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what is the most moving/sad song ever?

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Kristin Hersh - Your Ghost

The Fall - Bill is dead, Time enough at Last, Edinburgh man (no vids)

Sinead O'Conner- The last day of our Aquintance (this is well worth watching, true brilliance at work)

and You made me thief of your heart

Midnight Oil - The dead heart - Dead heart live

Richard Thompson - From Galway to Graceland

Oh she dressed in the dark and she whispered amen

She was pretty in pink like a young girl again

Twenty years married and she never thought twice

She sneaked out the door and walked into the night

And silver wings carried her over the sea

From the west coast of Ireland to West Tennessee

To be with her sweetheart, oh she left everything

From Galway to Graceland to be with the king

She was humming Suspicion, that's the song she liked best

She had Elvis I Love You tattooed on her breast

When they landed in Memphis, well her heart beat so fast

She'd dreamed for so long, now she'd see him at last

She was down by his graveside day after day

Come closing time they would pull her away

Ah to be with her sweetheart, oh she'd left everything

From Galway to Graceland to be with the king

Ah, they came in their thousands from the whole human race

To pay their respects at his last resting place

But blindly she knelt there and she told him her dreams

And she thought that he answered or that's how it seems

Then they dragged her away it was handcuffs this time

She said my good man are you out of your mind.

Don't you know that we're married? See, I'm wearing his ring.

From Galway to Graceland to be with the king.

I come From Galway to Graceland to be with the king.

Edited by Northern Monkey

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My Sweet Annette - Drive-By Truckers

Me and my Annette, we was as fond as we could be

We was set to marry in October 33

I set my sights on courtin’ her, as fine as she could be

I never ever noticed her best friend Marilee

Took a job at the saw mill and I bought my girl a ring,

Had a pre-wedding party, close friends and family

Everything was fine, eatin’ homemade ice cream

I swear I never noticed maid of honor, Marilee

My Sweet Annette was left standing at the alter

My Sweet Annette was left standing at the alter

Marilee was taken ill, it was several miles from home

Back then it wasn’t fittin’ for a girl to leave alone

Sweet Annette, she asked me to walk her to the door

As innocent as children back before the war

My Sweet Annette was left standing at the alter

My Sweet Annette was left standing at the alter

Lord have mercy for what we done, Lord have mercy when to people get alone

Neither one of us had done anything like that you see

By the next sunset, I had eloped with Marilee

By the next sunset, I had eloped with Marilee

By the next sunset, I had eloped with Marilee

My Sweet Annette was left standing at the alter

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If you've lived long enough to go through a break-up, then this song can really get to you. It was in the aftermath of a break-up I experienced at 19 that this song really tore me up .

"BABY I'M-A WANT YOU" ~~ Bread

Baby, I'm-a want you

Baby, I'm-a need you

You're the only one I care enough to hurt about

Maybe I'm-a crazy

But I just can't live without...

Your lovin' and affection

Givin' me direction

Like a guiding light to help me through a darkest hour

Lately I'm a-prayin'

That you'll always be a-stayin' beside me

Used to be my life was just emotions passing by

Feeling all the while and never really knowing why...

Lately I'm a-prayin'

That you'll always be a-stayin' beside me.

Used to be my life was just emotions passing by

Then you came along and made me laugh

And made me cry...

You taught me why...

Baby, I'm-a want you

Baby, I'm-a need you

Oh, it took so long to find you, baby

Baby, I'm-a want you

Baby, I'm-a need you

Edited by The Rover

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This one always get me!!!! :)

Ghost of Tom Joad....

Men walkin' 'long the railroad tracks

Goin' someplace there's no goin' back

Highway patrol choppers comin' up over the ridge

Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge

Shelter line stretchin' round the corner

Welcome to the new world order

Families sleepin' in their cars in the southwest

No home no job no peace no rest

The highway is alive tonight

But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes

I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light

Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad

He pulls prayer book out of his sleeping bag

Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag

Waitin' for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last

In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass

Got a one-way ticket to the promised land

You got a hole in your belly and gun in your hand

Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock

Bathin' in the city aqueduct

The highway is alive tonight

But where it's headed everybody knows

I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light

Waitin' on the ghost of Tom Joad

Now Tom said "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy

Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries

Where there's a fight 'gainst the blood and hatred in the air

Look for me Mom I'll be there

Wherever there's somebody fightin' for a place to stand

Or decent job or a helpin' hand

Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free

Look in their eyes Mom you'll see me."

The highway is alive tonight

But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes

I'm sittin' downhere in the campfire light

With the ghost of old Tom Joad

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WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE

words and music by Pete Seeger

performed by Pete Seeger and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger

Where have all the flowers gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the flowers gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the flowers gone?

Girls have picked them every one

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the young girls gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the young girls gone?

Taken husbands every one

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the young men gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the young men gone?

Gone for soldiers every one

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the soldiers gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the soldiers gone?

Gone to graveyards every one

When will they ever learn?

When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone?

Long time passing

Where have all the graveyards gone?

Long time ago

Where have all the graveyards gone?

Covered with flowers every one

When will we ever learn?

When will we ever learn?

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On the surface this to you might not seem tear jerky but as a personal song it does as the lyrics use to pull my heart at a particular time in my life along time back .....Duran Duran...Odinary World

I totally agree Leddy. It's one of my favourite songs and really does make me emotional.

Came in from a rainy Thursday on the avenue thought I heard you talking softly

I turned on the lights the TV and the radio but still I can't escape the ghost of you

What is happening to me crazy some would say

Where is the life that I recognize, gone away

And I won't cry for yesterday there's an ordinary world somehow I have to find

And as I try to make my way to the ordinary world I will learn to survive

Passion or coincidence once prompted you to say pride will tear us both apart

Well now pride's gone out the window cross the rooftops runaway

Left me in the vaccuum of my heart

What is happening to me crazy some will say where is my friend when I need you most gone away

But I won't cry for yesterday there's an ordinary world somehow I have to find

And as I try to make my way to the ordinary world I will learn to survive

Papers in the roadside tell of suffering and grief

Fear today forgot tomorrow beside the news of holy war and holy need

Our's is just a little sorrowed talk, just blown away

And I won't cry for yesterday there's an ordinary world somehow I have to find

And as I try to make my way to the ordinary world I will learn to survive

Every world is my world (I will learn to survive)

Any world is my world (I will learn to survive)

Any world is my world, every world is our world, every world

Edited by wendigo

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Here's another Bread Heart-Wrencher . . .

"DIARY" ~ Bread

I found her diary underneath a tree.

and started reading about me

The words she's written took me by surpise

you'd never read them in her eyes.

They said that she had found the love she waited for.

Wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it.

When she confronted with the writing there,

simply pretended not to care.

I passed it off as just in keeping with

her total disconcerting air

and though she tried to hide

the love that she denied,

wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it.

And as I go through my life, I will give to her my wife

all the sweet things that I can find.

I found her diary underneath a tree.

and started reading about me.

The words began stick and tears to flow.

Her meaning now was clear to see.

The love she'd waited for was someone else not me

Wouldn't you know it, she wouldn't show it.

and as I go through my life, I will wish for her his wife

all the sweet things that she can find

all the sweet things they can find

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Chopin - Etude Op.10 No.3

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

Queen - Love Of My Life

Derek and the Dominoes - Bell Bottom Blues

CCR - Long As I Can See The Light

LZ - The Rain Song

that's what I have off the top of my head...

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My wife and I have had tearful fights until we'd realize that its just that we had been listening to the old time country music station on cable. A switch to classic rock and its party time again.

Here are three that have moved me.

The Beatles - If I Fell

U2 - Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Robert Plant, Allison Krauss - Killing the Blues

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Billy Austin (Steve Earle)

My name is billy austin

Im twenty-nine years old

I was born in oklahoma

Quarter cherokee I'm told

Don't remember oklahoma

Been so long since I left home

Seems like I've always been in prison

Like I've always been alone

Didn't mean to hurt nobody

Never thought I'd cross that line

I held up a filling station

Like I'd done a hundred times

The kid done like I told him

He lay face down on the floor

Guess I'll never know what made me

Turn and walk back through that door

The shot rang out like thunder

My ears rang like a bell

No one came runnin'

So I called the cops myself

Took their time to get there

And I guess I coulda run

I knew I should be feeling something

But I never shed tear one

I didn't even make the papers

cause I only killed one man

But my trial was over quickly

And then the long hard wait began

Court appointed lawyer

Couldn't look me in the eye

He just stood up and closed his briefcase

When they sentenced me to die

Now my waitins over

As the final hour drags by

I ain't about to tell you

That I dont deserve to die

But there's twenty-seven men here

Mostly black, brown and poor

Most of 'em are guilty

Who are you to say for sure?

So when the preacher comes to get me

And they shave off all my hair

Could you take that long walk with me

Knowing hell is waitin there

Could you pull that switch yourself sir

With a sure and steady hand

Could you still tell yourself sir

That you're better than I am

My name is billy austin

Im twenty-nine years old

I was born in oklahoma

Quarter cherokee Im told

Edited by Idunn

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I agree there's an eerie feel to those Queen songs now.

I think the same about these three songs. I'm a big hairy arsed bloke and I cried like a babe at the scene in 'Highlander' where the back track was 'Who wants to live forever'.

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^^^^

Let me guess....Country?

LOL! Well, the country music industry more or less turned their back on Steve Earle and disowned him...so... I dunno.

Edited by Idunn

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^^^^

Let me guess....Country?

It's by Steve Earle who definitely performs his fair share of country music (he also does a killer rendition of Nirvana's Breed) but it's still a sad song no matter the genre. Country certainly doesn't have the market cornered on "sad".

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Also... Billy Austin ~ Steve Earle

That's definitely in the top ten.

Three more for me would be:

Diary - Bread

The Grave - Don McLean

She's Leaving Home - Beatles

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one of the most beautiful songs ever, sad or not: "Riviera Paradise" by SRV...he often dedicated this song live to "people suffering, everywhere..."

also, Jimi Hendrix "Angel"

and Janis, "Farewell Song"...

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Hurt- Johnny Cash

When you heart that, you can tell he was reaching the end and was ready to "go home"

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (LOVE version)- The Beatles

As sad a song from The White Album, but the remix on LOVE, done acoustic with a string arrangement... cant help but shead a tear

I'm Gonna Crawl- Led Zeppelin

So sad sounding, but it really hits home as it was the last song off the last album with the whole gang

there are more, but I think I'll leave it at that right now...

Edited by zosodude13

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Hurt- Johnny Cash

When you heart that, you can tell he was reaching the end and was ready to "go home"

While My Guitar Gently Weeps (LOVE version)- The Beatles

As sad a song from The White Album, but the remix on LOVE, done acoustic with a string arrangement... cant help but shead a tear

I'm Gonna Crawl- Led Zeppelin

So sad sounding, but it really hits home as it was the last song off the last album with the whole gang

there are more, but I think I'll leave it at that right now...

"I'm gonna crawl" is pure class...

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"I'm gonna crawl" is pure class...

I damn near kicked myself for leaving that off my list. Led Zeppelin never makes me tear up, but this one always does. Sometimes Tea For One will do it too....just thinking about what went behind the writing of the song.

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