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The saddest song ever?

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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:07 PM
a reply to: Darkinsider

Thanks for adding to the thread. Sadly the song is not available in my country, but I will search it out. I am sure that a lot of people write off songs based on preconceived ideas about what they think it will be about. I am glad that you guys here were prepared to give it a go, open minds are open to anything.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:08 PM
a reply to: M4nWithNoN4me

I see you had a bit of trouble with adding links.

The way to post a YT video is you need to only add the numbers and letters after the v= but for that to work you must use the add video option from the top of the reply box.

Thanks for taking the time to share though.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:15 PM
a reply to: xrayanalysis

I find that song uplifting there my man. Not sure if you have ever heard of a singer called Townes Van Zandt but I am sure you would like him.
Possibly the best singer songwriter of all time, at least Bob Dylan thought so.

R.I.P. Townes.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:19 PM
a reply to: jtrenthacker

Thanks for sharing that. 3 minutes of reflection at the end?

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:20 PM
a reply to: Azureblue

I will definitely check that out.


posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:24 PM
a reply to: alldaylong

As a father I find it quite the opposite my friend. Just try to impart that experience but understand that you won't get everything done.

Hope you do enough.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:32 PM
The ballad of Hollis Brown - Bob Dylan (no proper version on youtube)

I'm sure there's loads more... these are off the top of my head. Didn't even start in on the blues

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posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:36 PM
Yeah Vera Hall.... something about her voice.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:46 PM
a reply to: teapot

A great selection there, you should check out some Jackson Brown, but I guess you already know of him.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:47 PM

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:51 PM
a reply to: Ruiner1978

I LOVE that tune dude!

Here, hope you like it.

Eels: Agony

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:57 PM
a reply to: blupblup

Wow you came in swinging! All those songs AND Barber's Adagio for strings? Man...

Here, a purely choral version of Agnus Dei (Same song, no strings, just voices).

Rips me up even more if that is possible.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 02:59 PM
Oh Eels.. I used to LOVE them.
Saw them at Reading Festival in 1997.... got E's Plectrum and stupidly gave it to my then GF.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:06 PM
a reply to: Jonjonj

Yeah I've heard it man... it is stunning.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:09 PM

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:11 PM
This one is different... but brutal.
I remember first time I heard it, crazy.

I'm out... Peace

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:28 PM
a reply to: blupblup

Loving your additions man! Those blues! I got some piano and some guitar if you're feelin it.

Ludovico Einaudi: Ascolta

Ludovico Einaudi: Elegy for the arctic

Paco de Lucia: Cancion de amor

And hey, this one is not so sad.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:43 PM

originally posted by: randyvs
a reply to: Jonjonj

It's not even a song. Nope!

Where music is concerned I give you nil points. Probably think it is a sin anyway...

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 03:43 PM
Not the saddest, but a sad song and a sad theme, specially when we multiply it by several millions.

posted on Sep, 9 2016 @ 04:09 PM
a reply to: _kuma_

And we have to see and live it, every day...

Armalite, street lights, nightsights
Searching the roofs for a sniper, a viper, a fighter
Death in the shadows he'll maim you, he'll wound you, he'll kill you
For a long forgotten cause, on not so foreign shores
Boys baptised in wars

Morphine, chill scream, bad dream
Serving as numbers on dog tags, flak rags, sandbags
Your girl has married your best friend, loves end, poison pen
Your flesh will always creep, tossing turning sleep
The wounds that burn so deep

Your mother sits on the edge of the world when the cameras start to roll
Panoramic viewpoint resurrect the killing fold
Your father drains another beer, he's one of the few that cares
Crawling behind a Saracen's hull from the safety of his living room chair

Forgotten sons, forgotten sons, forgotten sons

And so as I patrol in the valley of the shadow of the tricolour I must fear evil, for I am but mortal and mortals can only die Asking questions, pleading answers from the nameless faceless watchers
That stalk the carpeted corridors of Whitehall
Who orders desecration, mutilation, verbal masturbation in the guarded bureaucratic wombs
Minister, minister care for your children, order them not into damnation
To eliminate those who would trespass against you
For whose is the kingdom, the power, the glory forever and ever, Amen

Halt who goes there, Death, approach friend

You're just another coffin on its way down the emerald aisle
When your children's stony glances mourn your death in a terrorist's smile
The bomber's arm placing fiery gifts on the supermarket shelves
Alley sings with shrapnel detonate a temporary hell
Forgotten Sons

From the dole queue to the regiment a profession in a flash
But remember Monday signings when from door to door you dash
On the news a nation mourns you unknown soldier, count the cost
For a second you'll be famous but labeled posthumous
Forgotten sons, forgotten sons

Peace on earth and mercy mild, Mother Brown has lost her child
Just another Forgotten Son

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