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Nikepallas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:55 PM
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Okay Admit it! Song that makes you cry.
Queen's Who Want's to Live Forever--Love theme to Highlander
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:56 PM
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1. Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come."
It's a beautiful, poignant record.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:05 AM
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93. me too..that and The Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics
both remind me of my father's death
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Ready4Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:56 PM
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2. Dire Straights: Brothers in Arms.
Hard for me to get through that one.
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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:15 AM
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51. Romeo and Juliet can do it to me
That whole "Making Movies" album is good
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:57 PM
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3. America - Simon & Garfunkel...And Landslide, Stevie Nicks
:cry:
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:59 PM
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5. Landslide... gets me too.
:hi:
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Queen Jane Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:22 AM
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39. yes...both of those.
"Kathy, I'm lost, I said, though I knew she was sleeping..." :cry:

and "Landslide"....all of it. :cry:
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:23 AM
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70. I love Landslide
too
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Miami Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:46 PM
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108. Landslide gets me everytime n/t
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:58 PM
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4. Happy Birthday.
I hate getting older. ;)
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:08 PM
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20. I know where your coming from...
it's hard isn't it. lol
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:59 PM
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6. Puleeze - Silver and Gold, Joe Strummer - Streetcore.
I'm gonna go out dancin' every night
I'm gonna see all the city lights
I'll do everything silver and gold
I got to hurry up before I grow too old

I'm gonna take a trip around the world
I'm gonna kiss all the pretty girls
I'll do everything silver and gold
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

Oh I do a lotta things I know is wrong
Hope I'm forgiven before I'm gone
It'll take a lotta prayers to save my soul
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

I'm gonna take a trip around the world
Gonna kiss all the pretty girls
Who do everything silver and gold
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old

I'm gonna go out dancin' every night
I'm gonna see all your city lights
I'm gonna do everything silver and gold
And I got to hurry up before I grow too old


Really sad considering the cd and the song were release posthumously
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Malocchio Donating Member (32 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:59 PM
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"Cactus Tree" Joni Mitchell
:cry:
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distantearlywarning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 09:59 PM
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7. Hands by Jewel. Embarrassing but true.... n/t
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:00 PM
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8. the whole album The Pros and Cons of Hitchiking
got me through some of the worst shit ever that album did, so much so I can't listen to it anymore.
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:00 PM
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9. The Dance by Garth Brooks
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:14 PM
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24. always.
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:19 PM
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25. Yesterday, Bridge over troubled water, Imagine, Angel.
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:01 PM
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10. Think of Laura - Christopher Cross
It reminds me of my sister.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:01 PM
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11. Here's a weird one...
back in the 80's I could break down at the end of Phillip Glass' "The Photographer"

I'm a lot better medicated now...
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:01 PM
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12. The Band Played Waltzing Matilda sung by June Tabor
get hold of it and listen...bet you'll get a lump in your throat.

Now when I was a young man I carried me pack
And I lived the free life of the rover.
From the Murray's green basin to the dusty outback,
Well, I waltzed my Matilda all over.
Then in 1915, my country said, "Son,
It's time you stop ramblin', there's work to be done."
So they gave me a tin hat, and they gave me a gun,
And they marched me away to the war.

And the band played "Waltzing Matilda,"
As the ship pulled away from the quay,
And amidst all the cheers, the flag waving, and tears,
We sailed off for Gallipoli.
And how well I remember that terrible day,
How our blood stained the sand and the water;
And of how in that hell that they call Suvla Bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter.
Johnny Turk, he was waitin', he primed himself well;
He showered us with bullets, and he rained us with shell --
And in five minutes flat, he'd blown us all to hell,
Nearly blew us right back to Australia.
But the band played "Waltzing Matilda,"
When we stopped to bury our slain,
Well, we buried ours, and the Turks buried theirs,
Then we started all over again.
And those that were left, well, we tried to survive
In that mad world of blood, death and fire.
And for ten weary weeks I kept myself alive
Though around me the corpses piled higher.
Then a big Turkish shell knocked me arse over head,
And when I woke up in me hospital bed
And saw what it had done, well, I wished I was dead --
Never knew there was worse things than dying.
For I'll go no more "Waltzing Matilda,"
All around the green bush far and free --
To hump tents and pegs, a man needs both legs,
No more "Waltzing Matilda" for me.
So they gathered the crippled, the wounded, the maimed,
And they shipped us back home to Australia.
The armless, the legless, the blind, the insane,
Those proud wounded heroes of Suvla.
And as our ship sailed into Circular Quay,
I looked at the place where me legs used to be,
And thanked Christ there was nobody waiting for me,
To grieve, to mourn and to pity.
But the band played "Waltzing Matilda,"
As they carried us down the gangway,
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared,
Then they turned all their faces away.
And so now every April, I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me.
And I see my old comrades, how proudly they march,
Reviving old dreams of past glory,
And the old men march slowly, all bones stiff and sore,
They're tired old heroes from a forgotten war
And the young people ask "What are they marching for?"
And I ask meself the same question.
But the band plays "Waltzing Matilda,"
And the old men still answer the call,
But as year follows year, more old men disappear
Someday, no one will march there at all.

Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda.
Who'll come a-waltzing Matilda with me?
And their ghosts may be heard as they march by the billabong,
Who'll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me?

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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:07 PM
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18. When that man sang it at the olympics,
Edited on Fri Dec-03-04 10:21 PM by anamandujano
I cried--it was beautiful.

edit to add--

the man was Australian folk legend Slim Dusty

http://www.balladtree.com/articles/001002a.htm

http://www.standingstones.com/waltzing.html
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:54 AM
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77. They sang this at the Olympics??
Are you sure you don't mean "Waltzing Matilda"?

Two very different songs.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:03 PM
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13. oh its so sappy
I think Kathy Mattea is the singer (not sure) its a love song about the old people and in the end they are senile and in different rooms in the hospital...don't even remember the words now but its starting to make me tear up....
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:15 AM
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36. Where have you been....
also, Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses alwaysgets to me....
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azoth Donating Member (408 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:27 AM
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43. It's called Where've You Been or something like that.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:23 AM
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80. yeah
where have you been....whaaaaaa :cry: :cry: :cry:
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:05 PM
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14. don't flame me, I'm not kidding
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:06 PM
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16. I love him too
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Maccagirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:06 PM
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15. I have two
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel and
Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny) by Elton John
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shesemsmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:07 PM
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17. Moody Blues
For my Lady
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Ruffhowse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:08 PM
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19. "Daniel"-Elton John
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salib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:12 PM
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21. OK, for many weird reasons
"Pack up your sorrows" by Richard and Mimi Farina.
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mr_hat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:12 PM
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22. "Goodbye" by Steve Earle. Saddest song of all time >
for the aging Woodstock generation.
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katusha Donating Member (592 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:12 PM
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23. the roads to moscow - al stewart
song about a russian soldier who endures the nazi invasion and fights on to eventual victory over germany only to be sent to a gulag because he had been captured by the germans for a single day(the russians sent those captured in WWI to gulags because they didn't trust them anymore).

http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/cameo/moscow.html
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:28 PM
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29. Al Stewart!
Haven't thought of him in ages - even with all the "remember the old music" threads on DU! Great singer, an old favorite.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:17 AM
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37. They crossed over the border the hour before dawn
Moving in line with the wind

I saw al twice, once opening for Hall and Oates and once by himself and Peter Green...

<Man that guy can write music....

I love that song but it doesn't make me cry....
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Kitka Donating Member (488 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:22 PM
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26. "Lightning Crashes" by Live is the worst for me.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:47 AM
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88. You know, that is the one I was going to post as my own response
after seeing a few others that also tear me up. And interestingly, I thought of you when I thought of that song!
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:22 PM
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27. "This will be our year"...
.... by the Zombies :)
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CornField Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:27 PM
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28. Tears in Heaven
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shawmut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:28 PM
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30. "Last Song" Elton John
:cry:
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:38 PM
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31. James Ingrahm's "Just Once"
I did my best
But I guess my best wasn't good enough
'Cause here we are back where we were before
Seems nothing ever changes
We're back to being strangers
Wondering if we oughta stay
Or head on out the door

Just once can't we figure out what we keep doing wrong
Why we never last for very long
What are we doing wrong
Just once can't we find a way to finally make it right
Make the magic last for more than just one night
If we could just get to it
I know we could break through it

I gave my all
But I think my all may have been too much
'Cause Lord knows we're not getting anywhere
Seems we're always blowing whatever we got going
And seems at times with all we've got
We haven't got a prayer
Just once can't we figure out what we keep doing wrong
Why the goodtimes never last for very long
Seems we're always blowing
Whatever we got going

Just once can't we find a way to finally make it right
Make the magic last for more than just one night
If we could just get to it
I know we could break through it

Just once I want to understand
Why it always come back to good-bye
Why can't we get ourselves in hand
And admit to one another
That we're no good with out the other
Take the best and make it better
Find a way to stay together

Just once can't we find a way to finally make it right
Make the magic last for more than just one night
I know we can break through it
If we could just get to it

Just once
If we could get to it

Just Once...

:cry:
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:43 AM
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58. A big double boo-hoo on that one
:cry: :cry:
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:40 PM
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32. "Outside Now" from the '88 tour
the version on "Broadway the Hard Way".

Also Watermelon in Easter Hay does it to me a lot.

Both by Zappa. Two of his most emotional solos, at least for me.
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:41 PM
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33. Paul Simon's
Hearts and Bones
but American Tune can get me going as well. Come to think of it, Graceland can make me well up...
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:45 PM
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34. "Not Too Much to Ask", the duet from Mary Chapin Carpenter's
album "Come On, Come On".

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002879/qid=1...

"Walking Through the Fire" from this album elicits a bit of this response from me too but not as strong.

Some of the Neil Young songs on the other thread also. "After the Gold Rush", "Thrasher", "Pocahantas".
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-03-04 10:47 PM
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35. Also, "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" (Elton John), when I'm in
a certain kind of mood...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:21 AM
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38. Nanci Griffith Trouble in the Fields....
Had to listen now......
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alphafemale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:23 AM
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40. Can't believe no one's said this yet. Dixie Chicks "Traveling Soldier"
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:29 AM
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46. Oh yea,,,,,,
That one get's me as well....
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:53 AM
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76. Absolutely!
I bought the CD just because of their political stance (felt the need to support them) but this song is a real tear-jerker. I knew a guy like that. We were corresponding while he was in Nam. He stopped writing and I never knew what happened to him. I'm assuming nothing bad.

But hearing this song always brings a bit of melancholy.
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kitchen girl Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:45 AM
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84. Their version leaves me cold, but the original...
Bruce Robison's version, with wife Kelly Willis singing harmony, breaks my heart every time.
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:23 AM
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41. Tears in Heaven , Bridge Over Troubled Water
Edited on Sat Dec-04-04 12:24 AM by auntAgonist
You were always on my Mind (willie nelson singing) Danny Boy and Amazing Grace
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Queen Jane Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:23 AM
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42. Tori Amos - Pretty Good Year (nt)
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:28 AM
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44. "My Cherie Amour" by Stevie Wonder
And, I'm embarrassed to admit, "Have You Ever Been Mellow?" by Olivia Newton-John (early childhood 70's memory song).
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:29 AM
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45. Tom Waits - "Kentucky Avenue"
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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:36 AM
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47. Patriot's Game
words and music by Dominic Behan

Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing,
For the love of one's country is a terrible thing.
It banishes fear with the speed of a flame,
And it makes us all part of the patriot game.

My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen.
My home is in Monaghan, and where I was weaned
I learned all my life cruel England's to blame,
So now I am part of the patriot game.

This Ireland of ours has too long been half free.
Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny.
But still De Valera is greatly to blame
For shirking his part in the Patriot game.

They told me how Connolly was shot in his chair,
His wounds from the fighting all bloody and bare.
His fine body twisted, all battered and lame
They soon made me part of the patriot game.

It's nearly two years since I wandered away
With the local battalion of the bold IRA,
For I read of our heroes, and wanted the same
To play out my part in the patriot game.


I don't mind a bit if I shoot down police
They are lackeys for war never guardians of peace
And yet at deserters I'm never let aim
The rebels who sold out the patriot game

And now as I lie here, my body all holes
I think of those traitors who bargained in souls
And I wish that my rifle had given the same
To those Quislings who sold out the patriot game.



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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:50 AM
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75. One of my father's favorites
It still makes me teary-eyed when I sing it.
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 12:58 AM
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48. "Let Go" Frou Frou
Drink up baby down
Are you in or are you out?
Leave your things behind
'Cause it's all going off without you
Excuse me too busy you're writing a tragedy
These mess-ups
You bubble-wrap
When you've no idea what you're like

So, let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
So, let go
Just get in
Oh, it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

It gains the more it gives
And then advances with the form
So, honey, back for more
Can't you see that all the stuff's essential?
Such boundless pleasure
We've no time for later
Now you can wait
You roll your eyes
We've twenty seconds to comply

So, let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It's al right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
So, let go
Just get in
Oh, it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

:cry: :cry:

In fact, all the songs from Garden State make me cry. But this song KILLS ME.
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:04 AM
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49. Lasgo - Cry
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212demop Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:12 AM
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50. Okay, forgive me
the theme song from Felicity, the TV show- and, yes, I'm 32

The Way We Were

and The themes from Arthur (Chris Cross) and The Black Stallion
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GRLMGC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:15 AM
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52. This Spanish song
by a Mexican rock band called Mana. Its about this woman who waits for her love to come back to her but he never does. She waits by the sea for him and over time, falls in love with the sea itself. Everyone thinks she's crazy and one day she drowns. I think I was PMSing but that stupid song made me cry.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:21 AM
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53. "Daisy Jane" by America, "Heart of the Night" by Poco
Stupid cheezeball 70s California Rock. Utterly disgusting.

Oh, and I also get misty-eyed at that damn Micheal Martin Murphy song "Wildfire", too.

Cripes, I'm a loser.
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belladonna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:25 AM
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54. Not your usual tearjerker
But mine is Tesla, Paradise. It was mine and my late fiance's "song", and it's guaranteed to make me cry every time I hear it now.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:26 AM
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55. "My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion - themesong from Titanic
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:31 AM
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56. "Parle moi de ma mere!" from Carmen's Act I as sung by
Edited on Sat Dec-04-04 01:36 AM by Seabiscuit
Franco Corelli as "Jose", and Mirella Freni as "Micaela". (RCA Victor Opera Series with Leontyne Price as "Carmen")
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:32 AM
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57. "Vincent" - by Don McLean
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 04:43 AM
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63. Yes
And Bruce Springsteen's "Thunder Road"
And that Neil Young Song, I think its "City of Brotherly Love" from the movie Philadelphia - I lost a very close relative to AIDS and that one reminds me of him.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 04:52 AM
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64. I love that song
and I love Van Gogh's art.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:45 AM
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86. I have Van Gogh all over my house!
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:58 PM
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98. I love the nighttime paintings
I have two starry nights, one in my living room one little one in my bathroom, Cafe at night, and Starry Night over the Rhone.

I also like Dali, so I have mixed tastes.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:11 PM
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100. I like those too - my three favorites are:
Edited on Sat Dec-04-04 03:31 PM by Seabiscuit
1. Fishing Boats On The Beach - Saintes Maries (on the wall over my computer) and

2. Cafe at Night (in guest room)

3. Starry Night Over the Rhone (garage office)

I also have Dali (Hallucinogenic Toreador) -the Van Goghs and Dali are framed prints - and two original Daliesque paintings by a contemporary Spanish artist named Javier Mulio. Also two original water colors by Robert Blair, whom I met in upstate NY when I was very young (my aunt studied with him and taught me all I know about painting and drawing).

Beats diamonds any day (oh - that was another thread). :)
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:21 PM
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101. "Starry, starry night..." - yes, the song "Vincent" connects to Van Gogh
Edited on Sat Dec-04-04 03:22 PM by Seabiscuit
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kittycat1164 Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:57 AM
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90. Have you heard Josh Groban's version
of Vincent? Gorgeous!
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:30 PM
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104. I'm not really sure.
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wtmusic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:46 AM
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59. "It's Sad to Belong"
to someone else...when the right one comes along."

England Dan & John Ford Coley

It's sad to think anyone could write a song that bad

:cry: :cry: :cry:
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kayleybeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:49 AM
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60. Waiting for an Angel
by Ben Harper
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:56 AM
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61. 3 songs off the top of my head:
"Closing Time" by Tom Waits, "4 Hours Out" by Richmond Fontaine, and "Western Sky" (solo acoustic version) by Mark Eitzel.

Radio Enigma- Genre-less, Independant, Internet Radio:
http://www.radioenigma.com

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Paul Hood Donating Member (717 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 04:08 AM
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62. Puff The Magic Dragon. n/t
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kittycat1164 Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:59 AM
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92. I can't listen to that whole song
I swear I bawl every time.... :cry:
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 04:54 AM
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65. "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan, "The Rose" Bette Midler
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 04:56 AM
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66. Oops forgot
"Claire de Lune" from Debussy, and "This Woman's Work" Kate Bush
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 04:57 AM
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67. "Biko" Peter Gabriel n/t
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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 05:32 AM
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68. "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel
From the "Watership Down" movie. All about death and loss.
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 05:40 AM
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69. Feed Jake....Pirates of the Mississippi...n/t
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:45 AM
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85. I have to admit that one chokes me up a little too.
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Phentex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:24 AM
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71. I Hope You Dance or something like that
I don't know who sings it but at just the right moment, it can really get to me.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:44 AM
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72. When It Don't Come Easy - Patty Griffin
and Invisible Ink by Aimee Mann
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:47 AM
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73. "The First Cut is the Deepest"
Any version.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:46 AM
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87. Me too on that one.
But I like Cat Stevens singing it the best.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:49 AM
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74. "Leader of the Band"
"...and Papa I don't think I said 'I love you' near enough"

I can't even type that without tears.
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 09:44 AM
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78. Puff the Magic Dragon
Ok I'm a total nut but it is so sad ...lost innocence, sad dragon, growing up little boys, get me the tissues!
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 09:52 AM
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79. Return to Pooh Corner - Kenny Loggins
I tear up every time I hear it.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:25 AM
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81. "Honey" Bobby Goldsboro...go ahead poke fun.
And "Puff the Magic Dragon".
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:30 AM
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82. The first time I heard Perfect (Simple Plan)
It reminded me too much of my relationship with my mother.
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Aiptasia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:36 AM
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83. seasons in the sun by terry jacks
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vixengrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:52 AM
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89. Ooooh--"Who wants to Live forever" is my "choke-up song" too!
I pop "Highlander" in, and that song gets to me. When I was a little girl--it was (this is seriously corny) "Wildfire". I was young and impressionable, and I just thought about that girl and the horse and they were *frozen* to death...in my mind anyway, it was the most *horrible* thing. And if it came on the car radio, my dad would tease me for sniffling about it.
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 10:59 AM
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91. "I Will Wait for You"
.. unknown artist. It was used to close an incredible sad episode of Futurama and just made everyone burst to tears.
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indigobusiness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:06 AM
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94. Battle Hymn of the Republic
Since I was a little boy, this song makes me break down like no other. I can't explain it, but I suspect it helped me along the road to pacifism. War has always seemed inconceivably wrong to me.
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UncleSepp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:11 AM
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95. The Superman Song by the Crash Test Dummies
Does it every time :shrug:
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:13 AM
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96. This song may not seem....
...sentimental to everyone...but the lyrics have a profound meaning to me. I always have and always will cry when I hear these lyrics.

Joe Jackson..."Steppin' Out"

....you can dress in pink and blue just like a child...and in a yellow taxi turn to me and smile..we'll be there in just awhile...if you follow me.




Tikki
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 11:17 AM
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97. Chris Isaak's Wicked Game
Best breakup song ever.

Also Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd - always reminds me of my best friend (and my daughter's father) who died at 22 back in 1981.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 01:59 PM
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99. Oh! That reminds me.
Somebody's Lyin' by Chris Isaak.
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Cyndee_Lou_Who Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:24 PM
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102. The Eagles - Desperado
Always and forever... reminds me of my dad...

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
Oh, you're a hard one
I know that you got your reasons
These things that are pleasin' you
Can hurt you somehow

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy
She'll beat you if she's able
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet

Now it seems to me, some fine things
Have been laid upon your table
But you only want the ones that you can't get

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking through this world all alone

Don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're losin' all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling goes away?

Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
Come down from your fences, open the gate
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above you
You better let somebody love you, before it's too late
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u4ic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:25 PM
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103. A few just send me sobbing...
Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin http://www.lyrics007.com/Harry%20Chapin%20Lyrics/Cat%27...

I'm Livin' in Shame - Diana Ross and the Supremes http://www.lyrics007.com/The%20Supremes%20Lyrics/I%27m%...

One Tin Soldier - the Original Caste http://www.lyrics007.com/Joni%20Mitchell%20Lyrics/One%2...

Bridge over Troubled Water

And -no joking - Percy Faith's version of "Carol of the Bells".
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 03:30 PM
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105. I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 06:50 PM
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106. Don't know who wrote it or sang it but
"Old Shep". I can't bear it when the dog dies.
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Berserker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 07:27 PM
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107. Stand By Me
Elvis (But only when I'm drinkin)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:11 PM
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109. John Fogerty - Deja Vu (All Over Again)
Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Did you try to read the writing on the wall
Did that voice inside you say I've heard it all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again



Day by day I hear the voices rising
Started with a whisper like it did before
Day by day we count the dead and dying
Ship the bodies home while the networks all keep score

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Could your eyes believe the writing on the wall
Did that voice inside you say I've heard it all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again

One by one I see the old ghosts rising
Stumblin' 'cross Big Muddy
Where the light gets dim
Day after day another Momma's crying
She's lost her precious child
To a war that has no end

Did you hear 'em talkin' 'bout it on the radio
Did you stop to read the writing at The Wall
Did that voice inside you say
I've seen this all before
It's like Deja Vu all over again
It's like Deja Vu all over again


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timtom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:14 PM
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110. "Tallahatchee Bridge"
Just kidding!

Actually, Randy Newman wrote a song to his first wife (divorced and living in another state). He wrote it maybe 20 years later while married to his current(?) wife.

Similarly, Bob Hope and Shirley Ross sang a song in the movie, "Big Broadcast Of 1938," called "Thanks for the Memory." This version is lighthearted on the surface, but is still a really sad song. While I couldn't get it to work, this is available as streaming real audio here:

http://www.latimes.com/la-memory.realaudio

There is also a song from the thirties called "Did I Remember." I swear, it's not the words that are sad, but the melody is so hauntingly nostalgic to a time that most of us will never see (my older sister was born about that time.)

I'm not sure that any of this will have any meaning, but here it is anyway.
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:15 PM
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111. "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
by George Jones. That song rips me to pieces.
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:15 PM
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112. Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
It's sappy but I can't help tearing up.
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gtp1976 Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:17 PM
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113. One More Day - Diamond Rio
Edited on Sat Dec-04-04 08:18 PM by gtp1976
Just because of the lyrics.

Plus all if those darned tribute songs it inspired with the news clips and radio clips. There was a great 9/11 one of this.
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cruadin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:19 PM
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114. "Unchained Melody"--The Righteous Brothers
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Lady Effingbroke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-04-04 08:29 PM
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115.  "Hail to the Chief"
:cry:
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