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Moooo
07-11-2006, 11:15 PM
Okay, I know this isn't the happiest thread ever, but sadness has its place in music just as much as happiness (maybe even more so).

So what songs really hit a nerve with you? Doesn't have to be widely accepted as a sad song, but those will be good too.

Some of mine are:

Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony, 4th movement
NIN-A Warm Place, The Downward Spiral, and Something I Can Never Have
Gary Jules-Mad World (end song on Donnie Darko)
Johnny Cash-Hurt

And for some reason, Pennyroyal Tea by Nirvana always gets me. It doesn't have anything to do with his death or anything like that, it's just the guitar. As a matter of fact a lot of Nirvana is depressing to me despite its drive.

Moooo

Miles
07-11-2006, 11:29 PM
Adagio for Strings would be up there.

Reaper16
07-11-2006, 11:38 PM
There is a genre of music that consists almost exclusively of the most depressing and bleak soundscapes ever composed: Doom Metal. Specifically the style that fans call "funeral doom."
Try any album from My Dying Bride. That's some sad stuff.

Moooo
07-11-2006, 11:39 PM
There is a genre of music that consists almost exclusively of the most depressing and bleak soundscapes ever composed: Doom Metal. Specifically the style that fans call "funeral doom."
Try any album from My Dying Bride. That's some sad stuff.

I'm a big Type O fan, though I don't consider them depressing as much as i would...sedated.

Moooo

Miles
07-11-2006, 11:40 PM
There is a genre of music that consists almost exclusively of the most depressing and bleak soundscapes ever composed: Doom Metal. Specifically the style that fans call "funeral doom."
Try any album from My Dying Bride. That's some sad stuff.

Damn, you know some kind of obscure form of metal for everything :)

Miles
07-11-2006, 11:41 PM
I'm a big Type O fan, though I don't consider them depressing as much as i would...sedated.

Moooo

Dark is an adjective that comes to mind when describing them.

tk13
07-12-2006, 12:09 AM
How about metal for when I'm in the grocery store. Do they make Grocery Store Metal? Or when I'm clipping my toenails. I have to be in a pretty ticked off mood to do that to my toenails. Does anyone have any toenail clipping metal?

DIE NAIL DIE I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I SHALL KILL YOU FROM YOUR EPIDERMAL BASE!

Miles
07-12-2006, 12:14 AM
How about metal for when I'm in the grocery store. Do they make Grocery Store Metal? Or when I'm clipping my toenails. I have to be in a pretty ticked off mood to do that to my toenails. Does anyone have any toenail clipping metal?

DIE NAIL DIE I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I SHALL KILL YOU FROM YOUR EPIDERMAL BASE!

What, you have never heard of lunula metal?

tk13
07-12-2006, 12:20 AM
What, you have never heard of lunula metal?
Haha, nice. I admit I had to look that up. Learn something new everyday, the things you learn from Chiefsplanet.

Reaper16
07-12-2006, 12:36 AM
Heavy, Power, Prog, Death, Doom, Black, Thrash. That's it for metal. Doom, Black, and Death are the only real obscure ones.

But not too obsucre. There is a band getting MTV/Rolling Stone mention called The Sword. They're obviously doom metal/stoner rock.

Back on topic: Listen to My Dying Bride. The albums "Turn Loose the Swans" and "Songs of Darkness, Words of Light" are what you're looking for.

Bugeater
07-12-2006, 12:38 AM
"Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan and "Captain Jack" by Billy Joel are a couple that could make you want to put a gun to your head.

Demonpenz
07-12-2006, 02:00 AM
soundtrack to shindlers list

tk13
07-12-2006, 02:17 AM
"Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan and "Captain Jack" by Billy Joel are a couple that could make you want to put a gun to your head.
"Alone Again", that's a great one. Those lyrics are thoroughly depressing.

ZepSinger
07-12-2006, 05:12 AM
"DOA" by Bloodrock- 1970

This song actually made the top 40 that summer. :hmmm:

I remember, we were flying low,
and hit something in the air

Laying here, looking at the ceiling,
someone lays a sheet across my chest.
Something warm is flowing down my fingers
pain is flowing all through my back.

I try to move my arm and there's no feeling
And when I look, I see there's nothing there.
The face beside me stopped bleeding
The girl I knew has such a distant stare.

I remember, we were flying low,
and hit something in the air.

Then I look straight at the attendant,
His face is pale as it can be.
He bends and whispers something softly,
He says there's no chance for me.

I remember, we were flying low,
and hit something in the air.

Life is flowing out my body,
pain is flowing out with my blood.
The sheets are red and moist where I'm lying.
God in Heaven, teach me how to die.

I remember, we were flying low,
and hit something in the air.

If I remember right, this song was based on a true story about either a HS or college football team that crashed in the mountains...

jlscorpio
07-12-2006, 06:12 AM
The Cure

Braincase
07-12-2006, 06:40 AM
"Spieluhr" by Rammstein

The lyrics are in German, but the song is about the music box buried with a small child... very dark...

A small person just pretends to die
(it) wanted to be completely alone
the small heart stood still for hours
so they declared it dead
it is buried in wet sand
with a music box in its hand

The first snow that covered the grave
woke the child very gently
in a cold winter night
the small heart is awakened

As the frost flew into the child
it wound up the music box
a melody in the wind
and the child sings from the ground

Bumpety bump, rider
and no angel climbs down
my heart does not beat any longer
only the rain cries at the grave
Bumpety bump, rider
a melody in the wind
my heart does not beat any longer
and the child sings from the ground

The cold moon, in full magnificence
hears the cries in the night
and no angel climbs down
only the rain cries at the grave

Between hard oak boards
it will play with the music box
a melody in the wind
and the child sings from the ground

Bumpety bump, rider
and no angel climbs down
my heart does not beat anymore
only the rain cries on the grave
up and down, rider
a melody in the wind
my heart does not beat anymore
and the child sings from the ground

Bumpety bump, rider
my heart does not beat any longer
On Totensonntag* they heard this
melody from God's field [i.e., a cemetery]
then they unearthed it
they saved the small heart in the child

Bumpety bump, rider
a melody in the wind
my heart does not beat any longer
and the child sings on the ground
Bumpety bump, rider
and no angel climbs down
my heart does not beat any longer
only the rain cries at the grave

htismaqe
07-12-2006, 07:23 AM
If I feel like feeding my depression, I listen to Radiohead.

Baby Lee
07-12-2006, 08:09 AM
Sheryl Crow covering The Carpenters' 'Solitaire' is pretty melancholic.

Lzen
07-12-2006, 10:19 AM
Space Dye Vest - Dream Theater

Lzen
07-12-2006, 10:27 AM
Or an even more depressing DT song. Obviously, the music helps set the mood as much as the lyrics.

Disappear

Why, tell me the reasons why

Try, still I don't understand

Will I ever feel this again

Blue sky, I'll meet you in the end

Free them, free the memories of you

Free me, and rest 'til I'm with you



A day like today

My whole world has been changed

Nothing you say

Will help ease my pain



Turn, I'll turn this slowly round

Burn, burn to feel alive again

She, she'd want me to move on

See me, this place I still belong

Give chase, to find more than I have found

And face, this time now on my own



Days disappear

And my world keeps changing

I feel you here

And it keeps me sane



So I'm moving on

I'll never forget

As you lay there and watched me

Accepting the end

I knew you were scared

You were strong I was trying

I gave you my hand

I said it's okay letting go time to leave here

And I'll carry on

The best that I can without you here beside me

Let him come take you home

QuikSsurfer
07-12-2006, 10:36 AM
Bonnie "Prince" Billy
Elliott Smith

Type-O-Negative .. ehh not sure if i'd call them depressing.. October Rust is a GREAT album.. very romantic :)

Chiefnj
07-12-2006, 10:47 AM
Don't Take The Girl - Tim McGraw
Mother - Pink Floyd

Rain Man
07-12-2006, 12:08 PM
Janice Ian's "At Seventeen"

I learned the truth at seventeen
That love was meant for beauty queens
and high school girls with clear skinned smiles
who married young and then retired
The valentines I never knew
The Friday night charades of youth
were spent on one more beautiful
At seventeen I learned the truth
And those of us with ravaged faces
lacking in the social graces
desperately remained at home
inventing lovers on the phone
who called to say come dance with me
and murmured vague obscenities
It isn't all it seems at seventeen
A brown eyed girl in hand me downs
whose name I never could pronounce
said Pity please the ones who serve
They only get what they deserve
The rich relationed hometown queen
marries into what she needs
with a guarantee of company
and haven for the elderly
Remember those who win the game
lose the love they sought to gain
in debentures of quality and dubious integrity
Their small-town eyes will gape at you
in dull surprise when payment due
exceeds accounts received at seventeen
To those of us who knew the pain
of valentines that never came
and those whose names were never called
when choosing sides for basketball
It was long ago and far away
The world was younger than today
when dreams were all they gave for free
to ugly duckling girls like me
We all play the game, and when we dare
we cheat ourselves at solitaire
Inventing lovers on the phone
Repenting other lives unknown
that call and say Come dance with me
and murmur vague obscenities
at ugly girls like me, at seventeen

listopencil
07-12-2006, 05:38 PM
Janice Ian's "At Seventeen"


Ouch.

Jesus.

I can feel the bitter pain radiating from my monitor.