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Weepy songs

 
 
Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:31 am
Let's face it, some songs just move us to tears. Sometimes it is because they are meant to, and sometimes it is just due to the power of the music/lyrics themselves. What are the songs that do it to you every time you listen to them?
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the prince
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:35 am
Doubt if there are any english songs which do that, but some bollywood songs make me "sort of cry" everytime.

But movies do it to me more regularly - I think I react more stongly to visuals...

Like for eg IRIS - which I saw over the weekend
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:37 am
I don't get weepy over music very often, but I do get the goosebumps. Same root?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:38 am
Oy! Let's try to keep on topic, but don't get me started on Iris! There should be a similar thread in the film forum...hmm...
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:38 am
I think goosebumps count, littlek.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:40 am
Lucinda Williams has a couple songs that get me goosebumpy - and, if caught in the right mood, a little weepy. One is about a guy who killed himself. That's sad, but the song is about the people in his life picking up the peices.

Pineola by L Williams

When Daddy told me what happened
I couldn't believe what he just said
Sonny shot himself with a 44 and they found him lyin on his bed
I could not speak a single word no tears streamed down my face
I just sat there on the living room couch staring off into space
Mama and Daddy went over to the house to see what had to be done
They took the sheets off of the bed and they went to call someone
Some of us gathered at a friend's house to help each other ease the pain
I just sat alone in a corner chair I couldn't say much of anything
We drove on out to the country
His friends all stood around
Subiaco Cemetery is where we lay him down
I saw his mama, she was standing there his sister she was there too
I saw them look at us standing around the grave and not a soul they knew
Born and raised in Pineola his mama believed in the Pentecost
She got the preacher to say some words so his soul wouldn't get lost
Some of us we stood in silence some bowed their heads and prayed
I think I must've picked up a handful of dust and let it fall over his grave
I think I must've picked up a handful of dust and let it fall over his grave
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the prince
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:42 am
There is a very old Indian movie called "Pyasa" (Thirsty)

There is a song from this movie, which the lead actor sings when his lover has ditched him because he is just a poor poet for a rich man...

Jaane woh kaise
log the jinke
Pyar ko pyar mila
Humne to jab kaliyan mangi,
kaaton ka haar mila

(I wonder who are those people,
who get love in return
of love.
Whenever I asked for flowers,
I was adorned by
a garland of thorns)

Gets me going everytime !
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:46 am
I never get sad or weepy over songs, but Soma by Smashing Pumpkins is pretty depressing. Or the line in "Black" by Pearl Jam..."I know someday you'll have a beatiful life, I know you'll be a star. In somebody else's sky, but why...why...why can't it be...can't it be mine"

Whenever I hear that, I start throwing shadow punches in the air and scream "WHY! WHY!"
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:53 am
poor slappy.
I didn't realize that Eddie Veder was so sappy.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:53 am
This one from the last Warren Zevon album gets me going every time. The man knew he was dying of cancer, and his last wish was to just record one more album. This track speaks for itself:

KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART FOR A WHILE
Warren Zevon

Shadows are falling
and I'm runnin' out of breath
keep me in your heart for awhile

If I leave you
it doesn't mean I love you any less
keep me in your heart for a while

When you get up in the morning
and you see that crazy sun
keep me in your heart for a while

There's a train leaving nightly
called when all is said and done
keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for a while

Sometimes when you're doing
simple things around the house
maybe you'll think of me and smile

You know I'm tied to you
like the buttons on your blouse
keep me in your heart for a while

Hold me in your thoughts
take me to your dreams
touch me as I fall into view
and when the winter comes
keep the fires lit
and I'll be right next to you

Engine driver's headed north
to Pleasant Street
keep me in your heart for awhile
these wheels keep turning
but they're running out of steam
keep me in your heart for awhile

Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lo
Keep me in your heart for awhile

Keep me in your heart for awhile...
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:55 am
Eddie Vedder is just a pretentious dickhead, and I'm guessing Slappy is pointing out the irony of the lyric.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 09:59 am
Cav, that was goosebumpy.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:01 am
War Pigs (black sabbath) gives me the chills too.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:08 am
I was joking about the Pearl Jam thing...but from what I've heard about Eddie Vedder, he's a pretty cool guy. Friend of mine met him before a concert, he was tooling around the parking lot on his 10-speed talking to fans, and another friend of mine plays baseball with a guy who hung out with him, said he was down to earth or whatever.

And they're a great rock band.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:11 am
Pearl Jam are a cool band. 'Jeremy' didn't make me weepy, but I got a few goosebumps. Also, the video for 'Do the Revolution' was way creepy.
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:18 am
so, eddie vedder, "pretentious dickhead" or "down to earth guy"?
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littlek
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:19 am
Another song that gets me: neil young's The Needle and the Damage Done about heroin addicts.
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the prince
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:25 am
cavfancier wrote:
There should be a similar thread in the film forum...hmm...


Do the honors cav !!!
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eoe
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 10:53 am
Patsy Cline's "Crazy" or "She's Got You."
Bill Withers' "Tender Things."
Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond's "You Don't Bring Me Flowers."
Alot of Tracy Chapman.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 1 Oct, 2003 12:05 pm
Done Gautam:

http://www.able2know.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=384856#384856
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