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The Most Depressing Song Ever...

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posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 01:48 PM
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It's the "The Most Beautiful Song Ever..." threads evil twin


I thought of a song for the above thread, although beautiful, it's horrifically depressing. That song is, "Asleep" by The Smiths. First time I heard it, it genuinely upset me and I'm not the kind of person that gets upset easily!

So come on then guys and gals...What song makes you shed a tear?




posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 01:52 PM
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About 3 years ago, my step-father passed away of a heart attack in the middle of the night and it was probably the hardest thing I ever had to deal with, let alone the fact I witnessed everything, too much to see for a 17 year old to deal with.

The next morning I heard this song and the lyrics just really hit home for me and I find myself holding a tear back everytime I hear it.

Great Big Sea - Clearest Indication



You left in the morning
You left without a word
Did you get what you came for
Is this what I deserve
Oh I know the silence was the loudest thing I ever heard

[Chorus]
Where do we stand, what am I supposed to do
Give me the clearest indication,
that I am not alone with you
Reach out your hand, in a world I thought I knew
I need the clearest indication,
the clearest indication from you

Did we have all we wanted
And let it slip away in time
Like a country divided
Fifty-one to forty-nine, years ago
We just can't seem to make up our mind

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Times like these its hard to see
With any kind of clarity
What's the point of wondering anymore
So much I just can't figure out
I'd love to know without a doubt for sure, for sure

[Chorus]





You left in the morning
You left without a word
Did you get what you came for
Is this what I deserve
Oh I know the silence was the loudest thing I ever heard


The opening seems to describe the situation of how he passed away, and the fact we never said goodbye kills me to this day.



Did we have all we wanted
And let it slip away in time
Like a country divided
Fifty-one to forty-nine, years ago
We just can't seem to make up our mind


We used to fight like cats and dogs non-stop, and I took alot for granted. After his death I had to support myself in almost everything I did, and I realized how lucky I really was before this happened.

Too much of this song hits right at home.


[edit on 20-2-2006 by chissler]



posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 02:02 PM
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One depressing song that pops into my head now is "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday.


Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.



Another favorite song that I feel is very sad especially how it is sung is "Tom Traubert’s Blues" by Tom Waits, one of my favorite singers.


Wasted and wounded, it ain’t what the moon did, I’ve got what I paid for now
See you tomorrow, hey frank, can I borrow a couple of bucks from you
To go waltzing mathilda, waltzing mathilda,
You’ll go waltzing mathilda with me

I’m an innocent victim of a blinded alley
And I’m tired of all these soldiers here
No one speaks english, and everything’s broken, and my stacys are soaking wet
To go waltzing mathilda, waltzing mathilda,
You’ll go waltzing mathilda with me

Now the dogs are barking and the taxi cab’s parking
A lot they can do for me
I begged you to stab me, you tore my shirt open,
And I’m down on my knees tonight
Old bushmill’s I staggered, you’d bury the dagger
In your silhouette window light go
To go waltzing mathilda, waltzing mathilda,
You’ll go waltzing mathilda with me

Now I lost my saint christopher now that I’ve kissed her
And the one-armed bandit knows
And the maverick chinamen, and the cold-blooded signs,
And the girls down by the strip-tease shows, go
Waltzing mathilda, waltzing mathilda,
You’ll go waltzing mathilda with me

No, I don’t want your sympathy, the fugitives say
That the streets aren’t for dreaming now
And manslaughter dragnets and the ghosts that sell memories,
They want a piece of the action anyhow
Go waltzing mathilda, waltzing mathilda,
You’ll go waltzing mathilda with me

And you can ask any sailor, and the keys from the jailor,
And the old men in wheelchairs know
And mathilda’s the defendant, she killed about a hundred,
And she follows wherever you may go
Waltzing mathilda, waltzing mathilda,
You’ll go waltzing mathilda with me

And it’s a battered old suitcase to a hotel someplace,
And a wound that will never heal
No prima donna, the perfume is on an
Old shirt that is stained with blood and whiskey
And goodnight to the street sweepers, the night watchmen flame keepers
And goodnight to mathilda, too



posted on Feb, 20 2006 @ 02:11 PM
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"Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion. I don't normally like Celine Dion but this song in particular makes me cry because it reminds me of my grandma. I even cry simply thinking about this song.

"How can I help you say goodbye" by Patty lovelace. Another song that reminds me of my grandma. This song was the first song I heard on the radio after my grandmas funeral, which I found kinda eerie since Patty talks about her mom dying and her mom trying to comfort her before she goes. i could almost hear my grandmother saying the same words as I heard the song play.



posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 03:23 AM
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Anything by Radiohead is guaranteed to depress everyone who is in listening distance. I don't listen to them anymore, cause they just cause me depressive mania.



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