What are your favourite sad songs, you know the ones I'm talking about.
Built to Spill - Velvet Waltz The Shins - New Slang Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart My Bloody Valentine - When you Sleep Big Star - I'm in love with a girl Modest Mouse - Polar Opposites Deerhoof - Red Dragon
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Paul McCartney - Calico Skies (That his wife was dying around the time this album was being made probably didn't help any, but Flaming Pie was his best in more than twenty years) The Murmurs - I'm A Mess Morrissey - Lots of 'em, but I love him anyway.
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Morrissey does have a lot of sad stuff, but there are some that are from both his Smiths days and his solo period that I find somewhat notable; I'll post them below. I also find it interesting that I tend to listen to older music when I'm unhappy, rather than more contemporary things. I haven't figured out why, but it's something I've begun to notice of late. Regardless though, here is my alphabetized list of some downcast songs I adore:
Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole Ben Harper - Another Lonely Day Jim Croce - Operator Morrissey - Suedehead Pearl Jam - I Got Id Pete Yorn - June Radiohead - Karma Police REM - Let Me In REM - South Central Rain Smashing Pumpkins - The Tale of Dusty and Pistol Pete The Smiths - Back to the Old House The Smiths - Half a Person The Smiths - Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want Third Eye Blind - Camoflauge Toad the Wet Sprocket - Inside Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Swingin' Weezer - O Girlfriend
i'm listening to my "pretty songs" playlist. most of these songs happen to be sad, so i'll list them.
alanis morisette - perfect bright eyes - sunrise, sunset bright eyes - the center of the world garbage - medication linkin park - my december lisa loeb - jake our lady peace - 4 am radiohead - creep rasputina - signs of the zodiac something corporate - konstantine system of a down - roulette
and pretty much everything off weezer's "pinkerton".
I'm with you on Morrissey/Smiths. A couple other notables: Last Night I Dreamt Somebody Loved Me Oh Well, I'll Never Learn
And some others: Ani DiFranco - Untouchable Face (sad but somewhat empowering as well) Billie Holiday in general Elliott Smith - Pitseleh, Waltz#2, Between the Bars Joan Armatrading - The Weakness in Me Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (I like the Radiohead cover even better) Portishead - Sour Times
radiohead "true love waits" and "like spinning plates" - especially from their live CD ani difranco "both hands" pearl jam "nothing man" starmarket "into your arms" paul simon "graceland" - i know, it's not really all that sad, but i find it heartbreaking for some reason blind melon "no rain" U2 "still haven't found what i'm looking for" the cure "lovesong" soul asylum "runaway train" the rolling stones "angie" reggie and the full effect "your boyfriend hates me" pink floyed "wish you were here" ben folds five "brick"
i feel like a lot of these songs aren't really that sad. i'm crazy!
------------------ Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk - real straight talk about souls - for life is holy and every moment is precious. I heard the Denver and Rio Grande locamotive howling off in the mountains. I wanted to pursue my star further. -Kerouac
The Baby by Blake Shelton. I've gotten to the point where I can't listen to it without crying. What Do You Say? by Reba McEntire. At the end she sings about a woman dying of cancer. That gets me everytime.
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"Twister" Remy Zero (sample lyrics: I need to hear you say goodbye, I don't know why I hang around)
"Gates of the Country" Black Lab "Lost Cause" Beck "No Distance Left to Run" blur "Last Goodbye" Jeff Buckley "High and Dry" Radiohead "All I Want is You" U2 "Easy Tonight" Five for Fighting "The Background" Third Eye Blind"
and too many Placebo songs to mention...
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Slow Motion-Third Eye Blind Pink Triangle-Weezer Tired of Sex-Weezer Tears in Heaven-Eric Clapton Amazing-Paul McCartney (go figure) My Sundown-Jimmy Eat World Hear You Me-Jimmy Eat World Every Moment-Jimmy Lafaze
i think thats about it..just thinking about those songs gets me all heartbreakish.
------------------ what if my star is not to come? will my dreams fade to nothing? when the horizon darkens most...we all need to believe there is hope!!
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