Sad Songs

Sad Songs

    | Jun 22, 2018
EarthQueen   Woman 47yrs
Because I often think in music I find songs have significant meaning for me in sad and happy times. Music has helped me through some of the most difficult times in my life. What you song/songs do you put on when you are feeling sad about a person or relationship, breakup, heartache or one that has special meaning for you, for whatever reason in that context?

I have whole playlists of these songs but one that I come back to a lot is Innerbloom by Rufus (Recent name change to Rufus Du Sol) The lyrics and vocals are just so melancholic and I like the fact that it is 9 minutes long so I can really sink deep. Not that I'm walking around in a state of despair but I like to have them there when I need them.

Also Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye/Kimbra. I could never imagine this could happen but then it did. That you can feel so strong, then feel nothing much at all, still kind of freaks me out and puzzles me how human emotions work?


Anyways interested to hear your thoughts on any of the above and might get a few gems to add to the playlist.
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Snap_Dragon   Woman 40yrs

Sad songs say so much

Music is so important to me, and it's one of the things that has helped me survive some awful times in my life. I actually have to be a bit careful when it comes to the sad songs though, because if I listen to them when my mood is already low they can make it worse. So, perhaps paradoxically, I generally listen to them when I'm happier.

Such a coincidence that you mentioned Innerbloom. I had heard a bit of Rufus Du Sol before but I absolutely adore their new track No Place, and that prompted me to listen to some more of their songs. Innerbloom was one that went straight into my playlist.

A few other of my favourite sad / melancholic songs...

Sia - Breathe Me
Lykke Li - Gunshot, Deep End (she is the queen of melancholy)
Massive Attack - Teardrop
Goldfrapp - A&E
Marina & The Diamonds - Shampain
San Cisco - Beach
Pearl Jam - Black
Fever Ray - If I Had a Heart
Thom Yorke - Hearing Damage

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Snap_Dragon   Woman 40yrs

Ohh another one

Running Up That Hill - both Kate Bush's original and Placebo's amazing cover version...
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Snap_Dragon   Woman 40yrs

OMG another one!

Mad World - the Gary Jules and Michael Andrews version from Donny Darko. It's one of the very few songs that can bring tears to my eyes.
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curious_72   Woman 46yrs

Yes




I am the same I find music is very important.
I really like that Goyte song, but the ones I have been listening to a bit is 'These Days' by The Foo Fighters, Guy Sebastians 'Battle scars' and 'Bloodstone', saw him live at Dreamworld and got hooked. Dua Lipa 'IDGAF' Macklemore 'Good old days'
Rihanna 'Stay' and Pearl Jam 'Just Breathe'

I think my mood may have been a bit dark lol


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Koolgrey

Sad songs

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel. Garfunkel has a beautiful voice.

Spicks and Specks; I started a joke....by the Bee Gees. Both such simple compositions. And tragic sounding.

Heartbreaker by Dionne Warwick, while we're on Bee Gees songs.

Streets of Philadelphia by Bruce Springsteen.

Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits. I believe it's an anti-war song, actually...but it sounds so sad.

Last Mistake by James Blunt. I like Jimmy....he does a good sad song.

Hurt by Johnny Cash. Maybe not sad, but there's a tragic sound to this one.

( Are you ) The one that I've been waiting for? By Nick Cave. Love this song. What a voice!


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Snap_Dragon   Woman 40yrs

Oh man sorry EQ

I'm totally hogging the thread...but I keep remembering more!

This Woman's Work by Kate Bush. I was reminded about it when I started watching the second season of The Handmaid's Tale. Such a beautiful song.
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usrightnow_Again   Couple Man 100yrs Woman 100yrs

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I've actually stopped playing sad songs in those moments or times, years back, as I found it somewhat unhelpful for my recovery, so to speak. And I've got A Lot of music here to choose from. I guess, one that comes to mind, is Roxy Music's "Over You".

Since db died, "Life on Mars" makes me sad. There's a few Enya tracks too, "Evening Falls", I think.

Nice topic, thought provoking.

Mr. urn. .

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countrytouch

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There's plenty; including things like movie scores etc. One example of a different cultural (African) style, from a movie, is called Kothbiro, from the movie The Constant Gardener. I will second Mad World also. Others may be I Grieve by Peter Gabriel, Angel by Sarah McLachlan.

More personally, there's a couple of songs of significance because they were played as odes at two seperate but related funerals. My Heart Will Go On was one played on flute but the full song though doesn't have a great effect. However the second was the traditional Hallelujah (also in many movies eg Shrek). I am still likely to cry when I hear that in any context.

Of my own songs, I have also written and recorded one referring to a loss, directly personal and as such personally very moving.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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PeachyPearL   Woman 55yrs

Sad songs say so much :-)

Great thread EarthQueen

Sometimes I don't want to feel all cheery and sad songs are the bomb!

I have a few collected over time that have me connecting with the depth of the feelings expressed, I have been known to shed a tear or two.

Somebody I used to know is beautiful and the clip for it speaks volumes to back up the words of the song.

A few of mine then...

Jackie by Girl Overboard (this comes with a content warning for the topic raised). I favour the video again where I heard this song first, so visual. It reminds me of someone I loved who should have been the person to me that Jackie was to the young girl in this story. Again, it is a tragedy on a tragedy.

Remind Me by Conrad Sewell, another one where the video came first, the whole experience caught me and it wasn't till I saw it the second time that I realised what the story being told was. I feel the beauty that makes that loss all the more bitter sweet.

Some Nights by Fun, love the clip again, it shows the ripping apart of families in war when sides have to be chose.

Hazard by Richard Marx, I don't relate to this story personally but the lies and accusations by the small town folk that made the tragedy more of a tragedy than it already was breaks my heart.

They're all strong songs and some of my favourites, oh yes, must remember Puff, The Magic Dragon and the story of the loss of imagination, probably one of my first heart breaking moments as a child and then as an adult as I realised the fullness of the loss of childhood imagination.

Peachy, naw, going to set up a list and listen to them all again very soon.
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EarthQueen   Woman 47yrs

Oh Puff The Magic Dragon!

Peachy remember bawling my eyes out to that when my son was around school age and I was pondering that he would eventually possibly lose that childlike innocence , grace and wonder that was so beautiful about him. He just turned 15 yesterday. I'm such a sook, especially when it comes to sentimental moments with my kids. He's still a sweetheart( in between testosterone filled episodes.)
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lily1970   Woman 48yrs

sad songs




Nick Cave Into My Arms One of my best friends and my father died on the same day.....this is for them
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OkeyDoke45   Man 48yrs

Turn that smile upside down...

Taking a wee peek at my library:

"Trembling Hands'' by Temper Trap

''All I Want Is You'' by U2 - epic, grand, a beautiful sentiment and one of the greatest guitar outros in history (in my opinion)

''The Drugs Don't Work'' by The Verve, which I think is about a loved one's dying days - so really doubling down there

"I'm On Fire'' by Bruce Springsteen - to date one of the most haunting and desperately lonely songs I have ever heard

Pretty much the entire "Wicked Game'' album by Chris Isaak. Watching funerals in the rain, anyone?

"Amsterdam'' by Coldplay. Yes, Coldplay

''Don't Believe Anymore'', by the consummate pop perfectionist Icehouse (who really only ever were Iva Davies and a few hangers-on)

''Hung My Head'', by Johnny Cash. I get tingles even thinking about this song. Good old high plains tragedy - manslaughter and hanging.

''Try Again'' by Keane.

"Tonite'' by LCD Soundsystem. You too can feel old, used up and obsolete whilst grooving to the pulsing electro! A wolf in a dancing sheeps' clothing

"Strong'' by London Grammar - too beautiful a song to kill yourself to, but it does try

"I Fall To Pieces'' by Patsy Cline. We've all felt this song, each and every one of us.

"In The Cold Light Of Morning'' by Placebo. Regrets, he's had a few.

''Sweetness Follows'' by REM. Yet more death, anyone?

"Legs'' by ZZ Top


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Mr_Frosty

Great posts everyone!

Green Spandex - Xavier rudd

Easier.- Mansioner

Claire de Lune - Flight Facilities ( featuring Christine Hoberg)

Oh Wonder- All we Do

Son Lux - Easy

Bon Iver - Skinny Love

Retrograde- James Blake

These are just a few I can think of.
Remember, these are of opinion and in my ears they fit this category perfectly 😍





- Posted from rhpmobile
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EarthQueen   Woman 47yrs

MFW

No post away. As a fellow music lover it always interests me how music influences and shapes peoples lives. I'm a music bore TBH. So too much is never enough. I just love how some artists feel like they are speaking to you and are so articulate with their lyrics. I wish that I learned to play an instrument when I was younger.

Your songs all sound very interesting, I like your taste in music. Mad World I love the Donnie Darko version too. Black its my favorite Pearl Jam song. Theres lots of Sia songs on my playlists. Cellophane and Breathe Me. Elastic Heart when I need to pull myself up. These are some more of mine

Empty Space - Powderfinger
Mended - Vera Blue
Say Goodbye To Your Mother - Vera Blue (Always makes me teary, the lyrics are so heartfelt)
Anchor - Birds Of Tokyo
Its Been a While - Staind
Happy Idiot - TV On The Radio
This Modern Love - Bloc Party(love)
Radiohead -High and Dry, Fake Plastic Trees
Believe - The DMA's cover version
Heavy Heart - You Am I
List of People (I Try for Forget About) - Tame Impala
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CardanoADA

Prince

Purple Rain...
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EarthQueen   Woman 47yrs

Okey Doke Legs??

That was thrown in to see if I really read your list wasn't it. LOL

Lots to love, London Grammar, just her voice makes anything sad. Placebo love them so much. Ditto Temper Trap
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EarthQueen   Woman 47yrs

CT




Quoting 'countrytouch'

More personally, there's a couple of songs of significance because they were played as odes at two seperate but related funerals. My Heart Will Go On was one played on flute but the full song though doesn't have a great effect. However the second was the traditional Hallelujah (also in many movies eg Shrek). I am still likely to cry when I hear that in any context.



Of my own songs, I have also written and recorded one referring to a loss, directly personal and as such personally very moving.

- Posted from rhpmobile
Hallelujah is a such beautiful song. I like the Jeff Buckley version x. You seem like a person with a huge heart CT I'm sure your song would be beautiful as well. Still can't work out why some good woman of Victoria hasn't snatched you up.

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cavey50   Man 59yrs

sad??




Little River by Audrey Landers...



Kooooolgrey...

"Bright eyes" ??

Not the whole movie, Watership down??

I remember the explosion in the aftermath of the movie release..

A butcher in Perth (From memory) had a sign out front of his shop..

"Watersrhip Down:

You have read the book:

You have seen the movie:

NOW, eat the cast..... Fresh rabbit, $15.00 each"


I Fuck'n Loved it when I read it


:)

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PeachyPearL   Woman 55yrs

EarthQueen

That's beautiful, congrats on the birthday. I'm a lot the same, it's my grandson who was my adult moment, he is such a caring young man. Peachy
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PeachyPearL   Woman 55yrs

Okey

Patsy Cline was my first record about 10 or so and "I Fall to Pieces" was on it, love, love, love! and "Stop the World and Let Me Off (I'm Tired of Going Round and Round)" was another. What a voice cut off far too soon. Peachy

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