Patti - I have to admit that I get very much into the music when I'm listening to it. So depending on what's going on in my life, a lot of music really affects me deeply. Thanks for sharing these two :-)
Tim McGraw singing "Don't Take the Girl" brings me to tears every time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBc7qeyfq28
Barry Manilow, CopacabanaJust kidding! It does make me puke, if that counts. Songs don't make me cry.Jeff M.
A favorite hymn: "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" (with the refrain, "Hear us when we pray to thee/For those in peril on the sea"; I think they sing it in "Titanic"). I can never make it through singing it without crying.
Here's a nice version:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzaNWO6gufA&feature=related
I remember singing that one in church as a kid. Music has a huge impact on me--either uplifting me or bringing me down, making me feel like dancing, reminding me. Always something.
Randy Newman's "I Think It's Going To Rain Today."
Bruce Springsteen's, "My Hometown." I listened to it yesterday for the line, "I'd sit on his lap in that big old Buick and steer as we drove through town," because I did that, too.
Cat's in the Cradle used to make me cry. Now probably "In this River" by Black Label Society.
Jackie has one for you:I'm Already There by Lonestar.Jeff M.
Man, this may have not been such a hot idea. I am really sad now.
Does anyone remember Matt Monroe, Softly as I Leave You? Corny, maybe but it gets me every time.Michel
Johnny Cash's version of NIN's "Hurt" will do the trick, especially if I watch the video.My last band used to play this song called "Stone" that I adapted from a poem whose refrain was basically "I am the stone that breaks every heart" that used to get me quite regularly when we'd play it live. I always thought it was a powerful song, and the build-up of it was something that was always quite compelling to me.
HURT tops the lists online of the saddest songs.Don't know Matt Monroe but the title sounds familiar.
Three more by three of my favorite singers. First, the saddest song by a master of the genre:It breaks your heart in twoTo know she's been untrueBut, oh, what will you doWhen she says to youThere's someone newWe're through, we're throughIt's over, it's over, it's overRoy Orbison, It's Over from the 1987 Black & White Night concert.Next, a guy with an amazing voice. That last line always gives me chills. I would have loved to hear Roy Orbison sing it.Gene Pitney, I'm Gonna Be Strong.I'll have to put the third song on another post.Jeff M.
Don Henley/The Eagles, Wasted Time.So you live from day to day, and you dream about tomorrow, oh.And the hours go by like minutes and the shadows come to staySo you take a little something to make them go awayAnd I could have done so many things, babyIf I could only stop my mind from wondrin' whatI left behind and from worrying 'bout this wasted timeJeff M.
Yes, I love Matt Monroe crooning "Softly As I Leave You." "Desperado" by the Eagles always brings a tear to Diane's eyes.
Barber's Adagio does it for me, too. And a song by Eddie Hinton called Hymn For Lonely Hearts.
Just one? Garth Brooks' "Learning to Live Again is Killing Me". Ty Herndon's "Big Hopes."
The Cap'n doesn't cry. Sad songs might include Old Shep and Unwanted Horses, if that's the right title.
Music doesn't make me cry. Instead, it uplifts my spirits, especially instrumental.
Post a Comment