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Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Oct 19th, 2016, 7:25 am
by blais65

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Oct 21st, 2016, 4:14 pm
by ifwisheswerehorses
Puff The Magic Dragon by Peter Paul and Mary



Travelin' Soldier by the Dixie Chicks


I can't listen to either of these all the way through without crying.

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Oct 30th, 2016, 7:32 am
by Barney Google
Will you remember me...Sarah McLachlan


Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Oct 30th, 2016, 7:33 am
by Barney Google
Hello...Adelle


Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Oct 31st, 2016, 9:41 pm
by Glacier
In honour of Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize, I've always liked this one, though I think it's about him and his wife Sara splitting up. (partial song here):


Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 25th, 2017, 8:40 pm
by Glacier
Christmas is not always a happy time for people
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Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 25th, 2017, 10:29 pm
by Woodenhead

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 25th, 2017, 11:49 pm
by pepecat
Gulliver's Gone


Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 26th, 2017, 1:03 am
by Verum
Glacier wrote:Just curious, what song do you consider the saddest song you have ever heard? Here is my list in reverse order.

Honourable Mention: Seasons In the Sun - Terry Jacks
5) Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
4) Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
3) Whiskey Lullaby - Brad Paisley
2) Cats in the Craddle - Harry Chapin
1) He Stopped Loving Her Today - George Jones

It seems that Malcolm Gladwell tends to agree with you about "He Stopped Loving Her Today":
http://revisionisthistory.com/episodes/16-the-king-of-tears



Much of Berlin by Lou Reed could be here:

as could Perfect Day:

Sticking with the drug theme:

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 26th, 2017, 10:43 am
by OldIslander


Heard this for the first time in many years, this past Remembrance Day. It's a tough one to listen to....


The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the Murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my Matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said Son
It's time to stop rambling 'cause there's work to be done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the cheers
We sailed off to Gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
How the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called Suvla Bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny Turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He chased us with bullets, he rained us with shells
And in five minutes flat he'd blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to Australia
But the band played Waltzing Matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
We buried ours and the Turks buried theirs
Then we started all over again

Now those that were left, well we tried to survive
In a mad world of blood, death and fire
And for ten weary weeks I kept myself alive
But around me the corpses piled higher
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over *bleep*
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, I wished I was dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
For no more I'll go waltzing Matilda
All around the green bush far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing Matilda for me

So they collected the crippled, the wounded, the maimed
And they shipped us back home to Australia
The armless, the legless, the blind, the insane
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla
And as our ship pulled into Circular Quay
I looked at the place where my legs used to be
And thank Christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played Waltzing Matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
Then turned all their faces away

And now every April I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
And I watch my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving old dreams of past glory
And the old men march slowly, all bent, stiff and sore
The forgotten heroes from a forgotten war
And the young people ask, "What are they marching for?"
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays Waltzing Matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a waltzing Matilda with me
And their ghosts may be heard as you pass the Billabong
Who'll come-a-waltzing Matilda with me?

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 26th, 2017, 11:01 am
by WeatherWoman


Can't seem to embed it.

Look to the clock on the wall
Hands hardly moving at all
I can't stand the state that I'm in
Sometimes it feels like the walls closing in

Oh, Lord, what can I say
I'm so sad since you went away
Time, time, ticking on me
Alone is the last place I wanted to be
Lord, what can I say

Try to burn my troubles away
Drown my sorrow the same way
Seems no matter how hard I try
Feels like there's something just missing inside

Oh, Lord, what can I say
I'm so sad since you went away
Time, time, ticking on me
Alone is the last place I wanted to be
Lord, what can I say
Oh, Lord, what can I say

How many rules can I break
How many lies can I make
How many roads must I turn
To find me a place where the bridge hasn't burned

Oh, Lord, what can I say
I'm so sad since you went away
Time, time, ticking on me
Alone is the last place I wanted to be
Lord, what can I say
Oh, Lord, what can I say

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Nov 26th, 2017, 12:34 pm
by Poindexter

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:38 pm
by mexi cali
Almst anything by bread.

Believe it or not, Ben by the J5.

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:40 pm
by mexi cali
WeatherWoman wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKzrW-Na958

Can't seem to embed it.

Look to the clock on the wall
Hands hardly moving at all
I can't stand the state that I'm in
Sometimes it feels like the walls closing in

Oh, Lord, what can I say
I'm so sad since you went away
Time, time, ticking on me
Alone is the last place I wanted to be
Lord, what can I say

Try to burn my troubles away
Drown my sorrow the same way
Seems no matter how hard I try
Feels like there's something just missing inside

Oh, Lord, what can I say
I'm so sad since you went away
Time, time, ticking on me
Alone is the last place I wanted to be
Lord, what can I say
Oh, Lord, what can I say

How many rules can I break
How many lies can I make
How many roads must I turn
To find me a place where the bridge hasn't burned

Oh, Lord, what can I say
I'm so sad since you went away
Time, time, ticking on me
Alone is the last place I wanted to be
Lord, what can I say
Oh, Lord, what can I say


To up tempo to be sad but a really great song.

Re: Saddest Songs of All Time

PostPosted: Dec 22nd, 2017, 6:42 pm
by mexi cali


I dare you not to tear up.