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Saddest songs you know


Asexual coywolf and amateur writer.
On a Real Good Day, by Robbie Fulks
I'm not usually a fan of country, but this song is so sincere. It's the kind of song I'd probably use at the end of an episode of a TV show where a popular character is written out (not necessarily killed off though).
"Though I'm not happy, I can pretend, on a real good day." That lyric just really gets to me.
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This is probably the saddest song i know, well its more poetry with Albinoni adagio in g minor played by the doors, its from the album american prayer, a collection of Jim Morrisons poetry with the band playing music over it, it was meant to be spoken word but it got released after Jim passed, the song always reminds me of my mum coz she loved jim, and if i was old enough to know i would have made sure this was played at my mums funeral.

Even if you are not a fan of poetry, i suggest you give the album a listen, its very fascinating.


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!



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


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any of these songs

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

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

poor phil :,(


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"


Loser Extraordinaire
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...


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


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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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.