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Initial post: Aug 25, 2008 10:58:04 AM PDT
Annie Lennox'- 'Why' - does it to me every time. Here I am, sitting at my desk at work, and I just can't help it...So I end up lip synching ..especially at the end....Hopefully noone is noticing lol. Man, this song cuts me open.

" ...this is the book I've never read ....These are the words I've never said...This is the path I'll never tread...these are the dreams I'll dream instead...this is the joy that's seldom spread, these are the tears, the tears we've shed... this is the fear, this is the dread, these are the contents of my head... andthese are the years we've spent.... and this is what they represent...this is how i feel....do you know how i feel?....cuz i don't think you know what i feel..etc....Whyyyyyyy"

What reduces you to tears?
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2008 11:27:06 AM PDT
Exile says:
Everytime I turn on terrestial radio and I listen to how far downhill music has gone it brings me to tears.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2008 12:19:14 PM PDT
C. D. White says:
Probably Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead...not all the time but it's happend

Beautiful Boy by John Lennon...that line "I can hardly wait until you come of age"...he died within a year of writing that about his son

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2008 12:35:49 PM PDT
Let It Be....simple beautiful lyrics

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2008 10:52:36 PM PDT
Kevin Renick says:
A song by Miranda Lee Richards called "The Landscape" is a song that has brought me to tears twice. It's unbelievably beautiful, and it's about seeking inner peace and resolve after experiencing pain or loss. I also love "Well I Wonder" by The Smiths and alot of Nick Drake's stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 25, 2008 11:04:14 PM PDT
Fake Plastic Trees... just kill me know.. that song is the one of the best sad songs. I like Morrisey.. I've changed my plea to guilty.. as another option..
Jeff Buckley.. Last Goodbye.. and Tim Lang.. Butterfly
all sad enough for my style

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2008 7:12:57 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 26, 2008 7:14:52 AM PDT
Christopher Gazzo - kudos to you!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2008 7:28:49 AM PDT
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S. Koch says:
I could list hundreds of songs that get to me in this way, but here are two that jump right off the top of my head, one older and a cover song, and one more recent:

"Hammond Song" The Colourfield.
"Accidental Babies" Damien Rice. The first time I heard this stanza from the song it stopped me in my tracks:

And I know I make you cry
I know sometimes you wanna die
But do you really feel alive without me
If so, be free, if not,leave him for me
Before one of us has accidental babies. . .

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 27, 2008 1:47:57 PM PDT
helloliddie says:
"every little bit hurts" by the Clash and "Charlotte sometimes" by the Cure make me bawl like a baby every time.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2008 6:14:46 AM PDT
I am in agreement...! I don't even listen to the radio anymore...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 28, 2008 6:20:59 AM PDT
here are some of my other fav songs that get me all emotional:
everybody hurts - rem
don't give up - kate bush & peter gabriel
this woman's work - kate bush
mad world - gary jules
she's got a way - billy joel
losing your memory - ryan star
anyhow! thanks for the posts...have new songs to seek out...

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2008 6:00:23 AM PDT
C. D. White says:
yeah Everybody Hurts is another one...the video is great too

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2008 2:47:23 PM PDT
chuck darwin says:
'Anywhere I Lay My Head' by Tom Waits has caused a little lump in my throat a couple times, beautiful song. Also, 'Workin' on Leavin' the Livin' by Modest Mouse has hit that teary-eyed-bone in my body before...

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2008 9:29:56 PM PDT
Mark White says:
Anything by Sheryl Crow. Every time I hear her I start weeping........and ask myself....why....why...oh...why...and how... did this no talent hosebag get a recording contract?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2008 7:48:29 AM PDT
Ana's Song by Silverchair. I know that the Ana stands for anorexia and Daniel Johns struggles with it but every time I hear it, I picture a teenage girl struggling with anorexia and it makes me very sad. Not that Daniels struggle isnt sad but thats just my thoughts when I hear it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2008 8:46:54 AM PDT
"Here Comes A Regular" by the Replacements

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2008 5:57:48 PM PDT
Hurt by NIN,
The long and winding road by the Beatles
Funeral for a friend by elton John
Winter by Tori Amos
Firth of fifth by Genesis

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2008 6:47:45 PM PDT
MooT BooXLe says:
Firth of Fifth makes you cry? Wow! That's interesting. It never affected me in that way.
Others by Genesis that did, and to some degree, still do: "The Lamia" and "Entangled".
My other songs that make me cry, or at least get intensely emotional:
A Spoonful Weighs A Ton - Flaming Lips
Wow - Kate Bush
Hold Me Now - Kirk Franklin
Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
Punchdrunk Lovesick Singalong - Radiohead
Know These Things: Shouldn't You - Maxwell

There are more, but I can't remember, and don't really want to, right now.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2008 11:39:26 PM PDT
john the rev says:
"leaving hope" by nine inch nails on the "still" bonus disc

and

"all i need" by radiohead

both so beautiful it hurts

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2008 9:51:55 AM PDT
"Deja Vu (All Over Again" by John Fogerty

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2008 10:09:38 AM PDT
Radiohead - - Pyramid Song
Dylan - - Most Of The Time (shivers, too)
Nick Drake - - Joey
Roy Orbison - - In Dreams

Lots of others but I'm getting all weird just thinking about it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 24, 2008 10:25:50 AM PDT
Bob Dylan "If You See Her, Say Hello"

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2008 5:17:48 PM PDT
Rising Poppy says:
"Then She Did" by Janes Addiction. The first time I heard it I cried my eyes out. That end line "she was unhappy just as you were" hit me hard.
Also "Unsent" by Alanis Morissette. Its like every letter Ive ever wanted to send to an ex Ive regretted hurting.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2008 7:22:26 PM PDT
Sawta says:
"The Crane Wife 1 & 2" by The Decemberists is pretty good. Hasn't actually brought me to tears, but I thought it was a beautiful song.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2008 7:42:43 PM PDT
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Steven Swan says:
"Dominoes" by Butch Walker.
One of the saddest songs I've ever heard.

"Sitting with the dog
Trying to clear the fog of a
Memory of the last time
That i saw her face
50 yrs of time an accident
Would take my mind and shortly
After take the wife
Away from me
Everybody knows
Memories will keep us alive
And some just wont go away
(just cant be erased)
But if i remember one today
Let it be of Grace

The catskills are all frozen
Playing dominoes and i can
Hear a voice reminding me
That i'm her hero
I can find myself able from
The chair across the table
To remember that it wasn't
Always empty

Everybody knows
Memories will keep us alive
And some just wont go away
But if there's a memory left of Grace
Let it come back today

I see her beside me
As the grandkids they remind me
That she's in the cemetery
That we played in as kids
They just think i'm crazy
But the things she tells me lately
Are the only things that i cannot forget"

Another one is
"Sacrifice Me" by Salty Dog.
It's on I think one of...or perhaps their first CD 'Every Dog Has It's Day'. Pretty much sleazy, cheezy, southern tinged hair metal type stuff on the CD for the most part... but this song inserted in the mix of all that just helped me through some tough times in my youth, and if I have a bad day(s) today it still sounds so good.
"...someday when you need a friend, people come and go
sometimes you fly so high, just to sink so low"

I had a pretty (bad) day today, I might listen to that song tonight now that I think about it....good for those days when you bust your (butt) to keep your head above water, and everything just goes wrong...no matter how well you try to get by.
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