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What's a song that almost ALWAYS makes you cry?

Asked by DelicateDame (30 points ) March 19th, 2009

Here are some of mine to start you off:

The Lighthouse’s Tale – Nickel Creek
He’s My Son – Mark Schultz
Cinderella – Stephen Curtis Chapman
Letters From War – Mark Schultz
Do You Even Know Me Anymore – Mark Schultz

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kritz_the_cat's avatar

Tears in heaven.
Get’s me everytime.

And Ave Maria, when it’s played at funeral.

Because sometimes it’s played at weddings.

Ashpea9288's avatar

Almost Lover — A Fine Frenzy

See the Sun and Life For Rent — Dido

Anything by Sarah McLachlan and almost all the The Postal Service’s songs

And that Last Kiss song.

joshua1809's avatar

kevin jonas i am amazing..
the beatles..
here without you..
try the 1st and back to me..get a complete silent and listen to the song..

joshua1809's avatar

this my best song…

TitsMcGhee's avatar

Snow Come Down by Lori Carson. DAMN THAT SONG.

Jude's avatar

House of Cards by Radiohead (sentimental reasons)

and a few others by Radiohead (reminds me of a girl…)

casheroo's avatar

sarah mclachlan – i will remember you
sia- breathe me
snow patrol- run
led zeppelin- thank you
johnny cash- hurt

Milladyret's avatar

‘Not as we’ – from the latest Alanis Morissette-album.
Fantastic.

janbb's avatar

“Philadelphia” by Bruce Sprngsteen
“Jesse Come Home” by Janis Ian
“Daniel” by Elton John

lc's avatar

“Life Is A Highway” gets me every time after seeing Disney’s Cars.

I know. Pathetic. Still gets me! Every time.

chyna's avatar

@Marina Yes to all of yours.
Janbb I love all of yours for sentimental reasons and they do bring a tear.

janbb's avatar

@Marina and chyna – We have to get together and listen to music together sometime. Mr Bojangles is one of the best and I love all of the songs you listed.

bythebay's avatar

Dance With My Father – Luther VanDross
Wherever You Are- Celeste Prince
The Star Spangled Banner
And So It Goes – Billy Joel
These Are Days – 10000 Maniacs
Concrete Angel – Martina McBride
I Never Dreamed You’d Leave in Summer – Stevie Wonder

simpleD's avatar

This Woman’s Work – Kate Bush

girlofscience's avatar

“Suga Suga How You Get So Fly” by Baby Bash.

I hated this song SO much when it was out, but one of my best friends loved it. Whenever it came on when we were together, we would argue about whether we would change the channel.

Today is the fourth anniversary of her death.

I now love the song and listen to it in full whenever it comes on. It always makes me cry.

adreamofautumn's avatar

Make this go on forever-Snow Patrol

Magnolia21's avatar

Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

mamabeverley's avatar

I can’t make you love me- Bonnie Raitt

nayeight's avatar

Sparks – Coldplay
Beautiful World – Coldplay
Never Too Far – Mariah Carey
Landslide – Dixie Chicks
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers

nayeight's avatar

Oh and Lonely Lonely by Feist

tinyfaery's avatar

I Grieve by Peter Gabriel
Scarecrow by Melissa Ethridge

aprilsimnel's avatar

I Remember That by Prefab Sprout

Nancy13903's avatar

Ave Maria
Danny Boy
wonderful world

Milladyret's avatar

Somewhere over the rainbow – Eva Cassidy!

galileogirl's avatar

It has to be Dance With My Father. The summer after my Dad died, I was on a trip through the south, taking pictures of family graves and places where his family lived. That’s the summer the song came out and they seemed to play it every hour.

srmorgan's avatar

“At This Moment” – Billy Vera and The Beaters
I’d fall down on my knees
I’d kiss the ground that you walk on baby
If I could just hold you

If I, could just hold you

If I, if I could just hold-hold you, again

and for a different reason, Different Drum, by The Stone Ponys, Linda Ronstadt’s first hit.

SRM

zephyr826's avatar

My Father’s Gun but Elton John

sdeutsch's avatar

Hallelujah – Rufus Wainwright
The Boxer – Simon & Garfunkel
I’d Give it All for You, from Songs for a New World

Also, I think I’ve posted this before, but this song gets me every time…

No idea why it’s flagged on YouTube, except maybe that it’s too sad for some of Jim Henson’s younger fans…

zephyr826's avatar

@sdeutsch , that was amazing. Of course, then I started clicking on some of the related videos of his memorial service, and I collapsed in a puddle on the floor.

hearkat's avatar

@sdeutsch: I’m at work and can’t go through all that YouTube stuff! Why can’t you just post the title, and still link it! (nothing personal; it’s a Fluther peeve of mine when people do that)

@zephyr826: I am a huge Henson fan, too; and I can totally relate.

bythebay's avatar

@hearkat, @zephyr826, & @sdeutsch: If you ever find yourself in Maryland; there’s a wonderful statue of Jim & Kermit in front of the student union on campus (University of MD).

row4food's avatar

Graceland – Paul Simon
Cath – Death Cab for Cutie
I Will Follow You into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
Fire and Rain – James Taylor
Minor Incident – Badly Drawn Boy

janbb's avatar

@row4food The line in “Graceland” where he says:

“As if I didn’t know you,
as if I didn’t know my only child,
As if I didn’t know
the way she brushes her hair off her forehead..”

always makes me cry and think of my two sons.

sdeutsch's avatar

@hearkat Sorry ‘bout that – I don’t usually do that, but I’ve never seen that song anywhere but in that video, so I didn’t think anyone would recognize the title…

@zephyr826 I know, the videos of Jim Henson’s memorial service, with Big Bird singing It’s Not Easy Being Green? Total puddle on the floor… Actually, just thinking about his memorial service sometimes gets me all teary…

@bythebay I’ve always wanted to see that statue – now that I’m back on the east coast, maybe I’ll get the chance!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I had to stop listening to Grace by Jeff Buckley for a while. Even though I knew his vocal swoops and melismas were a bit melodramatic, they made me cry. It’s like opera. I think he’d’ve been a good tenor for opera. If he’d only lived long enough. :(

tiffyandthewall's avatar

wasted of paint by bright eyes.

i just heard it recently for the first time, and i think it’s an incredible song, but it’s really incredibly painful to listen to. read the lyrics while you listen to the song if you’d like.

essieness's avatar

Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor… for real!
Nuttshell by Alice in Chains
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long by Otis Redding

Zen's avatar

You asked: What’s a song that almost ALWAYS makes you cry? “I can See Clearly Now” because my daughter made a recording of it, when she was 8.

Cry, as in painful: the same song, the Jimmy Cliff version.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Love and Memories OAR not becasue I relate to the lyrics or something like that, but because of the nostolgic memories I have associated with it. I bought it off iTunes in a really good part in my life; as I said, nostolgia.

bythebay's avatar

@Zen: That was an amazing performance of a truly beautiful song; it brought me to tears.

mass_pike4's avatar

“Cortez the Killer” Dave Matthews & Warren Haynes…

It is always out of pure ecstasy though and enjoyment, tickles my nerves

mass_pike4's avatar

If you wanna here a really sad song though…“One More Dance” by NaS

I know he’s a rapper but this song is nothing like his other rhymes

Noel_S_Leitmotiv's avatar

‘A Little Respect’ by Erasure

‘I Will Follow You Into the Dark’ by Death Cab for Cutie

Raven_Rising's avatar

And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda by The Pogues always makes me mist up a bit.

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