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Posted: 10/11/2004 8:44:54 PM EST
What song do you think is the saddest, most depressing song ever? The saddest song in my opinion is "Ballad of Worms" but its not for the typical arfcom crowd unless you listen to underground hip hop. (If your an Eminem fan your far from underground).
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:45:37 PM EST
Amazing Grace on a bagpipe.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:46:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:47:46 PM EST by GrH_Revelation]

Originally Posted By CFII:
Amazing Grace on a bagpipe.



+1

Or "The Freshman" by Verve Pipe

I'm a HS senior and we have a "Memories Video" at the end of the year... they always play that song and it is always sad.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:47:41 PM EST
"The Living Years" by Mike and the Mechanics.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:49:59 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:51:33 PM EST by the]
Moonlight Sonata


ETA: or something in D minor.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:51:49 PM EST
Suicide is Painless

Suicide is Painless

(Theme from M*A*S*H*)

Through early morning fog I see,
Visions of the things to be,
The pains that are withheld for me,
I realize and I can see...


[REFRAIN]:


That suicide is painless.

It brings on many changes.

And I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make,
All our little joys relate,
Without that ever-present hate,
But now I know that it's too late, and...


[REFRAIN]

The game of life is hard to play,
I'm gonna lose it anyway.
The losing card I'll someday lay,
So this is all I have to say.


[REFRAIN]

The only way to win is cheat,
And lay it down before I'm beat,
And to another give my seat,
For that's the only painless feat.


[REFRAIN]

The sword of time will pierce our skins.
It doesn't hurt when it begins.
But as it works its way on in,
The pain grows stronger...watch it grin, but...


[REFRAIN]

A brave man once requested me,
to answer questions that are key.
Is it to be or not to be?
And I replied 'Oh why ask me?'


[REFRAIN]


'Cause suicide is painless.

It brings on many changes.

And I can take or leave it if I please.

...And you can do the same thing if you choose.



SGtar15
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:57:33 PM EST

"Adagio for Strings", Samuel Barber (instrumental)

"Field Of Tears", Chris Spheeris (instrumental)

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:59:57 PM EST
Creep by Radiohead. Cause it hits so close to home.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:01:34 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 9:02:16 PM EST by Zak-Smith]
+1 Moonlight, also Waldstein.

"This woman's work", Kate Bush

"The Wind That Shakes The Barley" traditional Irish ballad

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:14:38 PM EST
Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue."
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:18:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By CFII:
Amazing Grace on a bagpipe.



+1

always choke up whenever I hear it. No other song does that...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:18:55 PM EST
Like A Virgin.

Cause I never had one.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:22:46 PM EST
"He Stopped Loving Her Today", by George Jones...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:23:45 PM EST
REM's Everybody Hurts
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:25:42 PM EST
Danny boy
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:33:25 PM EST
"Songs on the death of children", (Kindertodtenlieder) Gustav Mahler
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:34:52 PM EST
Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams, the end title song to the Steven Speilburg's movie Saving Private Ryan.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:37:41 PM EST
long black veil by johnny cash comes to mind. not horribly sad but a sweet song
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:38:53 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:38:57 PM EST
portishead's wandering star
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:39:34 PM EST
Taps
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:49:31 PM EST
Andrew Gold: Lonely Boy
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:51:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheSelecter:
long black veil by johnny cash comes to mind. not horribly sad but a sweet song



I like it better by Dave Matthews
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:57:54 PM EST
Kodiak has it right; Taps.

Next to that, "Hole in the wall" -Alan Jackson
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:04:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 10:04:42 PM EST by MudBug]

Originally Posted By CFII:
Amazing Grace on a bagpipe.



+ Taps

+ Hurt, written by Trent Reznor, but the Johny Cash version is sadder.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:10:53 PM EST
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band et. al.

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson

Daniel - Elton John, though the lead singer of Fuel does a pretty impressive solo acoustic cover of it.

Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin. This one has reduced me to tears since I was a kid.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:11:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By MudBug:

Hurt, written by Trent Reznor, but the Johny Cash version is sadder.



I agree. This thread is tearing me up, some of these songs remind me of things I didn't want to remember.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:12:00 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:15:28 PM EST
the cash video of hurt is pretty sad to watch. yeah sorry dont like dave matthews
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:24:05 PM EST
Anything by Pink Floyd...
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 10:55:13 PM EST
tag
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:01:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 1:18:09 PM EST by GabbasaurusRex]
My December - Linkin Park
Stay Together for the Kids - Blink 182
Simon - Lifehouse
Crazy Life - Toad the Wet Sprocket
Brick - Ben Folds Five
The Freshman - The Verve Pipe
How's It Gonna Be - Third Eye Blind
Adam's Song - Blink 182 (I know it's overplayed, but the lyrics hit so close to home)

ETA Mad World - Gary Jules - can't believe I forgot that one!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:03:39 PM EST
I don't know about THE most depressing song, but these are some I can think of off the top of my head. They cause me sadness anyway.

"Yesterday" by the Beatles
"Trouble" by Coldplay
"My Immortal" by Evanescence
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:17:14 PM EST
Can't believe this hasn't turned up yet:

"Mad World" by Gary Jules from the Donnie Darko movie.


I'm surprised high schoolers aren't dropping like flies listening to this.


- BG


EDIT: Lyrics:


Verse 1
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, Going nowhere
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, No expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrows
No tomorrow, No tomorrow

Chorus
And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
These dreams in which i'm dying, Are the best I've ever had

I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad World, Mad World

Verse 2
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And they feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me whats my lesson
Look right through me, Look right through me

Chorus
And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which i'm dying, Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very very
Mad World, Mad World

Enlargen your world

Mad World
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:29:31 AM EST
2 Doors Down by Dwight Yoakam is pretty sad...but then, a lot of his songs are sad.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:39:49 AM EST
+1 for Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt". Lynard Skynard's "Simple Man" does it too...
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:05:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 1:11:41 AM EST by MrClean4Hire]
"Kiss and say goodbye" The Manhattens

November Rain by G n' R
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:10:13 AM EST

Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
Can't believe this hasn't turned up yet:

"Mad World" by Gary Jules from the Donnie Darko movie.


I'm surprised high schoolers aren't dropping like flies listening to this.


- BG


EDIT: Lyrics:



^That up there^
Amazing Grace (I want that played at my funeral)
Taps
The Johnny Cash version of Hurt
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:14:51 AM EST

Working Class Hero

John Lennon


As soon as you're born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There's room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me...



Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:17:39 AM EST
Depeshe Mode "Blasphemous Rumours". What other songs do you survive a suicide attempt just to get hit by a car and die.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:22:35 AM EST
Nazareth: Love Hurts
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:39:11 AM EST
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:40:59 AM EST
Tagged
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:44:03 AM EST
Surf's Up - Brain Wilson

A choke of grief
Heart heardened I
Beyond belief
a Broken Man
Too tough to cry
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:45:55 AM EST
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton. We played it at my son's funeral. He wrote it following the death of his son. It took years before I could listen to that song and not weep.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:50:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By Redcap:
Lynard Skynard's "Simple Man" does it too...



that is the single best song in the history of music.

For me the most depressing is "Cuts You Up" by Peter Murphy
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:52:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By inzane123:
Depeshe Mode "Blasphemous Rumours". What other songs do you survive a suicide attempt just to get hit by a car and die.



Good song.

Girl of sixteen, whole life ahead of her
Slashed her wrists, bored with life
Didn't succeed, thank the Lord
For small mercies

Fighting back the tears, mother reads the note again
Sixteen candles burn in her mind
She takes the blame, it's always the same
She goes down on her knees and prays

I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours
But I think that God's got a sick sense of humor
And when I die I expect to find Him laughing

Girl of eighteen, fell in love with everything
Found new life in Jesus Christ
Hit by a car, ended up
On a life support machine

Summer's day, as she passed away
Birds were singing in the summer sky
Then came the rain, and once again
A tear fell from her mother's eye

I don't want to start any blasphemous rumours
But I think that God's got a sick sense of humor
And when I die I expect to find Him laughing
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:51:34 AM EST
Don't forget Seasons in the Sun, by Terry Jacks.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:57:34 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:06:17 AM EST
(In no paticular order)

Adiogo for Strings - Samuel Barber
Death Letter Blues - Son House
Graveyard Blues - John Lee Hooker
Hellhounds on my Trail - Robert Johnson
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 3:07:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mahatma8Rice:
Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton. We played it at my son's funeral. He wrote it following the death of his son. It took years before I could listen to that song and not weep.



Yeah, that one gets to me too. They played it at my cousin's funeral ... 20 year old woman killed in a car crash.


Songs that get played at funerals tend to stick with me.

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