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Weepy songs

 
 
Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2005 04:57 am
Strange Fruit made me cry when I first heard it, although my tears were as much inspired by anger as by compassion.

My first time was by Siouxsie & the Banshees.

(Edited after I scrolled back to see someone had already meantioned it! )
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Rod3
 
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Reply Fri 8 Apr, 2005 09:38 am
Old Shoes (And Picture Postcards)
Tom Waits
I'm singing this song, it's time it was sung
I've been putting it off for a while,
But it's harder by now, 'cause the truth is so clear
That I cry when I'm seeing you smile.
So goodbye, so long, the road calls me dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore,
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you, and then I'll be gone.

Every time that I tried to tell that we'd lost the magic we had at the start,
I would weep my heart when I looked in your eyes
And I searched once again for the spark.
So goodbye, so long, the road calls me dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore,
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you, and then I'll be gone.

I can see by your eyes, it's time now to go
So I'll leave you to cry in the rain,
Though I held in my hand, the key to all joy
Honey my heart was not born to be tamed.
So goodbye, so long, the road calls me dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore,
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you, and then I'll be gone.

So goodbye, so long, the road calls me dear
And your tears cannot bind me anymore,
And farewell to the girl with the sun in her eyes
Can I kiss you, and then I'll be gone.
Can I kiss you, and then I'll be gone, can I kiss you, and then I'll be gone.
©1973

20 Mar 2005
Risa Song Lyrics Archive
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Eorl
 
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Reply Tue 12 Apr, 2005 10:00 pm
Has anyone mentioned the Weeping Song yet by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds ?

You can laugh and cry with this one.
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booman2
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 10:07 pm
If i was in jail, and forced to listen to BrittanySpears, or Janet Jackson, continuosly. I.m sure I would be reduced to tears. Twisted Evil

(Okay,okay, I'm slapping myself on the wrist now......Bad Boo)
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 15 Apr, 2005 10:16 pm
This one gets me deep and raw. for all that i have lost. i don't know how many times i cried my eyes out over this one and the man it pertains to.

Jayhawks All The Right Reasons lyrics

As I lay upon my bed, I begin dreaming
Of how it's gonna be the day that I am free
Once I settle like the dust upon the table
But then you came along
You helped me write this song
I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star
Like a tired bird flying high across the ocean
I was outside looking in
You made me live again
From the mountains to the prairies little babies
Figures fill their heads
Visions bathed in red
I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star
From the train in Manchester, England
Lightning fills the sky
As I watched you wave goodbye
From the mountains to the prairie little babies
Figures fill their heads
Visions bathed in red
I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star
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panzade
 
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Reply Sat 16 Apr, 2005 03:07 pm
I'll take up your recommendation Dag...
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Bekaboo
 
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Reply Sun 8 May, 2005 05:15 am
Well I've not got time to read the whole thread, but three just now:

Hallelujah - Rufus Wainright, is currently making me cry like i could never run out of tears

Iris - goo goo dolls, always makes me want to cry

Last Call Casualty - Bowling for Soup - just because I listened to it once over and over when I was in fits of tears and it always reminds me of that

Ooo and i should probably add Here without you - 3 doors down, just because it's mine and my ex's "song" - and i always cry now when i hear it
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 9 May, 2005 09:13 pm
It takes a fool to learn that "Love Don't Love Nobody", circa 1975 (?).
The Spinners with the late Phillippe Wynne on lead vocals..
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Katiecoos
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 03:50 am
"Last Goodbye" by Jeff Buckley

This is our last goodbye
I hate to feel the love between us die
But it's over
Just hear this and then I'll go
you gave me more to live for
more than you'll ever know

This is our last embrace
Must I dream and always see your face
Why can't we overcome this wall
Baby, maybe it is just because I didn't know you at all

Kiss me
Please kiss me
But kiss me out of desire, baby
And not consolation
You know it makes me so angry
'Cause I know that in time
I'll only make you cry
This is our last goodbye

Did you say "No, this can't happen to me"
And did you rush to your phone to call?
Was there a voice unkind in the back of your mind saying
"Maybe ... you didn't know him at all"

Well
The bells out in the church tower chime
Burning clues into this heart of mine
Thinking so hard on her soft eyes and the memory
Of her sighs that it's over
It's over
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Vicki G
 
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Reply Thu 19 May, 2005 03:45 pm
I don't know who wrote The Last Letter, but I first heard it back in the 70's on Johnny Rodriguez's My Third Album. It's such a melancholy song..

Why do you treat me as if I were only a friend
And what have I done that's made you so different and cold
Sometimes I wonder if you'll be contented again
Will you be happy when you are withered and old
I cannot offer you diamonds or mansions so fine
I cannot offer you clothes your young body crave
But if you'll say that you long to forever be mine
Take off the heartaches the tears and the sorrow you'll save
[ choir - ac.guitar ]
Why I am writing this letter I think of the past
And of the promises that you are breaking so free
But to this world I will soon say my farewells at last
I will be gone when you read this last letter from me
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K-na
 
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Reply Sun 12 Jun, 2005 01:25 pm
"To where you are" by Josh Grobin always makes me think of a friend of mine that comit suicide.
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Poodlz
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2005 04:51 pm
I can't listen to weepy songs. They make me too sad. There's enough stuff in life to make you sad as it is.
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K-na
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2005 08:33 pm
Don't you ever just feel like crying?


Also, it dosn't have to be sad crying. You could cry because a song is beautiful.
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Poodlz
 
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Reply Tue 5 Jul, 2005 01:39 pm
K-na wrote:
Don't you ever just feel like crying? Also, it dosn't have to be sad crying. You could cry because a song is beautiful.


Oh, K, I cry so much as it is. There's so many folks suffering (and animals; those lab anim als?). If I start crying, I never stop. And then I'm depressed forever. But I know some gals do cry because a song is beautiful. My friend Shelly does. But she can bounce back right away.
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TheSeasAsleep
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 02:43 pm
My two cents:

Bruce Springsteen's 'Streets of Philadelphia'. It's one of those songs I can listen to with a mind clear of associations and simply cry due to its beauty and sorrow.

Billie Holliday's 'Strange Fruit'. Her gorgeous, smooth as melted bitter chocolate voice singing:

Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.

Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.

The first time I heard it, my mouth fell slowly open; I felt as if I had been gut-punched and wept like a baby. I never fail to tear up whenever I hear it.

A few instrumental pieces that consistently choke me up are -- Mychael Danna's 'Hold me, I'm falling' (Monsoon Wedding); Thomas Newman's 'Whisper of a Thrill' (Meet Joe Black) and 'Any Other Name' (American Beauty) and Hans Zimmer's 'Silence'.
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AllanSwann
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 03:32 pm
Here's a partial list off the top of my head:

1. "Don't Talk", from the Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" album;

2. "Only Love Can Break a Heart", from Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" album;

3. "Here Today", from Paul McCartney's "Tug of War" album (tribute to John Lennon shortly after his death);

4. Can't remember the name of the tune, but the last song on the music from "Twin Peaks" CD by Julie Cruise;

5. "It Makes No Difference", from "The Band" album;

6. "Blue Motel Room", from Joni Mitchell's "Heirja" album;

7. "I'm Sticking With You", from "the Velvet Underground" album;

8. "Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End", from the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album;

9. "I Got The Blues", from the Rolling Stones' "Sticky Fingers" album;

<dabbing eyes)....Thass enuff fer now.
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Poodlz
 
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Reply Thu 7 Jul, 2005 03:38 pm
TheSeasAsleep wrote:
Billie Holliday's 'Strange Fruit'


Shocked I've never heard that song. But just reading those words! They don't make me sad. They make me wanna toss my cookies. (No offense. Smile)
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TheSeasAsleep
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2005 03:01 am
Poodlz wrote:
TheSeasAsleep wrote:
Billie Holliday's 'Strange Fruit'


Shocked I've never heard that song. But just reading those words! They don't make me sad. They make me wanna toss my cookies. (No offense. Smile)


no offense taken. Smile
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material girl
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2005 03:03 am
For a friend-Communards
Put your arms around me-Texas
Song at the end of Tom Hanks's Philidelphia film
Those were the days of our lives-Queen.
Promise to try-Madonna
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 8 Jul, 2005 06:59 am
Hi Poodlz - Strange Fruit is a song about lynching.

Goes something like.....

"The trees down South grow a strange kind of fruit"
get the picture?

I cry at songs that are just so beautiful it fills me to overflowing....
The first that comes to mind is Neil Youngs "Harvest Moon"

To me, that song is what life's all about.
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