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Beatles songs that make you cry :'(
23 October 2012
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I still get choked up during the song "God ", when he gets to the lines "I don't believe in Beatles" and "I was the Walrus, but now I'm John".

Until the day he died I was so sure they would get back together. My brain would not accept anything less.

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23 October 2012
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The reasons why some songs have made me cry is either because they remind me of a situation in my life or because the song is just beautiful.

"Hey Jude " comes to mind first. I remember watching the opening ceremony of the Olympics at my friend's house and beginning to tear up when Paul was singing it live. On a similar note, I completely lost it during the "Imagine " tribute at the closing ceremony. Lost it completely. "All You Need Is Love " is another one, because it reminds me of situations in my life and the song applies so well to it.

"In My Life " has made me cry for similar reasons, and because I think it's absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure there are others, but I can't think of any more right off!

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24 October 2012
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I break out in uncontrollable sobs whenever I hear Wild Honey Pie .blue-meanie

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Like Zig, "God " gets me every time.  I first heard it on a "free form" FM station when Plastic Ono Band was released, 15-yr-old me with his transistor radio and ear bud (yes, just the one, in my right ear) lying in bed very late that night.  The DJ normally would play a new album straight through once a week in that time slot, but this one was billed as "songs from the new John Lennon album."  In retrospect that probably had something to do with the station's FCC license as it related to certain words in "Working Class Hero ," which didn't get played. 

In any case, the DJ intoned, "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, Mr. John Lennon ."  And played "God ." 

"I don't believe in Beatles" was about the last thing I expected to hear during the "don't believe" litany, and I had tears running down my face all during the "dream is over" sequence.  I think that it wasn't until that moment that I really believed that the Beatles were over.  And I did believe in Beatles, you know?

It's still a lump-in-my-throat song to this day.

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24 October 2012
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Here Today . Paul being totally open and forward in his love for John.

Johns passion and frankness in God . The crushing statement of not believing in Beatles (which would have been such a crushing blow to so many in 1970) to his deeply emotional statement of the dream being over, now just being John and that people have no option but to move on (the word 'have' is incredibly powerful in that statement, no room for debate or maneuverability). 

Hey Jude . The masses all joined together for 4 minutes, united in their singing "nah nah nah nah". That song for me shows how powerful music can be in removing barriers between people. When sang live its quite amazing to see and hear folks from all walks of life singing with no thought of race, belief, or anything. Check out the video below - 13,500 people singing along.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

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When I first listened to For No One it did nothing with me. As so many other Beatle songs, I only started liking them after I have listened to them a few times.

Then I listened to For No One again, just so beautiful, I just kept on hitting the replay button and yes I was in a complete shock, and indeed I did shed a few (well not really a few) tears.

And I was watching it with this video, which just makes it even more emotional: 

 

 

Edit: I completely forgot about Hey Jude , that song also does the trick... 

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Free As A Bird definitely gets me teary.

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She's Leaving Home made me well up a bit once, for a reason I can't quite put my finger on. It's very sad, but once, it just did that to me. Golden Slumbers /Carry That Weight never fails to give me chills, same with Paul's Waterfalls and John's Jealous Guy . There was a time very recently where some songs really started to make me well up, and I properly cried, but I can't remember what it was specifically.

I've also played a lot of Beatles songs when I've been sad. I just burst out once whilst playing The Fool On The Hill , alone.

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All Things Must Pass , In My Life , Mother , Here Today -all wrench at the heart strings.

 

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In terms of solo songs, Beware Of Darkness just wrecked me for weeks. When I heard Here Today live, I cried. And Bless You comes very close.

Can't think of a Ringo song, sorry. :-(

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I'm also really jealous of a lot of you who have songs which can make you cry when they come on at the right time. Whilst you're all living movie-style lives with perfect soundtracks, all I bloody get is Honey Pie .

17 May 2014
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I remember back in the late 80s sitting in an armchair listening to Yer Blues and bawling my eyes out over a girl who had left me -- "I'm so lonely, I WANNA DIE, if I ain't dead already -- girl you know the reason why!".  I just smile in amusement at the memory now...blue-meanie

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17 May 2014
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Golden Slumbers , The End , In My Life , A Day In The Life , I'll Follow The Sun : all of these have made me cry at least once. Free As A Bird, Real Love  - I tear up every time I give them a listen. In fact, I avoid listening to those two because they get me very emotional for a day or two. As far as solo songs, I have yet to listen to Jealous Guy  without shedding a tear after the first two lines. The same goes for Here Today . Then there are All Things Must Pass  and Beware Of Darkness .

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MrMoonlight said
She's Leaving Home made me well up a bit once, for a reason I can't quite put my finger on. It's very sad, but once, it just did that to me. Golden Slumbers /Carry That Weight never fails to give me chills, same with Paul's Waterfalls and John's Jealous Guy . There was a time very recently where some songs really started to make me well up, and I properly cried, but I can't remember what it was specifically.

I've also played a lot of Beatles songs when I've been sad. I just burst out once whilst playing The Fool On The Hill , alone.

Happened to me with She's Leaving Home as well. I don't know why. I once cried during Golden Slumberd too, but now I can just listen to both songs.

I think Let it be is the only Beatles song that I couldn't listen for a long time because I started to cry everytime. As for solo Beatles songs, Imagine does it for me.

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I get a bit misty-eyed when I hear:

a-hard-days-night-john-2'Out Of The Blue ' (I was born just to get to you) and 'God ' (I don't believe in Beatles. _________________ I just believe in me... The dream is over)

a-hard-days-night-paul-10'Calico Skies' (It was written that I would love you from the moment I opened my eyes) and 'Here Today '

ahdn_george_05'All Things Must Pass ' and the Concert for George version of 'For You Blue ' when Paul and Ringo share a knowing glance on the line "Same old 12 bar blues".

a-hard-days-night-ringo-11'Never Without You' and 'Weight of the World'

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17 May 2014
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I don't think I've ever cried at a song, and the only ones that come close are Calico Skies and Here Today

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I've only cried due to a song twice in my life, and neither of those occasions were Beatles songs.  It really had more to do with the situation than the music itself in both cases, I think.

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I seem to have a lot of breakup stories ell-oh-ell.blue-meanie  I just remembered another song that made me cry in a circumstance similar to my previous mention above -- one of my own songs!  Coincidentally enough, it's my only song (out of about 100 I've written) that has a title the same as a Beatles song -- I Feel Fine -- however, I do add a parenthetical subtitle to mine:  "(Going Out of My Mind)".

I played and sang it for this girl as part of a three-song serenade (all three my own songs).  That one song was the only one she liked, and she was even moved to incipient tears (no major water works, but just some moisture), but funnily enough at the time I didn't really feel anything.  I was trying to woo her, but she essentially said No.  The whole point of that song is along the lines of "I love you and even if you don't want me, that's okay, I'll feel fine (going out of my mind)"...

Years later when I sat down to sing the song, at a certain point in the lyrics, I just broke down and cried and couldn't finish singing, although I kept trying. 

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There's certain parts of songs that just sound good. In a sad way, if you get what I mean.

In Hey Jude "and anytime you feel the pain, Hey Jude , refrain..."

In Rocky Raccoon , "only to find gideon's bible..."

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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Let It Be made me cry the first time I heard it.

And Here, There And Everywhere .

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