Sad Songs

Because sometimes you just need a good cry, right?  I am a firm believer in the time-honored ritual of locking yourself in your favorite unused storage closet, thrashing out several good hard sobs, and emerging ready to freshen up and resume necessary ass-kicking. So here is a soundtrack for the next time you do that. You’re welcome.

NB: I know my taste leans heavily towards the grey, grizzled, and acoustic. Christine, William Randolph, anyone else–please feel free to supply my deficiencies.

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4 thoughts on “Sad Songs

    • Yup.

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  1. Maybe that’s the trick, using sad songs to get the tears out rather than just wallowing, which is what I did for about a decade. Anyway, some lists:

    Two somewhat vague sad songs with evocative videos:

    damien jurado – museum of flight

    magnolia electric company – a little at a time

    Two sad songs about tawdry adultery, which makes me sad more through empathy than through any personal connection:

    damien jurado – what were the chances

    the prayers and tears – sad lives of the hollywood lovers

    Two songs I would have put on this list in 2003:

    desaparacidos – man and wife, the latter

    cursive – the recluse

    A song that made me cry at a church conference when I was a kid:

    harry chapin – cat’s in the cradle

    A song that kind of ruins me even though part of it I understand is the chorus:

    nina simone – ne me quitte pas

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