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Willie G. Moseley

I always get choked up...or perhaps even weep...whenever I listen to----

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Backstreets by the Boss..

Also,  Gilbert O’Sullivan on “Alone Again, (Naturally)”

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Second Best, by Pedro the Lion. You've never heard it. 

Also The Night, by Morphine. If you're in the mood for a song about death from someone's final album...

And this...

 

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"Vrbana Bridge" by Jill Sobule, about two young lovers caught in the war in Sarajevo.  They were attempting to cross the bridge to freedom when snipers shot them.  He was killed instantly, but she wasn't, and crawled over to his body and died with him.  The song gives me chills every time.  She has a way with a tear-jerker - "Mexican Wrestler" and "Super 8" get me as well.

 

"White Wine In The Sun" by Tim Minchin.  I have to be careful where I listen to this, because it chokes me up every single time unless I'm sufficiently distracted.  The family images just hit me harder as I get older, especially because my daughter lives away now.

 

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Michelle Shocked's Anchored Down in Anchorage.

Hairs on the back of my neck.

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Waters can really effect me. This was suggested for our Floyd tribute but I cant get through it. Written from the perspective of an airman falling out of a plane. Unreal

 

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Martina McBride's "Love You Through It". It hits close to home.

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Perhaps some might find it trite, but for me, it's most of the verses in "Time" by Pink Floyd and Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle"--especially as my kids are growing up and moving out. 

Strangely, once in a while I'll hear "Down to the Waterline" by Dire Straits, and when that last verse comes around and Knopfler makes reference to the now-much-older-girlfriend feeling nostalgic/melancholy about the places she and the boyfriend trod, it will touch an emotional nerve.  "Brothers in Arms" is pretty damn emotional, too.

The common thread seems to be getting older and realizing one's youth is long gone. 

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"Cry for You"  - Andy Timmons

"The Class of '57" - Statler Bros 

+1 "Cat's in the Cradle" - Harry Chapin

"The common thread seems to be getting older and realizing one's youth is long gone."  Biz Prof

With the exception of the instrumental by Timmons - exactly.    

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2 hours ago, Hamerica said:

"Cry for You"  - Andy Timmons

"The Class of '57" - Statler Bros 

+1 "Cat's in the Cradle" - Harry Chapin

"The common thread seems to be getting older and realizing one's youth is long gone."  Biz Prof

With the exception of the instrumental by Timmons - exactly.    

I made em cry because of intrumentals for 20 years in BBD 😆

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One that really gets me is Elvin Bishops FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE. Best touch dancin tune on the planet IMO.  Just love that balls to the wall guitar solo man.

 

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Cat's in the Cradle is a tough one.  And once, long ago, when I was a dishwasher at a Pizza Hut, for some reason the Cars' Drive came on and the tears started rolling.  I wasn't bawling or making any noise, but that song just hit me in that way at that time.  I still think it's a beautiful song to this day.

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If you're a grown-ass man who wears cargo shorts, plays fantasy football and enjoys superhero movies, this song should shake you to your core and make you weep for sure:

 

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"Be Still": Doyle Dykes. Final (and only vocal) song on his brilliant Chameleon album, which includes a U2 medley, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", and a Coldplay medley.

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35 minutes ago, Willie G. Moseley said:

 ...and a Coldplay medley.

Wait...a WHAT?

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On 9/29/2019 at 4:33 PM, it's me HHB said:

Waters can really effect me. This was suggested for our Floyd tribute but I cant get through it. Written from the perspective of an airman falling out of a plane. Unreal

 

Funny, "Final Cut" of that same album does that to me.  The guitar solo kills me, but the lyrics are just heavy.  I identify with them way too closely.  If you ever hear that song playing in my car or house, I am definitely in the middle of going through some shit because I never listen to it otherwise. 

I have a whole playlist for this.  About once a year, I pull out a bunch a favs, drink too much, and wallow in self pity.  I guess leaning into it with full force and doing it all at once every now and then is better than always having it on simmer in the background. 

"I Know" - Fiona Apple
"I Hate These Songs" - Dale Watson
"Fake Plastic Trees" - Radiohead
"Cover Me Up" - Jason Isbell 

Those all get me.  I get a catch just typing their names. 

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