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Marc Jacobs

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I should be working on my paper...

 

I noticed that I get teary-eyed nearly every time I listen to Allentown by Billy Joel.  The song isn't directly connected to any experience of mine.  I do think about the hard times that my dad (and many men like him in the rust belt) went through, starting in the 1980's, but jeez!  I think the melody just catches some emotional connection in my brain.

Anyway, is there a song that isn't necessarily or obviously sad that makes you cry?

Thanks for humoring me.



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Kenneth Cole

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Angel by Sarah maclachlan, thanks to those damn ASPCA commercials. The BF knows to change the channel whenever they come on, or else I turn into a puddle of tears...

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Marc Jacobs

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Pearljam's "Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town" from the late 90s gets me every time.

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God, I can't believe I'm admitting this. Bing Crosby singing the Christmas song "The Littlest Angel." It's about a little boy angel who gives his most treasured possession (a stone, a piece of log and his dog's leash) to the baby Jesus as a Christmas present and those items are transformed into the star of Bethlehem.

It gets me every year.

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Okay I will play, I have to admit I have more than one song but Dance with my Father by Luther Vandross gets me everytime.

 

Dont get me started on movies eitherashamed



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Practically Marvin Gaye's entire album "What's Going On" - because he was 20 years ahead of his time in some of the social issues in his music, and his life was so tragically cut short.

"Little Wing" by Jimi Hendrix OR Sting, both versions make me sad for an old love. So does Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You."

Grateful Dead "Uncle John's Band," because my grandfather's name was John and when I was a kid my older boy cousins would sing it to him.

I'm looking at my iTunes now, and, a lot. So I'll leave it there.


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Sarah McLachlan - Adia it reminds me of my Grandma who we lost to Alzheimers. Though I do think it's a sad song anyway so maybe it doesn't qualify for this thread. I heard it in Anthro recently and it distracted me so much I just had to leave.

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itsapinkthing wrote:

Sarah McLachlan - Adia it reminds me of my Grandma who we lost to Alzheimers. Though I do think it's a sad song anyway so maybe it doesn't qualify for this thread. I heard it in Anthro recently and it distracted me so much I just had to leave.


 

 True, it's a sad one.  Sorry you had to leave Anthro.  That makes me think about how stores and restaurants have been playing horribly sad songs for the last 2-or-so years.  I don't get it.  I wonder if the music architects at Muzak and other similar places deliberately put sad music into a business' rotation.  And, if that is the case, why.  

 

Thanks for playing.  This has shown me that there usually is at least some reason for songs that make you cry.  Sometimes it's just a coincidence that a particular song was playing at a sad time.



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