Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sad Sad Songs

This is setting myself up for a depressing moment, I know, but I can't help it! I ran across a blog a couple of weeks ago - Momdot it is called. There was a post titled Songs That Make Me Cry and I knew immediately that I had to create my own list!

I knew that I was going to have a lot of songs on my list but I didn't realize just how many sad songs I listen to. And I wonder why I get depressed a lot...or maybe it's the other way around? I have so many sad songs on my list because I get depressed a lot? Chicken or egg?

Here's the list.

1. Bell Bottom Blues
Eric Clapton (my hero...) wrote this song. I think Derek and the Dominos performed it first, though. Nothing beats Eric Clapton's crooning...He got me at "Bell bottom blues, you make me cry..." Video from YouTube below.

See, I watched the video again and am teary eyed...wuss!

2. Fallen
This one is by Sarah McLachlan. I swear to God, this woman holds the key to my tear glands! She merely has to sing one line and I am back to la-la-land (the serious one, if there is such a thing).

"Though I've tried, I've fallen...
I have sunk so low
I have messed up
Better I should know"

How can you NOT feel sad? YouTube video for your watching pleasure (or pain?) below.

So whose idea was this again? (Me becoming more and more morose...)

3. Dreaming With a Broken Heart
My dreams are where I am supposed to soar high and leave the world's worries behind! (Yeah right, tilting elevator dreams, remember?) Anyway, I don't normally listen to John Mayer but his Continuum album, I really like.

"When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part
You roll outta bed and down on your knees
And for the moment you can hardly breathe"

Now how's that for S-A-D?

Audio's kinda crappy but you get the idea.

I should really stop now...

4. Lover, You Should Have Come Over
This is the last one that I'll post here...Jeff Buckley - what else can I say?

"Sometimes a man gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun
And much too blind to see the damage hes done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that really, he has no-one"

Yup...couldn't have said it better. Oh, Jamie Cullum has his own rendition - I like it too.


What are your sad, sad songs?

3 comments:

  1. sometimes we all need a good cry and songs have the kind of power to invoke such emotions!

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  2. I want to do this but can I do this without the video clips? too time consuming...

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  3. Meleah - sure do!

    Vicki - of course you can.

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