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Social Distortion - I Was Wrong
 
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Probably one you haven't heard before. "Utah Carol", found this version on youtube.

 
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The most saddest song ever is undoubtedly "Biały Miś" ("A White Teddy"). Don't ever listen to it; you will go crazy and jump from a rooftop.

http://seekleas.wrzuta.pl/audio/4BTvWUTCKO4/top_one_-_bialy_mis [Broken]
 
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How can you mend a broken heart, played at my granddad's funeral (a long time ago)

http://www.yamelo.com/bee-gees/how-can-you-mend-a-broken-heart_10418.html [Broken]
 
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Whoa, the last two made me cry. This thread is twisted, but it is oddly satisfying. I am twisted! :biggrin: :cry: :biggrin: :cry: ...
 

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For a Dancer - by Jackson Browne. It always makes me sad because I think of my friend who died a few years back of glioblastoma. She was an improv comedian, and was always dancing, cracking jokes, and making others happy.

 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beautiful and sad
 
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George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today

 
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An old favorite of Tsu's dad. Sorry, we don't know where the tune comes from, so I can only write the words.

The Boarding House

In the boarding house where I live
Everything is growing old
Long gray hairs are in the butter
And the bread is full of mold

When the dog died we had, sausage
When the cat died, catnip tea
When the landlord died I left there
Spareribs were too much for me

And a very, very short drinking tune, Leprosy.

Leprosy!
My God I've got Leprosy
There goes my eyeball
Into my highball
 

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Harry Chapin had his share of sad songs. My favorite is Taxi. I was fortunate enough to see him in concert shortly before his tragic death in 1981.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfqjKDRQvWI

When I was a kid my dad listened to Burl Ives albums (those black round things with a small hole in the middle) all the time, mostly 45's. He had many happy songs (e.g. holly golly Christmas), but many sad ones as well. I remember one about a green turtle and another one about a guy walking a long way home (20-30 miles) in a blizzard and collapsed and died within sight of his house (with wife inside).
 
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and another one about a guy walking a long way home (20-30 miles) in a blizzard and collapsed and died within sight of his house (with wife inside).
Is this it?

Jim Reeves - The Blizzard
 
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Is this it?

Jim Reeves - The Blizzard
Wow, that's it! I had the artist and distance (7 miles) wrong, but it is definitely the one.

Another one that comes to mind is 'Seventeen' by Janis Ian:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMUz2TNMvL0&feature

Maggie May by Rod Stewart is a sad song if you really listen to it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn3AjFXfy98&feature

Another one is Otis Redding:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCmUhYSr-e4
 
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This song is about a mother who almost lost her all five children. My 6 year old was very sad after this song. Fortunately, the song theme turns good at the end. I hope our animal loving Evo won't get too sad...


Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But none of the five little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack."
And all of the five little ducks came back.
 

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This song is about a mother who almost lost her all five children. My 6 year old was very sad after this song. Fortunately, the song theme turns good at the end. I hope our animal loving Evo won't get too sad...


Five little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only four little ducks came back.

Four little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only three little ducks came back.

Three little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only two little ducks came back.

Two little ducks
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But only one little duck came back.

One little duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
Mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack, quack."
But none of the five little ducks came back.

Sad mother duck
Went out one day
Over the hill and far away
The sad mother duck said
"Quack, quack, quack."
And all of the five little ducks came back.
:cry: I almost didn't make it to the end. The heartbreak, the sorrow. Then a Happy Ending!!!

Sometimes it makes you feel better to cry, sometimes to laugh. I'm surprised we can come up with so many sad songs without going completely Country Western.
 
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"Runaway Train" - Soul Asylum

This is a song about teenage runaways. In the video for the song, names and pictures of missing children were displayed during each chorus. Several of these children were found.

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Official Music Video:

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SAD MOVIES (ALWAYS MAKE ME CRY)


Sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry

He said he had to work so I went to the show alone
They turned down the lights and turned the projector on
And just as the news of the world started to begin
I saw my darlin' and my best friend walk in

Though I was sittin' there they didn't see
And so they sat right down in front of me
When he kissed her lips I almost died
And in the middle of the color cartoon I started to cry.

Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry

And so I got up and slowly walked on home
And mama saw the tears and said "what's wrong?"
And so to keep from telling her a lie
I just said "sa-a-a-d movies make me cry"

Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
Oh-oh-oh sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry
 
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"Long Ride Home"

Long black limousine
Shiniest car I've ever seen
The back seat is nice and clean
She rides as quiet as a dream
Someone dug a hole six long feet in the ground
I said goodbye to you and I threw my roses down
Ain't nothing left at all in the end of being proud
With me riding in this car, and you flying through the clouds

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

One day I took your tiny hand
Put your finger in the wedding band
Your daddy gave a piece of land
We laid ourselves the best of plans
Forty years go by with someone laying in your bed
Forty years of things you say you wish you'd never said
How hard would it have been to say some kinder words instead
I wonder as I stare up at the sky turning red

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long ride home

Headlights staring at the driveway
The house is dark as it can be
I go inside and all is silent
It seems as empty as the inside of me

I've had some time to think about you
And watch the sun sink like a stone
I've had some time to think about you
On the long, on the long
Oh the long, on the long
On the long ride home
 
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"Two Doors Down" by Dwight Yoakam.

 
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Carly Simon "Thats The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"


Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billy Joe
 
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Rose Royce, who did Car Wash, also did a couple of good ballads, one of them covered by Madonna. You can do a youtube search and find quite a few hits, I provided some links:

Rose Royce - wishing on a star:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlqMm5sifXs&fmt=18

Roce Royce - love don't live here anymore (also covered by Madonna)

live version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5gFAiPJhvI&fmt=18

original version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XHgNS2P7Ac&fmt=18

Madonna video version. There's also one from the Like a Virgin album, but neither are as good as the Rose Royce versions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Enxdc0jZHs&fmt=18

A bit more nostalgic than sad, Crosby Stills Nash - Long Time Gone - Woodstock under construction video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PFCgAhZEO8&fmt=18
 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPu-K-Ba7FQ&feature=related

Dreaming comes so easily
'cause it's all that i've known
True love is a fairy tale
I'm damaged, so how would i know

I'm scared and i'm alone
I'm ashamed
And i need for you to know

I didn't say all the things that i wanted to say
And you can't take back what you've taken away
'cause i feel you, i feel you near me

I didn't say all the things that i wanted to say

And you can't take back what you've taken away
'cause i feel you, i feel you near me

Healing comes so painfully
And it chills to the bone
Will anyone get close to me?
I'm damaged, as i'm sure you know

There's mending for my soul
An ending to this fear
Forgiveness for a man who was stronger
I was just a little girl, but i can't go back
 
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^^ I love this song but it kills me! Here is the original version.
 
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