5 Saddest Songs of all Time

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    Carnie - I was actually thinking about that song as well.

    And I am a sucker for the power heart-breaking ballad. Especially those which revolve around death. Call me weird.
     
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    My third selection (I am glacially slow):

    "Most Of The Time" - Bob Dylan
     
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    [QUOTE]My third selection (I am glacially slow): "Most Of The Time" - Bob Dylan
    Posted by devildavid[/QUOTE]

    Good choice.  Used to great effect in "High Fidelity" - a movie for music geeks if there ever was one....
     
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    The last five songs the Beatles recorded.
     
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    Hellooo  NeewMan
    her majesty? sad?
     
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    I always thought "Don't pass me by" was a sad song...until I finally realized I had one lyric wrong.

    I thought the bolded line below ran "And you lost your head", which would seem to change the meaning a bit....   funny how that can happen.



    I listen for your footsteps
    Coming up the drive
    Listen for your footsteps
    But they don't arrive
    Waiting for your knock dear
    On my old front door
    I don't hear it
    Does it mean you don't love me any more.

    I hear the clock a'ticking
    On the mantel shelf
    See the hands a'moving
    But I'm by myself
    I wonder where you are tonight
    And why I'm by myself
    I don't see you
    Does it mean you don't love me any more.

    Don't pass me by don't make me cry don't make me blue
    'Cause you know darling I love only you
    You'll never know it hurt me so
    How I hate to see you go
    Don't pass me by don't make me cry

    I'm sorry that I doubted you
    I was so unfair
    You were in a car crash
    And you lost your hair
    You said you would be late
    About an hour or two
    I said that's alright I'm waiting here
    Just waiting to hear from you.




     
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    My five.

    1. Beloved Wife -- Natalie Merchant

    2. Brothers in Arms -- Dire Straits

    3. Tears in Heaven -- Eric Clapton

    4. Yesterday When I Was Young -- Roy Clark

    5T. Never Is A Long Time -- Roxette
    5T. The Winner Takes It All -- ABBA


     
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    Yesterday When I Was Young, nice call, Roy.  I loved that song, I think I even bought the single.

    As know-it-alls are aware it was a translation of a French song, 'Hier Encore' co-written by Charles Aznavour.
     
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    [QUOTE]Hellooo  NeewMan her majesty? sad?
    Posted by jkjband[/QUOTE]

    I can see where Newman is coming from. It was the last 5 songs and then no more from the Beatles. How I wish there had been another 10 years of music from them.

    Nice going Newman.
     
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    I don't know if the word sad is the best way to explain this song. Perhaaps emotional is a better term, but I always found "Old Man" by Neil Young to pull on my heart strings. You all know that I have mentioned my old man several times here and when I was 24, he and I definitely were not seeing eye to eye about my life. But I could listen to this song and never lose my perspective as to who my old man was and what he was hoping for me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVC2cszdTao
     
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    Its not all sad but how could I forget Warren Zevon's last album the WIND.... This is a man dying saying goodbye... Yeah its sad and yes it is great.
     
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    One of the songs I listed was 'Then Came the Last Days of May' from BOC's debut album.  It's a true story about 3 college kids who headed west in search of a big drug score that ended tragically.  Two of them were killed, the third survived to testify against the killers.  The thing that made the case especially shocking was that the drug involved was grass.

    Parched land, no desert sand
    The sun is just a dot
    And a little bit of water goes a long way
    Cause it's hot

    Three good buddies were laughing and smoking
    In the back of a rented Ford
    They couldn't know they weren't going far

    Each one with the money in his pocket
    To go out and buy himself a brand new car
    But they all held the money, they had
    Money they hoped would take them very far

    Sky was bright, the traffic light
    Now and then a truck
    And they hadn't seen a cop around all day (what luck)

    They brought everything they needed
    The bags and scales to weigh the stuff
    The driver said 'the border's just over the bluff'

    It wasn't until the car suddenly stopped
    In the middle of a cold and barren plain
    And the other guy turned and spilled three boys' blood,
    Did they know a trap had been lain
     
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    Interesting enough - Detroit Rock City is about a kid who gets in a car accident and dies on his way to a KISS concert. However, the song tends to get people fist pumping.
     
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    When you look up the lyrics to this song it comes with a little story above it describing what the song is about.. Which to me is heartbreaking.

    The song is called Center Aisle By: Derek Webb.

    "In November of `95, the sister of a friend of mine from high school

    committed suicide. Having never been to a funeral, I was very

    apprehensive, especially since I had been asked to play a song during

    the service. Seeing her in that room along with all of those people who

    loved her and cared about her really made me think. I mainly wondered

    if whatever it was that had driven her to that point could have been

    worked out in that quiet room with that group of people. I suppose

    questions just lead to more questions. I wrote this song on the way

    back home in the car. (Derek Webb)"



    Thank God I`m back in my car

    And driving home

    And driving home

    `Cause the air was thin and so cold

    Back in there

    It was my first time

    Won`t be my last time

    And the questions rise

    Expectations fall

    In light of it all

    There aren`t words to say

    Words aren`t remembered

    But presence is

    A good friend once told me

    And he was there

    He was there

    But she wasn`t there

    It`s not fair

    It`s not fair

    (Chorus)

    What crimes have you committed

    Demanding such a penance

    That couldn`t wait for five more minutes

    And a cry for help

    `Cause this room is so peaceful

    And this room is so quiet

    And I hate the silence

    And I can`t walk the center aisle

    I`ve been here for over three hours

    Behind the flowers

    So beautiful and young

    And so alive

    And so in need of someone

    Someone to talk to them

    `Cause theirs are fragile lives

    (repeat chorus)

    And I think about my brother

    And how I just stood there

    With my hands in my pockets

    And my heart in my throat

    Thank God I`m back in my car

    And driving home

    And driving home

    But in that place I leave

    All my days of taking life for granted

    And the words I wrote for her

    And my best friend crying

    And a young girl lying

    On all our hearts

     
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    Re: 5 Saddest Songs of all Time

    1. The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carrol (Bob Dylan)
    2. Strange Fruit(Billie Holliday)
    3. Yesterday (The Beatles)
    4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Hank Williams Sr.)
    5. The Man In Black (Johnny Cash)
     
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    Honorable Mention

    17 By Frank Sinatra(many others performed it as well)
     
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    My fourth one (and you thought I'd given up)

    "After You're Gone" - Iris Dement
     
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    i dont know if anyone posted this, but exit music (for a film) by radiohead takes the cake for me. all day long.
     
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    In Response to Re: 5 Saddest Songs of all Time:
    [QUOTE]Honorable Mention 17 By Frank Sinatra(many others performed it as well)
    Posted by william93063[/QUOTE]

    My favorite Sinatra song.
     

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