10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Complain about your schedule. Apparently people like that sort of thing.
Post Reply
User avatar
Niveous
Numanoid
Posts: 6646
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:45 am
Instruments: vocals, songwriting, acoustic guitar
Submitting as: Lucky Witch and the Righteous Ghost
Location: Sunnyside, NY
Contact:

10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Niveous » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:02 am

QotD: What song makes you feel sad everytime you hear it?
"I'd like to see 1984 redubbed with this in the soundtrack."- Furrypedro.
NUR EIN!
X-Tokyo
Lucky Witch and the Righteous Ghost
User avatar
Niveous
Numanoid
Posts: 6646
Joined: Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:45 am
Instruments: vocals, songwriting, acoustic guitar
Submitting as: Lucky Witch and the Righteous Ghost
Location: Sunnyside, NY
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Niveous » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:20 am

"A Quitter" by Rasputina messes me up everytime.

"I'd like to see 1984 redubbed with this in the soundtrack."- Furrypedro.
NUR EIN!
X-Tokyo
Lucky Witch and the Righteous Ghost
User avatar
fluffy
Juggalo
Posts: 9496
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:56 am
Instruments: sometimes
Recording Method: Logic Pro X
Submitting as: Sockpuppet
Location: The Plaidlands (also, Seattle)
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by fluffy » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:49 am

"Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space" by Spiritualized
User avatar
EmbersOfAutumn
Jepsie
Posts: 501
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:40 am
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Recording Method: Adobe Audition
Submitting as: Embers of Autumn
Location: Macclenny, Florida
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by EmbersOfAutumn » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:03 am

A few, but Brick by Ben Folds Five comes easily to mind.
"Out of all I've learned in Life,
You always keep your friends close to your heart,
cause they'll help you if you're falling down..."
- The Ataris - Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, B, A, Start
User avatar
Jerkatorium
Arianator
Posts: 215
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:48 pm
Instruments: Guitar, bass, keyboards
Recording Method: Logic
Submitting as: Jerkatorium
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Jerkatorium » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:27 am

I don't know why, but the acoustic version of "Couldn't You Wait" by Silkworm really gets to me.

"Yes, I am a Muppet with B.O.; this song speaks to me." - Manhattan Glutton
j$
Numanoid
Posts: 5092
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:33 am
Instruments: Bass, keyboards, singin', guitar
Submitting as: Johnny Cashpoint
Location: London, Engerllaaannnddd
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by j$ » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:13 pm

Doesn't make me physically cry (as I have no soul); but damn it's achingly, beautifully sad ... (apologies if this doesn't work outside of the good ol' U of K) ...

Lester Bangs is still dead.
User avatar
Rone Rivendale
Odie
Posts: 1639
Joined: Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:51 pm
Instruments: Computer and Electric Guitar
Recording Method: Fruity Loops, Goldwave
Submitting as: Rone Rivendale
Location: Kansas, USA
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Rone Rivendale » Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:38 pm

Welcome to the Black Parade by MCR has always had a special meaning to me. Only it isn't my Father I think of, but a now deceased co-worker.

[youtube]watch?v=kDWgsQhbaqU[/youtube]
User avatar
Chumpy
Twilight Sparkle
Posts: 530
Joined: Sat Apr 18, 2015 2:06 pm
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
Recording Method: Logic
Submitting as: Jerkatorium
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Chumpy » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:02 pm

Dayton Ohio, 19-something-and-5, by GBV. Sweet, sweet, melancholy.

Isn't it great to exist at this point in time?
Where the produce is rotten but no one is forgotten
On strawberry Philadelphia Drive
Children in the sprinkler, junkies on the corner

The smell of fried foods and pure hot tar
Man, you needn't travel far to feel completely alive
On strawberry Philadelphia Drive
On a hazy day in 19 something and 5

"Nice and quirky. Like the lyrics, but Is this arty enough for Songfight?" --Spud
User avatar
user
Fanilow
Posts: 287
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 am

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by user » Tue Oct 20, 2015 10:40 am

This one's nice. It's a little open-ended, but I believe it's about an abortion.

[youtube]watch?v=8-Mj3wKU-wg[/youtube]
User avatar
glennny
Team Drizzy
Posts: 1892
Joined: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:39 am
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Dobro, Banjo, E-Bow, Glock
Recording Method: Garageband
Submitting as: Berkeley Social Scene
Location: Castro Valley, California

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by glennny » Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:49 pm

Lou Reed - Kids
Beatles - For No One
Bob Dylan - Boots of Spanish Leather
Mansions- Dig Up the Dead
Low- Sunflower
Phillipso, Older Brothers, Semolina Pilchards, Zipline , Thank Glennny for the Frisbee, The Odoriferous Valley, The Worldly Self Assurance, Berkeley Social Scene, Very Gentle Knives, Daddy Bop Swing Set, GUNS, The Kraken Lives, Cavedwellers
User avatar
josh
Fanilow
Posts: 326
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:43 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kazoo, Vocals, Keys
Recording Method: Reaper, 4-Track Cassette
Submitting as: Zack Facco
Location: Cambridge, MA
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by josh » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:55 pm

Brick! Good call...

Blue Valentine - Tom Waits
Kentucky Ave - Tom Waits (well... maybe not sad, but a weird kind of nostalgia)
Needle in the Hey - Eliot Smith
Blue Jeans - Lana Del Rey
Diana - Skip Spence (also... Weighted Down)
Kiss Off - Violent Femmes
Birthday Boy - Ween
No Other One - Weezer
User avatar
josh
Fanilow
Posts: 326
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:43 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kazoo, Vocals, Keys
Recording Method: Reaper, 4-Track Cassette
Submitting as: Zack Facco
Location: Cambridge, MA
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by josh » Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:58 pm

@niveous: Jesus, that one's morbid.
User avatar
EmbersOfAutumn
Jepsie
Posts: 501
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:40 am
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Recording Method: Adobe Audition
Submitting as: Embers of Autumn
Location: Macclenny, Florida
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by EmbersOfAutumn » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:49 am

josh wrote:Brick! Good call...
Thanks. From such an otherwise "not-sad-song" band, too.
"Out of all I've learned in Life,
You always keep your friends close to your heart,
cause they'll help you if you're falling down..."
- The Ataris - Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, B, A, Start
User avatar
Caravan Ray
Dingleberry
Posts: 8086
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:51 pm
Instruments: Penis
Recording Method: Garageband
Submitting as: Caravan Ray,G.O.R.T.E.C,Lyricburglar,The Thugs from the Scallop Industry
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Caravan Ray » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:34 am

Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" always gets me.
User avatar
Caravan Ray
Dingleberry
Posts: 8086
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 1:51 pm
Instruments: Penis
Recording Method: Garageband
Submitting as: Caravan Ray,G.O.R.T.E.C,Lyricburglar,The Thugs from the Scallop Industry
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Caravan Ray » Thu Oct 22, 2015 12:57 am

Oh - and one of my own songs - Beaten Man:

http://www.songfight.org/music/beaten_m ... ray_bm.mp3

It came from a very sad story I read in the local paper about a bloke from Brisbane who tried to rob a bank at Dalby, out west of Toowoomba:

A GRANDFATHER, 64, will spend Christmas in custody after he allegedly tried to rob a Dalby bank using a replica handgun and a box full of sawn-off broomstick handles painted to look like dynamite.

He failed.

Dalby Police Sergeant Dave Tierney said police would allege that staff at the Commonwealth Bank in Cunningham Street became suspicious when Ian Clifford Smith, unemployed, of Cleveland, entered the branch carrying a box at 4pm on Tuesday.

Sgt Tierney said it would be alleged Smith pointed the replica handgun at the bank manager and the security screens were activated.
...
The court heard Smith suffered from depression and had resigned from his job in May.
However, he kept his unemployment a secret from his family and pretended as though he was still working.


http://www.thechronicle.com.au/story/20 ... backfires/
User avatar
Billy's Little Trip
Odie
Posts: 12000
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:56 pm
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums, Skin Flute
Recording Method: analog to digital via Presonus FireBox, Cubase and a porn machine
Submitting as: Billy's Little Trip, Billy and the Psychotics
Location: Cali fucking ornia

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by Billy's Little Trip » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:55 pm

Stevie's Landslide. I don't know why.
User avatar
irwin
Jepsie
Posts: 505
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:09 pm
Instruments: insecurity
Recording Method: scotch
Submitting as: suckweasel, kasper, nutwalls
Location: Woodland, CA

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by irwin » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:42 am

Frank Turner's Long Live the Queen
"Ouch. I wonder if this guy sounds like this when he speaks." -- Puce
User avatar
inevitableguy
Jepsie
Posts: 534
Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:19 am
Instruments: Stuff with strings, vocals, poor drum machine programming
Recording Method: Roland VS-1880
Submitting as: Naked Philosophy
Location: Seattle, WA
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by inevitableguy » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:45 pm

James - Sometimes
Kitchens of Distinction - Oak Tree
LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great
Frightened Rabbit - Poke
==========================================
Naked Philosophy, The Tedward Nixon Experience
==========================================
"Brilliant and disastrous at almost the exact same time" - Melvin
User avatar
jb
Goulddigger
Posts: 3592
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:12 am
Instruments: Guitar, Cello, Keys, Uke, Vox, Perc
Recording Method: Logic X
Submitting as: The John Benjamin Band
Location: WASHINGTON, DC
Contact:

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by jb » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:57 pm

User avatar
user
Fanilow
Posts: 287
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:43 am

Re: 10-19-15 Sad Songs Say So Much

Post by user » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:25 pm

inevitableguy wrote:James - Sometimes
I love that song, but I find it uplifting & not the least bit sad. Different strokes for different folks I guess. :) Admittedly, I can't really understand the lyrics except for the chorus.
Post Reply