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Do you know any song that you don't want to listen to because it's too beautiful?

Asked by Mimishu1995 (6994 points ) February 4th, 2014

Sound like two contradictory statements, right? How can one try to avoid a song because it’s so good?
But yeah, I do two contradictory things to one particular song (this song only). I can’t give you the link to that song because it’s not in English. This song is basically the monologue of a mother telling about how she raises her child from their childhood to adulthood and how much she loves her child. The song is just so beautiful, so touching that I feel like I am listening to my own mother’s monologue. It always has me in tears whenever I listen to it. As a result, whenever I’ve got work in my hand, I try to avoid that song as much as possible lest I get too emotionally affected to concentrate on my work.
Do you know any song like that?

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cookieman's avatar

Not exactly, but there are certain songs that, whenever I hear them, they make me cry. Not because they’re particularly “beautiful”, but because they have a certain resonance to my life.

Just happened to me yesterday when Queen & David Bowie’s Under Pressure came on.

‘Cause love’s such an old-fashioned word
And love dares you to care for
The people on the edge of the night
And love dares you to change our way of
Caring about ourselves
This is our last dance
This is our last dance
This is ourselves
Under pressure
Under pressure
Pressure

Sometimes, I try to avoid them for that reason.

syz's avatar

Nope.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Kiss Me in the Morning, then just say good bye…..we don’t have tomorrow, but we had yesterday.

Darth_Algar's avatar

William Hung’s cover of ‘She Bangs’.

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^^ ROFLOLLL!!!

livelaughlove21's avatar

No. There are plenty of songs that make me cry, but I like songs that evoke an emotional reaction.

The saddest songs, at least to me, tend to be country song (yeah, yeah, anti-country jokes not necessary). Songs like You Can Let Go Now Daddy and If I Don’t Make It Back always bring tears to my eyes. I’m not religious, but songs like Go Rest High on That Mountain and Streets of Heaven are also beautiful and tear-worthy.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Elvis Presley’s “In the Ghetto” makes me sad.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Mama’s He’s Good by Carrie Underwood is really touching, and anther song that my grandpa died ‘to’ is hard for me to listen to without revisiting the past.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

No, I love any song that touches me that much. I have songs associated with certain people that get to me sometime, but for the most part, no song can be too beautiful to me.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

The Living Years by Mike & The Mechanics. Not so much now, but about twenty-five years ago. It was popular the summer after my father passed, and I couldn’t listen to it without crying.

rojo's avatar

In the Arms of the Angel by Sarah McLaughlin

But just because of them darn pound puppies

Darth_Algar's avatar

@rojo

And the best part about the puppy campaign is that the songs was written about a guy who died of a heroin overdose.

Blondesjon's avatar

I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

rojo's avatar

@Blondesjon whose version? I think k.d. lang does an excellent version of this.

Blondesjon's avatar

I have to go with John Farmer.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

I think Leonard Cohen himself does the best version. The one by k.d. is also a great one, as is the version by Jeff Buckley.

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