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saddest songs please!

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posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 09:48 PM
Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.

chokes me up every time..

posted on Aug, 7 2009 @ 12:17 AM
For me, these songs work well:

Megadeth -- A Toute Le Monde
Rise Against -- Hero of War
Led Zeppelin -- No Quarter
Pink Floyd -- Comfortably Numb (especially the 1990 Live in Berlin version)
Nirvana -- Man Who Sold The World
MASH Theme song -- Suicide Is Painless

These are only the ones that come to mind, I know I've heard sadder ones before.

posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 08:49 AM
Jawbreaker - Accident Prone

Leftover Crack - Soon we'll be dead

Leftover Crack - You can't go home

NOFX - Doornails

Alkaline Trio - Over and out

Joy Division - Love will tear us apart

Joy Division - Isolation

I know its probably been posted allready but
Johnny Cash - Hurt

posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:02 PM
Gets me every time. -Now I'm going to have to watch some Spinal Tap or something to recover.

posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 06:04 PM
Im surprised no one has put this one up yet..

..and this while im at it.

I love pick floyd but they are kings of the depressive

Mike oldfield Moonlight shadows

if at least 1 of those 4 didnt choke you up your not human. lol

[edit on 9-8-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 08:38 PM

posted on Nov, 19 2009 @ 08:46 PM

Well you never flew the colours
And i never saw you bend a knee
To any man
But you were never short of brothers
There was always someone
Holding out a helping hand
Well, i remember the summer
We were riding to a show
And our road went on forever
So we were riding nice and slow
And then i heard the band play
And the sun broke through the sky
It was a fine day for a funeral ya
But i never wanted you to die
No one ever wanted you to die
We were watching at the crossroads
When i saw you wiping out
Some metal box just slipped down
Right into the side of you
I was screaming
I was screaming
I was screaming
But nothing was coming out
They always said you were
A dark horse
Because you rode the land alone
But you know i think the real reason
That you were always riding home
And your road goes on forever
The sun will always shine
One day we'll be together
When we cross the final line
When we cross the line
If i turn to you and call you a friend
When all is said and all is done
Will you meet me on the other side
Seven million miles beyond the sun

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 12:27 AM
Some pretty emotive songs. They're not sad in that "Welp, my girlfriend dumped me" sense. Kinda sad in a solitary and isolated sense. Especially the second one, which I really adore:

At War With Self - Coming Home:

Green Carnation - The Burden Is Mine...Alone:

Boards of Canada - Rue the Whirl:

Fanu - Angel in Flesh and Blood:

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 03:55 AM
reply to post by soldier8828

This is the saddest song I can think of at the moment.

p.s. I haven't read the whole thread, so apologies if it's already been posted.

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 06:59 AM

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 03:20 PM

Originally posted by Sauron
Here's a good one I think, very old as well.

Rezso Seress - Gloomy Sunday

The song, composed by the Hungarian Rezsó Seress to words by Lásló Jávor, was first published in Budapest in 1933. It is a typical schmalzy gipsy-band piece, representative of the slow lassu section of the traditional csardas which is invariably sad in character. And sad this certainly is - a melancholy love-song in which a man declares that as his sweetheart refuses to believe he really loves her, there is only one way to prove his devotion. One gloomy Sunday, he insists, he will kill himself - and then she will know...

The song immediately caught on despite its morbidity. Paul Robeson made a fine recording of it, and so did the once-revered Hutch in a very different version. The haunting tune was indeed recorded and broadcast all round the world, attaining great popularity everywhere...

without lyrics

With Lyrics

Paul Robeson - Gloomy Sunday

Sarah Brightman - Gloomy Sunday

[edit on 2/8/2009 by Sauron]

wow, i know the song... so sad...

i love the diamanda galas version... with the original lyrics...

but the versions of billie holliday and bjoerk are amazing, too


posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 03:34 PM
one of the sadest songs i know is kristin hershs 'letter'. as far as i remember the song was actually composed by tanya donelly with throwing muses, but rerecorded for 'hips and makers', kristins first solo album.

i guess it is the combination of very 'authentic' lyrics (like written down in an actual breakdown, without much sense) and the heartgripping performance.

here's the lyrics


posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 04:42 PM

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 05:54 PM

posted on Nov, 30 2009 @ 06:32 PM

Stranded in this spooky town
Stoplights are swaying and the phone lines are down
This floor is crackling cold
She took my heart, I think she took my soul
With the moon I run
Far from the carnage of the fiery sun

Driven by the strangled vein
Showing no mercy I do it again
Open up your eye
You keep on crying, baby
I’ll bleed you dry
The skies are blinking at me
I see a storm bubbling up from the sea

And it's coming closer
And it's coming closer

You, shimmy shook my bone
Leaving me stranded all in love on my own
What do you think of me
Where am I now? Baby where do I sleep
Feel so good but I'm old,
2000 years of chasing taking its toll

And it’s coming closer

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 12:54 AM
Here's four by Harry Chapin - I can't even listen to his cd's anymore ... too sad.

Mr Tanner
A Better Place to be

The Shortest Story ...

I am born today, the sun burns its promise in my eyes;
Mama strikes me and I draw a breath and cry.
Above me a cloud softly tumbles through the sky;
I am glad to be alive.

It is my seventh day, I taste the hunger and I cry;
my brother and sister cling to Mama's side.
She squeezes her breast, but it has nothing to provide;
someone weeps, I fall asleep.

It is twenty days today, Mama does not hold me anymore;
I open my mouth but I am too weak to cry.
Above me a bird slowly crawls across the sky;
why is there nothing now to do but die?

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 07:34 AM

posted on Dec, 1 2009 @ 10:34 AM
This is a kind of sad song, the lyrics anyway!

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 12:37 AM
I've posted this one before a long time ago. Moby's " My Weakness."

Most music from Lycia come to mind, as "Through the Smoke and Nails" and "Sleepless."

Tara Vanflower's "This Womb Like Liquid Honey."

And then there is Porcupine Tree's "And the Swallows Dance Above the Sun."

Thomas Newman's "Any Other Name."

Bent - As You Fall

Dj Orkidea - Beautiful (Ambient Mix)

I'll post more songs as I find them, for I have a massive music library and I rarely find what I seek when sought.

posted on Dec, 2 2009 @ 01:29 AM

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