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Old 04-05-07, 12:59 AM   #1
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Depressing songs.

We have all heard them, and while some people choose to listen to them some people just cant. Whether or not it is personal reasons or just because the song is depressing we choose not to. What songs do you find depressing and have trouble listening to? And do you feel music has a fairly large role in your life?

For me it's gotta be:

Hurt-The Johnny Cash version is the most depressing version, especially if you watch the video with him and his wife. Just to see him still plucking away and hitting the key on that piano just, well, hurts. The Trent Renzor version is also pretty depressing, with the images of war and death. I have trouble listening to them for whatever reason.

Mad Mad World-Tears for Fears, another song thats just kinda depressing the way they play on the sad, repetitiveness of life and society.

Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd. I am a huge Floyd fan, but I still have trouble with this song, one reason is kinda personal but the other is just because of what the entire thing means.

For me, I find music has a pretty big part of my moods. When I listen to my metal (Huge Marilyn Manson fan, also enjoy Slipknot and other similar bands) I just want to get out and do things, whether it's ride, work out or just work. When I listen to easy stuff (eg: Californication is a song I like to sit and chill to, or pretty much any song by The Who) I just wanna sit and relax, or just chill in the garage and do a few things on my bikes.
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Old 04-05-07, 01:07 AM   #2
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the song '' I won't back down'' by tom petty, i watched barnyard and nowthe song makes me cry
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Old 04-05-07, 01:24 AM   #3
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hey there delilah - plain white tees

i'll be missing you - ?

the truth about heaven - armor for sleep

face down - red jumpsuit appartatus

i had another really good one but i forgot it.
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Old 04-05-07, 03:24 AM   #4
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Gary Jules-Mad world

The tears for fears version is not as depressing
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Old 04-05-07, 04:13 AM   #5
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the tear for fear version is amazing

nothing really matters - sick puppies
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Old 04-05-07, 04:23 AM   #6
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This is a fascinating question. I don't really listen to anything I find depressing, as I find it tends to increase any depression I may have.

On the other hand, I grew up listening to classical music (my father's favourite music), and a great deal of it was actually something that one might listen to in church--masses/requiems, that sort of thing.

When my father died, I listened to that music for hours on end. It actually made me feel better.

Odd. I do like listening to music, but I actually listen to music--it's never just a background noise to me. I have to really concentrate on the sound. Perhaps it's the way I was raised. I learned to play violin (briefly) and clarinet. My husband does not 'hear' music the same way I do. He can't take the notes apart or the sound apart and listen to just one instrument or voice, nor can he hear the way the chords come together and blend. He doesn't really enjoy music for that reason.

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Old 04-05-07, 05:06 AM   #7
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pretty much anything by lucero i find depressing

same with that song "you've got it bad"

for me its not really the lyrics but like, its how i've felt/the situation im in when i listen to the song for the first few times, then after that everytime i listen to it i feel like i felt in that situation
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pretty much anything by lucero i find depressing

same with that song "you've got it bad"

for me its not really the lyrics but like, its how i've felt/the situation im in when i listen to the song for the first few times, then after that everytime i listen to it i feel like i felt in that situation
I kinda agree yo.

Lucero isn't all depressing. Download "Anjalee" or "Tears don't matter much" they are upbeat and happy.
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Old 04-05-07, 06:09 AM   #9
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tears dont matter much is upbeat and happy?
obviously we're not talking about the same lucero
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Old 04-05-07, 06:14 AM   #10
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tears dont matter much is upbeat and happy?
obviously we're not talking about the same lucero
I said a bit more...


"Anjalee" is happy, along with 'Shes just that kinda girl"
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Old 04-05-07, 08:36 AM   #11
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Vincent Black Lightening by Richard Thompson
Rain by Cunnylinguists
Lighthouse Tale by Nickle Creek
Sam Stone by John Prine
God is Gonna Cut You Down by Johnny Cash
The Needle and the Dammage Done by Neil Young


those are all quite sad
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Old 04-05-07, 08:47 AM   #12
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Dreamer-Ozzy Ozbourne is kinda sad to me i dont know why
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Old 04-05-07, 08:59 AM   #13
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Depressing music?

Tibetan Funeral Music; sounds like bass, warped Alpenhorns

"Deteriorata"

"DOA" by BloodRock. Actually banned by the FCC because of the sound of the ambulance siren on the soundtrack was causing accidents.
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Old 04-05-07, 10:34 AM   #14
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"Black" by Pearl Jam (from Ten)...reminds me of a lost-love!
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Old 04-05-07, 10:51 AM   #15
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I really don't listen to depressing music, but if I had to say something, some of the songs from Funeral For A Friend.
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there are depressing songs?

you mean like the ones that sing about sexy and tractors in the same verse?
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Old 04-05-07, 12:27 PM   #17
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Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd. I am a huge Floyd fan, but I still have trouble with this song, one reason is kinda personal but the other is just because of what the entire thing means.
what does it mean?
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i just realized, the bmx forum is cool because we're exonerated from having to post in FOO


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Old 04-05-07, 12:39 PM   #19
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i just realized, the bmx forum is cool because we're exonerated from having to post in FOO


That is absolutely correct.

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SS/FG is never on topic either. At least, they weren't last time I checked, maybe that changed.
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Speaking of Pink Floyd... The Wall is amazing. Could be the best album ever, at least one of the best.
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new depressing song: " i will follow you into the dark" death cab for cutie
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also see "the boys of summer" the eagles version, not the ataris
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Old 04-06-07, 12:17 AM   #25
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Speaking of Pink Floyd... The Wall is amazing. Could be the best album ever, at least one of the best.
Indeed, it's what got me hooked on Floyd in the first place. Go to Youtube and check out some of the video's.

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