Songs that make you cry...

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Sometimes it's a good thing. I always went by the adage that you sang the blues to rise above them. Today I put up a collection of Fleetwood Mac songs and then a collection of Paul Simon came up. I surprised myself by bursting into tears during SImon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Waters. Man, Art had a voice of such aching purity, it's like the early Joan Baez -- the notes alone are enough to hit you in the feels.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjNgn4r6SOA

So since I was already in the cry mode, I pulled out one of my favorite albums of all time -- Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth by Cindy Bullens. I don't know why Cindy isn't better known, she sang the songs in the movie Grease when it wasn't by the main characters. She sang backup/toured for Elton John. But she took some time off dealing with the her daughter's fight/death of cancer. I would hate to think it's simply because she isn't conventionally attractive. I can't speak highly enough of the album as a whole, it's a journey through the stages of death of a loved one, powerful songs about love and loss. The whole album is worth listening to in order, but here's the title track:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C5Wem8AKrc

For something a little happier by Cindy, try this one -- Sensible Shoes, for me it has an almost Rolling Stones when they are doing blues feel (maybe it's just the hook that's like "start me up"):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIdJPF4jP0M

Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton is another one that makes me sniffle...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxPj3GAYYZ0

For other suggestions -- check out this link!
http://www.metrolyrics.com/news-gallery-songs-that-will-make-you-cry-uncontrollably.html
Up Soundtrack - "Married Life"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvQB7tMB-jI

It's beautiful and emotionally crushing at the same time. Mainly reminds me that life is life, things happen, and we must enjoy each other as long as we can. I dread the day one of us has to go, but know it will happen some day.

Spirited Away - "Sixth Stop"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uWyp_UfV3I

This song really pulls at my heartstrings and once again reminds me that life is like a train station. People come and go. Eventually we reach our own stop and must leave everyone else behind.

Hachiko - "Goodbye"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDZ90V7072I

The love between a man and dog is unconditional even after death. Hachi stayed and waited for his master to return and eventually was reunited with him. Once again it reminds me of what may happen to my furbaby in the next 15 years or so. So I just cuddle with my puppy whenever I can. <3

Fox and the Hound - "Goodbye May Seem Forever"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ig82EVY-5I

Sometimes friendships end and people need to separate ways. This particular song reminds me of when my parents divorced. Even though there was no snow at the time, it was the coldest winter I've ever experienced.

Dumbo - "Baby Mine"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtOyWfkg7Wc

I've had trouble with separation anxiety when I was a kid. Any time my mother was away, I would be VERY upset. This song makes me think of my mother and how she would hold me.

Judith Barsi - "Soon You'll Come Home"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUAMXacPh-4

Very tragic what happened to that poor, talented girl Judith Barsi. It's heartbreaking and even haunting to hear this song knowing how she died. It's like a farewell to the entire world.

Diana Ross - "If We Hold On Together"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQnIS_nmGgA

Makes me think about Littlefoot's mom dying.
Still working my way through your songs, Razorik, but I have to say that if ANYONE can watch the opening of Up without tearing up, there is something wrong with them!

Maybe I just haven't watched it enough, but when I went to the movies with my son -- we both cried. When I took my hubby he cried (but hubby is such a softy).

I had forgotten about Judith Barsi... poor little thing.

I was a working single mother from my son's birth, this was one of our favorite songs when my son was little:
My Mommy Comes Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLuuY-54QAM
My mommy comes back / she always comes back / she never would forget me :)

ZOMG -- and that brought back the book Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. I cry. Each and every time. Should be a gift to each parent at the birth of their child. Text of book (very short) is here:
http://www.rogerknapp.com/inspire/loveforever.htm
Chrono Cross - Star-Stealing Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GFGSzlNZBc

Every time. Every single time. And the scene that accompanies this song is just so incredibly heart-wrenching. Man.

12/05/2016 11:24 AMPosted by Razorik
Fox and the Hound - "Goodbye May Seem Forever"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ig82EVY-5I

This one was my other choice. I still can't watch this movie, it hits a little too close to home.
12/05/2016 02:14 PMPosted by Gaahr
Chrono Cross - Star-Stealing Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GFGSzlNZBc

Every time. Every single time. And the scene that accompanies this song is just so incredibly heart-wrenching. Man.

12/05/2016 11:24 AMPosted by Razorik
Fox and the Hound - "Goodbye May Seem Forever"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ig82EVY-5I

This one was my other choice. I still can't watch this movie, it hits a little too close to home.


The last part of the movie reminds me so much of how my former best friend and I stopped being friends. His very religious wife said she did not trust me or my spouse and did not want to associate with us anymore. We got into a big altercation and did not speak for over two years. Then about two months ago, after I ran into him in public, we just talked and laughed awhile then returned to our separate ways.

That smile Copper gave to Todd was similar to what I did. I just smiled back even though I knew we could never be friends again. It still hurts me very much.
Maybe I am weird, but on the rare times a song has made me tear up it usually has less to do with the song itself and more to do with my emotional state at the time. I don't necessarily mean being sad or anything like that. It has happened when I am in a good mood and hear a happy song.

Normally I run pretty neutral emotionally, at least outwardly, but on rare occasions I might get a little more open to feeling and then just about any song can turn on the waterworks for various reasons.

Outing myself as a huge idiot, one example I can remember is Hanson's MmmBop. Can laugh or scoff at the thought, but it was a fairly popular song when I was in high school. So years later when I am feeling somewhat wistful of those days it happens to come on the radio and hits me hard only because of the mood I was in.

That also means a song that made me cry once is probably not going to do it again because I am unlikely to be in the same emotional state the next time I hear it.
Silent Lucidity- Queensryche
Embarrassing as hell but "Butterfly Kisses."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmC3rJR7E98

Sting's "Shape of my Heart" does it to me too.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm3rDbXbZRI
Those of you dads that have daughters...don't need any more explanation than that.

Zigra,
Can't wait for grandkids.
Creep by Radiohead, but not their version, this one:

https://soundcloud.com/emberisland/creep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV_j_S5UcG0

I cant hear two lines without getting that lump feeling in my throat, and if ... sheesh ... I cannot even type this without tearing up. Sorrrrryyy.... lol
I'm with ya Razor. There was a time where Disney could put some real tears in your eyes. "Baby of Mine" is one; "Goodbye May Seem Like Forever" from The Fox and the Hound is another.
12/05/2016 02:14 PMPosted by Gaahr
Chrono Cross - Star-Stealing Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GFGSzlNZBc

Every time. Every single time. And the scene that accompanies this song is just so incredibly heart-wrenching. Man.


That scene stood out the most in the entire game.
Scarlet Begonias by the Grateful Dead makes me cry. Mainly because I remember listening to it on the day a friend of mine was buried, back in high school.

It wasn't that she loved the song or anything, it was just that the song reminded me of her. She was not like other girls.
This one kills me, and the video does not make it any better.

Little Motel by Modest Mouse- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqQTODR3kR8

I'll add more later, can't right now.

12/06/2016 08:43 PMPosted by Breakbeat
Creep by Radiohead, but not their version, this one:

https://soundcloud.com/emberisland/creep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV_j_S5UcG0


That version is nice, but I still prefer the original.
One song that kind of tears me up in a different way is:

James Animated - Creative Types
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOueMzKYbP0

As an artist and a creator myself I've gone through the same exact troubles as these characters. The lyrics are 100% true to my personality as I tend to be very introverted in person. The truth can hurt quite a bit but that sense of hope and that I can reach out to other people with the same struggles gives me a wonderful, happy feeling that makes me want to cry.

I feel I have that same sort of connection with this community too. That's why I continue to post.
I wouldn't say they make me cry, but very emotional.

The theme song from John Q.

Eagles- waiting in the weeds and pretty maids all in a row.

Casting crowns - set me free
A lot of songs have that effect on me.

The most recent one that I can think of is Disturbed - Last Goodbye. I'd have a much longer list, but c'mon - linking every song that makes me cry would just take faaaaaaaar too long.
Whisky Lullaby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZbN_nmxAGk
Hurt (Johnny Cash cover). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

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