Saddest song you’ve ever heard

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Carlperkinscadillac, Aug 29, 2020.

  1. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Can't do a "sad songs" thread without Jacques Brel,

    "The Desperate Ones"

  2. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    The Carpenters, " This Masquerade"

  3. HappyFingers

    HappyFingers Forum Resident

    Probably this today. I'll change my mind tho...

    I used to visit all the very gay places,
    Those come what may places,
    Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life
    To get the feel of life
    From jazz and cocktails.
    The girls I knew had sad and sullen grey faces
    With distingué traces
    That used to be there, you could see where they'd been washed away
    By too many through the day
    Twelve o'clock tales.
    Then you came along with your siren of song
    To tempt me to madness!
    I thought for a while that your poignant smile was tinged with the sadness
    Of a great love for me.
    Ah yes! I was wrong,
    I was wrong.
    Life is lonely again,
    And only last year everything seemed so sure.
    Now life is awful again,
    A troughful of hearts could only be a bore.
    A week in Paris will ease the bite of it,
    All I care is to smile in spite of it.
    I'll forget you, I will
    While yet you are still burning inside my brain.
    Romance is mush,
    Stifling those who strive.
    I'll live a lush life in some small dive
    And there I'll be, while I rot
    With the rest of those whose lives are lonely, too…
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  4. HappyFingers

    HappyFingers Forum Resident

    Told you I'd change my mind...

    Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless
    Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless
    Little white flowers will never awaken you
    Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
    Angels have no thought of ever returning you
    Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

    Gloomy Sunday

    Gloomy is Sunday, with shadows I spend it all
    My heart and I have decided to end it all
    Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad I know
    Let them not weep, let them know that I'm glad to go
    Death is no dream for in death I'm caressing you
    With the last breath of my soul, I'll be blessing you

    Gloomy Sunday
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  5. Booyaa73

    Booyaa73 Active Member

    New England
    Keith Green - Song For Josiah
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  6. vivatones

    vivatones Forum Resident

    “I Wish I Could Have Been There,” John Anderson
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  7. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    I don't have a specific saddest song, but a whole collection of songs that would qualify (which is saddest for me varies based on my mood). Among them is "The Winner Takes It All" by ABBA (although this video uses a vocaloid for the visual, it is ABBA's song):

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  8. FloydMaui

    FloydMaui good kitty

    50th State
    Carpenters .....

    "Rainy Days And Mondays"
    "Goodbye To Love"
  9. mojo filter

    mojo filter Forum Resident

    Randy Newman, "In Germany before the War." A child murderer gets sentimental about a little dead girl. Achingly beautiful and nauseating at the same time. It's so sad I can't even listen to it.
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  10. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

    Fantastic version. Charlie has a lot of real heartbreakers but Feel Like Going Home is the ultimate. I totally love this incredibly sad song as well.

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  11. Uncle Ernie

    Uncle Ernie Forum Resident

    Aimee Mann—Just Like Anyone

    Aimee expressing sorrow and regret after Jeff Buckley’s death. Heartbreaking.

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  12. Speedycat69

    Speedycat69 Springsteen nut

    This blue world - elbow. Off top of my head Just now
  13. MHS3

    MHS3 "Long Live Rock'n'Roll"

  14. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Spray paint!!! Avoid breathing the vapors

    CoCoCo, Ca
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  15. loudinny

    loudinny Forum Resident

    Now that you know how the story ends.....Such a great but tortured talent!

  16. cdnostalgia

    cdnostalgia Forum Resident


    The Special AKA with Rohoda Dhakar - The Boiler

    First heard this after it was posted on another forum on a similar thread to this and has to be one of the most harrowing and saddest songs ever written.
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  17. Eric Kim

    Eric Kim Forum Resident

    San Francisco, CA
    This was one of my picks along with Suffer Little Children by The Smiths. For hit singles, I'll take Along Again (Naturally) by Gilbert O'Sullivan.
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  18. Galaga King

    Galaga King "Drive where the cops ain't"

    "Shannon" by Henry Gross

  19. Galaga King

    Galaga King "Drive where the cops ain't"

    "Give My Love to Rose" by Johnny Cash

    I found him by the railroad track this morning
    I could see that he was nearly dead
    I knelt down beside him and I listened
    Just to hear the words the dying fellow said

    He said, they let me out of prison down in Frisco
    For 10 long years I've paid for what I've done
    I was trying to get back to Louisiana
    To see my Rose and get to know my son

    Give my love to Rose, please won't you mister
    Take her all my money, tell her to buy some pretty clothes
    Tell my boy his daddy's so proud of him
    And don't forget to give my love to Rose

    Tell them I said thanks for waiting for me
    Tell my boy to help his mom at home
    Tell my Rose to try to find another
    For it ain't right that she should live alone

    Mister, here's a bag with all my money
    It won't last them long the way it goes
    God bless you for finding me this morning
    And don't forget to give my love to Rose
  20. KaptKopter

    KaptKopter Forum Resident

  21. PaulKTF

    PaulKTF Senior Member

    "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor. Specifically the live perormance from the "Live At The Beacon Theatre" concert DVD with the slower tempo and beautiful, haunting cello accompaniment.

  22. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    If someone's not seen the movie yet, the vid's title kind of spoils the joke :shrug:
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  23. Seabass

    Seabass Old Git

    Devon, England

    I don’t know how he’s able to perform it
  24. cdnostalgia

    cdnostalgia Forum Resident

    He hasn't played it live since 2004.
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  25. pauluz

    pauluz Forum Resident


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