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Heart wrenching songs you personally identify with?

Asked by DrasticDreamer (23983points) April 24th, 2015

Share why you identify – or don’t – but just share in general.

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kritiper's avatar

“El Paso” by Marty Robbins

Earthbound_Misfit's avatar

Honey by Bobby Goldboro. This came out not long after my mum died. I was only a child but I understood the meaning of the words and it used to make me cry then and it still makes me feel very sad.

Mimishu1995's avatar

This song. Sometimes I feel that the world has failed me and I have given my trust to unworthy people. The song seems like an account of how I lost my innocence.

Judi's avatar

In my adolescence I identified with the Eagles Hotel California.
It was the late 70’s and I was so caught up in drugs sex and rock and roll that I felt I was stuck there forever and it would be impossible to reinvent myself. Every time I tried to clean up my act the song would haunt me. “You can check out any time you like but you can never leave. ”
Even now I get a creepy feeling when the song comes on feeling like I could get sucked back into the drug culture. Anyone who knows me now would laugh at that though.

gondwanalon's avatar

Cool Change Little River Band It seems like they looked into my soul to come up with this song. Also I was born in the sign of water, love long distance outrigger canoe paddling with others and alone. Now that I’m retired I’m out on the water padding nearly every day. I’m racing in a big group this morning. Hit it!

marinelife's avatar

One that I love is from the musical The King and I. It’s called Something Wonderful.

janbb's avatar

Jesse by Janis Ian always makes me cry. It makes me think of my brother who died and other losses.

talljasperman's avatar

Wake me up inside by eversence.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

For me it has to be this one…
https://youtu.be/Wln6NX0V4AQ

zander101's avatar

Purple Rain – Prince

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@filmfann Your link doesn’t take me to a song.

Zaku's avatar

This song evokes for me the secret crush I had for several years, and another unrequited love.
https://youtu.be/n2nCDq-JQdM

junglegirl's avatar

The Smiths-Half a person https://youtu.be/-KH0NpeYZsk Lame, I’m know.

Pachy's avatar

In the Living Years always makes me think of my younger brother, who was living far away from our home and estranged from our dad when the latter passed away suddenly many years ago. For me, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”

talljasperman's avatar

I am machine.

Pachy's avatar

As I grow older, I find that two Beatles songs hold increasingly deeper meaning for me… “Yesterday” and “The Long and Winding Road.”

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Piano man.
If I could save time in a bottle.

Pachy's avatar

I didn’t finish my comment about “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: ...

Even though I’m Jewish, that lovely song, especially Sinatra’s oh-so plaintive version, always conjures up for me both sweet and sad memories of family and friends.

filmfann's avatar

Sorry, let me try this link again.

It’s Jacques Brel “Ne Me Quitte Pas”.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Goodbye yellow brick road.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Goodbye Norma Jean.

NomoreY_A's avatar

Lara’s Theme from Dr. Zhivago. The lyrics version, not instrumental. Don’t ask. There’s one other smarmy song that I like for personal memory reasons, but if I told you I’d have to kill you ; )

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