Your favorite sad/depressing song?

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First Time Ever I saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
My Immortal - Evanessence


Stone Dragone, have you seen the slide show of US Marine medics with My Immortal as the background music?
 

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First Time Ever I saw Your Face - Roberta Flack
My Immortal - Evanessence


Stone Dragone, have you seen the slide show of US Marine medics with My Immortal as the background music?

Roberta Flack is one of my all time favorite female vocalists and I love her voice and music. But I can't see how First Time... is a depressing song. http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/r/robertaflack8341/thefirsttimeeverisawyourface288479.html
She sings quietly of the love she feels.

Pray tell how is it depressing please?
 

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"Marian" by the Sisters of Mercy

In a sea of faces, in a sea of doubt
In this cruel place your voice above the maelstrom
In the wake of this ship of fools I'm falling further down
If you can see me, Marian, reach out and take me home.....

Marian, there's a weight above me
And the pressure is all too strong
To breathe deep
Breathe long and hard
To take the water down and go to sleep
To sink still further
Beneath the fatal wave
Marian I think I'm drowning
This sea is killing me

I hear you calling Marian
Across the water, across the wave
I hear you calling Marian
Can you hear me calling you to
Save me, save me, save me from the
Grave...
Marian
 

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The Fate Of Norns
By: Amon Amarth

I feel a chill in my heart
Like lingering winter cold
I and my son are torn apart
He was just 6 winters old

My first-born was he
And the last of my kin
The last one to carry my name
Death smiled at him its deadly grin
There is no one for me to blame

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

I carry him to my ship
He seems to be asleep
But the deep blue colour of his lips
Is enough to make me weep

No man should have to bury his child
Yet this has been my share
The tears i shed run bitter and wild
It's a heavy burden to bear

His body feels so light in my arms
His skin is pale as snow
Yet his weight feels heavy in my heart
As my sadness continues to grow

Allfather!
What fate has been given me?
Why must I suffer?
Why must I feel this pain?
Allfather!
LIfe has lost it's meaning to me
I think I'm going insane!

I lay him down on a pyre
A burial worthy a king
And as I lie down by his side
I hear the weaving norns sing

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

The fate of Norns await us all
I know this to be true
It's time to answer Odens's call
My son, he calls for me and you


One of my favorite songs ever, but yes it's very sad.
 

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The Fate Of Norns
By: Amon AmarthI feel a chill in my heart
Like lingering winter cold
I and my son are torn apart
He was just 6 winters old

My first-born was he
And the last of my kin
The last one to carry my name
Death smiled at him its deadly grin
There is no one for me to blame

The fate of Norns await us all
I know this to be true
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

I carry him to my ship
He seems to be asleep
But the deep blue colour of his lips
Is enough to make me weep

No man should have to bury his child
Yet this has been my share
The tears i shed run bitter and wild
It's a heavy burden to bear

His body feels so light in my arms
His skin is pale as snow
Yet his weight feels heavy in my heart
As my sadness continues to grow

Allfather!
What fate has been given me?
Why must I suffer?
Why must I feel this pain?
Allfather!
LIfe has lost it's meaning to me
I think I'm going insane!

I lay him down on a pyre
A burial worthy a king
And as I lie down by his side
I hear the weaving norns sing

The fate of Norns await us all
There is no way to escape
The day to answer Oden's call
Or walk through hel's gate

The fate of Norns await us all
I know this to be true
It's time to answer Odens's call
My son, he calls for me and you


One of my favorite songs ever, but yes it's very sad.


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Cats in the Cradle....Very good one.

BUT, my picks....as runner up...

"Brick" by Ben Folds Five

And number one....(and I'm really SHOCKED that no one has mentioned it yet, because I think that the singer ACTUALLY CRIES during it)

"Since I told you its over" by Stereophonics
 

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I love ballads, so this is going to be a longish list...

Kenny Rogers - Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town; Reuben James; Lucille; Daytime Friends
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car; Smoke and Ashes; Cold Feet; The Rape of the World; Less than Strangers; Behind the Wall
Barry Manilow - Copacabana
Don McLean - American Pie
Elton John - Daniel
Nickelback - If Everyone Cared
Simon & Garfunkel - Richard Cory
Tim McGraw - Live Like You Were Dying
Rod Stewart - Young Turks
Gordon Lightfoot - Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
 

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Ghosts of Autumn by Spock's Beard


Listen to the whisper of the rain
Voices in the mist
Beyond your window
And you remember
Days of love she spun a web of chains
That wrapped around your heart
And when you held her
You held forever


Green to grey
As forever slipped away
And down through the years
The seasons changed
Still a cold wind blows today
No sun to melt the frost
Because she's lost among the
Ghosts Of Autumn


Fate's a quiet river at your feet
It rose up slow and dark
Without a warning
And pulled you under
Now she's gone but haunting every dream
Scattered on the wind
And in the rolling
Of distant thunder


Green to grey
As forever slipped away
And down through the years
The seasons changed
Still a cold wind blows today
No sun to melt the frost
Because she's lost among the
Ghosts Of Autumn


 

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George Strait: When, did you stop, lovin' me?
George Jones: He stopped loving her today
 

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Roberta Flack is one of my all time favorite female vocalists and I love her voice and music. But I can't see how First Time... is a depressing song. http://www.stlyrics.com/songs/r/robertaflack8341/thefirsttimeeverisawyourface288479.html
She sings quietly of the love she feels.

Pray tell how is it depressing please?


While not a depressing song as such the meaning of it for me means it's a sad song. I think people attach sentiments to songs that the sing/writer didn't mean at the time the record was made?
 

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While not a depressing song as such the meaning of it for me means it's a sad song. I think people attach sentiments to songs that the sing/writer didn't mean at the time the record was made?

:asian: ok.
 

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Queensryche: "Another Rainy Night", "I Don't Believe In Love"

Manowar: "Today Is A Good Day To Die"

Rammstein: "Sonne"

Dethklok: "Detharmonic", "Go Into The Water".

And there are a few American folk songs from the Revolution/Civil War eras that do it too:

"Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye"

"When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again"

"Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier"( That johnny 's just kept takin' grief over the centuries from EVERYONE, huh?)
 

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The song guaranteed to have tears streaming down my face is Yerushalayim Shel Zahav sung by Ofra Haza. Absolute magic.
 

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A couple more from my melancholy teenage years:

Early Morning Clown - Nektar
This Time Around - Deep Purple
Heathaze - Genesis

No cloud, a sleepy calm
Sunbaked earth that's cooled by gentle breeze
And trees with rustling leaves
Only endless days without a care
Nothing must be done
Silent as a day can be
Far off sounds of others on their chosen run
As they do all those things they feel give life some meaning
Even if they're dull
Time to stop this dreaming, must rejoin the real world
As revealed by orange lights and a smoky atmosphere
The trees and I are shaken by the same winds but whereas
The trees will lose their withered leaves
I just can't seem to let them loose
And they can't refresh me those hot winds of the south
Feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place
Now the light id fading fast
Chances slip away, a time will come to pass
When there'll be none
Then addicted to a perfumed poison
Betrayed by its aftertaste
We shall lose the wonder and find nothing in return
Many are the substitutes but they're powerless an their own
Beware the fisherman who's casting out his line
Into a dried up river bed
But don't try to tell him cos he won't believe you
Throw some bread to the ducks instead, it's easier that way
Feel like an alien, a stranger in an alien place
 

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I am either much older than I wanted to believe, or much more sheltered than I ever believed. The vast majority of these songs I have never heard of! That in, and of itself is quite depressing. It brings to mind one of my favorite teen angst songs "Love Hurts" by Nazareth.

Ahh to be YOUNG, and depressed those were the days.
 
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I am either much older than I wanted to believe, or much more sheltered than I ever believed. The vast majority of these songs I have never heard of! That in, and of itself is quite depressing. It brings to mind one of my favorite teen angst songs "Love Hurts" by Nazareth.

Ahh to be YOUNG, and depressed those were the days.

It sounds weird, but yes, that's exactly it. Something very oddly appealing about those days...

... if only we had known then that it really was going to turn out all right in the end, eh?
 
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