songs that always make you cry :o

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by wayward bob, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Sprocket.

    Sprocket. Rolling on...

    Memories. :(
  2. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    This was played at my mum's funeral. Richard Strauss wrote four songs just before he died and these were subsequently titled Four Last Songs. Three of them were adaptation of Herman Hesse's poems, and the third, Going To Sleep was what my dad chose to play:
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  3. Libertad

    Libertad Man of Steal

  4. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Yes, all of them totally set me off, especially as my mum always says she wants to hear them on her deathbed.

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  5. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    Every time. Like a big baby.
  6. pocketscience

    pocketscience Well-Known Member

    After a very long & complicated labour this was playing as I held my 2 day old daughter in my arms at home for the first time. Since then it never fails to bing a tear to my eye, remebering the utter relief and sense of unconditional love. It's so apt:
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  7. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Rediscovered an old one today, "Hardly Getting Over It" by Hüsker Dü. It used to make me cry because I associated it with a mate who killed himself after his partner left him. Today I put it on and was in floods of tears by the first chorus because it reflected how I've been for the last 6 months, since Greebo died.
  8. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

  9. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    i used to sing this to my kids when they were babies. i sang it to my dad just before he died.
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  10. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    during a very long and complicated labour mr b tactfully skipped this one :D

  11. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

  12. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Thanks. If it isn't one song it's another. Can't listen to Julian Cope at all since her funeral - we played "When I Walk Through The Land of Fear" - because his voice sets me off. Can't listen to loads of other stuff that she loved - except Clannad and Enya, because I already loathed it - because it reminds me of her. I TRY to listen, but a few seconds in and drip-drip-drip! :)
  13. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Was mostly off the boards for the past couple of weeks because my sister died. She was only 32 and died suddenly of Diabetes Type 1 related complication in her sleep. We had the funeral last Wednesday and opted to play this at the start. My Dad's favourite tune. A real tear jerker too.

  14. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I'm really sorry to hear this, skyscraper101 , what an awful shock for you
  15. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    (((skyscraper101 ))) what a terrible shock for you and your family. love and strength x
  16. existentialist

    existentialist Running out of ways it could get worse

    I saw Eric Bibb live about 12 years ago. Lovely bloke, great music. I'd forgotten about him until now. So sorry for your loss, skyscraper101.
  17. existentialist

    existentialist Running out of ways it could get worse

    My contribution. We performed the opera this is from on Saturday - and, as is the way of these things, hadn't heard our soloist sing it until the rehearsal (this isn't her doing it)...

    Quite a few of us were mopping up tears in the rehearsal, but that's OK, we thought - we'll be fine for the performance.

    Not a bit of it. Spine-chillingly moving. And quite a lot of the audience were hunting for tissues.
  18. Miss-Shelf

    Miss-Shelf I've looked at life from both sides now

  19. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I was astounded at Saaam's funeral that the choir he sang in managed to sing several beautiful songs without falling apart. I don't know how the managed it.
  20. existentialist

    existentialist Running out of ways it could get worse

    It is possible to sing through quite a lot of falling apart. It's a lot tougher if you're doing it solo - the old lump in the throat tends to get in the way, but if there was ever a time when it was OK to lose it during a performance, funerals are it.

    Sometimes, I think it's easier: at least you have something to do instead of standing there while it all happens around you.
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  21. existentialist

    existentialist Running out of ways it could get worse

    This one is fairly consistently tear-inspiring for me, too.

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  22. Dieselpunk2000

    Dieselpunk2000 Well-Known Member

  23. blairsh

    blairsh Son of a motherless goat

    They sang at a memorial too, fucking legends, the lot of em.
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  24. Rutita1

    Rutita1 Scum with no integrity, apparently.

    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister skyscraper101 :( Big love to you and yours. x
  25. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    Robert Wyatt Sea Song , Shipbuilding
    Pentangle Lyke Wake Dirge
    John Martyn - May you never
    Judee Sill The Kiss
    Neutral Milk Hotel - King of Carrot flowers
    Stackridge God Speed the Plough, To the Sun and the Moon
    Van Morrison Snow in St Anselmo
  26. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I heard Cinematic Orchestra's To Build A Home in Orange Is The New Black and it's very movingly used, but the video for the song is even more of kicker:
  27. Cheesypoof

    Cheesypoof Fuck off Noddy Banned

    • Thelonious Monk's Pannonica (a kind of butterfly). It starts on the celeste with tender delicacy and big bad horns......later you hear the 'brumming' of an insects wings....its got a very mourning kind of air, haunting.

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