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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 9:23 pm

Hi Guys,

Working on another project and was wondering: are there any songs that really tug at your heart strings and make you cry? Not looking for romantic love as a topic, more like the fleeting beauty of childhood, like Circle Game by Joni Mitchell. Or Ray Charles singing Over The Rainbow. Any ideas?

Thanks in Advance,

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Postby Bubbles » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 9:42 pm

'Dance With My Father' by Luther Vandross is lovely.

'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' by Eva Cassidy....overplayed but still wonderful.

'Daniel' by Elton John.

'I'm Going Back.' Dusty Springfield....yes, she's old school, but she had the most fantastic soul voice.

'Clouds' by Joni Mitchell.

All rather sorrowful, but still goodies.

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 10:03 pm

Brilliant Bubbs! Brilliant!

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Postby EADG » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 10:08 pm

"Your Ships are Burned" by Yngwie Malmsteen

"Hand Of Doom" and "Electric Funeral" by Black Sabbath

"Kill For Cash" by Kraut

"Let's Lynch the Landlord", "Stealing People's Mail", "Holiday in Cambodia" by The Dead Kennedys

anything by Sammy Maudlin


"Indiana wants me" by R. Dean Taylor

...get me misty-eyed
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Postby Saint » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 10:31 pm

'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' by Eva Cassidy

'Tears In Heaven' by Eric Clapton

'I'll Stand By You' by The Pretenders

'Your Always On My Mind' by Elvis

'I Don't Like Mondays' by Boomtown Rats (Just For The Live Aid Performance)

Just a few off the top of my head

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Postby Em Eye » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 10:38 pm

Have you ever - Brandi - simply a great breakup crying song

The River - Bruce Springsteen. The one line - at night I would lie awake and hold her close just to hear each breath she takes....ah, I think it is the most beautiful line in a song...I saw him in Montreal in July and cried my eyes out. (Too much info???)

The Painters - Jewel, Just a lovely song that makes me wish for a love like that....

(Still call Australia home - Peter Allen - daggy but a great song)

Many, many more especially when I've had too many drinks and I'm feeling home sick.

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Postby micknlea » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:21 pm

Ok weird selection, but you did say songs from the past that make you (me) sentimental...

What a wonderful world by Louis Armstrong
Imagine by John Lennon
Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
Silver Bells by Dean Martin
Leaving on a Jetplane by John Denver
Beautiful by Gordon Lightfoot
Sorry seems to be the hardest word by Elton John
Sentimental Journey by Les Brown and his Band of Renown (and Doris Day doing the lyrics)

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Postby Rose_YG » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:38 pm

this is heart wrenching sentimental song...

Knife by Rockwell :cry:
"Every day is Christmas and every night is new year's eve... "

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Postby madwolfie » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:40 pm

From nowhere else but in the depths of within...

Dunno if it makes sense anyway, written when I was feeling down (not too long ago either) :)
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Just me and my shadow,
Noone else matters.
Just me and my shadow,
The glass-like heart shatters.

The wrenching of the guts,
The enstranged hearts,
Hands of the clock moves,
Ticking away and not to soothe,
Strings of the guitar strummed,
Plucking every hurt till it numbed.

Just me and my shadow,
No more zest.
Just me and my shadow,
Laid down to rest.

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Postby sapphire » Thu, 10 Nov 2005 11:58 pm

Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton remains my fave.

There's another one by Nirvana, will post when I remember the name. Kind of melancholic. I still don't know why Kurt Cobain had to go kill himself. Suicides leave me perplexed...
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Postby uncle_james » Fri, 11 Nov 2005 1:36 am

sapphire wrote:There's another one by Nirvana, will post when I remember the name. Kind of melancholic. I still don't know why Kurt Cobain had to go kill himself. Suicides leave me perplexed...


let me guess :
Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam?
The man who sold the world?
Where did you sleep last night (from nirvana Unplugged in New York)

her are my list :
Smashing Pumkins - Today
Bob Dylan - Knocking on heaven's Door
Gun N' Roses - Patience
Soul Asylum - Run Away Train
Enigma - Sadness & Beyond The Invisible
Cranberries - Ode to my family & Dreams
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Postby Woman » Fri, 11 Nov 2005 5:10 am

These oldies are my favourites and each one brings back special memories.....

Nobody's Child by Karen Young
Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens
Honey by Bobby Goldsboro
Happy Christmas(War is Over) by John Lennon
Woman by John Lennon
Alone Again Naturally by Gilbert O' Sullivan
Everything Is Beautiful by Ray Stevens
When You Wish Upon A Star from Disney's Pinocchio
Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Joni James
Danny Boy by Jim Reeves
Candle in the Wind by Elton John
Annie's Song By John Denver
If by Bread
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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 11 Nov 2005 7:40 am

Em Eye wrote:The River - Bruce Springsteen. The one line - at night I would lie awake and hold her close just to hear each breath she takes....ah, I think it is the most beautiful line in a song...I saw him in Montreal in July and cried my eyes out. (Too much info???)


Anything by the Boss is just, well its magic, isn't ?? Who else can right lyrics like that? I used to sing the River to my oldest daughter as a lullabuy when she was a baby...

I come from down in the valley,
where Mister, when you're young,
they bring you up to do, like your Daddy done,
Me and Mary, we met in high school,
when she was just 17,
we'd drive out of this valley,
out to where the hills were green...

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Fri, 11 Nov 2005 7:50 am

sapphire wrote:Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton remains my fave.

There's another one by Nirvana, will post when I remember the name. Kind of melancholic. I still don't know why Kurt Cobain had to go kill himself. Suicides leave me perplexed...


Tears from Heaven would be a fine choice except these selections will be used as soundtrack for a slideshow of children's portraits. I think everyone will think of poor little Conner Clapton running out the window onto 5th avenue -- or is that just me? :-|

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Postby Wind In My Hair » Fri, 11 Nov 2005 8:16 am

oh dear, i'm trying to be less sentimental these days. but i love these, mostly oldies:

"piano man" (billy joel)

"just a word away" (chris de burgh) *this is lovely for a kids program i think

"sunshine on my shoulder" (john denver)

"father and son" (cat stevens)

"what colour is god's skin" (up with people)

"carry me" (chris de burgh)

"both sides now" (joni mitchell)

"two little boys" (rolf harris)

"windmills of your mind" (dusty springfield)

"in the ghetto" (elvis presley)

"streets of london" (the beatles)

"all kinds of everything" (dana)

"green green grass of home" (tom jones)

the next two are romantic i guess but one between an old man and old woman so not the usual mushy stuff. and the last one applies to all those we love, not just romantically:

"love, me" (colin raye)

"if tomorrow never comes" (ronan keating)


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