Songs that made you cry

Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby FourStringFingerSting » November 9th, 2014, 12:37 pm



Josh Ritter's already got a repertoire for being an amazing song-writer, but the emotional vibe of this narrative about two lovers waiting out the end of the world together, with one of them fearing that their love will vanish once the world returns to normal had me balling after a few listens. Good work, Josh.



Mark Oliver Everett has a knack for taking songs that have extremely dark subject matter (this particular track was written about his dead sister) and making them melancholic, yet uplifting and eccentric as well. This theme carries on through the rest of his musical work as well, but this song in particular strikes a chord with me, and I'm not afraid to admit it's brought bittersweet tears to my eyes.



Ben Folds is known for his geeky rock attribution to the keyboard, but definitely knows how to write songs with a deeper meaning as well. "The Luckiest" talks about the happiness of being with the one you know you'll spend the rest of your life with, and wondering how easily the universe could have plopped you both in slightly different scenarios that would have kept you from being together. One of my favorite lines:

"What if I was born 50 years before you in a house on the street where you live?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike.
Would I know?"

Waterfalls. These are the ones that have hit me the hardest emotionally, but there's a great deal of other songs that I've loved and found an emotional attachment to, just not quite to the point of tears like these ones have.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby ChrisH » November 9th, 2014, 2:46 pm

With arms outstretched - Rilo Kiley.

Idk what it is, but when she says the line "Some days, they last longer then others-but this day by the way went too fast.."
I don't know entirely if that is the exact lyric but thats about what it is.
It's just a reminder to be of the good days verse the bad and hits kinda hard.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby The_Hankerchief » November 11th, 2014, 3:11 am

I'm going to throw in anything by Red Sovine. The man is a master at tugging at your heart strings. One of my favorites by him is "Phantom 309". When the waiter tells the story of what happened to Big Joe, my eye start to get wet. Sort of like how Pavlov's dog responds to the bell.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby mraab » November 12th, 2014, 4:19 pm


I know that I don't always realize
How sleazy it is messing with these guys
But something about just being with you
Slapped me right in the face, nearly broke me in two
It's a mark I've taken heart
And I know I will carry it with me for a long, long time

I don't know if I could drive a car
Fast enough to get to where you are
Or wild enough not to miss the boat completely
Honey, I'm thinking maybe
You know, just maybe

I don't know if I could fly a plane
Well enough to tail spin out your name
Or high enough to lose control completely
Honey, I'm thinking maybe
You know, just maybe
Maybe
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby Oly-RRR » November 30th, 2014, 9:05 am

This comes to mind instantly.


And since FourString mentioned Eels above, half of their songs, always. For me discovering the band somehow coincided with the two worst years of my life and for a while it was the only music I could listen to - not because I was wallowing in misery or not trying to get better or anything but because it was like someone quietly sitting down next to me and saying "I know you don't feel right."




Oh, and Some Better Day by I Am Kloot. Which is the one where you should watch the music video for full effect.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby mraab » December 11th, 2014, 7:01 pm


Every. Damn. Time.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby Oly-RRR » December 15th, 2014, 6:28 pm

I love this song but can't carry it in my mp3 player because I get choked up with tears every bloody time I listen to it.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby mraab » December 15th, 2014, 6:52 pm

The_Hankerchief wrote:I'm going to throw in anything by Red Sovine. The man is a master at tugging at your heart strings. One of my favorites by him is "Phantom 309". When the waiter tells the story of what happened to Big Joe, my eye start to get wet. Sort of like how Pavlov's dog responds to the bell.

Ever hear Tom Waits' cover of this? Killer:
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby mraab » December 16th, 2014, 12:09 pm

This:
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Re: Songs that made you cry

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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby Oly-RRR » June 15th, 2015, 8:50 pm

One of the songs I'd put in Cop Story if it were a show, and too close to home.

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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby Solaran » June 16th, 2015, 7:18 am

I don't really have any songs that really bring me to tears but there are plenty that hit me right in the feels.

This is certainly one of them:



That song just works with so many different kinds of pain / loss that there's always something in you that it hits.
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby mraab » June 16th, 2015, 4:09 pm

FourStringFingerSting wrote:
Spoiler! :

Josh Ritter's already got a repertoire for being an amazing song-writer, but the emotional vibe of this narrative about two lovers waiting out the end of the world together, with one of them fearing that their love will vanish once the world returns to normal had me balling after a few listens. Good work, Josh.

Finally got around to listening to others' picks, instead of insisting that my taste is the only one that matters. Glad I did - this is beautiful, with a really nice metaphor holding it together.
The_Hankerchief wrote:I'm going to throw in anything by Red Sovine. The man is a master at tugging at your heart strings. One of my favorites by him is "Phantom 309". When the waiter tells the story of what happened to Big Joe, my eye start to get wet. Sort of like how Pavlov's dog responds to the bell.
Spoiler! :

Yeah, you know how I feel about this one, Hank! :-) Plus I LOVE his internal rhymes and the way he treats the spoken parts just like they were sung lyrics.
Oly-RRR wrote:One of the songs I'd put in Cop Story if it were a show, and too close to home.
Spoiler! :

Love the way the drums sound in this. You and I, Oly, I think, have very different musical tastes - but this is a very nice, gentle crossover! Thanks for sharing it with me ( because you know it's all about me)!
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Re: Songs that made you cry

Postby beckycharliee » June 16th, 2015, 4:26 pm

Birden from the Zankyou no Terror soundtrack and Breathe Me by Sia are the only two I can currently think of.
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