Friday, March 30, 2012
Sad Songs Blogfest
Today, list the songs that move your spirit, cut deep into your soul, and threaten to break your heart. Any that inspire you! Up to ten songs and feel free to include links or videos.
I love music for the way it makes me feel. Making this list was harder than I thought. My original list had almost forty songs. I’ve narrowed it down to ten. These aren’t necessarily favorites, just songs that evoke a strong emotion.
Too late - it’s over. And it came out at a really low point in my life.
If you really listen to the lyrics, it’s as if he lost her because she died. A key song for a story I wrote years ago.
This was the theme song for Book IV’s Mike, especially in the beginning when he was so lonely.
7 - A Warm Place - Nine Inch Nails YouTube
An instrumental that takes me back to when we first moved to NC and I was wondering what on earth I was going to do with my life.
The first song I ever heard by the new age French composer and one that reminds me of loss. This album also feature’s Ron’s Piece, dedicated to those who lost their lives aboard the Challenger.
At age 19, I moved from Oregon to Arkansas, and this song came out shortly after my arrival. I was SO homesick!
YouTube - Live Version
It’s almost 40 years old now, but still a powerful and sad song. Like the echoes of a dream to which you’ll never return.
3 - Without You - Nilsson YouTube
It’s meant to be heart-wrenching anyway, but it’s one of the few songs that reminds me of my father. (He died when I was 11.)
Despite the triumphs it represents (Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci’s gold medals and perfect tens) this instrumental is one of the saddest you will ever hear.
1 - Empty Rooms - Gary Moore
There are three versions of this song, two studio and one live, and all represent a song steeped in sorrow - sad lyrics, melancholy music, and it came at a point when I felt as empty as the song. All three versions are powerful, but the live one includes an instrumental prologue that is haunting.
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