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The saddest song you know

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  • edited September 2019
    Salad said:
    One of the greatest songs of all time. 

    Tim Buckley (the original) is also great, but different. 

    Liz Fraser (the singer for this Mortal Coil) actually bonded with Jeff Buckley (Tim's son) after Tim died, largely as a consequence of her covering his dad's song and they started a relationship, which didn't last all that long. 

    Jeff (a fantastic musician himself) then died crossing the Mississippi River, trying to swim across it...
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  • edited September 2019
    Anyway, for me, and a couple of these are a bit out there but worth a listen: Edit: I've spent too much of my life listening to sad songs... Capital Radio from now on. Bold are the ones that hit me the most. 

    Wish You were Here - Pink Floyd, a song I can barely think of without a tear appearing in my eye. A song that reminds me of both my father and my grandfather. 

    The Silent Chorus - John Maus - fantastic

    Fond Affections - This Mortal Coil

    Collapse - Zola Jesus

    The Deserters - Rachel Zeffira 

    Before - First Hate - another one I struggle to listen to. 

    Notebook - Majical Cloudz - as above. 

    Take me up - Ritual Howls

    Weighed Down - The Horrors

    Decades - Joy Division

    Heaven - Talking Heads

    Missing Sibling - Black Marble

    Highway Road - Interlude - Bobby Raps

    Big City Life - Dead Confederate.

    Something for everyone there.... If you love one in the list, you'll probably like the others. 
  • Kids - Lou Reed from the Berlin album

    - Kids crying in the background as they are dragged away from the mother at the end. 


    They're taking her children away
    Because they said she was not a good mother
    They're taking her children away
    Because she was making it with sisters and brothers
    And everyone else, all of the others
    Like cheap officers who would
    Stand there and flirt in front of me

    They're taking her children away
    Because they said she was not a good mother
    They're taking her children away
    Because of the things that they heard she had done
    The black air force sergeant was not the first one
    And all of the drugs she took, every one, every one

    And I am the water boy, the real game's not over here
    But my heart is overflowin' anyway
    I'm just a tired man, no words to say
    But since she lost her daughter
    It's her eyes that fill with water
    And I am much happier this way

    They're taking her children away
    Because they said she was not a good mother
    They're taking her children away
    Because number one was the girl friend from Paris
    The things that they did, ah, they didn't have to ask us
    And then the Welshman from India, who came here to stay

    And I am the water boy, the real game's not over here
    But my heart is overflowin' anyway
    I'm just a tired man, no words to say
    But since she lost her daughter
    It's her eyes that fill with water
    And I am much happier this way
  • Huskaris said:
    Salad said:
    One of the greatest songs of all time. 

    Tim Buckley (the original) is also great, but different. 

    Liz Fraser (the singer for this Mortal Coil) actually bonded with Jeff Buckley (Tim's son) after Tim died, largely as a consequence of her covering his dad's song and they started a relationship, which didn't last all that long. 

    Jeff (a fantastic musician himself) then died crossing the Mississippi River, trying to swim across it...
    Wasn't this about Tim's "relationship" with Heroin ?
  • Hallelujah. The Jeff Buckley version from West Wing and of course the Leonard Cohen original which was played last year at my brother in law's funeral.
  • Huskaris said:
    Salad said:
    One of the greatest songs of all time. 

    Tim Buckley (the original) is also great, but different. 

    Liz Fraser (the singer for this Mortal Coil) actually bonded with Jeff Buckley (Tim's son) after Tim died, largely as a consequence of her covering his dad's song and they started a relationship, which didn't last all that long. 

    Jeff (a fantastic musician himself) then died crossing the Mississippi River, trying to swim across it...
    Wasn't this about Tim's "relationship" with Heroin ?
    I think it was, yeah. Which ultimately killed him. 
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