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Not sure what made me think of this yesterday - probably something one of my kids said. But anyway, I was thinking about a couple of songs:

Piece by Piece by Kelly Clarkson.

This songs about her dad and how he walked out on their family when she was young, and about how she has a husband now that would never do that to her and her family. This one brings me to tears every time I hear it. 

The second one is a song I wrote about 4 years ago. I was watching my neighbors son go off to the military after Christmas break, so I sat down at my piano in the garage and this song just poured out in about 15 minutes. To this day I cannot play this thing without tearing up. 

Because of You by ChiefD

I'm getting old and soft by the day, but I just don't care. :lol: Any other songs you fellers like that just make you cry like a ChiefD when you hear it?

 

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Brokedown Palace - Grateful Dead

 

Played this during the graveside burial of a great friend who died in a flash flood in Zion, on the virgin river.

 

"In a bed, in a bed, by the waterside i will lay my head.
Listen to the river sing sweet songs, to rock my soul."

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5 minutes ago, ChiefD said:

How Great Thou Art.

With Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill. Love this version. 

always hear this at funerals. always. so.. by default, yeah.  i mean, if i weren't a real man and actually cried or something.

eta: not the Underwood/Gill version

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30 minutes ago, Quint said:

"Elephant"

every time. 

As widower of a party girl ripped apart by cancers, I have used this song to stomp grief out of my heart regularly ever since the FFA (you? if so, thx) introduced me to it

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Cat's in the Cradle, Harry Chapin

We had three first grade classrooms in my school.  Every so often we'd all squeeze into one classroom and one of the teachers played guitar and we would do a sing along.  This was on of the songs we did.  My dad was a Chapin fan, so he would play his Chapin record, this would come on, and we'd both enjoy it.  He used it to open my horizons to other Chapin songs, and while I don't know his whole catelogue, I have his greatest hits memorized thanks to hearing that tape over and over in the car on road trips.  It wasn't until older that I really began to appreciate what the song was about.  Once I had kids of my own, realized how long ago that first grade classroom was, then watching my  own kids fly through that stage of life reminds me of how short and precious life is.  I can't make it through the whole song without pretty strong feelings.

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In the Living Years, Mike + the Mechanics.  For those of us that lost our father's early in life, man it hits hard.

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7 minutes ago, trident said:

Don't think I have ever shed a tear over music.  I mean, it is just music.

I hope this is sarcasm.

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Just now, Bull Dozier said:

I hope this is sarcasm.

No it isn't.  I honestly don't remember shedding a tear during any music.

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Katy Perry's Firework was playing on radio when we got in car to ride to crematory with my 23 year old dog on my lap after putting her down...hate that song now

 

Though no true emotional attachment, I'm an absolute sucker for musicals/choral symphonies/operas.  Without fail, will always find myself tearing up at some point during a show.  Nessun Dorma, whether live or a recording, is guaranteed to make things dusty

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Memorial - Explosions In The Sky 

America - Simon and Garfunkel

Too many others to name, but those are the two that really get me.  

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43 minutes ago, trident said:

No it isn't.  I honestly don't remember shedding a tear during any music.

That's too bad.  My favorite songs are the ones that elicit an emotional response (not always sorrow, can be a wide range of emotions).

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First three that came to mind for me have already been mentioned:

  • Cats in the Cradle (every f'n time)
  • Father and Son
  • Tears in Heaven (which is a song I really hate but I appreciate it)

The song that isn't a tearjerker but evokes the most emotion from me - Kathy's Song

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Little Wonders By Rob Thomas

When my daughter was 3 she came down with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis in her knees and ankles that left her unable to walk for a long while. We would drive an hour + to a specialist in the Bronx, NY to get her treatments every other week. For most of those trips she would be watching Meet the Robinson's on the car DVD player and this is one of the songs from the movie she would always sing when it came one. So here I am listening to her happily singing it like as if nothing was wrong from behind me as I brought her back and forth to this hospital. 

I swore that it will be the song we dance to at her wedding...but I have no idea how I'm going to get through it without :cry: 

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21 minutes ago, Bull Dozier said:

That's too bad.  My favorite songs are the ones that elicit an emotional response (not always sorrow, can be a wide range of emotions).

I don't know, maybe when my daughter gets married, there might be something there, but right now, no tears...

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1 hour ago, trident said:

No it isn't.  I honestly don't remember shedding a tear during any music.

Me neither! :boxing:

Seriously not tears but definitely an emotional response to some, more a frog in the throat than tear.

https://youtu.be/QMhkdatUUPA

God your mama and me gets me. Since we brought my daughter home.

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There's a few.  Since my father passed away last spring, there's been a few times when songs have come on the radio that flashed me back to riding along in his beat up old pickup truck as a kid, which brought tears to my eyes.  

Shinedown's cover of Simple Man does it sometimes when I'm not in the greatest of moods. One of my best friends lost his life in a motorcycle accident back in 05. This song was one that he and I listened to a lot when working out, BSing in the garage, and standing around the bonfire drinking beer.  It was played at his funeral. A song takes on a whole new meaning once you hear it played at a funeral, IMO. It's one of my favorite songs and some days I just can't listen to it. 

But most recently... I was sitting around on this past Christmas morning, waiting for my kids to get ready to go have lunch with my mom. My heart was already heavy as hell, but I was trying to suck it up and keep on a happy face, for the kids' sake.  Then Bible and a 44 by Ashley McBryde came on Youtube after something else finished playing. I had heard it before and it had not affected me, and I've listened to it since then and it didn't affect me then either. But on that day, with the sadness already in my heart, and between the quiet house, her soulful voice, her lyrics about her father who was obviously very influential for her, before I knew it, there were tears streaming down my face. 

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I don’t know if I’ve been brought to actual tears, but songs that hit the highest of emotional chords for me...

 

at least that’s what you said - Wilco 

https://youtu.be/psKZgp_ec9s

 

All I want - Kodaline

https://youtu.be/n6BwAWiHcSg

 

Tender - Blur

https://youtu.be/SaHrqKKFnSA

 

creature fear - bon iver 

https://youtu.be/dUghkqG8UGY

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I cried the first few times I listened to the show "come from away" about the planes diverted to Newfoundland on 9/11. I don't know how to link stuff but if you have Spotify you can run the whole show. It's awesome. 

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Bread's Everything I Own

and

That Hawaiian dude's Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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"Take Me Home, Country Roads" John Denver

Reminds me of my late mother who was a Denver fan.

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American Pie. 

 

Beethovens 9th with great Chorals - it evicerates me. Probably rooted in listening to it while tripping balls sophomore year of college and just sitting in a pile of joy and tears. But still.  Total emotional eviceration. 

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6 hours ago, Bull Dozier said:

Cat's in the Cradle, Harry Chapin

We had three first grade classrooms in my school.  Every so often we'd all squeeze into one classroom and one of the teachers played guitar and we would do a sing along.  This was on of the songs we did.  My dad was a Chapin fan, so he would play his Chapin record, this would come on, and we'd both enjoy it.  He used it to open my horizons to other Chapin songs, and while I don't know his whole catelogue, I have his greatest hits memorized thanks to hearing that tape over and over in the car on road trips.  It wasn't until older that I really began to appreciate what the song was about.  Once I had kids of my own, realized how long ago that first grade classroom was, then watching my  own kids fly through that stage of life reminds me of how short and precious life is.  I can't make it through the whole song without pretty strong feelings.

Heard this once near the end of a week-long work trip away from the family. Very moving. 

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Some of these are great. 

American Pie by Don McLean and Over The Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole also get me a bit moved.  

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Rainbow Connection- Kermit the Frog

Odd choice, I know. My dad loved this song so much that we bought him a banjo to learn how to play it, mainly as a joke, but he tried. My dad only ever wanted 2 songs at his funeral- Amazing Grace (Judy Collins) and Rainbow Connection. Both were played then, and I can’t hear either without shedding a tear.

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2 hours ago, Koya said:

Beethovens 9th with great Chorals - it evicerates me. Probably rooted in listening to it while tripping balls sophomore year of college and just sitting in a pile of joy and tears. But still.  Total emotional eviceration. 

i think if i experienced this live my heart would explode

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To many to list but I cry pretty easy.

The most recent is the album Introduce yourself by Gord Downie. I am a huge Tragically Hip fan and for those who are not fans may not know that their lead singer Gord Downie was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. He wrote and recorded Introduce yourself after his diagnosis and knowing it would be released after his death. Each song is about a specific person or event. Its very touching and I believe i have teared up every time I listen to it. I believe a lot of this has to do with the fact that I have been a fan since day one before they hit it real big in their native country. I never understood why they were not bigger in the US.

It still blows my mind that I was seeing them play in small clubs in America when they were playing arenas in Canada. It was a definite win for me and I have always felt a strong connection to their music. 

Anyway its a very touching album.

 

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59 minutes ago, popeye said:

Paul Carrack X 2

eyes of blue

over my shoulder

getting too old too #### fast and remembering things/people from the past that I've lost along the way - just a couple of songs that remind of specific friends I miss terribly 

I get this, too. Lost a friend to ALS who encouraged me to give Radiohead more of a chance when the Bends came out. Can't hear the title track now without thinking of her.  

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