This has been a dark secret of mine for a looooooong time. Thank god for the anonymity of the interwebz! There are some songs that effect me emotionally to the point where I actually choke up on the lyrics when trying to sing them. I've never actually teared up (well.......maybe once or twice) but I can get an emotional rush so powerful out of some songs that I have a physical reaction. No pharmaceutical/adult beverage/religious/significant other/regretted ex- connection - I just find the combination of lyric and melody so powerful it moves me deeply enough to react emotionally. And I've got to say its a really nice & very powerful feeling; just its not the kind of thing thats easy to share with your mates, especially when you play classic rock as your first preference. The one that gets me every time - "A Case Of You" - the version by Diana Krall (the Joni Mitchell original is OK but there's something about Krall's piano arrangement....). I also get a bit chokey with "Message To My Girl" by Crowded House, and the old jazz standard "All The Way". Thankfully I dont have to sing them on gigs or anything, just noodling around on my keyboards at home. Now I've put it out there......who else gets effected by powerful songwriting?