffee-cup
Kept crying but
And ringing in my ears

Don't cry daddy
Daddy, please don't cry
Daddy, you've still got me and little Tommy
Together we'll find a brand new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please don't cry

Why are children always first
To feel the pain and hurt the worst
It's true, but somehow
It just don't seem right
'Cause ev'ry time I cry I know
It hurts my little children so
I wonder will it be the same tonight

Don't cry daddy
Daddy, please don't cry
Daddy, you've still got me and little Tommy
Together we'll find a brand new mommy
Daddy, daddy, please laugh again
Daddy ride us on your back again
Oh, daddy, please don't cry
Oh, daddy, please don't cry

"In The Ghetto"

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto
And his mama cries
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
it's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you understand
the child needs a helping hand
or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
are we too blind to see,
do we simply turn our heads
and look the other way

Well the world turns
and a hungry little boy with a runny nose
plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

And his hunger burns
so he starts to roam the streets at night
and he learns how to steal
and he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man breaks away
He buys a gun, steals a car,
tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries

As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

As her young man dies,
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
another little baby child is born
In the ghetto
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #31 on: 17 June, 2014, 08:57:55 pm »
The Jam - "English Rose"

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #32 on: 27 September, 2014, 02:48:31 pm »
I've been accused of liking too many 'mournful aule dirges', and mostly songs don't make me sadder than I was already what with catharthis and stuff, but this has a tendency to produce the tears.

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #33 on: 30 September, 2014, 10:57:47 am »
Sad songs ahhh - I have always found Stanley Holloway's Brahn Boots incredibly sad and shows how petty our cultural obsessions can be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAfYTlA-ls

Billy Holiday's version of Gloomy Sunday I have always found very sad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUCyjDOlnPU

In a similar way Tom Waits' a Soldier's things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNwC8ETa0pg

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #34 on: 30 September, 2014, 11:42:29 am »
Glen Campbell, You Might As Well Smile:  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H_VkwU2-jKQ

Tori Amos, China: http://m.youtube.com/watch?list=RD7pEfCe1-KTw&v=7pEfCe1-KTw

Kate Bush, Moments Of pleasure: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pW5hjWVS3ho

Joni Mitchell, Both Sides Now: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #35 on: 30 September, 2014, 11:59:11 am »
And how could I forget!

Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven:  http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q7Vr3yQYWQ&list=RD9Q7Vr3yQYWQ

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #36 on: 30 September, 2014, 12:10:59 pm »
And if this doesn't get the waterworks going, you're not human: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ0JGjKYVdU

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #37 on: 30 September, 2014, 12:17:12 pm »
It occurs that the piece of music that strikes me as the saddest is Morricone's 'Gabriel's Oboe'*, from The Mission.  As with many of the above, this is contextual.  In the late '80s I lived in a lively work-shared house where one of the early-rising lads used to put on The Mission soundtrack as a gentle wake-up for the rest of us, and it was always a fairly pleasant if nostalgic association.  Some years later my favourite uncle died suddenly, and being short on transport for various infirm relatives my Dad (his baby brother) and I took his car to the funeral.  When the car was started, the tape player recommenced playing, right in the middle of Gabriel's Oboe.  It was desperately sad thinking he'd never hear that track to its end, and that powerful sense of life's pleasures cut short hits me every time I hear it. 




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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #38 on: 30 September, 2014, 06:31:32 pm »
not a song per se but "hymn to the fallen " by john Williams always gets me thinking of granddad and never fails to get me blubbing.
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #39 on: 18 October, 2014, 04:04:40 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_qPTyy4itI
The Smiths - Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcKGqgwLzjA
Joy Division - 08 - The Eternal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbn6o5tiPds
Eric Carmen - All By Myself (1976)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bQGRRolrg0
Harry Nilsson - Without You

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsCdlX-5UjE
Forever Autumn - Justin Hayward

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #40 on: 18 November, 2014, 11:32:26 pm »
Nothing Compares to You as sung by Sinead O'Connor. Overplayed, but haunting still.

Love of my Life, Queen

EDIT: The Winner Takes It All, Abba
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #41 on: 18 November, 2014, 11:37:23 pm »
Oh yeah, and this:-

90 seconds of sadness

From an obscure Justin Currie (of Del Amitri) album
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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #42 on: 19 November, 2014, 12:02:42 am »
Oh yeah, and this:-

90 seconds of sadness

From an obscure Justin Currie (of Del Amitri) album

Read criminally obscure. Top tunes and twisted lyrics across all his solo stuff.

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Re: Sad songs
« Reply #43 on: 19 November, 2014, 05:17:32 pm »
I don't know if it's as much sad as terribly bleak:

One - Metallica