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I can't believe no one has mentioned Townes Van Zandt yet. How about Marie, Tecumseh Valley or The Highway Kind.

 

yep, I agree. "Marie" has to be one of the most depressing songs of all-time. The version I have, from the Be Here to Love me soundtrack, is a live solo acoustic performance. I think one of the reasons it is so sad is that it is so real....when you hear Townes sing that song, it sounds like a true story that actually happened to him.

 

hmm...maybe that doesn't make any sense...not sure how to explain it. :)

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The saddest song ever written to me (although it doesn't sound sad) is....

 

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark

 

I get up in the evening, and I aint got nothing to say

I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling the same way

I aint nothing but tired, man Im just tired and bored with myself

Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

 

You cant start a fire, you cant start a fire without a spark

This guns for hire even if were just dancing in the dark

 

Message keeps getting clearer, radios on and Im moving round the place

I check myself out in the mirror I wanna change my clothes my hair my face

Man I aint getting nowhere just sitting in a dump like this

Theres something happening somewhere baby I just know that there is

 

You cant start a fire...

 

You sit around getting older theres a joke here somewhere and its on me

Ill shake this world off my shoulders come baby this laughs on me

 

Stay on the streets of this town and theyll be carving you up alright

They say you got to stay hungry hey baby Im just about starving tonight

Im dying for some action Im sick of sitting round here trying to write

This book

I need a love reaction come on now baby give me just one look

 

 

 

 

For the full effect of this song check out Pete Yorn's version......

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A few from the iPod:

 

Gram Parsons--$1,000 Wedding

Johnny Cash's version of "On the Evening Train"

Johnny Cash's version of "Hurt"

Antonty and the Johnsons--"Hope There's Someone"

Baptist Generals--"Sweet Red Wine"

Beck--"The Golden Age"

Damien Jurado--"I Can't Get Over You"

Elliott Smith--"King's Crossing"

The Gourds--"Our Patriarch"

The Handsome Family--"Passenger Pigeons"

Iron & Wine--"Dead Man's Will", "The Trapeze Swinger"

Leonard Cohen--"Chelsea Hotel #2"

The Mendoza Line--"Triple Bill of Shame"

Richard and Linda Thompson--"Down Where the Drunkards Roll"

Richard Buckner--"Gauzy Dress in the Sun"

Magnolia Electric Co.--"Hold On Magnolia"

Townes Van Zandt--"You Are Not Needed Now", "Tecumseh Valley"

 

or, if you believe my co-workers, practically everything I own is sad and depressing.

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There's a place where lovers go

To cry their troubles away

And they call it Lonesome Town

Where the broken hearts stay

[Lonesome town]

 

You can buy a dream or two,

To last you all through the years

And the only price you pay

Is a heart full of tears

[Full of tears]

 

Goin' down to lonesome town,

Where the broken hearts stay,

Goin' down to lonesome town

To cry my troubles away.

 

In the town of broken dreams,

The streets are filled with regret,

Maybe down in lonesome town,

I can learn to forget.

[To forget]

 

Maybe down in lonesome town,

I can learn to forget,

[Lonesome town]

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Jeff Buckley ~ Lover You should Have Come Over

 

 

Its never over, my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder

Its never over, all my riches for her smiles when I slept so soft against her

Its never over, all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter

Its never over, shes the tear that hangs inside my soul forever

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The saddest song ever written to me (although it doesn't sound sad) is....

 

Bruce Springsteen - Dancing In The Dark

 

I get up in the evening, and I aint got nothing to say

I come home in the morning, I go to bed feeling the same way

I aint nothing but tired, man Im just tired and bored with myself

Hey there baby, I could use just a little help

 

You cant start a fire, you cant start a fire without a spark

This guns for hire even if were just dancing in the dark

 

Message keeps getting clearer, radios on and Im moving round the place

I check myself out in the mirror I wanna change my clothes my hair my face

Man I aint getting nowhere just sitting in a dump like this

Theres something happening somewhere baby I just know that there is

 

You cant start a fire...

 

You sit around getting older theres a joke here somewhere and its on me

Ill shake this world off my shoulders come baby this laughs on me

 

Stay on the streets of this town and theyll be carving you up alright

They say you got to stay hungry hey baby Im just about starving tonight

Im dying for some action Im sick of sitting round here trying to write

This book

I need a love reaction come on now baby give me just one look

For the full effect of this song check out Pete Yorn's version......

 

 

Never thought of this one as sad until right now. It works, it's sad.

 

Also Racing in the Streets.

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