Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Carlperkinscadillac, Aug 29, 2020.
Alone Again, Naturally.
Runner up-Lonely Boy
Ryan Star - Lullaby Suicide
Vincent - Don McLean
“For they could not love you
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You took your life, as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant for one
As beautiful as you.”
Puff The Magic Dragon for me
Its safe to say he won’t again then as I doubt there’ll ever be another tour
"I am all alone....alone in this world..."
(edit - the fan-made video actually has an error - the song is called "Rooftop")
do you need to have lived in a shantytown to appreciate the sadness?
The effects of the old demon alcohol...
Its gotta be a country song... right?
How about- "He Stopped Loving her Today" by George Jones. A real wrist cutter.
If you think this is sad.....don’t listen to his song “ Marie” . You won’t pull over and stop...you will just drive into the nearest river!
Thanks. Friends don't let friends drive and listen to Townes Van Zandt.
Ralph McTell - Streets of London
elephant - jason isbell
Townes Van Zandt has many sad songs. "Marie" is the saddest.
Chris Bell “I Am The Cosmos.” He just sounds so pathetic and sad with that first verse:
Every night I tell myself
I am the cosmos
I am the wind
But that don't get you back again
Song for Guy - Elton John
Elton said this in the sleeve notes of the 7-inch single:
"As I was writing this song one Sunday, I imagined myself floating into space and looking down at my own body. I was imagining myself dying. Morbidly obsessed with these thoughts, I wrote this song about death. The next day I was told that Guy [Burchett], our 17-year-old messenger boy, had been tragically killed on his motorcycle the day before. Guy died on the day I wrote this song."
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
While Watership Down traumatised a generation of kids in the UK, just reading some of the comments on YouTube while listening to this song brings a lump to my throat...
A strong contender for me -
The Bee Gees, I've Gotta Get a Message to You (45 version):
Jackson C Frank, 'Blues Runs the Game' , His story is incredibly sad . This is his legacy song and a staple of the sixties folk movement .It is such a personal song that only Jackson himself can sing it with the pathos the song requires.
Stevie Nicks - Has Anyone Ever Written Anything For You.
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