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I was in the car today when I heard Genesis' song "Hold On My Heart". It reminded me of one of the first times I ever heard the song... I was driving home late at night after being at my boyfriend's house, and the song made me cry.

Two other songs that always used to make me cry (and still do, sometimes)... please don't laugh... Kenny Rogers' "She Believes In Me" and Barry Manilow's "Could It Be Magic". Red Face

Two other songs that make me cry for a completely different reason... Beatles' "Revolution #9" and ELO's "Fire On High"... backwards masking always creeps me out. Razzer

What songs make you cry?
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Great topic...

"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" by the Platters
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones
"Little Green" by Joni Mitchell
"Late For The Sky" by Jackson Browne
"Good Time Charlies's Got The Blues" by Danny O'Keefe
"Silver Spring" by Fleetwood Mac
"Misty" by Sarah Vaughn
"Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning" by Willie Nelson
"This Bitter Earth" by Dinah Washington
"Hello" by Lionel Ritchie

....er, that's a lot...and I know I could think of more (Not even mentioning the numerous Neil Finn songs!)

Rain00, I love your choices too, nothing like Kenny and Barry to give you a good cry!
"Star" from Bryan Adams.
Yeah just laugh about odd Sandra...but this song mentions so many thoughts I really had...


"She goes on" ah you should know from which band

And "How soon is now" from TATU that makes me really really cry. It causes such enormously pain to my ears... the only thing that helps is to stick red socks into my suffering little ears...
I'm a super sap. I cry at everything.

One in particular really gets me though, because it was playing on the radio all the time during my father's illness and subsequent death. I don't know the title but it's Sarah McLaughlin and the lyrics are "In the arms of the angels, may you find some comfort there..." Oh, it gets me just thinking about it. Although when I listen to the lyrics, it reminds me more of my uncle- who was a very sorry individual who died alone from alcoholism at 57. The lyrics seem to suggest a person such as this, who finally gets the comfort in death that he never got in life. Frowner
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Originally posted by grace0418:
[qb] I'm a super sap. I cry at everything.

One in particular really gets me though, because it was playing on the radio all the time during my father's illness and subsequent death. I don't know the title but it's Sarah McLaughlin and the lyrics are "In the arms of the angels, may you find some comfort there..." Oh, it gets me just thinking about it. Although when I listen to the lyrics, it reminds me more of my uncle- who was a very sorry individual who died alone from alcoholism at 57. The lyrics seem to suggest a person such as this, who finally gets the comfort in death that he never got in life. Frowner [/qb]
I think that's just called Angels. But not sure thinking about it now...
OK, being pregnant, I've got the ole hormonal water faucet going a whole lot these days. Wink Earlier tonight, I heard Sting's "They Dance Alone" and totally lost it because I remembered what he did at LiveAid in 1985...he performed the song with about 150 of the actual women dancing onstage behind him, with large cardboard photographs of their dead...and Sting did not leave the stage until he had personally danced with every single one of the women. Even remembering that story got me all verklempt.

For awhile after 9/11 I couldn't even listen to "Turn and Run" anymore, and now while I don't cry anymore, I still get chills.

I first listened to George Harrison's posthumous solo album, "Brainwashed" on the first anniversary of his death and bawled my eyes out during "The Rising Sun" because it had all the elements of wisdom, and remnants of the Beatles, and cleverness, and the wistful truth that he was recording something final to say to the world which would be heard after he'd gone, all in that one song.

John Lennon's "Imagine" gets me every time, both because of how the guy lived, and because of how he died. Such an example, such a waste.

"No One Is Watching You Now" by 'Til Tuesday (former 80's band fronted by a very young Aimee Mann) has been a very emotional song for me in the past.

A couple of my own songs have come from such an emotional place that I had to do several studio takes on the vocals because I kept crying.

Some music makes me cry merely because it's so bad, but I won't get into that here. Big Grin

[ps...Jenn...did you ever hear that stylistic parody in the late 70's, I can't remember who did it, but it was called "I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow?" The chorus went "I need your help Barry Manilow, I'm miserable and I don't know what to do. Sing me a song, sing it sad and low...no one knows how to suffer quite like you!"]
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Originally posted by Heidi in Pittsburgh:
[qb]"No One Is Watching You Now" by 'Til Tuesday (former 80's band fronted by a very young Aimee Mann) has been a very emotional song for me in the past.[/qb]
That is definately one of my top 'I'm depressed, leave me alone, I want to cry songs.'

My newest tear jerker is 'Love's Divine' by Seal. The man can look at you and make you cry!


Now Playing :Love's Divine - Seal:
Among Finn stuff only:

"She Goes On" (Sandra, I'm with you on that one).

"Faster Than Light" usually wrecks me. Lately, so do "She Will Have Her Way" and "Into the Sunset." (There's a mysterious process by which some of Neil's solo songs take turns being outrageously emotionally loaded for me.)

The bridge section of "Take A Walk" really gets me, too.

Evvie
My hubby was away studying for for years and every time I heard Neilson's I can't live (if living is without you) I had a breakdown....ran out of shops, peoples houses, you name it.

Sting ....Fragile and Fields of Gold *sniffle*. Fields of gold was the only song that would get my youngest settled at times so it has special memories and Fragile reminds me of a lot of things especially a loss I had the year before Frowner .

Eva Cassidy's version of Fields of gold does not make me bubble as much but when she starts singing Over the Rainbow.......*sob*
OK, you guys are now going to think I'm insane.

Last night for the first time, we opened up and played our new copy of Underwater Melon Man that Jay ordered for the baby (the kids' project done by the Finns, Dave Dobbyn, the Runga sisters and others...) and I got truly upset by The Forgotten Fork.

It's about this fork that's engaged to a spoon, and they plan to raise some cutlery in the upstairs dining room. Then someone drops the fork behind the stove and he's never heard from again because he's stuck behind the stove all by himself. I was just so upset! It was so sad, and I keep thinking about the poor fork! I immediately wanted to go look behind our stove to see if we've dropped anything.
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[qb] Barber's "Adagio for Strings"...ugh, what a killer. [/qb]
Adagio for Strings can either really relax me, or one particular choral version I have does start the waterworks.

I'm much more of a wuss than I like to admit, and if I hear or see a performance that has the performer themselves emotional (as if going beyond their own expectations), I usually feed off of that myself. Certain songs like the national anthem always get to me IF they are performed really well. I think I mentioned here before that Whitney Houston's rendition in '91 during the first Gulf War still gets me everytime.

Other songs that occaisionally can get me are either just great performances, or are tied in to a personal experiences-

Don't Cry - Seal (ironic Roll Eyes )
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Lilac Wine - Jeff Buckley
Why - Annie Lennox
Into Temptation - Crowded House
Into The Sunset - Neil Finn
Lullaby Requiem - Neil Finn
Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel/Kate Bush
This Woman's Work - Kate Bush
She's Got a Way - Billy Joel
Here Today (live) - Paul McCartney
Elsewhere - Sarah McLachlan
When We Dance - Sting
You Still Touch Me - Sting
I Burn For You (live) - Sting
Taking My Life In Your Hands - Elvis Costello
Sentimental Thing - Joe Jackson
Georgia (On My Mind) - Ray Charles

Because of 9/11
Sting - Fragile
New York State Of Mind - Billy Joel
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Originally posted by Heidi in Pittsburgh:
[qb] For awhile after 9/11 I couldn't even listen to "Turn and Run" anymore, and now while I don't cry anymore, I still get chills. [/qb]
Heidi, if I may ask, can you say more about this? How is the song related to the event for you? (I'm wondering if I'm missing an obvious connection or if you're speaking of a personal connection.)

And I never knew that about Sting dancing with the women. That's beautiful. I knew I loved him for a reason Wink .

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