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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigragu View Post
    This one is the worst for me. I lost my father to aids didnt know it at the time. I was fifteen and he just dissapearred for two years while the court placed me in a group home. When I was almost 18 they let me go early so I could care for him till he passed. He was 300 when I last saw him 98 pounds when I was reunited with him.

    Sometime after the funeral I saw a movie with a chick with Matthew modine and the Aids epidemic during the Regan years old movie. Well they play this song at the end. I couldnt even breathe to try to keep myself from losing it. I still walk out of places when I hear it fast.


    Losing your father as a kid must be very hard. I feel bad for anyone at loses a parent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Losing your father as a kid must be very hard. I feel bad for anyone at loses a parent.
    "Dont cry for me Argentina"

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwichjetfan View Post
    Although I have no connection to the Celtic identity or culture, ever since the first time I heard this many years ago, it still gets to me.
    The Celts do sadness like nobody's business.



    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    For me, personally, the saddest song is amazing grace played by a lone piper. I cannot get through that without tearing up badly tbqh, although I'll admit much of that is personal.
    Agreed. Was with the NYPD Pipe Band today and they did it before wrapping up and though I've heard it done by them 100's of times (no exaggeration) it kills.

    The following is not bagpipes, but the uilleann pipes, which I'm sure you have heard of too. A little more versatile than the bagpipes.

    A song I heard by Planxty when I was in my teens and it bowled me over, though I didnt know why at the time. I was a rocker. Weird.

    Years later as my Dad (an Irishman from Kerry) lay dying, it came to symbolize his death in my mind, much like the eloquent posts of Ragu have alluded to.

    When the synthesizers come in at about 2:00, it kills me. Great with headphones.

    The entire song is like a journey through death, recovery and redemption to me.

    Alot to lay on one song, but thats the beauty of this thread, we all do it with music.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EACHnVIl4co









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    Last edited by 32green; 06-16-2012 at 10:33 PM.

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    Just when I'm sure you guys are all dooshes you have to go post this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    I think his point is that he capitalized and profited off his own tragedy.

    Silly observation -- we all handle grief in our own ways and it's obviously a touching tribute.
    True.

    If we didn't have all of the songs written over time from personal experiences, including tragedies, we'd have very little music at all.

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    Having said that, this song rates among the saddest amd nost depressing...(included a version with lyrics for accuracy)...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzh9TieKS1o

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    We get sub-mediocre quasi-show tunes galore yet no Ave Maria or any of Roy Orbison's majestic unhappy endings.

    Lonesome Town however is a great song - the writer, failing to grasp the brass ring that had been within his reach on a few occasions was down to his last .36 and the song was a reflection of his disillusionment with Tinseltown-although fame was just around the corner...and one can hardly quibble with anything by the Hillbilly Shakespeare, although Elvis' live version is much too jaunty compared to B. J. Thomas'.

    As for my cousin Frank I would nominate such as In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning- in fact that eponymous lp- or even There Used To Be A Ballpark as sadder FS songs...
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    Sad song thread and no Hank snr. This makes me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    We get sub-mediocre quasi-show tunes galore yet no Ave Maria or any of Roy Orbison's majestic unhappy endings.
    Speaking of Roy Orbison, I saw the David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive (typical strange Lynch movie) and there was a scene where Rebekah Del Rio sang an a cappella version of Orbison's "Crying". It was sung in Spanish and called Llorando. I think it's incredible.

    Here is the clip of the movie with Del Rio singing it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je6L2...e_gdata_player

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Death View Post
    Sad song thread and no Hank snr. This makes me
    Go back to sleep Dearth. I just mentioned him by nickname and the song I cited is in post #9 In this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    Go back to sleep Dearth. I just mentioned him by nickname and the song I cited is in post #9 In this thread.
    Apologies - and yes it is very late/early here. In the middle of an online poker tournament.

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    My vote goes to the man in black. His version of "Hurt" arouses some deep sadness. I also give a nod to "Ode to my Family" by the Cranberries. I would post a youtube link, but I still don't know how. If anyone thinks it is worth it, please post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Death View Post
    Apologies - and yes it is very late/early here. In the middle of an online poker tournament.

    You're cold as ice

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    Ray has so many blues sounds but this is one of his best..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sx5APtFy6w

    And one of my favorites...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNlz5P2pbk8

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHATEDOLPHINS View Post
    ...i second that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfire View Post
    Speaking of Roy Orbison, I saw the David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive (typical strange Lynch movie) and there was a scene where Rebekah Del Rio sang an a cappella version of Orbison's "Crying". It was sung in Spanish and called Llorando. I think it's incredible.

    Here is the clip of the movie with Del Rio singing it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je6L2...e_gdata_player
    I have been obsessed with that movie lately. One of my favorites.

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