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Songs that make you cry :'(
8 February 2010
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Alissa
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Note by Ahhh Girl 18 October 2014: I merged a thread titled "Tearjerkers" into this thread. That thread consisted of posts 1-23, 51-63, and 156-165.

While crying my eyes out during John's My Mummy's dead, I interrupted my lament to think, "have any Beatles songs made me cry?"

So, I'd like to ask this question to all of you willing to open your hearts and mouths and perhaps lose all dignity? a-hard-days-night-george-10

Skye, as the only girls on the site, I may be biased to think we are the only "sensitive" listeners touchy enough for the water works to let loose, but I'm curious! Any Beatles songs delved down to your very soul or warmed your heart to the point of tears? 

Let the soul-searching begin... 

I myself have definitely, notably:

Hey Jude and She's Leaving Home, both for their close-to-home sentiments, I really identify with them enough to sniffle my way to a kleenex box Cry,

Across The Universe, the verbs alone are enough to delve into me ol' soul, the loveliness gets me so often,

A Day In The Life, the first time I first heralded the beauty, at least. I think the brilliance of it startled me, embarrassingly enough, I was just flabbergasted,

and the anthology version of And Your Bird Can Sing. Not tears of dispair, mind you, of absolute hilarity! This song is too endearing, I think I choke up due to the bliss of day's past for the boys.

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
9 February 2010
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Well, since you dragged me into it...

No, I haven't. Sorry. It's not that they don't move me, I guess what gets me is what might have been. And truthfully, I've avoided My Mummy's Dead and Mother (and even Julia for a while) because it seems too personal. I'm probably building them up as more than they are, and he probably found a way to make them accessible, but dammit Alissa you're not helping! :P

It can really tempting to woobify them and John in particular, and I do my best not dwell too much on it. I guess what I take from their music - and I'm not sure how to say it without possibly offending - is that is spite of what the media or even men try present themselves as, men are allowed to have this wide sweep of emotions without forfeiting their manhood. (Big of me, I know.) I think a lot of bands end up hitting one emotional note and The Beatles hit many, and it's part of the reason I keep coming back to them.

So no tears, but I know what you mean.

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9 February 2010
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Alissa said:

Skye, as the only girls on the site,


I know I haven't posted all that much, but I'm a girl too! Kiss And I DO cry when I listen to music.

Anyway, "The Long And Winding Road" always brings me to the brink (and sometimes beyond). It's so sad, especially in the context of what was going on with the boys and their impending breakup. It also reminds me of my ex and our overly long breakup...

Another tearjerker is "Julia." I mean, first of all, it's so damn beautiful... and then when you add John's heartbreaking loss, well... Plus, I lost my own mom way too early, so I relate to that feeling.

I have been known to shed a tear or two when listening to "Jealous Guy"-- lovely song. John plays it up to the max... even though I know it's crafted to appeal to that "oh, what a sad young man... let me love him" vibe that some of us females react to, it just seems to work for me.

"Across The Universe" sometimes gets me, too. When he sings "limitless, undying love that shines around me like a million suns," I think he's singing from the beyond and that he's finally in peace. Makes me a bit sad. But in a lovely kind of way.

9 February 2010
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The only time I've ever become close was when one of my stereo speakers was blown and I heard the Capitol version of In My Life with just the vocals. I'd already decided that's the song I want played at my funeral, but hearing it without the music totally stopped me in my tracks. I didn't get tearful but it was definitely a moment.

I have cried while reading books in the past, reading about the death of John.

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9 February 2010
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Well since you brought up funerals Joe! My wife had better remember that I've told her my funeral song will be Let It Be. I'd decided that ever since John died.  I've related that story before so I'll not revisit it again.

Slightly off topic.......when my Dad died (1991) I sat down with my headphones on, cranked up the volume and played George's 'All Things Must Pass' (the album track) and cried my eyes out. When my wife had a miscrarriage I did the same and also when my sister died..........that is THE song and I've even recorded it myself! I've considered asking for that to be played too but haven't made up my mind. So Joe - thanks for bringing a tear to my eye Cry

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9 February 2010
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"Golden Slumbers" usually does it for me.  As is probably the case with most of you, it's the song itself, plus a very real connection to some past event.  And there's a long-ish back-story for my relationship with "Golden Slumbers", which is too long to tell here, but suffice to say it ties me to my dear old Da', so I always think of him when this song plays, and I get a bit misty.

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9 February 2010
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iCaramba said:

Alissa said:

Skye, as the only girls on the site,


I know I haven't posted all that much, but I'm a girl too! Kiss And I DO cry when I listen to music.


Ah, the hazards of having male avatars. Ok, that makes three!

mjb - I'm sorry that happened to your family. Cry This could prove to be very sad thread.

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9 February 2010
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Hopefully no one's too upset for me bringing it up! I just think that such an integral part of the Beatles is their ability to tie win their emotions with such eloquence and common-stance with their listeners.

Golden Slumbers is one for me too, one I listen to when I'm feeling immensely understood and need that help to rise another die.

And mjb, so sorry! We all will have our hardships inevitably, I'm sure I'll face many soon as well, as my grandfather isn't doing very well at the moment. :( But All Things Must Pass is so... there. Current and relevant. "Daylight is good at arriving at the right time," for me, has kept me awaiting that sunrise the next day.

And I too have cried during John's death in books, Joe, very difficult. There was one book- I believe Paul's bio by Carlin- that I just lost it. It was describing how Paul went to say his last goodbyes to George, and they held hands the whole time throughout their reminiscing. Paul reportedly left distraught and crying uncontrollably. I followed suit and just let it go.

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
10 February 2010
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Well the song that makes me cry isnt a beatles song but it is John Lennon and it is Beautiful Boy.

I dont know what it is about this song it just makes m cry.

Cry

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11 February 2010
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Lewis346 said:

Well the song that makes me cry isnt a beatles song but it is John Lennon and it is Beautiful Boy.

I dont know what it is about this song it just makes m cry.

Cry


I think the line "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans" is a real pull on the heart. Too poignant wasn't it?

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
11 February 2010
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I was infatuated with a girl in sixth grade... (I'm way ahead of my years, so no 'You're too young!') and I happen to be a girl myself.

It was a hard time.  getting rejected, getting over the heartbreak--getting made fun of by kids every day.  So, you can imagine, the first time I heard 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", I couldn't help but get a little choked up.

I listened to that song nonstop when I was trying to get on with my life.

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11 February 2010
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MadiYasha said:

I was infatuated with a girl in sixth grade... (I'm way ahead of my years, so no 'You're too young!') and I happen to be a girl myself.

It was a hard time.  getting rejected, getting over the heartbreak--getting made fun of by kids every day.  So, you can imagine, the first time I heard 'You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", I couldn't help but get a little choked up.

I listened to that song nonstop when I was trying to get on with my life.


Another new recruit I see - hello Laugh

Don't ever stop listening to YGTHYLA - one of the GREAT Lennon vocals is that. Love that song..........

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
11 February 2010
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I don't think a Beatles songs over made me cry but 'My mummy's dead' sure didCry

22 February 2010
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Bump :3

Totally random, I've been crying a lot lately because of beatles music.

You might've noticed I have a hopeless fangirl crush on Ringo.  Yesterday I was listening to Good Night and for some reason I started crying.  Not because I was sad... his voice just seemed to beautiful to me that tears started running down my face.  I pretty much lost it at 'Dream sweet dreams for me.'

Also I JUST saw the video for Real Love today *newbiemomentlololol* and I bawled my eyes out.  I was just sitting there watching all the old videos when it suddenly came to me that I MISS the Beatles.  I never lived through them in the first place, but I missed them.  And there I was, feeling the pain of the three, the only thought that came to my mind was 'How could someone do that to John?'

I don't think music's ever made me feel emotion like that.

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24 February 2010
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MadiYasha said:

  And there I was, feeling the pain of the three, the only thought that came to my mind was 'How could someone do that to John?'


At the beginning of last year when I first started to really like the Beatles, especially John, I found out he was dead. When I read the words on the computer screen, "John Lennon died December 8th 1980,"I started bawling my eyes out, NO LIE. Yes, it is a bit late for me to start crying, but I didn't know. Chapman became my worst enemy, and still is. I have an UBER-CRUSH on John, so my eyes start to water when I listen to Let It Be and think of his death.Cry

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24 February 2010
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Sunii said:

At the beginning of last year when I first started to really like the Beatles, especially John, I found out he was dead. When I read the words on the computer screen, "John Lennon died December 8th 1980,"I started bawling my eyes out, NO LIE.


Oh, my... you can't even imagine how horrible it was to those of us who lived through it! I was in high school when it happened... a total Beatles freak my whole life and John was my absolute idol. I adored him! At school the next day, I couldn't stop crying. My 1st period teacher made a speech about how the only good thing about this senseless murder was that John would be remembered as "forever young." (Now that I'm older, I understand what he meant. Wink)

Anyway, almost 30 years later and I can't forget how shocked and devastated so many of us were. I look at footage of the time and it still makes me cry! I've been to NYC several times, and I still find it hard to visit Strawberry Fields... even though whoever I'm with always makes me go there and to the Dakota.

I guess that's why John's songs are the tearjerkers for me...

24 February 2010
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iCaramba said:

Sunii said:

At the beginning of last year when I first started to really like the Beatles, especially John, I found out he was dead. When I read the words on the computer screen, "John Lennon died December 8th 1980,"I started bawling my eyes out, NO LIE.


Oh, my... you can't even imagine how horrible it was to those of us who lived through it! I was in high school when it happened... a total Beatles freak my whole life and John was my absolute idol. I adored him! At school the next day, I couldn't stop crying. My 1st period teacher made a speech about how the only good thing about this senseless murder was that John would be remembered as "forever young." (Now that I'm older, I understand what he meant. Wink)

Anyway, almost 30 years later and I can't forget how shocked and devastated so many of us were. I look at footage of the time and it still makes me cry! I've been to NYC several times, and I still find it hard to visit Strawberry Fields... even though whoever I'm with always makes me go there and to the Dakota.

I guess that's why John's songs are the tearjerkers for me...


I think if I would have lived through it, I would have lost it.

Remembered as forever youngSmile I guess that it is one good thing about the murder. I have tried to picture John as an old man now, but I can't.

I have always wanted to visit Strawberry Fields...but I am afraid if I do go, I will make a scene by crying my eyes out. I understand how you do find it hard to visit there.

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24 February 2010
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I watched the DVD of Good Evening New York yesterday (Paul's concert in opening Citi Fields - the stadium that replaced Shea in New York - recorded last year). Anyway............. Paul sings Here Today like he always does, but this time he cracks up singing it. His voice goes several times and it's amazing how he kept pulling himself together. At the end he makes a comment saying something like "You probably noticed I struggled a bit on that one".  You have to see it as it's so sad.  There I was sat all alone with tears rolling down my face!!

Then a little later he sings Something. No problems with thre vocal but behind him is the giant screen showing images of George.  Right at the very end, as he's taking the applause he turns round and the camera catches him looking up at this vast image of George. The look on Paul's face in totally amazing - just for a second you can see he's in a little world of his own and the heartbreak in his face is so overpowering.  Once more the damn hankerchief came out for me!

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24 February 2010
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Oh my. I just looked up Here Today - he really was having trouble. Very moving.

I welled up when he sang "I love you". I probably would have gone for it completely if I wasn't sitting here in the office with people all around me.

I couldn't find a copy of the DVD version of Something - the only ones on YouTube are crowd shots.

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24 February 2010
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Oh that's great you've found it.  Never thought about You Tube.  Now everyone can watch......and weep. And you're right, it's when his voice cracxks on "I love you". So emotional.................. And I love it that Paul admits to not being embarrassed about it.

"If we feel our heads starting to swell.....we just look at Ringo!"
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