Saturday, February 10, 2007

songs that make me cry.

There are songs that make me cry every time I hear them. Some of them I grow out of to some extent, but others, not so much.

Some of them are clearly sadish songs, but strangely, others are not sad at all and I struggle to explain why they have this impact on me. I have one "song that makes me cry" that is peppy ironic electronica. It's pretty popular, even danceable, and so it tends to come on at times that are inconvenient. When this song comes on as background music in a restaurant or bar I suddenly need to take a break and go for a walk, you know, get some privacy, otherwise I'd have to explain myself. so. yeah. powerful urges. yikes.

I'm tempted to name songs here, but you know, that would be like handing over X-rays of my most private emotional being. It's as if each song is an X-ray from a different angle, and the complete list is a detailed road map of my most vulnerable bits. So. Enough said.

Do you have songs like this?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

(i don't think i have songs that make me cry, or at least they aren't popular ones that are likely to play in bars, so I cannot bond with you on this one, not yet anyways)

On a funnier and less vulnerable note, i have a ridiculously cheesy song that gives me chills and makes me think of my freshman year in highschool, the first time i drank alcohol and the first time i was introduced to a womans more private parts... and she was not only 1) a whole foot taller than I was, 2) 'fully developed' all around, a classic beauty; a real bombshell, 3) but even more mesmerizing for me at the time was the fact that she was A JUNIOR, and thus she in-corporated all that was ... forbidden ...

The song: "She's like the wind..." the one that was made popular by "Dirty Dancing"

I associate this song not only with the fruits of a bodacious beauty, but also my first glorious introduction to all things that keep us guessing!

and I love the fact that the song is CHEESY! that make it all the more ... significant.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap

Farmhouse - Phish

Hallelujah - Allison Crowe (orig. Leonard Cohen)

Fix You - Coldplay

Do you realize? - Flaming Lips

Orange Sky - Alexi Murdoch


Every time.

Not sadness, more overcome with emotion (that eventually ends up leaking).

It's too bad, really....I'd love to arrange an acapella of Hide and Seek, but I just can't get through it. Watch her video on youtube, fullscreen and loud with no distractions.

5:29 PM  

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