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#4556955 - 02/20/21 10:08 PM Sad songs...what are yours ?  
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Sad songs came up, and I always think of this one from my childhood. Recall hearing it in Dad's car, I think he had it on 8 track. Still makes me sad, probably more from nostalgia as Dad passed away in 1995 at the young age of 48.


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#4556957 - 02/20/21 10:14 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4556963 - 02/20/21 10:44 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Yeah, same era I believe. What is sadder than missing your dead dog ?

Shannon is gone, I hope she's drifting out to sea
She always loved to swim away
Maybe she'll find an island with a shaded tree
Just like the one in our backyard


I always heard it as Shannon is gone I heard,.. not hope.
Why would you hope she is drifting out to sea ?

I think my version is sadder, I thought Shannon drowned. biggrin

No googling lyrics in the 70's.


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#4556967 - 02/20/21 10:51 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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The 70's knew how to write sad songs.


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#4556975 - 02/20/21 11:06 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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#4556979 - 02/20/21 11:14 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Here's one from 1988 related to the original post about losing a father...

Mike + The Mechanics - The Living Years (Official Video)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hr64MxYpgk

I feel lucky to have all that behind me now (my dad is 82 and a cool guy, also the only father my wife has ever known...hers died when she was 2, MIL never remarried).




The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4556981 - 02/20/21 11:18 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Siegfried's Funeral March from "Die Gotterdammerung".




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#4556987 - 02/20/21 11:48 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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Context. Freddie Mercury's farewell...he/they knew he was dying, he even had difficulty getting through the video...

Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Official Video)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB4K0scMysc



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
#4556988 - 02/20/21 11:52 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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That’s a very poignant video and song by Queen. Good pick Mark.


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#4556991 - 02/20/21 11:59 PM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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#4556992 - 02/21/21 12:04 AM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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For different reasons.



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Islands in the Stream with Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton always broke me up. Just getting divorced messily at that time.

Others were "Forever Young", and "I should be so Lucky". Both current at bad times in my life.


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There's some great live versions floating on the tube...

But the studio version is the bomb. The slide guitar by Eric...




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I’m sure this one struck a chord with many Vietnam vets when it was first released,



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#4557002 - 02/21/21 01:00 AM Re: Sad songs...what are yours ? [Re: WangoTango]  
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An upbeat sad song....



Children growing up
Old friends growing older
Freeze this moment
A little bit longer
Make each sensation
A little bit stronger


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Well, I've been afraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too


Any song that mentions children gets to me now. Getting more sentimental with age.


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OK, this one is kind of off beat.
The day my Dad died, my boss walked up to me and said "I'm sorry, you have to go to the hospital" Everyone knew my Dad was dying.
As I was driving this song came on, it was fairly new and I liked it. In my head I was rationalizing " my Boss didn't say he died, he might still be alive"....but I knew..
I was singing and crying my eyes out at the same time.



This is like therapy haha.

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I've thought of several more that I'll save for later, when the thread starts fading into the sunset.

But on a personal note, this one (which was sad as hell at one point in my messed up teenage life) reminds me that it's ok to swallow your pride and admit that you sometimes make boneheaded mistakes, like breaking up with your only girlfriend because you weren't getting what you thought you should be. Then after a couple of days or so of zero contact, with this song playing in the background, you realize that you can no longer deny it...

"Oh #%&*$#, I'm hopelessly in love with this chick! What have I done?!" The good ones forgive and forget, I think (and many times over). smile

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFNbTdLfBwQ



The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in
Gives way and suddenly it’s day again
The sun is in the east
Even though the day is done
Two suns in the sunset, hmph
Could be the human race is run
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