The saddest song of all time?

by Bad_Wolf 53 Replies latest social entertainment

  • Bad_Wolf

    I would pick this one

    I do not want to believe it though. I don't know how so many are happy or fine if thinking this life is it. Haven't lost parents yet, but when with them, sometimes I'll think of this song. The current happy moments will be gone before I know it. They'll be lost. Memories of them lost with me. Every moment in life wasted or spent on something to attain something greater at the expense of being with loved ones or good memories is all in vain. This song is hopelessness and all is vanity personified. The only good is that it forces me to live my life to the fullest, but always sad knowing it will end and loved ones who are gone or will be gone will never see again.

  • Wasanelder Once
    Wasanelder Once

    I'll agree that your commentary on Dust in the Wind is quite sad.

    This is the saddest song in my experience. John Lennon wrote this and made the demo shortly before he was shot. Thinking of what would become of him it makes the lyric so ironic. It sort of emphasizes the truth of Bad_Wolf's choice. This song brings a tear to my eye every time I think of John's demise.

  • dubstepped

    Listen, Obey, and be Blessed - by The Cultists

  • Butyoucanneverleave

    Alone again naturally- Gilbert O' Sullivan

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Not so much the lyrics but the melancholy tune. It really gets to me:

  • littlerockguy

    This song gets me every time. I can't finish singing it without choking up and getting teary-eyed


  • OrphanCrow

    So many to chose from...

    "Grey" by Ani DiFranco

  • Tahoe
  • HappyDad

    Don't know how to post the video but Annie Lennox song "Why" is one that always got to me.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    This song came out around the time I first started waking up and began experiencing the sad and terrible realization that I had been duped since childhood and everything I had hoped for and believed in was a fraud. At one point I couldn't listen to this song or have it come on the radio without sobbing. It reminds me of growing up as a JW during the turbulent 60's and all the momentous things that happened in history at that time. We thought we had all the answers as to why the things the way they were. It was easy to believe the Vietnam war, Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, race riots etc, were all signs of the end rather than just another part of the worlds history that we happened to be alive during.

    This song made me sad for the little boy Pete who was only trying to be a child but was constantly being reminded by the adults around him that the world was going to come to a horrific end at any minute and when it did, God was going to kill my father, teacher, neighbor kids and grandparents because none of them wanted to become Jehovah's witnesses, and if little Pete wasn't a good enough JW, didn't answer enough at meetings, give good enough talks, and didn't go in field service enough, he'd be a goner as well.

    Here I am about to turn 60 and none of it happened, not one single thing and there's no way to go back an undo the irreversible damage or to make up for the losses that took place in my family because of the faceless men who made up the entire belief system of the Jehovah's Witness religion. Men who are long gone but the damage they caused, continues.

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