Saddest song I ever heard


Ross_D Plus
4 800 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 1:56PM
Don't often listen to the radio but yesterday I just happened to be listening to R2 and they played a song called 'New York Minute' written/sung by Don Henley of Eagles fame. Have to confess that I've never heard it before but , wow, it was depressing..........about a man who committed suicide. That said the musical composition and lyrics were superb... full of meaning about life and love, almost a poem set to music . Downloaded it and have now played it many times. Anybody else know it or do you have your own 'favourite ' sad Sad song ?

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SlowSong Plus
10 7.9k 30 England
5 Jan 2019 2:14PM
Old Shep. Makes me cry.
5 Jan 2019 3:10PM
Gloomy Sunday the suicide song by the Associate's.
Snapper Plus
14 4.4k 3 Scotland
5 Jan 2019 3:45PM
It's in Gaelic, but that'll not matter. Crucan na bPaiste by Karen Matheson. "Crucán na bPáiste" – 'the burial place of (unbaptised) children' – lies on a hilltop in Maamtrasna, overlooking Lough Nafooey, and Lough Mask in Ireland. It is a lament by a mother for a child she buries there during Aimsir an Drochshaoil ('The Time of the Bad Life' – the Famine).
Ross_D Plus
4 800 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 4:02PM

Quote:It is a lament

Not familar with that one but certainly some of the Gaelic laments are very moving (even if you don't understand the language ! ). Many years ago, I stopped off at the Spean Bridge commando memorial, nr Fort William, and watched a 'lone piper' playing a lament which was extremly moving ...... there were only about 10 people there but many were dabbing their eyes !
go rest on that mountain - vince gill
brian1208 Plus
15 11.5k 12 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 5:03PM
I Wasn't Expecting That

This song gets me every time I hear it
altitude50 Plus
14 13.8k United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 5:17PM
'The living years' by Mike & the Mechanics. Reminds me of my dad who was a fantastic bloke, but I wish that I had asked more questions about his earlier life and his experiences in North Africa and Italy during ww2. He died in 1988.Sad
Fma7 Plus
3 873 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 7:23PM
Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West) - poor sod gets it with a pork pie in the end.
altitude50 Plus
14 13.8k United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 7:33PM
I often wondered why 'two ton ted from Teddington' was never brought to justice ?GrinGrinGrin
DaveRyder Plus
4 2.8k 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2019 8:00PM



5 Jan 2019 8:01PM
“The green fields of France” by the Furies, gets to me...
5 Jan 2019 8:24PM
Nick_w Plus
11 4.3k 99 England
5 Jan 2019 9:05PM
She’s leaving home by the Beatles
5 Jan 2019 9:07PM

Quote:“The green fields of France” by the Furies, gets to me...


A fine song written by Eric Bogle, although I prefer June Tabor's version. Her rendering of another Eric Bogle song "And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda" is the one that always brings a lump to my throat.

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