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The most heartbreaking song you can come up with

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Basschair, Feb 9, 2006.


  1. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    No, not bass-specific songs, just songs.

    For some reason, the song "San Andreas Fault" by Natalie Merchant just kills me every time. :(

    Give me some of yours...
     
  2. Feels Like Home - Randy Newman
    Stuff and Nonsense - Split Enz
    Don't Cry Out Loud - Peter Allen (!)
     
  3. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I love Miss Merchant. Beloved Wife is a pretty sad song.
     
  4. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Brickyard Road.



    Mike
     
  5. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    Keep me in your heart by Warren Zevon.
     
  6. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    "He stopped loving her today" - George Jones

    Trump!
     
  7. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I also find Whiskey Lullaby by Allison Kraus a tearjerker.
     
  8. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Let Me Let Go ~ Faith Hill

    I thought it was over, baby
    We said our goodbyes
    But I can’t go a day without your face
    Goin’ through my mind

    In fact, not a single minute
    Passes without you in it
    Your voice, your touch, memories of your love
    Are with me all of the time

    Let me let go, baby
    Let me let go
    If this is for the best
    Why are you still in my heart
    Are you still in my soul
    Let me let go

    I talked to you the other day
    Looks like you make your escape
    You put us behind, no matter how I try
    I can’t do the same

    Let me let go, baby
    Let me let go
    It just isn’t right
    I’ve been two thousand miles
    Down a dead-end road

    Let me let go, darlin’, won’t you
    I just gotta know, yeah
    If this is for the best
    Why are you still in my heart
    Are you still in my soul
    Let me let go

    The lights of this strange city are shinin’
    But they don’t hold no fascination for me
    I try to find the bright side, baby
    But everywhere I look
    Everywhere I turn
    You’re all I see

    Let me, let me let go, baby, won’t you
    Let me let go
    It just isn’t right
    I’ve been two thousand miles
    Down a dead-end road

    Oh, let me let go, darlin’, won’t you
    I just gotta know
    If this is for the best
    Why are you still in my heart
    Yeah, you’re still in my soul, let me let go
    Let me let go, let me let go
     
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Husbands and Wives ~ Brooks and Dunn

    Two broken hearts lonely looking houses
    Where nobody lives
    Two people each having so much pride inside
    Neither side forgives

    The angry words spoken in haste
    Such a waste of two lives
    It's my belief pride is the cheif cause in the decline
    Of the number of husbands and wives

    A woman and a man
    A man and a woman
    Some can and some cant and some cant

    It's my belief pride is the chief cause in the decline
    Of the number of husbands and wives
     
  10. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    Another song I find heartbreaking, but not in the "she left me" way is "The Ballad of Ira Hayes" by Johnny Cash.
     
  11. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    "Lonely Day"- System of a Down


    And Soldier Side 2 by SOAD


    Dead men lying on the bottom of the grave
    Wondering when Savior comes
    Is he gonna be saved
    Maybe you're a sinner into your alternate life
    Maybe you're a joker, maybe you deserve to die

    They were crying when their sons left
    God is wearing black
    He's gone so far to find no hope
    He's never coming back

    They were crying when their sons left
    All young men must go
    He's come so far to find the truth
    He's never going home

    Young men standing on the top of their own graves
    Wondering when Jesus comes
    Are they gonna be saved
    Cruelty to the winner, Bishop tells the King his lies
    Maybe you're a mourner, maybe you deserve to die

    They were crying when their sons left
    God is wearing black
    He's gone so far to find no hope
    He's never coming back

    They were crying when their sons left
    All young men must go
    He's come so far to find no truth
    He's never going home

    Welcome to the Soldier Side
    Where there's no one here but me
    People all grow up to die
    There is no one here but me

    Welcome to the Soldier Side
    Where there's no one here but me
    People on the soldier's side
    There is no one here but me
     
  12. Clapton's Tears In Heaven and The Beatle's Yesterday.

    Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away.
    Now it looks as though they're here to stay.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be.
    There's a shadow hanging over me.
    Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

    Why she had to go, I don't know,
    She wouldn't say.
    I said something wrong,
    Now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
    Now I need a place to hide away.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.

    Why she had to go, I don't know,
    She wouldn't say.
    I said something wrong,
    Now I long for yesterday.

    Yesterday love was such an easy game to play.
    Now I need a place to hide away.
    Oh, I believe in yesterday.
     
  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Heh. You guys are making it too easy. ;)


    I mean....:bawl:



    "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" by Gordon Lightfoot

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
    When the skies of November turn gloomy.

    With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
    Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
    That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
    When the gales of November came early

    The ship was the pride of the American side
    Coming back from some mill in Wisconson
    As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
    With a crew and the Captain well seasoned.

    Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
    When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
    And later that night when the ships bell rang
    Could it be the North Wind they'd been feeling.

    The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
    And a wave broke over the railing
    And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
    T'was the witch of November come stealing.

    The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
    When the gales of November came slashing
    When afternoon came it was freezing rain
    In the face of a hurricane West Wind

    When supper time came the old cook came on deck
    Saying fellows it's too rough to feed ya
    At 7PM a main hatchway caved in
    He said fellas it's been good to know ya.

    The Captain wired in he had water coming in
    And the good ship and crew was in peril
    And later that night when his lights went out of sight
    Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    Does anyone know where the love of God goes
    When the words turn the minutes to hours
    The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
    If they'd fifteen more miles behind her.

    They might have split up or they might have capsized
    They may have broke deep and took water
    And all that remains is the faces and the names
    Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

    Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
    In the ruins of her ice water mansion
    Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
    The islands and bays are for sportsmen.

    And farther below Lake Ontario
    Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
    And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
    With the gales of November remembered.

    In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
    In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
    The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
    For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

    The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
    Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
    Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
    When the gales of November come early.

    © 1976 Moose Music, Inc.


    Or, if you want depressing on a more personal scale, pretty much anything from the Richard & Linda Thompson album Shoot Out the Lights is sure to bring you down, too. Of course, when you have a gifted singer/sonwriter team going through a divorce while they record an album together, what do you expect? :meh:

    "Did She Jump, Or Was She Pushed?"

    She was there one minute and then she was gone the next
    Lying in a pool of herself with a twisted neck

    Oh she fell from the roof to the ground
    There was glass lying all around
    She was broken in a hundred pieces
    When her body was found

    She used to live life, she used to live life with a vengeance
    And the chosen would dance, the chosen would dance in attendance

    She crossed a lot of people
    Some she called friends
    She thought she'd live forever
    But forever alwasy ends

    Did she jump or was she pushed
    Did she jump or was she pushed
    Did she jump or was she pushed

    Oh she used to have style, she used to have style and she used it
    And they say it turned bad when the truth came `round and she refused it

    They found some fingerprints
    Right around her throat
    They didn't find no killer
    And they didn't find no note

    Did she jump or was she pushed
    Did she jump or was she pushed
    Did she jump or was she pushed

    Oh did she jump or was she pushed
    Did she jump or was she pushed
    Did she jump or was she pushed
     
  14. pklima

    pklima

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    a few more:

    Curtis Eller - "Last Flight Of The Pigeon Club"
    Swans - "God Damn The Sun"
    Townes Van Zandt - "Highway Kind"
    Kazuki Tomokawa - "Let's Go Out To Play"
    Stan Rogers - "Lies"
    Richard Thompson - "Woods Of Darney"
     
  15. Diggler

    Diggler

    Mar 3, 2005
    Western PA
    Tim McGraw: Don't take the girl.
     
  16. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    As a parent..

    Adam's Song - Blink 182

    I think that's the name. It's the song where the kid is writing his suicide note, saying to tell his moither it's not her fault etc.
     
  17. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    "Lua" by Bright Eyes.
     
  18. threshar

    threshar

    Jul 30, 2002
    +1
    that song is so sad...
     
  19. bassbully43

    bassbully43

    Jul 1, 2005
    The Wall -the Statler brothers gets me everytime.
    Tears in heaven- Clapton time of healing
    Sunday morning coming down- Jonny Cash Alcohol and addiction.
     
  20. need4mospd

    need4mospd

    Dec 22, 2005
    Houston
    Dance with my Father - Luther Vandross

    Back when I was a child
    Before life removed all the innocence
    My father would lift me high
    And dance with my mother and me and then

    Spin me around till I fell asleep
    Then up the stairs he would carry me
    And I knew for sure
    I was loved

    If I could get another chance
    Another walk, another dance with him
    I’d play a song that would never, ever end
    How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

    When I and my mother would disagree
    To get my way I would run from her to him
    He’d make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
    Then finally make me do just what my mama said

    Later that night when I was asleep
    He left a dollar under my sheet
    Never dreamed that he
    Would be gone from me

    If I could steal one final glance
    One final step, one final dance with him
    I’d play a song that would never, ever end
    ‘Cause I’d love, love, love to dance with my father
    again

    Sometimes I’d listen outside her door
    And I’d hear her, mama cryin’ for him
    I pray for her even more than me
    I pray for her even more than me

    I know I’m prayin’ for much too much
    But could You send back the only man she loved
    I know You don’t do it usually
    But Lord, she’s dyin’ to dance with my father again
    Every night I fall asleep
    And this is all I ever dream