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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:35 PM

what sad songs get you through?

I lost a friend tonight, one whoíd battled addiction for a while. Last I checked they were ok, this came as sort of a shock. I wish Iíd been more perceptive, and done more. Shit.
Listening to sad songs the one Iíve got on repeat now is Jesus etc by Wilco


What sad songs get you through?
I know I am not frequent poster but I like this place.

Be kind to each other DU- our love is all we have
Each one you is a setting sun,
Peace ,
The bench scientist

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:43 PM

1. to your friend,

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Response to KT2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:47 PM

2. peace KT2000


be well,
the bs

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:47 PM

3. I love this one

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:52 PM

5. thanks !

a new great talent (to me ) to listen too

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:57 PM

7. Sorry to hear about your friend.

Here's another from the same artist

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:52 PM

4. One I used to karaoke....

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:53 PM

6. oh and so steeped in sadness

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 11:59 PM

8. I'm very sorry for your loss.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:12 AM

13. thanks yardwork

long time lurker, infrequent posters - have always enjoyed your pensive and kind posts.
be well.
from family,
the bench scientist

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:13 AM

15. Thank you!

I think you may be the first DUer who has expressed a recognition that there is sadness behind my snark. Most people only see the snark. I am humbled.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:29 AM

36. ah snark and sadness tis merely degrees , luv

be well

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:02 AM

9. "Life Without You"

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:19 AM

19. oh SRV one of the great ones!

peace bonobo

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:41 AM

75. Oh man...

One of the songs played live at my brother Pat's funeral service... Pat had been left a quadriplegic by a drunk driver when he was but 16 years of age... he lived 13 more years only. He was more than my brother, he was my confidant and my best friend, and I miss him as much to this day as to the day he passed. He left us 26 years ago this past December 6th, on my fathers birthday. I had the lyrics published on a memorial card gifted to all who loved him, and I tweaked the lyrics just a bit...

"Fly on fly home, fly home my friend, go on, go home... go home and walk again.."

An eagle is engraved on his headstone with these same lyrics.

I can't begin to tell you how touched I am that you too love this song, and the incomparable SRV. Thank you for posting this.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #75)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:04 AM

79. Melinda...

This song makes me weep every single time.

It is so beautiful and there could be no better song to play at a funeral. I am so very sorry for your loss of your dear brother, Pat, and on your Dad's birthday too.

It is a beautiful thing that this was played at his funeral and good that we are still alive to feel the pain that we feel with this song -and to remember.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:07 AM

10. I'm sorry about your friend.

That is so sad. Addiction really is a disease and so far, it mostly goes untreated.

Sad songs. This song by Eric Clapton written for his son.



Eta. I just saw that someone else already posted this.

Sorry about that.



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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:13 AM

16. yes it is.

peace sabrina 1

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Response to bench scientist (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:27 AM

25. Thank you. If you have never heard this song by Loreena McKinnett

I think you will it find comforting at this time. It is one of the most beautiful songs written, I believe, after her fiancee was killed in a boating accident. The monks chorus in the beginning which opens up to the beautiful piano and of course her voice, is simply magnificent. I had it played for my fiancee when he too was killed, in a motor cycle accident. People at the service said it gave them goose bumps.

It is called 'Dante's Prayer'. I hope you like it.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:14 AM

50. Utterly gorgeous...

... and heartbreaking. Thank you for introducing me to it.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:09 AM

11. Very sorry

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Response to wendylaroux (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:16 AM

17. thanks

take care wendylaroux

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:10 AM

12. Wings of a Dove

by Hal Ketcham.

Not exactly a sad song, but very sentimental for me.

So sorry for your loss.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:12 AM

14. be well CC

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:17 AM

18. In the movie Alice's Restaurant theres a beautiful piece.. ".Songs to Aging Children Come..."

Its sung at the funeral of a friend who died from drugs.

It helped me when my best friends oldest son killed himself with heroin. I wish you peace.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:19 AM

20. "Please Don't Be Scared" -- Barry Manilow


Peace to you and your friend.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:20 AM

21. I'm sorry for your loss

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:11 AM

65. thanks lumberjack jeff

dear Mark Knopfler has a way with words
be well
the bs

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:24 AM

22. Long As I Can See The Light - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Response to sadbear (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:25 AM

23. Nice. nt

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:26 AM

24. ...





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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:29 AM

26. So sorry to hear

Here is one of my favorites:



Jason Mraz singing this live.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 12:54 AM

27. Roses at the End of TIme



ďRoses at the End of TimeĒ
Words and music Eliza Gilkyson
GilkySongs BMI 2010

Winding down to the end of the line
And the falling of the curtain
Iíll be yours and youíll be mine
Of that one truth Iím certain
I will give you roses fair
For every secret you did share
For all your words that flowed like wine
Roses at the end of time

Tonight I bless the hands of fate
That brought you to my doorway
Weary, worn and worth the wait
So willing to explore me
One rose for every vow you kept
One for every tear you wept
For all the moments you were kind
Roses at the end of time

One rose for every dream you dared
One for every wrong repaired
For all that bound your heart mine
Roses at the end of time
Roses ...

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:00 AM

28. Tina Turner

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:06 AM

29. Sometimes It Snows In April



Too sad.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:07 AM

30. This might do it.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:09 AM

31. Or, A Row of Small Trees...(lyrics only)

By Garnet Rogers:

A Row Of Small Trees

Her rings still held her warmth
As they fell to his hand
The doctor said, "there's no more we could do"
And he was worried at first that he did not understand
But then he saw his fist close
So he knew

And we watched from the window
As he walked slowly outside
He seemed unsure as to which way to go
And his coat whipped his legs
As the traffic blew by
He had one shoulder raised
As though to ward off a blow

And he lay in their bedroom
Those first sleepless nights
Too restless to sleep and too tired to cry
And he'd wander downstairs
In the pale morning light
To stare at the horizon with unseeing eyes

His neighbours worried about him
Those first desperate weeks
He seemed to dwindle and shrink in his clothes
And in the evenings
He'd wander the hills by himself
To return as the morning sun rose

The grass shook and swayed in the meadow
As he stood in the night
And he heard the dry whisper of leaves
And the wind was her spirit
Running free through the grass
Whispering warm in his ear "don't you grieve"

He was seen kneeling last Friday
On a high windswept hill
And his white hair blew back in the breeze
And we thought he was praying
Or had taken a fall
But he was planting a row of small trees

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Response to DreamGypsy (Reply #31)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:49 AM

38. That is beautiful.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:12 AM

32. I'm so sorry for your loss, bench scientist.

We played this at my dad's funeral. I think of him every time I hear it.


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Response to chalky (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:08 AM

64. thanks chalky

that is beautiful, sorry for your loss.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:15 AM

33. and then, for a twist of fate, there's Dangerous...



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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:26 AM

35. High Hopes.


Not a peep from the audience till the last note. Not one peep.


Alternately, Wish You Were Here...



Sorry for your loss, reminds me of a friend. Same story, sadly.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:29 AM

37. and last, but not least, Should I Fall Behind

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:54 AM

39. From Jeffrey Lee Pierce....




"Go Tell the Mountain"





Tikki

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:13 AM

40. Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:28 AM

41. needle in the hay-elliot smith

kind of fitting

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 02:46 AM

42. Accoustic guitar lullaby

Lots of Earl Klugh's stuff- words cant do it.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:00 AM

43. Sorry for your loss








sorry for your loss

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:16 AM

44. "For a Dancer"



Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down
I don't remember losing track of you
You were always dancing in and out of view
I must have thought you'd always be around
Always keeping things real by playing the clown
Now you're nowhere to be found

I don't know what happens when people die
Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try
It's like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I can't sing
I can't help listening
And I can't help feeling stupid standing 'round
Crying as they ease you down
'Cause I know that you'd rather we were dancing
Dancing our sorrow away
(Right on dancing)
No matter what fate chooses to play
(There's nothing you can do about it anyway)

Just do the steps that you've been shown
By everyone you've ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours
Another's steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you'll do alone

Keep a fire for the human race
Let your prayers go drifting into space
You never know what will be coming down
Perhaps a better world is drawing near
And just as easily it could all disappear
Along with whatever meaning you might have found
Don't let the uncertainty turn you around
(The world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
And somewhere between the time you arrive
And the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive
But you'll never know

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:34 AM

55. +1. Beautiful. n/t

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Response to Waiting For Everyman (Reply #44)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:49 PM

70. I was just getting ready to post that.

With your username, I'm not surprised you're a Jackson Browne fan. That album, "Late For The Sky" is probably my favorite.

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Response to pamela (Reply #70)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 05:53 PM

71. It's my favorite one too.

Yes, big JB fan since way back -- when "Redneck Friend" came out. He always seems to say what I'm thinking, only better than I could. That is so weird, how he does that.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:23 AM

45. I lost a dear family member to addiction back in '10. So, so hard.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (a song from our time together) was all I could think of. I quoted the passage "Sail on, silver girl, sail on by...oh, if you need a friend, I'm sailing right behind." at her memorial service.

But I see her grown kids and their kids and I realize that she goes on in them and it gives me comfort.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:36 AM

46. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

- I'm sorry for your loss.



He Ainít Heavy, Heís My Brother. ~ By Donnie Hathaway

The road is long,
with many a winding turn.
That leads us to who - knows where,
who knows where.
But I am strong enough,
to carry him.
He ainít heavy,
heís my brother.

So on we go,
his welfare is my concern.
No burden is he - to bear,
weíll get there.
For I know - he will not,
encumber me.
He ainít heavy,
he my brother.

If Iím laden at all,
Iím laden with sadness,
That everyoneís heart,
is not filled with gladness,
and love,
for one another.

I said its a long,
I said its a long,
hey, its a long hard road.
From which there is no return,
while weíre on our way - to bear,
why not share?

And the load - doesnít weigh,
doesnít weigh me down at all.
He ainít heavy,
heís my brother,
heís my brother, yes he is.
He ainít heavy,
he ainít heavy, yeah.
Heís my brother.

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Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:36 AM

47. I suck at YouTube videography and what-not, but two songs I'd like to recommend:

 

"Blackbird" by the Beatles (off their White Album)

"Hard Times" by Stephen Foster. (No particular versions but a lot of great covers of it. James Taylor's comes to mind.)

Don't be a stranger.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:37 AM

48. The Parting Glass by Liam Clancy



THE PARTING GLASS

Oh all the money that e'er I spent
I spent it in good company
And all the harm that e'er I've done
alas, it was to none but me
For all I've done for want of wit
to memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
good night and joy be with you all

Oh all the comrades that e'er I had
they are sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
they would wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
that I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and I'll softly call
good night and joy be with you all

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I am so sorry for your loss.
Hekate

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:58 AM

49. ...

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:27 AM

51. Asleep by the Smiths is the saddest, most haunting and aching song I know of...



I'm so sorry for the loss of yr friend

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:40 AM

52. "Who Knows Where the Time Goes"

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:42 AM

53. I got one oldie, and one older than that.

"Hey Jude" by the Beatles, and "Key to the Highway" by Little Walter.

Key to the Highway- Little Walter

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 04:43 AM

54. All I Know - Art Garfunkel

My favorite of his, always gets to me. I am so sorry, bench scientist. I'm in recovery, so I also know. Someone has to be ready and there's nothing you can do if they aren't. Two of the people I was closest to in the program, looked up to when I first joined and supported me, have gone back out and all I can do is let them know that I'll be waiting to welcome them when and if they decide to come back.

My heart breaks for you. Hang in there. You're not alone.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:45 AM

56. A Hoyt Axton song done by Steppenwolf

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:00 AM

57. when they ring the golden bells





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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:22 AM

58. (the London) Suede. got maudlin down to a science.

my sympathies to you in this time.

these usually help me. that and shoegazer rock. but alas, just one artist for this post.

Give yourself time to work up to the last one, his voice tends to steal your breath away.

Suede - "He's Gone" Approachable introspective start.


Suede - "The Living Dead" About addiction. Heartbreaking.


Suede - "High Rising" The worldly desolation first half sets up an imploring agony latter half.


Suede - "The Next Life" Just breathtaking. It's so potent it deserves a warning.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:41 AM

59. Elton John's "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"








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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:44 AM

60. So weird...a good friend of mine, also battling addiction, ended his own life this summer

and I had Yankee Hotel Foxtrot on a loop after that for about three weeks.

Also played a lot of Mountain Goats, particularly All Eternals Deck.

Thoughts are with you.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #60)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:08 AM

63. I'm so sorry for your loss Alcibiades mystery

My thoughts are with you as well.
be well

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 08:01 AM

61. When I WANT to cry, when I need to cry

Bonnie Raitt's "Love has no pride" 's line "I'd give anything just to see you again" expressed my desire, my feeling so perfectly.

My late husband, a pain-pill addict committed suicide and I ache for everyone of us whose lives have been touched my addiction.
I love this 'collection' of songs DUers have offered. Gold. Priceless.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 10:30 AM

62. "Dock of the Bay" - Otis Redding.

Then:

ďLong Black LimosineĒ sung by O. C. Smith on the ďHickory Hollerís TrampĒ album which I have and just typed the lyrics up for this post. If youíve never heard him sing, you must. Reading the lyrics doesn't begin to touch the mournfulness of this song. I read that Elvis did a great version, too.



Thereís a long line of mourners
Driving down our little street,
Their fancy cars are such a sight to see.
There are all of your rich friends
Who knew you in the city
And now they finally brought you home to me.

Now when you left you told me
Some day youíd be returning
In a fancy car for all the town to see.
Now everyone is watching you
You finally got your dream
And youíre riding in a long black limosine.

You know the paper told of how you lost your life,
The party and the fatal crash that night;
The race upon the highway, the curve you didnít see.
Oh! and now youíre in that long black limosine.

Through the tears in my eyes I watch as you ride by,
A chauffeur at the wheel dressed up so fine.
Iíll never love another, my heart and all my dreams
Are with you in that long black limosine.


Honorable mentions:

Kris Kristopherson, "Billy Dee" ("We just called it crucified when Billy he OD'ed") and "Epitaph (Black & Blue)" said to be about Janis.

Maybelle Carter & the Carter Family, "Will the Roses Bloom in Heaven?" and "Hello, Central, Give Me Heaven (for I know My Mother's There)" bring goose bumps and memories of sitting in my grandmother's lap while she sang similar songs to me in her thin, reedy voice - so much like Mama Maybelle's.

Wat

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:20 AM

66. my condolences

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For me, Silent Lucidity by Queensryche got me through a tough time. Such a gorgeous song. (I had to correct post... Got the name wrong - my bad!)

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:46 AM

67. i'm so sorry for your loss

this song came out in the year following my daughter's death. it means her.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:58 AM

68. Sorry to hear of your loss, but sad songs don't

"get me through." In fact, they make me more sad.

Maybe listen to something upbeat that you know your friend would have enjoyed dancing/listening to.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 01:57 PM

69. Somewhere between the time you arrive and the time you go ....

For A Dancer - Jackson Browne. Found this great version this morning...

I can' help feeling stupid standing around,
Crying as they ease you down,
Because I know you'd rather we were dancing,
Dancing our sorrow away.




Into a dancer you have grown,
From a seed somebody else has thrown.
Go ahead, and throw some seeds of your own,
And sometime between the time you arrive and the time you go,
May live a reason you were alive - but you'll never know.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:28 PM

72. Well..."I'm Gonna Be Strong", by Cyndi Lauper and Blue Angel

I guess it's just about the greatest vocal performance I've ever heard. And yeah, it makes me tear up every time. But there's something so unshakeably life-affirming to it, somehow.

Best to listen with your eyes closed. Video can only distract, and detract from it.

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Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:44 PM

73. Tom Waits "Waltzing Matilda" is a personal favorite



Also James McMurtry's "Painting By Numbers" and "I'm Not From Here"




Arcade Fire "Rococo"


and probably more appropriate to your loss
Neal Young "The Needle and the Damage Done"

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:33 AM

74. "She Goes On" by Neil Finn/Crowded House




Pretty soon you'll be able to remember her
Lying in the garden singing
Right where she'll always be
The door is always open

This is the place that I loved her
And these are the friends that she had
Long may the mountain ring
To the sound of her laughter
And she goes on and on

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
'till we see her once again
In a world without end

We owe it all to frank sinatra
The song was playing a she walked into the room
After the long weekend
They were a lifetime together

Appearing in the eyes of children
In the clear blue mountain view
The colouring in the sky
And painting ladders to heaven
And she goes on

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
'till we see her once again
In a world without end

In her soft wind I will whisper
In her warm sun I will glisten
And I always will remember
In a world without end
She goes on
She goes on
She goes on

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:47 AM

76. Satie...he understood humans, I think

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:49 AM

77. "Slow Down Joe" Monsters of Folk

http://foonyroo.tumblr.com/post/11532143649

Also The Cloudbirds "Ripples"


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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:55 AM

78. Guerrilla Radio

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 01:31 AM

80. I'm sorry..........Oh, I have a few.

I think that one of the saddest and most beautiful is the Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel;

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And Dead Can Dance, The Wind that Shakes the Barley:

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And Bleeding Rivers:

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 03:26 AM

81. Espers

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