Saddest songs you know

Discussion in 'Music & Sound' started by Glider, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. nerdbat

    nerdbat Green butt of reason

    There's a new uber-hyped album from a guy who's wife died just recently, so yeah, the challenger appears!

     
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  2. Dick Arden

    Dick Arden New Member

  3. FluffyShutterbug

    FluffyShutterbug A Foxy Femboy Photographer

    Do you guys consider the song "99 Red Balloons" by Nena to be sad? At least the ending? I thought it was...
     
  4. endroll

    endroll New Member

    any of these songs






    did i mention these are also my favourite songs ever? sad songs really speak to me


    poor phil :,(
     
  5. Amiir

    Amiir Deez nutz. Hah. Got 'eem

  6. ACaracalFromWork

    ACaracalFromWork Forgive, forget and live!


    here you go I think this is the one you want.
     
  7. chirchri

    chirchri Member

    The Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel
     
  8. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!


    Fillmore Jive fits, I think. In general, it's about death of an era (Rock'n'Roll era in this case), and it just soaks in desperation and agony of "things changing inevitably and permanently"
     
  9. DzahnDragon

    DzahnDragon New Member

    I've always found Nutshell by Alice in Chains to be one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. The group managed to capture such a feeling of loneliness and helplessness, I have a hard time listening to it all the way through most of the time. It's made even worse when you know the story behind their lead singer's death and how much this song foreshadows the circumstances...
     
  10. JustSomeDude84

    JustSomeDude84 New Member

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  12. Notkastar

    Notkastar Notka- What?

    I cry every time ;I
     
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  13. bizzmcsweets

    bizzmcsweets Member

    You guys have some superior sad songs :'( lol this ones takes me back to my emo and a breakup
     
  14. bizzmcsweets

    bizzmcsweets Member

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  15. Connery

    Connery New Member

  16. Mandragoras

    Mandragoras Inept Abecedarian



    More than the album version of this song, I actually recommend the slower arrangement from the live album How I Devoured Apocalypse Balloon, although any version qualifies.

    Really, David Tibet is a master at writing songs dense with extremely personal details and esoteric literary and artistic allusions which still manage to be emotionally devastating even if you're not 100% familiar with what he's drawing on. Sleep Has His House is particularly emotionally powerful, being an album written in tribute to his late father, a WWII veteran; I especially recommend "Niemandswasser", which draws on Robert Aickman's story of the same name, if you want a really good-bad time.
     
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  17. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele Smart batto!

    I'll stick with this one - the tune is upbeat indeed, but both lyrics and implications within the song are crushing, especially for those who already dealt with the subject. It's about reaction to loss of a loved one (knowing the creator, it is a reaction), but instead of being overly tragic and filled with metaphors, it portrays death in realistic and subdued matter - there's no finesse, higher meaning or justice to it; in the end result it's still just another mundane thing in circle of life, and you're the one who has to deal with personal tradegy and loose ends in your relationship with deceased person that will never be tied up. The aforementioned upbeat tune only underlines that - the person is dead, but the world just moves on as if nothing has happened, and, well, that's how the death works.

     
  18. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Well-Known Member

    The sound of my soul.
     

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