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Thread started 11/03/23 2:49pm

TrivialPursuit

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Tear Me To Shreds

Is there one song that absolutely wrecks you? Not just makes you a little emotional, but just tears you pieces, and you - more often than not - find yourself in pool of your own tears and emotions?

I don't know why, but for me it's Adele's "When We Were Young." I don't know what it is about that song, but it murders me every time. So I rarely let myself listen to it.

Last night I was watching videos from her Vegas residency. She walks around the auditorium while singing "When We Were Young," waving at folks, letting folks get a photo, etc. One time she saw the doctor who delivered her baby. Another time I woman gave her a note that said she had just lost her baby. Adele did a u-turn and went to hug her. That just adds to it for me.

But the song... that fucking song.

So what's your song?

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 11/03/23 6:03pm

PJMcGee

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With most songs that have made me emotional, the effect tends to lessen.

Various songs that have gotten to me at least a couple times for one reason or another:
- Almost Blue - Elvis Costello
- One More Time - The Cure
- The Day I Tried to Live - Soundgarden
- The World I Know - Collective Soul
- No Surprises - Radiohead

But the more consistent ones of late are Sometimes It Snows and Way Back Home, naturally.

That reminds me of this movie I saw called Carrington. I was in the theater, getting emotional, but I realized the movie wasn't that good.

It was entirely because of the soundtrack! Which was just instrumental, orchestral music. A strange reaction, since lyrics are usually required for me to have that kind of reaction. Something about those strings got to me.
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Reply #2 posted 11/03/23 6:13pm

TrivialPursuit

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PJMcGee said:

It was entirely because of the soundtrack! Which was just instrumental, orchestral music. A strange reaction, since lyrics are usually required for me to have that kind of reaction. Something about those strings got to me.


Part of "When We Were Young" is the chorus, it almost sounds like crying, how the melody descends downward like weeping.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #3 posted 11/03/23 6:44pm

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Two that come to mind that I just can't listen to any more are Queen's "Who Wants To Live Forever?" and David Bowie's "Lazarus."

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato

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Reply #4 posted 11/04/23 4:20am

IanRG

Show Must Go On - Queen

My Immortal - Evanescence

Forbidden Colours - David Sylvian & Ryuchi Sakamoto

Breathe - Lee Hi - Especially the live tribute to Jonghyun

Zombies - Bad Wolf cover that was intended to be a duet with Dolores O'Riordan

Gethsemane - Jesus Christ Superstar

Confusion - School of Seven Bells

And obviously Sometimes It Snows in April.

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Reply #5 posted 11/04/23 7:51am

RJOrion

2 songs break my heart to tears:

Marvin Gaye - "Please Stay (Once You Go Away)"
Alexander O'Neal - "Sentimental"


and also...

Prince - "My Love Is Forever" makes me cry tears of joy

also, The Four Tops - "Still Water (Love)" makes me cry for several reasons, mainly because it has such a haunting and beautiful melody and lyrics sung so beautifully by the late great Levi Stubbs and backing vocals by The Andantes
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Reply #6 posted 11/04/23 8:00am

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"Gravity"-John Mayer

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #7 posted 11/04/23 8:14am

ShellyMcG

Jesus To A Child by George Michael gets me every time.
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Reply #8 posted 11/04/23 8:29am

RJOrion

George Harrison - "My Sweet Lord"
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Reply #9 posted 11/04/23 9:08am

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Wow, RJ!

You cryin' alot! sad

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #10 posted 11/04/23 10:17am

RJOrion

nayroo2002 said:

Wow, RJ!


You cryin' alot! sad




Listening to music has always been a spiritual experience for me...i can be moved to tears, laughter, joy, aggression/anger, by listening to certain songs...i cant help it.
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Reply #11 posted 11/04/23 10:39am

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RJOrion said:

nayroo2002 said:

Wow, RJ!

You cryin' alot! sad

Listening to music has always been a spiritual experience for me...i can be moved to tears, laughter, joy, aggression/anger, by listening to certain songs...i cant help it.

you and me both, my bfam

"Whatever skin we're in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #12 posted 11/05/23 2:07am

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I forgot about Christmas Song by Dave Matthews. Even heavier than Prince's Christmas song, singing about love and bleeding children.
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Reply #13 posted 11/05/23 2:25pm

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RJOrion said:

nayroo2002 said:

Wow, RJ!

You cryin' alot! sad

Listening to music has always been a spiritual experience for me...i can be moved to tears, laughter, joy, aggression/anger, by listening to certain songs...i cant help it.

Exactly! Music is a lifetime spiritual experience for me, too--to help us through this journey called life. Always will be. nod

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato

https://youtu.be/CVwv9LZMah0
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Reply #14 posted 11/05/23 5:16pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

RJOrion said:

nayroo2002 said: Listening to music has always been a spiritual experience for me...i can be moved to tears, laughter, joy, aggression/anger, by listening to certain songs...i cant help it.

Exactly! Music is a lifetime spiritual experience for me, too--to help us through this journey called life. Always will be. nod


Or in other words - If you are never moved by music, you have missed the point.

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Reply #15 posted 11/06/23 8:15am

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Earth Wind and Fire - "I write a song for you". It's a absolutely beautiful song in every sense of the word. I loved it as a young child and even more as a old man.

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Reply #16 posted 11/06/23 8:58am

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BalladofPeterParker said:

Earth Wind and Fire - "I write a song for you". It's a absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word. I loved it as a young child and even more as a old man.



We are cut from the same cloth...i used to try to sing along with Philip Bailey's acrobatic vocal runs near the end of that joint in the house as a kid, and my father would get so pissed off at the noise...

..."WILL YOU JUST LET THEM SING AND SHUT THE F*** UP!...DAMN!"

good times...great song...

"All n ALL" is on the short list of greatest albums ever made by anyone, anywhere ..it might be THE ONE... no disrespect to "Spirit", "I Am" or "Thats The Way Of The World"
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Reply #17 posted 11/06/23 11:07am

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RJOrion said:

BalladofPeterParker said:

Earth Wind and Fire - "I write a song for you". It's a absolutely beautiful in every sense of the word. I loved it as a young child and even more as a old man.

We are cut from the same cloth...i used to try to sing along with Philip Bailey's acrobatic vocal runs near the end of that joint in the house as a kid, and my father would get so pissed off at the noise... ..."WILL YOU JUST LET THEM SING AND SHUT THE F*** UP!...DAMN!" good times...great song... "All n ALL" is on the short list of greatest albums ever made by anyone, anywhere ..it might be THE ONE... no disrespect to "Spirit", "I Am" or "Thats The Way Of The World"

Damn your Dad sounds just like my Pop!! lol And yeah..."ALL N-ALL" may be may all time favorite album ever!!

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Reply #18 posted 11/06/23 4:02pm

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Whemever I hear EW&F's September I suddenly get happy and have to dance. lol

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato

https://youtu.be/CVwv9LZMah0
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Reply #19 posted 11/07/23 3:19am

andrewm7new

Song for you-Donny Hathaway`s version

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Reply #20 posted 11/14/23 12:00pm

Gooddoctor23

I can't remove my self From Sam Cooke's A Change is Going 2 Come and the scene from Malcolm X taking his last walk. Gets me every single time 4 a variety of reasons.

Graycap23 was ME!
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Reply #21 posted 11/18/23 1:04pm

JoeBala

Memories by Elvis

Sting song Fragile
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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