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August 25th, 2002, 07:08 PM
I'm going to borrow a great idea from Shimrod (Movie Tears) and apply it to music. What songs give you a lump in your throat, or even make you just sob?!!

Mods- sorry if this in the wrong place, I never know where to put music topics.. seems to make sense to put them with other forms of media (TV & Movies), but I'm just a lowly member, so what do I know??

Knowing me there are, of course, some Rush songs that make my misty eyed list:

2112- Rush I've heard this song hundreds of times, but it still makes me cry!
Resist- Rush I have no idea why
Nobody's Hero- Rush
Tai Shan- Rush
They Dance Alone- Sting If you've heard this song, you know why it makes me sad!
Superman Song- Crash Test Dummies
Edelweiss- Sound of Music soundtrack Yeah, go ahead and laugh!
Now We Are Free- The last track on the Gladiator Soundtrack. It's sad and happy and beautiful all at the same time.

I know for a fact that there are more, but these are all that I can think of off the top of my head. I need a kleenex...

August 25th, 2002, 07:32 PM
This will make everyone laugh - but there's a REALLY old song (I think I first heard my grandad singing it when I was a kid), called I'll Give You a Daisy a Day. It ALWAYS makes me cry.

Also a more recent one, If Tomorrow Never Comes - for more personal reasons.

August 25th, 2002, 08:08 PM
Be My Friend - Free

Mouth Full Of Cavities - Blind Melon

Honey in my veins - Curses

Don't wait for me goodbye - Thunder

Babe I'm gonna leave you - Led Zeppelin

Crown of thornes - Mother Love Bone

August 25th, 2002, 08:20 PM
Many of the songs by K's Choice:
What the hell is love
20000 seconds
My Heart
Breakfast (even if it is funny, it goes straight to my heart)
Weak (cover version of the Skunk Anansie song; live and accustic)

Melinda - Opeth
Last Unicorn - America
Lucky - Bif
Possession (Piano version) - Sarah Mclachlan
A Distance there is - Theatre of Tragedy
Return to Serenity (live) - Testament
Falling - Lacuna Coil
Song instead of a Kiss - Alannah Myles
Alive again - Nightingale
Wo willst du hin? - Xavier Naidoo
Averil - Mediaevil Babes
Into the Darkness - Fiddler's Green
the whole CD by Persephone

And Mary Schneider - Yodeling the Classics . . . :D that really makes you cry . . .

August 25th, 2002, 08:24 PM
Pearl Jam's Black... awesome... and something my last three girlfriends have loved... hmmm...

Never quite moved me to tears, but it's come very close.

And Liquids 'I see your face' (or similar) which I got dumped to and did cry at!!

the old softy

August 25th, 2002, 09:07 PM
Rush - Bravado
Pearl Jam - Black

August 25th, 2002, 09:48 PM
Stairway to Heaven - I had a good friend that use to play it on his guitar all the time. He has been missing for four years now.

August 25th, 2002, 10:41 PM
The Verve - Freshmen
Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet
Counting Crows - Anna Begins
The original Cats in the Cradle
You Am I - Hourly Daily
Powderfinger - don't remember the name of the song, but it's the last (or near enough) track on one of their albums, and goes "They'll never makes us ever open up, 'Til we're coffin dust". His voice is just amazing on this song!

That's all I can think of right now.

August 25th, 2002, 10:48 PM
This is a good topic, though rather depressing. I'm sure psychiatrists would have a field day!

OK here goes - in no order -

Out of this World (Marillion) - actually about Donald Campbell, the speedboat pioneer, but also about love and commitment....

Cygnus and DarthV have already picked some great Rush tracks - - I will also add Different Strings, Madrigal and even Afterimage...suddenly, you were gone..... (there are loads of others here!).

Change we Must (Jon Anderson)...it's the line 'Change we must..To live again..')

and whilst I'm on the idea, Changes by Black Sabbath (from Vol.4)

Ripples - Genesis..one of the last great Steve Hackett tracks.

So too Entangled and even Mad Man Moon. My brother could never listen to Squonk without tears!

Now some cheesy ones:

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) and Send her My Love by Journey
('80's AOR, for what it's worth... but still affects me!)

Almost by OMD (Happens all the time to a friend of mine....) and She's Leaving. Bleak 80's synth....still affecting.

August 25th, 2002, 10:49 PM
Mercy Street - Peter Gabriel