Saddest songs you've heard

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I love the Nina Simone tunes, micromass. She's amazing.

This old Nirvana tune always makes me sad. Something in the way. Mmmmmm.

 
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Well, I don't know whether or not some might consider this as "sad". To me, it's just reprehensible and makes me furious... when some [STRIKE]cowraper[/STRIKE] cowboy destroys a good rock or pop song by "twangifying" it. If I want to hear some idiot yodeling to his horse, I'll subscribe to CMT. (Which will happen right after I see that red-nosed pig being chased around the sky by a fat guy in a flying sleigh.)
 
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A sad but absolutely wonderful song(s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UC-jip4cJCs&list=LLrxXYHodDiwp1pLXsBOyHsw.
I generally dislike songs with human voices, to me the voice ruins the song. Just like in Mozart's requiem Lacrimosa (). I'd have loved the song if there were no voices but I feel it's totally ruined and so I don't even like it. :(
Hard to find a song with voice sad, for me.
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aF9AJm0RFc
This song is sadder than you think. Cash is covering it here. I don't recall the name of the group that originally recorded it, maybe Nine Inch Nails, but the lyrics were written by a young girl who was a "cutter" and the poem was autobiographical.

She submitted the poem to a "poetry contest" and never heard back. Then, to her shock, a couple years later she heard them set to music by the original group, playing on the radio.

She got a lawyer. The group that recorded her lyrics said they had bought them fair and square from a poetry stock company, a company that had the rights to all kinds of poems and could sell those rights to anyone.

So, it turns out the "poetry contest" was actually just a scam. The submission small print turns the rights over to the "contest organizers". They keep the best and offer them to sale to anyone looking for a good poem.

I heard this back story to the song many years ago, I think on NPR. At that point, the girl was stuck with no legal recourse, no royalties and never even getting credit for the lyrics.
 
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I generally dislike songs with human voices, to me the voice ruins the song.
So I'm guessing that The Nylons are not your favourite group?

Zoob, your example is another that I would put in the "infuriating" category rather than sad. (I'm going by your text; I haven't listened to the song yet.)
 
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This is very sad.

And when I told her
I didn't love her anymore
She cried (she cried)
And when I told her
Her kisses were not like before
She cried (she cried)
I thought that our romance was over and done
But to her it had just begun

And when I told her
Another girl had caught my eye
She cried (she cried)
And when I kissed her
A kiss that only meant goodbye
She cried (she cried)

And when I told her
I didn't love her anymore
She cried (she cried)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBpm8tITIiE
 
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I'm crying.

I was all right for a while, I could smile for a while
But I saw you last night you held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say hello
Oh, you wished me well, you couldn't tell
That I've been crying over you, crying over you
And you said, so long
Left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying, crying, crying
It's hard to understand but the touch of your hand
Can start me crying

I thought that I was over you
But it's true, so true
I love you even more than I did before
But darling, what can I do
For you don't love me and I'll always be
Crying over you, crying over you

Yes, now you're gone and from this moment on
I'll be crying, crying, crying, crying
Yeah, crying, crying over you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls2lC7DQFMI
 
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It's over.

Your baby doesn't love you any more

Golden days before they end
Whisper secrets to the wind
Your baby won't be near you any more

Tender nights before they fly
Send falling stars that seem to cry
Your baby doesn't want you any more
It's over

It breaks your heart in two
To know she's been untrue
But, oh, what will you do
When she says to you
There's someone new
We're through, we're through
It's over, it's over, it's over

All the rainbows in the sky
Start to weep, then say goodbye
You won't be seeing rainbows any more

Setting suns before they fall
Echo to you that's all, that's all
But you'll see lonely sunsets after all

It's over, it's over, it's over
It's over

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6QC0Z-E82g
 
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And so it goes

In every heart there is a room
A sanctuary safe and strong
To heal the wounds from lovers past
Until a new one comes along

I spoke to you in cautious tones
You answered me with no pretense
And still I feel I said too much
My silence is my self defense

And every time I've held a rose
It seems I only felt the thorns
And so it goes, and so it goes
And so will you soon I suppose

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break

And this is why my eyes are closed
It's just as well for all I've seen
And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows

So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break

And so it goes, and so it goes
And you're the only one who knows.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6p2nIjWlsGU
 
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald :cry:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S09F5MejfBE

RIP John and George. It's just not the same without you guys:cry:
 
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The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald :cry:
Thanks, Sweetie. It's a bit unusual for a Yank to acknowledge a Canuck song.
While the Edmund was a Yank ship, heading from one Yank city to another, she went down in Canuck waters. For that reason I, and a lot of others, consider the crew to be honourary Canadians. (I don't know whether or not they'd like that, but I hope so.)
 
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A moving rendition in the funny politics thread (Pokare Kare Ana) reminded me of another song I’ve probably posted in a previous sad song thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJUOtDBW4Oo
 
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Thanks, Sweetie. It's a bit unusual for a Yank to acknowledge a Canuck song.
While the Edmund was a Yank ship, heading from one Yank city to another, she went down in Canuck waters. For that reason I, and a lot of others, consider the crew to be honorary Canadians. (I don't know whether or not they'd like that, but I hope so.)
I'm sure they would be proud.

I burst into tears every time I hear this because it is a real human tragedy.
 
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Curious, this isn't an endurance test. :tongue:
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I didn't listen to any of your links, because I'm just not in the mood to spend that much time on any one subject right now.
Well, duh, this is the right thread for a saddest song marathon.

I will say that "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" has something of a sad message, but with the aforementioned aspect of me belonging to the Legion I find it inspirational, along the same line as "In Flanders Fields". "Vincent", likewise, because it is an examination of the beauty that was his madness. (And why doesn't anyone acknowledge that he was murdered? He was shot in the chest, no gun was ever found, and they recorded it as a suicide. :rolleyes:)
He was shot in the chest, then attended by a physician, two gendarmes and his brother (Theo) whilst alive. If he had been shot by anyone else, he could've told them, couldn't he? Instead he told everyone who would listen that he wanted to die, and he shot himself, etc. So how exactly is that anything but suicide?

I've always detested any sappy teen angst songs such as "Tell Laura I Love Her" or "The Last Kiss". There is only one good teen angst song, which I love: "Paradise By the Dashboard Light".
I guess I have a bit of a soft spot for "Tell Laura..." because I first heard it when I was quite young. Haven't heard the other songs.

Pity I had to restrict myself to English songs - there are a TON of really sad-themed songs from the India, in Tamil and Hindi.
 
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He was shot in the chest, then attended by a physician, two gendarmes and his brother (Theo) whilst alive. If he had been shot by anyone else, he could've told them, couldn't he? Instead he told everyone who would listen that he wanted to die, and he shot himself, etc. So how exactly is that anything but suicide?
I stand (well, sit actually) corrected. Chalk up another triumph for the Ontario school system. We were just taught that he was shot and that there was no weapon present. I had no idea that he survived the shooting.
 
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Hmm. So many entries in this thread from micro and Evo.

Anyway... here's my favorite Leonard Cohen song (also my favorite version of it).


This was from the Isle of Wight concert back in the 70's. If Leonard sounds slightly off-key in a couple of places, it's probably because he was unexpectedly woken around 2am and asked to come out and try to calm down the dangerously restless crowd of several hundred thousand people(!). He succeeded.
 
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Hmm. So many entries in this thread from micro and Evo.

Anyway... here's my favorite Leonard Cohen song (also my favorite version of it).


This was from the Isle of Wight concert back in the 70's. If Leonard sounds slightly off-key in a couple of places, it's probably because he was unexpectedly woken around 2am and asked to come out and try to calm down the dangerously restless crowd of several hundred thousand people(!). He succeeded.
Brilliant! I'm going to one of his concerts in a few months, I'm really looking forward to it :tongue2:
 
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All those embedded songs are just a blank box with the circle "NO.." sign in top left corner.

Anyone know what plugin isn't working? Do I fix it from IE9 tool icon?
 
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Sorry can't help other than murmering Flashplayer.

Meanwhile how a son was taken by the elf king. Music second movement of the seventh symphony of Beethoven, lyrics by Chiara Ferrau.

 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5C3aLnY4Wg






Nah.. Just kidding. I love it! :)
 
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"Happiness" by Yasmin Levy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o55EljQWv14

"O let me weep" from H.Purcell's Fairy Queen
It's the song used in Almodovar's Hable Con Ella's opening scene.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7_8UtQMufQ

"Lovesong" - Tori Amos covering the Cure.
Purists will probably prefer the original.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_87qCSZHdAI
 
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Great Big Sea's "How Did We Get from Saying 'I Love You""



The Starr/Harrison song "Photograph"

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