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What non-Beatles Songs Make You Cry?
8 August 2015
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Okay, so I'm going to start a topic - What songs make you cry?

Let It Be sometimes makes me cry,

Mother by John Lennon makes me cry sometimes, mainly heavy - hearted, but not much tears

Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey also kinda does, but not too often

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Do songs that make you want to cry count? Because I practically never cry-- I can't. But quite a few songs make/have made me want to cry pretty badly. 

Here Today - duh 

Stuck Inside A Cloud 

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I don't often find myself crying over music to be honest, but it's definitely happened. I clearly recall breaking down over 'Everybody Hurts'. It won't be surprising that I was going through the hardest time of my life when that happened. 

Lately, and I think it's more relevant too, Free As A Bird (and to a lesser extent Real Love ) gets to me. Hearing George sing and play to John's demos and realising he isn't here anymore either just sets me off. Funnily enough, so does Ringo's "rock on George, for Ringo one time" in Honey Don't . Here Today does it too, sometimes. During the concert, Paul's rendition of Something really got to me; particularly the moment where the full band comes in.

It's a recent thing. I must be turning into a sentimental old fool... paul-mccartney

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JPM-Fangirl said
I don't often find myself crying over music to be honest, but it's definitely happened. I clearly recall breaking down over 'Everybody Hurts'. It won't be surprising that I was going through the hardest time of my life when that happened. 

Lately, and I think it's more relevant too, Free As A Bird (and to a lesser extent Real Love ) gets to me. Hearing George sing and play to John's demos and realising he isn't here anymore either just sets me off. Funnily enough, so does Ringo's "rock on George, for Ringo one time" in Honey Don't . Here Today does it too, sometimes. During the concert, Paul's rendition of Something really got to me; particularly the moment where the full band comes in.

It's a recent thing. I must be turning into a sentimental old fool... paul-mccartney

I like to think I'm a person who takes everything as a bit of a joke. I do, but my recent experiences with heart-rending songs like Here Today and Stuck Inside A Cloud (not to mention the Brainwashed EPK-- I'll join you in having that good cry, Dhani) have led me to believe that perhaps I'm a bit more of a softie than I pretend to be. So I may be in the 'sentimental fool' category as well.  

One more to add to my list: Now And Then 

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JPM-Fangirl said
I don't often find myself crying over music to be honest, but it's definitely happened. I clearly recall breaking down over 'Everybody Hurts'. It won't be surprising that I was going through the hardest time of my life when that happened. 

Lately, and I think it's more relevant too, Free As A Bird (and to a lesser extent Real Love ) gets to me. Hearing George sing and play to John's demos and realising he isn't here anymore either just sets me off. Funnily enough, so does Ringo's "rock on George, for Ringo one time" in Honey Don't . Here Today does it too, sometimes. During the concert, Paul's rendition of Something really got to me; particularly the moment where the full band comes in.

It's a recent thing. I must be turning into a sentimental old fool... paul-mccartney

Yeah, I don't cry over music much, lots of songs make me want to bawl my eyes out though....

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We have a thread on Beatles songs that make you cry .

It would be nice if you are mentioning a Beatles song to put it in that thread. This thread couldbe used for non-Beatles songs.

Those of you who have posted Beatles songs here are encouraged to post the thoughts in that thread to keep the conversation all together.

PSA: If you wonder if we have a thread on a topic you are thinking about starting, you can ask in the Thread Search Thread.

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"Shape Of My Heart" by Sting.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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Everybody Hurts by R.E.M. / Corrs - comes close. I like the live Corrs version on the DVD I have.

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There have only been three songs in my life that have moved me to tears, and none of them were Beatles songs.

 

The first was "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" played on an organ at my aunt's funeral.

The second was hearing "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac while going through a bad breakup.

The third was when I was doing the first listen of the finished product of the song I wrote for my recently-deceased dog Sandi.

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I'm Not In Love, 10cc, it's unfortunately connected to my mother's death for me, but I've heard it's often a death or breakup song for many people. Definitely a chin-wobbler, and I actually dread hearing it because I'll have to listen to it and try not to think about the middle section again.

nigella type b, Severed Heads, which is a really obscure instrumental which isn't even in print unless you find a 2nd hand copy of the album it's on, Op 2 and for some reason its just sad enough to get the chin-wobble going.

I Hope I Never, Split Enz. This was that one classic teen angst song for me (oh how love is tragic vomit vomit), but I warn you, it is not a song to hear after a breakup. Actually Tim Finn is an all-round bad influence for the sentimental, and even Neil gets weird (Missing Person, what's that about).

edit: I forgot one

Let Down, Radiohead, this is a desperately sad and beautiful song. Not good for sad days, avoid.

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Yes, there have been a few songs through the years that have choked me up for different reasons. In fact hearing these songs at a young age scared the hell out of me and made me wonder if falling in love was a wise thing to do.

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling (The Righteous Brothers)

You never close your eyes anymore when I kiss your lips
And there's no tenderness like before in your fingertips
You're trying hard not to show it, (baby)
But baby, baby I know it

You Don't have To Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)

Left alone with just a memory
Life seems dead and so unreal
All that's left is loneliness
There's nothing left to feel

 

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Totally forgot how depressing this is, has made we cry* a few times

 

*tear up, not necessarily bawl

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'It Makes No Difference' by The Band, a song about love lost, has moved me more than once. Some of the lyrics:

It makes no difference where I turn
I can't get over you and the flame still burns
It makes no difference, night or day
The shadow never seems to fade away

-later in the song-

Now there's no love
As true as the love that dies untold
But the clouds never hung so low before

-it ends with-

Well, I love you so much and it's all I can do
Just to keep myself from telling you
That I never felt so alone before

Rick Danko's voice on that last bit is so melancholy - you'd swear he had tears streaming down his face while singing it.

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Jethro Tull's "We Used To Know"

"Each to his own way, I'll go mine.  Best of luck with what you find   But for your own sake, remember times   we used to know." (long wailing guitar outro.)

We Used To Know

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I confess this song made me tear up today: 

It's that children's chorus that gets me... I'd be okay if it weren't for those damn kids singing 'There is someone watching over you' a-hard-days-night-paul-10 

And if you're wondering how in the world I heard of it, Silly Dad heard it at a shop a while back and put it on his old phone (which I sometimes use for music listening purposes, since he has all the good stuff in his collection-- Beatles, PF, Ackerman, etc.). 

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Love of my life by Queen, and Tears in Heaven by Clapton.

 

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Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven".  It's not even just that it's about his little boy, Conor who died at four and a half years old. It's also thinking about those I love who have gone on before me. Gets me right in the feels every single time.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird". My brother died at 22. This song reminds me of him. His girlfriend even used to call him "Freebird". 

Mike & The Mechanics' "The Living Years". I didn't have the easiest relationship with my biological father, my stepdad raised me from the age of eight. This song just gets me so much more so since he died. "Say it loud, say it clear, you can listen as well as you hear. It's too late when we die to admit we don't see eye to eye." Sadly we never did really get close again.

Jeff Buckley's cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Hell, the entire "Grace" album makes me emotional, but this song, just the heft of the emotion gets into my heart.

"A Boy Like That / I Have A Love" from "West Side Story". I can't get through that scene with Maria and Anita without waterworks. 

And yes, Kermit the freaking FROG singing "Rainbow Connection". I can't explain it, I just well up. "Who said that every wish would be heard and answered when wished on the morning star? Somebody thought of that and someone believed it, and look what it's done so far."

Are you a cat lover? Look up The Weakerthans' "Plea From A Cat Named Virtue" (a cat tries to encourage its depressed owner) as well as its sequel "Virtue the Cat Explains Her Departure"(in which Virtue leaves her owner to face his depression alone) . Even if you aren't necessarily a cat lover, they'll get you.  The final devastating line in "Virtue the Cat Explains.." : "But I can't remember the sound that you found for me, I can't remember the sound that you found for me, I can't remember the sound..."

Shoot now I've done it. HAND ME THAT BOX OF KLEENEX, damn it! paul-mccartney

 

As Elton John says, sad songs say so much. Sometimes we just need a good cry, it's cathartic. 

 

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Sometimes we just need a good cry, it's cathartic. 

I agree. I have trouble with this myself-- there are times when I feel like crying but I usually can't cry, so I never let it out-- ' tis terrible a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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This is a bit weird because I'm not really a blubber.  As above, Tears In Heaven could get get me a bit though.  The only bit of music that did make me cry once was (inexplicably) Widor's Toccata.  I have no real idea why this was.  I had never heard it before except for catching part of a radio programme about it a few weeks before.  I heard that it's popular at weddings but I'm not particularly sentimental about weddings.  It was just something in the music I couldn't explain.  Because of this I played a video of it to my wife she was fascinated but couldn't see it at all.  I think it's because the sound is just so big heard when played on a vast church organ.  Headphones needed for full effect!  I still enjoy hearing it but it doesn't have the same result!  This is a nice version.  It's silent until 15 seconds in.

 

    

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There have been many songs that have made me cry in the past, but now I could care less. However, some that have that come to mind are "Time to Say Goodbye," (English version) by Sarah Brightman, "You're Breaking My Heart," by Vince Damone, "Say Something ," by A Great Big World/Christina Aguliera "Love Yourself," by Justin Bieber and "I Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley.

Many more I've probably forgotten. I guess I'm an emotional person. It's weird for a fire sign.

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