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Anchoress
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posted 29 December 2004 07:53 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Almost all the songs I can think of that I have a really bad association with are from when my grandmother died in 1974, and my whole family was in a horrible downward spiral. I've made peace with some of them, but some still really do a number on me.

I'm Not in Love - Hall and Oates
New Kid in Town - The Eagles
If You Could Read My Mind - Gordon Lightfoot
My Little Town - Paul Simon
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
You'll Never Find - Lou Rawls
Lowdown - Boz Skaggs
Theme from 'Mahogany' - Diana Ross
Delta Dawn - any and all versions
Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill

This is what happens when I have to do without Babble for a week at Xmas - I get morose lol. Anyone else?

[ 01 January 2005: Message edited by: Anchoress ]


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steffie
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posted 30 December 2004 12:51 AM      Profile for steffie     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven. Sweet sorrow.

[ 30 December 2004: Message edited by: steffie ]


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posted 30 December 2004 01:22 AM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Kindertotenlieder (songs on the death of children), Mahler
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meades
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posted 30 December 2004 01:37 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
anything by The Tragically Hip or Pink Floyd.

Tapes of them were all that my parents would listen to on long drives when we traveled from the Avalon peninsul of Newfoundland to L'Ans aux Meadows. Every Summer. For six years.

Now, I fucking hate The Tragically Hip, and Pink Floyd.


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posted 30 December 2004 05:40 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Well, songs that inspire a white hot rage in me are far more plentiful than those that can consistently bum me out. Mostly the latter are associated with the loss of people, through death or a breakup, though some are just good for getting gloomy (ahhh, the Cure is excellent for general wallowing and gloominess). I'm sorry to tell meades, one of them is by Pink Floyd (and I acknowledge its triteness. I also acknowledge that I first came to know it through Catherine Wheel).

So here's what I can think of, off the top of my head, several provinces away from my cd collection:

Hour follows hour - Ani Difranco
I know its over - the Smiths
Good year for the roses - Elvis Costello
Bad timing - Blue Rodeo
Tear in your hand, putting the damage on - Tori Amos
You were here, trouble in the fields - Sarah Harmer
butterfly - Weezer
It aint me babe - Bob Dylan
Joga - Bjork
Nothing compares 2 u - Sinead O'Connor
The one that I've been waiting for - Nick Cave
Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd

Wow, I've spent way too much time thinking about this.


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posted 30 December 2004 09:48 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by swirrlygrrl:
[QB]Well, songs that inspire a white hot rage in me are far more plentiful than those that can consistently bum me out.

There ain't much that really rile me, but when I was a teenager in the 1960's I used to really hate what was called 'bubblegum' pop (more like pap, actually). Anything by the Jackson Five would almost provoke me to get a shotgun and shoot the radio speakers. There was a _lot_ of garbage in those days

But, generally, rock was just fantastic - I was a big Stones fan, although I listened to a lot of Dylan and the Beatles as well. I grew up in and around Ottawa, so I was able to see a lot of concerts there. I was at the old Le Hibou coffee house most weekends, to listen to the likes of Tom Rush, James Cotton Blues Band, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Murray McLaughlin, and my personal all-time favourite, Tim Hardin.

Gee, I miss the '60's


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posted 30 December 2004 10:23 AM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Don't You Cry (Ne Pleut Pas) by Kamelot. ;_;

It's a sad song, because it was written about one of their good friends and ex-band members that was killed in a freak accident. He left behind him two kids and a wife...

Most J-Pop bums me out, as when I hear the English, I feel the sick rise in my throat before the laughter puts it back down. God, I hate J-Pop.


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Hailey
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posted 30 December 2004 10:27 AM      Profile for Hailey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I don't recognize one song mentioned. Moments like this frustrate me!
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skdadl
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posted 30 December 2004 10:34 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Boom Boom, I think that you and I are going to get along. You're a little young, mind, but those are some familiar bells you've been ringing.

Some of the auld Scottish songs that I learned to sing with such enthusiasm twenty years ago are now way too painful for me to play. I hope that feeling goes away -- I'd hate to lose that great music.


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posted 30 December 2004 10:44 AM      Profile for spatrioter     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
At That Particular Time - Alanis Morissette
Simple Together - Alanis Morissette
This Grudge - Alanis Morissette

Hmm. Maybe I need to stop listening to Alanis.


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posted 30 December 2004 11:06 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by skdadl:
[QB]Boom Boom, I think that you and I are going to get along. You're a little young, mind,

Well, I'se 55, mind. Family of origin is Scotch and French Protestant, so y'all excuse me if I sound a bit thick sometimes in my scots brogue.

By the way, what's "J-pop"?

Also, BTW, I've never heard anything by Celine Dion, Alanis Morrisstte, Jennifer Lopez, and the Tragically Hip. About as modern as I get is a compilation CD called "50 Years of Atlantic Records" which includes new artists such as Jewel, Brandy, and something called Hootie & The Blowfish. Never heard of any of them before. I much prefer the other artists - Cream, Sonny & Cher, Crosby Stills & Nash, Otis Redding, Sam&Dave, Wilson Pickett, etc....


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skdadl
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posted 30 December 2004 11:09 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Well, I'se 55, mind.

A veritable spring chicken.


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posted 30 December 2004 11:14 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by skdadl:

A veritable spring chicken.


LOL! That was fast. Glad to be considered young. I thought I may be one of the oldest here. But I still feel young and cool even if no one else thinks I am.


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posted 30 December 2004 11:16 AM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:

I still feel young and cool even if no one else thinks I am.


Yeah. I know what you mean. babble is great that way for some of us. You'll see.


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posted 01 January 2005 01:39 PM      Profile for Embarassed American     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
A short list of personal tear jerkers and songs to make me morose. Maybe Hailey will recognize one of these.

25th of December -- Everything But the Girl
Suddenly Last Summer, Only the Lonely -- Motels
Father Christmas and Lucky Man-- Emerson Lake and Palmer
Unsent -- Alanis Morisette
Knights in White Satin -- Moody Blues
Be My Number Two -- Joe Jackson
Independence Day, Atlantic City -- Bruce Springsteen

OK I gotta stop, I'm getting bummed just listing these


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Fidel
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posted 01 January 2005 03:34 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Song's that make me somber and sad?. Lemme see now:

I will survive ... (was that Gloria Gaynor?)

Sweet Sixteen(sometin' aboot bein sad, lonely and blue and gettin over you) .. Billiam Idol

Caught in a Trap ...Dwight Yokum's rendition

"Mutha...(expecially when Rog sings "do ya think they'll drop the bomb?" ... Pink Floyd

Everybody's Talkin At Me ... Harry Nilsson's theme from the Midnight Cowboy-1969.

I'm sorry, I've got to go get a tissue now. (weeping boo hoo)


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posted 01 January 2005 04:09 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anchoress, have you heard the Tori Amos version of I'm Not In Love? It's goooood.

A song that bums me out is Does he Love You?, by Rilo Kiley.


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posted 01 January 2005 06:37 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I have heard it and I do like it. I was surprised actually when I googled some of my least favourite songs how many times they've been covered.
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posted 01 January 2005 07:20 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If Only,Woman, Directionless - Sophia
Aurore Rein - Hindsight 20/20
Netherworld Waltz - Edgar Winters
King Black Acid - Butterfly Bomber
Stargazer - Mother Love Bone
PW Long - One Hundred Years
Sometimes It Hurts - Tindersticks
Turin Brakes - Future Boy
Starsailor - Alcoholic

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swirrlygrrl
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posted 03 January 2005 08:01 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Be My Number Two -- Joe Jackson

Slow Song can also get me. *sigh*


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posted 03 January 2005 08:45 PM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:

By the way, what's "J-pop"?


Japan Pop.


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posted 03 January 2005 08:50 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Vansterdam Kid:

Japan Pop.


Okay, thanks. I've never heard that one before.


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posted 03 January 2005 08:53 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Boom Boom, be glad that you haven't! It is so...Awful.
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posted 03 January 2005 08:58 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Papal_Bull:
Boom Boom, be glad that you haven't! It is so...Awful.

Is it nearly as bad as "technofunk"? Sign me - curious.


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I think a band called Cabaret Voltaire had a tune called "While Kill Time When You Can Kill Yourself." Very uplifting.
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You know what bums me out? When I see racist filth being sold openly in music stores. Just last week I saw Skrewdriver for sale openly on the shelf of a music store in Buffalo.
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quote:
Now, I fucking hate The Tragically Hip, and Pink Floyd.

And I thought I was the only one who felt this way (sniff sniff)!


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posted 03 January 2005 10:42 PM      Profile for BlueGreen   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pink Floyd, The Wall. The whole thing.

The most depressing song is

Don't Leave Me Now

In the background there's this deep, sick breathing the whole time.


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Pearl Jam's cover of Last Kiss really makes me sad. The one by Wednesday is just too upbeat, dammit. But Pearl Jam's is REALLY, really heartfelt.
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"Everytime I See Your Picture I Cry" by Luba is an intense downer song.

Pretty much everything on Chris Isaak's Forever Blue is devastating - he had quite the bad breakup before making this album. The title track, "The End of Everything" and "Graduation Day" are among the gloomiest tracks. Terrific album though, IMHO.

Dwight Yoakam's This Time is another great-but-sad album with a country flavour. "Two Doors Down" is one of the all-time country music tearjerkers and "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" is as bleak as the title indicates.


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posted 04 January 2005 02:31 AM      Profile for meades     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Atlantic City -- Bruce Springsteen


Atlantic City makes me weep.

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swirrlygrrl
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posted 04 January 2005 04:22 AM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Atlantic City makes me weep.

Me too. Vegas, Remo, to hell with all of them.

*kidding*

A great song, one of the only Springsteen's I enjoy (all props to kingblake for convincing me to buy the album, which did not make me a fan, but did help me get past, somewhat, the 80's masculinist image of "The Boss").


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Atlantic City? I've always thought of it as a hopeful song: "Maybe everything that dies someday comes back". Levon Helm does a great version of it.

Sad songs: "Walk Away Renee" The Left Banke
"If you see her, say hello" Bob Dylan
"The Story of My Life" The Smiths

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Mother by John Lennon makes me tear up just thinking about it, along with its companion piece Julia.

Love Will Tear Us Apart, Joy Division.

Billy Don't Be a Hero really made me sad when it was a hit, I was about 8 I think.

I recently heard a version of Knocking on Heavens Door from Warren Zevon's posthumous album that hit me like a hammer. He sings "Open up, open up" during the last chorus and I had to sit down.


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posted 04 January 2005 03:59 PM      Profile for swirrlygrrl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
"The Story of My Life" The Smiths

I'm not familiar with that...what album is it on? You don't mean "Half a Person" off Louder than Bombs, do you? It involves repetition, in classic Moz fashion, of:

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life:
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
That's the story of my life


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quote:
I'm not familiar with that...what album is it on? You don't mean "Half a Person" off Louder than Bombs, do you? It involves repetition, in classic Moz fashion, of:

And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life:
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
That's the story of my life


Yes, that's it. Sorry about the confusion.


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I'd rank just about anything by The Smiths in this category. Morrissey's solo stuff is even darker, though perhaps less serious: ex. "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"

I'd throw in:
- Almost Blue, by Elvis Costello
- Simple Twist of Fate, by Bob Dylan
- Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis, by Tom Waits, can bum me out, except for the part about buying a used car lot and never selling a single car, but instead just driving a different one every day, depending on the way he feels.
- A New England, by Billy Bragg
- I've Got a Tender Heart, by Eleni Mandell
- The Bends, by Radiohead. It doesn't always bum me out, but rather REALLY reminds me of highschool, which itself can depress me.

And I have to agree about Atlantic City. Christ, just looking at the cover of Nebraska bums me out!


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I've never understood why people find the Smiths depressing - on the whole, dark tones, but lots of light. His faith in love is still devout! I am disturbed to find myself, on occassion, cheerily singing "hang the dj, hang the dj, hang the dj."

I once again bow to kingblake, my musica guru.


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PINK FLOYD - THE WALL

easily the most depressing album ever written


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So you haven't heard the Final Cut also by Pink Floyd?
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Now that was a sad album. In that album, Southampton Dock is the saddest thing I've ever heard in an album.

"Southampton Dock"

they disembarked in 45
and no one spoke and no one smiled
there were too many spaces in the line
gathered at the cenotaph
all agreed with hand on heart
to sheath the sacrificial knifes
but now
she stands upon southampton dock
with her handkerchief
and her summer frock clings
to her wet body in the rain
in quiet desperation knuckles
white upon the slippery reins
she bravely waves the boys goodbye again
and still the dark stain spreads between
his shoulder blades
a mute reminder of the poppy fields and graves
and when the fight was over
we spent what they had made
but in the bottom of our hearts
we felt the final cut

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Lost Together - Blue Rodeo

Linger (don't know who wrote it, we used to sing it at this summer camp called Camp Artaban that I used to go to. We used to sing it the night before we had to go home the next day).

"I wanna linger, a little longer, a little longer here with you.
It's such a perfect night, it doesn't seem quite right, that this should be my last with you.
Come September, I will remember, our camping days and friendships true.
And as the years go by, I'll think of you and cry, this is goodnight but not goodbye."

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the final cut sucks... i'm a die-hard pink floyd fan & I say that's their worst album. (worse than a momentary lapse of reason) i say The Wall is the most depressing because of this site here:
http://home.mchsi.com/~ttint/

quote:
From the outset, Pink's life revolves around an abyss of loss and isolation. Born to a war-ravaged nation that takes his father's life in the name of "duty," and an overprotective mother who lavishes equal measures of her love and phobias onto her son, Pink chooses to build a mental wall between himself and the rest of the world so that he can live in a constant, alienated equilibrium free from life's physical and emotional troubles. Every incident that causes Pink pain is yet another brick in his ever-growing wall: a fatherless childhood, a domineering mother, a country whose king signs his father's death certificate with a rubber stamp, the superficiality of stardom, an estranged marriage, even the very drugs he turns to in order to find release. As his wall nears completion, each brick fruther closing him off from the rest of the world, Pink spirals into a void of insanity, cementing in place the final brick in the wall. Yet the minute it is complete, Pink begins to realize the adverse effects of total mental isolation, helplessly watching as his fragmented psyche coalesces into the very dictatorial persona that antagonized the world during World War II, scarred his nation, killed his father, and thereby defiled his own life from birth. Culminating in a mental trial as theatrically rich as the greatest stage shows, the story ends with a message that is as enigmatic and circular as the rest of Pink's life. Whether it is ultimately viewed as a cynical story about the futility of life, or a hopeful journey of metaphorical death and rebirth, the Wall is certainly a musical milestone worthy of the title "art."

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While Pink Floyd is still on some people's minds, how about DSOTM - Clare Torry's soulful vocal performance on "The Great Gig in the Sky" always makes me shiver. A great song to listen to when you are sad.
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Continuing with Floyd downer songs - "Welcome to the Machine" off Wish You Were Here is downright creepy. I still get uncomfortable every time I hear that track. "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" has an uplifiting chorus but if you listen to the words, it's a typical bitter Waters rant (and even more depressing if you know the story of Syd Barrett's descent from creative genius to reclusive hermit).
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posted 17 February 2005 03:02 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought of another one that really bums me out, 'Ricky Don't Lose That Number' by Steely Dan.
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Coyote
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posted 17 February 2005 03:36 AM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Anything by Morrissey. I mean, the angst!
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Anchoress
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posted 17 February 2005 03:50 AM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
LOL I'm listening to Morrissey right now, he never bummed me out.
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Coyote
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posted 17 February 2005 04:00 AM      Profile for Coyote   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Half a Person:


Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent six years on your trail
Six long years
On your trail

Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent six years on your trail
Six full years of my life on your trail


And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y ... W.C.A.
I said : "I like it here - can I stay ?
I like it here - can I stay ?
Do you have a vacancy
For a Back-scrubber?"


She was left behind, and sour
And she wrote to me, equally dour
She said : "In the days when you were
Hopelessly poor
I just liked you more..."


And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
I went to London and I
I booked myself in at the Y ... W.C.A.
I said : "I like it here - can I stay ?
I like it here - can I stay ?
And do you have a vacancy
For a Back-scrubber ?"


Call me morbid, call me pale
I've spent too long on your trail
Far too long
Chasing your tail
Oh ...


And if you have five seconds to spare
Then I'll tell you the story of my life :
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
That's the story of my life
Sixteen, clumsy and shy
The story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
The story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story of my life
That's the story ...

Not depressing?


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verbatim
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posted 17 February 2005 04:06 AM      Profile for verbatim   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pictures of You, by the Cure. *sob*

For personal reasons that go beyond the lyrics.


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angrymonkey
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posted 17 February 2005 05:36 AM      Profile for angrymonkey     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
ani difranco you had time,hour follows hour
everything but the girl rollercoaster
tom waits whistle down the wind, time
joni mitchell river
pogues pair of brown eyes
10000 maniacs the painted desert

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shaolin
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posted 17 February 2005 06:38 AM      Profile for shaolin     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
swirrlygrrl - I agree with so many of your songs. I'm getting knots in my tummy right now! However, the Joan Baez version of It Ain't Me affects me so much more than Dylan's - wow, what an amazing woman.

And off the top of my head: This Summer by Hayden, Skates by Hayden and To Martha by the Smashing Pumpkins. *sigh*


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Agent 204
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posted 17 February 2005 07:30 AM      Profile for Agent 204   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Kind of Love You Never Recover From", Christine Lavin. Hits a bit too close to home.
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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 17 February 2005 11:26 AM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, I'm just listening to Lavin right now (and it's "Attainable Love", which features that song).

She can be hilarious (and often is), but then totally melancholy the next minute ("The Dakota" being another example").


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B_Nichol
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posted 17 February 2005 12:32 PM      Profile for B_Nichol   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Any tune by The Tea Party - sounds like a jazz-rock fusion of Mahler's Kindertotenlieder: completely unlistenable (is that a word?)
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