Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Carlperkinscadillac, Aug 29, 2020.
Can't do a "sad songs" thread without Jacques Brel,
"The Desperate Ones"
The Carpenters, " This Masquerade"
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…
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 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
Keith Green - Song For Josiah
“I Wish I Could Have Been There,” John Anderson
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):
"Rainy Days And Mondays"
"Goodbye To Love"
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.
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.
Aimee Mann—Just Like Anyone
Aimee expressing sorrow and regret after Jeff Buckley’s death. Heartbreaking.
This blue world - elbow. Off top of my head Just now
4 pages in and no one is going to mention this??
Of course theres always this one...
Now that you know how the story ends.....Such a great but tortured talent!
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.
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.
"Shannon" by Henry Gross
"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
"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.
If someone's not seen the movie yet, the vid's title kind of spoils the joke
I don’t know how he’s able to perform it
He hasn't played it live since 2004.
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