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comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:We've had a thread about beautiful songs...so why not sad songs?

I'm just curious as to what songs you listen to when you're feeling sad, lonley, soppy etc... songs that help you 'cope' kind of thing.

May I suggest a couple:

Come To Nothing - Evermore

Nothing Compares to you - Sinead O'Connor

1000 Oceans - Tori Amos

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Its a bum with an afro...
Location: Newcastle NSW
Member Since: 11th Apr 2005
Total posts: 223
Posted:Hmm i think i put this in the beautiful song thread, but its beautiful cause i thought i fitted the descriptoin u just put up,so

"Everybody's free (to wear sunscrean)"
By Qindon Tarver

Definately shed a few tears, but i makes you feel much better!

Racism is a weapon of mass destruction


.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
Location: brizvegas
Member Since: 13th Oct 2003
Total posts: 3776
Posted:hmm...i don't really have one specific song...but definitely albums!! smile

the whitlams - charlie no.2 (buy now pay later) tis my fave song, but it's also a sad one...
the cure (particularly "catch" - not cos it's really sad, but cos it's linked to a certain time in my life)

okay i take it back, there are specific songs!! ubblol

the whitlams - the curse stops here
the waifs - lots of different songs...

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if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!


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Location: Cornwall
Member Since: 25th Aug 2003
Total posts: 6086
Posted:Everybody Hurts - REM, springs to mind straight away.

My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."


the henna lady
Location: WNY, USA
Member Since: 15th Dec 2000
Total posts: 6193
Posted:Lover, You Should Have Come Over - Jeff Buckley
High Enough- Damn Yankees but that is for personal reasons

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
"Oooh look! A pub!" -exclaimed after recovering from a stupid fall
"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK


Groovy ga watashi no namae desu!
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Member Since: 5th Aug 2004
Total posts: 1530
Posted:alot of the same from the beautiful songs thread

lots of eels and some jj72 helps me when i'm down

I like Languages.

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hampshire College, MA, USA
Member Since: 22nd Dec 2004
Total posts: 3533
Posted:I assert that there is no sadder song than Vincent by Don McLean.


"How do you know if you're happy or sad without a mask? Or angry? Or ready for dessert?"


Location: melbourne, australia
Member Since: 19th Oct 2004
Total posts: 1899
Posted:oh yes vincent is good but ive only heard a guy called loren do a cover of it... hmm my sad songs are thrown annd hold on by carus
i thought of more when i first saw this thread and now i just cant think of anything hmmf oh well

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old hand
Location: london
Member Since: 11th Jul 2003
Total posts: 1024
Posted:pete murray- so beautaful
portous head- roads


Location: Bolton
Member Since: 3rd Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:Don't think they're sad songs, more emotive songs. I think of sad songs more to be songs that remind me of sad occasions, though they generally stop being so bad after a while.

Damn the addictiveness of forums! (Or should it be addictivity?)


Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:ditto about songs reminding you of an occasion

I can't listen to teardrop by massive attack or get a move on by mr scruff because it was played at my friends funeral

Although there are some songs that are sad, even without a connection to a sad time


had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter ubblove

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

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Location: Lancashire, UK
Member Since: 23rd Mar 2002
Total posts: 669
Posted:Johnny Cash - Hurt

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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 2nd Mar 2005
Total posts: 6942
Posted:damien rice - cannonball because its the last song on our leaver's video and its a really sad section watching all your friends - that ones emotive sad

that and anything by coldplay i find depressing sad (i cant actually listen to one of their albums all the way through)



just a shadow of my former self...
Location: Christchurch
Member Since: 26th Apr 2005
Total posts: 205
Posted:absolutly jonny cash-'hurt'
Ben haerper-- another lonely day
chicane--no ordinary morning
and alot of songs by nina simone, too many to single just one out.

It took a while, but once their numbers dropped from 50 down to 8, the other dwarves started to suspect Hungry.


Member Since: 13th Jun 2005
Total posts: 8
Posted:Beta Band - Gone
Rapture - Infatuation
Nirvana - Something In the Way (Electric Version, listen to loud to appreciate the walls of sound and sadness)
Interpol - The New
Mazzy Star - Blue Flower
This Mortal Coil - Song To the Siren (though Tim Buckley's original is good this edges it)
Jonathan Richman - Affection
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Nick Drake - River Man
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Radiohead - Street Spirit
Nick Cave - Hallelujah (though the whole No More Shall We Part album would do it).

Bender: I read the script, and I think it would help my character's motivation if he was on fire.

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The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing... I just love that song when i'm down, and most of the songs on that album really.

*starts crooning*...

I'm unclean, a libertine, and every time you vent your spleen I seem to lose the power of speech, you're slipping slowly from my reach you grow me like an evergreen, you've never seen the lonely me at all...."

Idolized by Aurinoko

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan


Location: over your left shoulder
Member Since: 23rd Feb 2005
Total posts: 1927
Posted:everclear- wonderful
its just so sad, it always gets me *sniff*

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Hop's Kitten Jester.
Location: Wonderland igloo, Vic, Austral...
Member Since: 12th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1803
Posted:Slipknot - Vermillion (...just, yeah)
Korn - Hey Daddy (hard to listen to, too hard to sing)
Korn - Alone i break (how i felt for a long time)
Malice Mizer - Regret (doesnt need words)
Korn - Falling away form me
Eagles - Hotel California (dont know why)
So many more...

.:Pink Exocutioner:.

I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct...

Loving you from the deepest part of my loins.


Location: Guelph, ON, Canada
Member Since: 21st Nov 2003
Total posts: 1389
Posted:Nur zu Besuch - Die Toten Hosen

Yes it's sad. And yes it refers to a sad moment. Worst part is, that moment hasn't come yet, but I know it will frown

~ Bobo

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fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier


[psylocibin fingerbobe].
Location: London
Member Since: 11th Dec 2004
Total posts: 479
Posted:I think the chart-topping Crazy Frog ringtone song is very sad


Location: I wish I knew
Member Since: 12th Jan 2002
Total posts: 529
Posted:REM - Low
Blur - Battery in your leg

Will probably be back with a few more, but these spring immediately to mind.


If you're not confused, you're not thinking about things hard enough.


Location: Van Diemans Land
Member Since: 11th Jan 2005
Total posts: 475
Posted:Almost anything by Nick cave and the bad seeds.

Tanz Mit Laibach - Laibach <--- Theres a joke there if your smart enough to get it :-)

Fair luna bright, fair luna moon
it shines at night but fades too soon
fair luna moon, fair luna bright
forever we dance
we dance under starlight


Location: Charlotte, NC, USA
Member Since: 11th Aug 2004
Total posts: 529
Posted:Gotta love Nick Cave.

My vote is for Bright Eyes (The band, not that cheesy song). Again, just about all of their songs. Here are some good ones:

- Land Locked Blues

- Arienette

- Let's Not S**t Ourselves

- The Center of the World

"My skin is singed but it heals my heart and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars." -Davey Havok


comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:Interesting range.

Ah! I have one.

Evanescence - My Immortal

I used to think that was the saddest song ever. I think the first time I heard it I cried!

.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:Definately with the Johnny Cash.

When I'm depressed it's all about Lucero.
(Not the latin super group Lucero, but the Lucero from Tennessee fronted by Ben Nichols that probably none of you have ever heard of, lol.)
They have *the saddest* songs ever written.

Lately I've been totally hooked on The Inner Universe by the Yoko Kanno Project, though.

Jesus helps me trick people.


Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8735
Posted:For me it would have to be CircleSquare by The Wonder Stuff

Not a particularly sad song but seems to help.
I can't sing but I do enjoy shouting along biggrin
Always feel much better when my voice has disappeared.

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

the looney bean
Location: halifax uk
Member Since: 25th Apr 2005
Total posts: 45
Posted:cyndi lauper - sally's pidgeons

those who are possessed by nothing possess everything


fluffy mess
Location: Brighton
Member Since: 8th Apr 2005
Total posts: 197
Posted:Toni Childs-Dreamer
Bob Carlisle-Butterfly kisses

No matter what mood I'm in, if one of those songs come on, my dignity is toast and I sob for Africa!

"I want to know if you can see beauty even when it's not pretty, every day,and if you can source your own life from its presence.." - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

Stainless Munchkin
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Master of the Munchkins

Member Since: 20th Mar 2005
Total posts: 246
Posted:no bravery by james blunt, very bleak

Are you that clever that you smile forever? biggrin

What's from the Earth is of the greatest worth


Location: Stevenage
Member Since: 21st Sep 2003
Total posts: 883
Posted:I personally don't know if I have any sad songs, I listen to them all the time but don't really see them as sad. I like they're uplifting voices etc. Erm... otherwise favourite ones of these songs would be:

Alice in Chains - Nutshell
A Perfect Circle - Orestes
Hell is for Heroes - The Quiet Song

Otherwise my mind is totally blank dammit!!!! I know I like more songs than this but there it is

Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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