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sara-m-a



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Songs you love but have to avoid Reply with quote

I don't know if it's just me... but when most ppl feel sad they tend to listen to sad songs so they feel even more miresable Laughing

I can't do that, so I often find myself skipping some songs to avoid falling into some dark mood

and one of the songs that I find absolutely beautiful but deadly is "Good Times" it just reminds me too much of that bastard that remains the only guy i've ever loved... Confused


So what about you? wich songs do you avoid because of their emotional charge, or if you don't avoid them and rather embrace them so you can cry your eyes out, let us know!

If I remember of other songs that make me feel miserable and I choose to avoid them, I'll add them too
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Legless Owl



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, Good Times ain't the happiest song around eh Sad

There are two songs that I listen quite often to, but which always make me sad.

This house & Feel Alright.

My husband killed himself in 2012 and I can't help but think of him whenever I hear the lyrics:

Quote:
"So many miles
Between me and you
So many days
I don't know what to do

Be by myself

Then I know I'll be alright
On another Sunday morning
Another Sunday night
I'll be alright
With the ghost of you behind me
Sitting right up tight"


and this, is just how I feel when I sit on the sofa alone at night, next to where he used to sit:

Quote:
"In this house nothing keeps you warm
In this house writings on the wall
Felt like this before
In this house vinegar and pain
In this house loneliness again

Nights without an end
Weeping trees, scolded knees, you'll never see a place to hide
A bed of bones and bruising stones, so alone inside the fear"

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Legless Owl wrote:
and this, is just how I feel when I sit on the sofa alone at night, next to where he used to sit:


That's really touching, and sad, I'm moved... *virtual hug*

Welcome x
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skweetis2U



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:42 am    Post subject: ...uhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Reply with quote

...Who's Next...

or whatever album that was
Who - Who
Who - Who
who are you

that album there
what year was that ??
jesus - that was in the late 70's man
I think so
jfgi - okay okay

just one more time
I would to tell everybody
that for two daze in a row
I "Saw" the Who
and the grateful dead play
they were the huge
Day on the Green productions
courtesy of bill graham rip
love ya bill

so first day the who opened
@ the Oakland athletics baseball stadium
they smoked - it was awful !! Good !!
the Dead had to Close the show
they limped out and played the worst show of their "Life"
I was there they were limp - they sukked
so that was Saturday - it was 73-74-maybe 75
but the keith moon person was playing drums

so - next day was sunday
every sunday the Chronicle newspaper
which was the largest circulation newspaper in the Bay Area
put out a Pink "entrtainment" magazine
that sunday
on the front page of the Pink section
local music "Critic"
ralph gleason
ripped the dead
shamed em - it was a flame job of the first order
and well deserved
cuz remember - I was there
so next day

sunday - of course i'm there
who would miss the Who
if they had a chance to see them ??

and I think I took my little brother
who was 14 - and 4 or 5 of his friends
at the time I was driving a converted
linen supply truck - converted to a camper van Beethoven
plenty of room
we got there early
threw down on a blanket on the grass
and I kinda prepped them

I said you're on your own
get as close as you can
where you can still see

and when it got time
I threw down half a dozen joints
reall fine thai-stick
and told em
i'd wait for the Who
cuz the dead were opening today

when the dead hit the stage they ran out
and immediately jumped into one of
the best shows they ever played

they started at 4pm
it was 8:30 when they finally walked off

the sun was setting it was a beautiful summer's night

and then the Who hit the stage

as far as I can remember
they totally fukn smoked one more time

so thnks a lot

on to the next post

we got there early
threew down
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skweetis2U



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:39 am    Post subject: ...Soz deers... Reply with quote

...well - I missed the point completely on this one
forgive me
i'll make it up - to you -
somehow

it was my impulsive desire
I like that - hmmmmmmm
could be the name of my next band....

anyway - I wanted to Run the board
fill it up
with skweetis2u

I even tried to post a pic
of me - for clio

but - duhhhhhhhh
fukn computers
i'm on a new one one now
a replacement
and I hardly understand what the fuk is going on

that's my epitath
or something like it

"fuk - I never knew what was going on...."

or -

"Man - I hardly understand what the fuk is going on"

or -

"Make sure i'm dead first"

how about that - great epitaths
I amin fine health
just veering a bit morbid

once agin - forgive me

so - song(s) I just can't bear

don't get me started deer - Please !!

how about -

Bands - bands I couldn't bear
was that the question??

let's start with Journey

finish up with Interpol

and slip Sleater-Kinney in between !!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject: Re: Songs you love but have to avoid Reply with quote

sara-m-a wrote:
I don't know if it's just me... but when most ppl feel sad they tend to listen to sad songs so they feel even more miresable Laughing

I can't do that, so I often find myself skipping some songs to avoid falling into some dark mood

and one of the songs that I find absolutely beautiful but deadly is "Good Times" it just reminds me too much of that bastard that remains the only guy i've ever loved... Confused


So what about you? wich songs do you avoid because of their emotional charge, or if you don't avoid them and rather embrace them so you can cry your eyes out, let us know!

If I remember of other songs that make me feel miserable and I choose to avoid them, I'll add them too


I think it depends, sometimes I avoid depressing songs when sad, unless I really mean to have a depress time. Also I have two golden rules so I don't screw great songs. 1. Don't use it for clock alarm. 2. Do NOT dedicate sing to anybody, unless they're the "fck u" type because it applies to anyone.

Anyways, the songs that can really make me cry are: Here Without You by 3 Doors Down, Just A Dream by Carrie Underwood, and a spanish song haha. I'm sure there are more but I can just think on those right now, if I remember I'll let you know!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still remember the first time I listened to The Spinning Top in full I cried through Home. I was nervous at the Barbican gig that I'd end up crying through most of the album as my ex took his life weeks beforehand.
Other songs that have made me cry are Toast by Tori Amos, Sanvean by Dead Can Dance, It Can't Rain All The Time by Jane Sibery and Laura by Bat For Lashes.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is something that happens to me a lot, that I listen to a song/album/band too much and it gets too associated with the place/person or whatever of that time. I'm currently trying really hard to disassociate Milky Chance from my ex cos I really like their stuff but it just brings me back to when I first started seeing him!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gypsy - thanks, that's really kind.

Bronwyn - I'm sorry for your loss Sad I can relate, unfortunately. I haven't had the chance to see Graham live yet, and I'm not one to cry easily, especially in public, but I'm not sure how I would handle it if I saw him sing "This house" live one day...

I see this topic has been moved to "free for all", so we can mention other songs than Graham's.

Here are a couple of other songs which make me depressed:


* Blur - Sweet song : this song makes me think of my so-called best friend. After years of friendship, we destroyed what we had and each other's life (especially mine). My family life became a complete chaos after that -long story- and he became a complete different person. We only communicate by mail now and it's hard to tell we once were so close and shared so much. I still find it hard to "mourn" that friendship. So when Damon sings "And now it seems that we're falling apart, but I hope I'll see the good in you come back again, I just believed in you", I have a lump in my throat and feel bitter and sad.

* any song by the Cranberries because it was my late husband's fav band, "Dreams" being the worst one as it was the song playing at the townhall at our wedding day in 2005, and I remember him saying "love this one, at the end, if I close my eyes, I feel like I'm jumping off a cliff and flying, I feel free". Well, I do hope he feels free now...

* Vincent (Starry starry night) by Don McLean: this song is a tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, and also reminds me of my husband who had suffered all his life from a paranoiac illness (called Kretshmer personality) and was misunderstood most of the time. "For they could not love you, and still your love was true, and when no hope was left in sight on that starry starry night you took your like as lovers often do, but I could have told you, Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you."

And some others just make me sad because they remind me of a particular moment in my life/because I listened to them endlessly at a particular time:

Blur - Sing

Elliott Smith - Pitseleh

The Beatles - For no one + Across the universe + The long and winding road

The Smiths - Asleep

Nick Cave - To be by your side

The Apartments - Mr Somewhere

Air Traffic - Empty Space

George Harrison - I live for you

Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone again (god, is there a more depressing song than this one? lol)

Belle and Sebastian - Fox in the snow

Gunnar Madsen - Anna

Broken Social Scene - Anthems for a seventeen year old girl

New order - Ceremony

Yann Tiersen - Monochrome

Ocean Colour Scene - The circle (acoustic version)

REM - Nightswimming

Beirut - Nantes

Eels - I need some sleep

Devotchka - How it ends

Tears for fears - Mad world

Morrissey - Now my heart is full
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm i mostly get emotional of something akin to joy, rather than sadness when it comes to songs. I've had tears in my eyes at several concerts because i just thought everything just reached some perfect moment (the audience plays a big part in this).

I do remember getting a bit emotional the first time i heard far from everything, also from the spinning top.

And i agree that this house/ribbons & leaves are some pretty emotional songs, i love em.

also: great replies everyone! i always enjoy your musical stories skweets
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The two songs hurt me the most emotionally are both a bit cheesy. It's not so bad that I can't listen, but both can make me well up if I allow them to.

Seasons in the sun.

Goodbye, Michelle, my little one. That bit, especially. My wife's a Michelle, and that doesn't help.

Puff the magic dragon.

This used to make me cry my eyes out when I was tiny, and now 40yrs on the thought of poor old Puff left alone and neglected in his cave whilst Jackie Paper's merrily moved onto Minecraft still tugs on my heartstrings.


Of Graham's tunes, that bit in All Over Me about washing hair in blood red water is the most emotively touching lyric I can think of.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saw Ennio Morricone in concert last night and most of it made me want to cry, especially Gabriel's Oboe, Falls & On Earth As It Is In Heaven.
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