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Music That Makes You Cry
« on: July 23, 2011, 10:06:03 PM »
I don't know if there is a topic like this already, and if there is, go ahead and add this post to it.  Basically I was wondering if there were any particular pieces of music that makes anyone tear up at the mere thought of it.  A song, perhaps, that moves you because of its beauty, or because of some memory associated with it.  Or perhaps it's from a particularly emotional scene from a movie or a TV show or video game.

Some such tracks for me:

Aeris's theme from Final Fantasy VII by Nobuo Uematsu, the orchestral version
The Life and Death of Amy Pond by Murray Gold, from the Doctor Who Series 5 soundtrack
Blue by Yoko Kanno from Cowboy Bebop
Most of the songs from the second act of Les Miserables, and a couple from the first act, too

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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011, 10:07:57 PM »
Halfway down the stairs - Robin the Frog
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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011, 10:54:16 PM »
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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011, 11:38:41 PM »
The Boys of Summer - Don Henley

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Tony Orlando

Do You Love Me?, Far from the Home I Love, Chava Ballet Sequence - from Fiddler on the Roof (Seriously. I cannot watch the last half of this movie without breaking down like an adolescent, bipolar narwhal)

Oh My God - Jars of Clay

Spiritual - Johnny Cash

Love of My Life - Queen

I Crush Everything - Johnathon Coulton (Well, there was that one time, at least, heh)

Why Don't You & I - Santana

Careful What You Pack - They Might Be Giants

The Little Girl - John Michael Montgomery (Yeesh, this song is so corny and Christian and country I really should be able to get over it but I just can't hear it without wanting to stare out the window for a couple hours)

Christmas Shoes - NewSong (Double that last comment for this one. I don't even go near a country radio station between the months of November and March because I dread hearing this play, heh)

I'll probably post links to these eventually. There's a lot of songs here that just set me off for completely random reasons (and some associated with a particular individual with dark brown eyes that aren't so random). Music and memory are a powerful combination and most of the time I am slave to their influence, heh. For instance, when Christmas Shoes plays, I always remember an incident where an acquaintance of mine went off on somebody for not thinking the song was a "beautiful melody". The only reason this acquaintance of mine listened exclusively to Christian music was to prove what a hardcore Christian he was though - in fact, he thought listening to other types of music was "sinful" end quote. I'd say he was a tool, but I used to be kinda like that too, heh, so hopefully this guy (hell, I don't even remember his name) grew out of it as well.

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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2011, 02:55:40 PM »
Forever Yours by Nightwish
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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 07:39:19 PM »
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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 10:27:12 PM »
I know about a dozen songs that are remarkably sad to listen to, but none ever make me cry.  However, there is "A Boy and His Frog" by Tom Smith.  If this doesn't at least get you choked up, you may be missing a soul.  It was written the day Jim Henson died:

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Honorable mentions I would include are Clint Mansell's "Together We Will Live Forever", RHCP's "I Could Have Lied", and Bjork's "I've Seen It All".  And, despite popular opinion, I find Death Cab For Cutie's "Brothers On A Hotel Bed" somehow more melancholy than "What Sarah Said".


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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 12:20:02 PM »
There are probably others but the first one that comes to mind is Placebo's Song to Say Goodbye. I don't know how to embed a video, but here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGQfpLoI5FQ


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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 12:36:53 PM »
Anything on Desert Island Discs, when it's put into the context of someone's life, it's incredibly reasonant and horribly, horribly moving. 


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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 03:08:11 PM »
Honorable mention from me: "Never Without You" by Ringo Starr.  Sure, as a songwriter, Ringo isn't exactly John Lennon, but "Never Without You" is a touching tribute to George Harrison all the same.
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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2011, 05:28:35 PM »
Into the west from the end of The Return of the King gets me every time as does the piece of music that plays at the end of Sleeping in the light when B5 is destroyed.

Parts of Rapsidy in Blue get me too.


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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 05:37:37 PM »
Moment of Surrender - U2
Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own - U2

and every Bieber song...but for a different reason.


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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2011, 07:46:05 PM »
New additions:

Kiss Me Goodbye by Angela Aki from the Final Fantasy XII soundtrack

Much of the actual soundtrack of the game is kinda bland, but this song, played during the game's credits, really speaks to me.  Perhaps part of it is because it's the only new piece of music Nobuo Uematsu contributed to the game.  Its lyrics are about the narrator deciding to let someone they love go, only asking that the person think of them.

High Flying Bird by Elton John

Similarly, this song is about the narrator having to let someone he cares deeply about go.  Like many of Elton's songs, the lyrics could have multiple interpretations, but my personal interpretation is that it's about a young woman whom the narrator greatly cares for, who feels somehow trapped or oppressed by her current circumstances*, and she feels that the narrator is somehow holding her back.  Which culminates in her attempting suicide, likely by trying to slit her wrists in her dressing room.  The narrator finds her in this state, and in her delerium, she speaks, but the only words the narrator is able to make out are "Wouldn't it be wonderful...?"  Her ultimate fate is left somewhat ambiguous.  While the lyrics "The white walls of your dressing room were stained in scarlet red" would seem to indicate that she'd lost quite a bit of blood, the end of the verse doesn't say that she died, but that she "moved away". 

*This wouldn't be the first time Elton and Bernie Taupin have used the metaphor of a bird in a cage to symbolize being trapped in oppressive circumstances.  That's pretty much the whole point of Skyline Pigeon.  And it's probably not a coincidence that Elton decided to make a new recording of Skyline Pigeon around the same time as he recorded High Flying Bird.
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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2011, 10:07:51 PM »
I don't believe music has ever brought me to tears of pain. Tears of joy - yes.

I can't recall when that last happened, though.

Anything by M83 can send me on an emotional ride. Boards of Canada just sends me on a rocket ship upwards into the cosmos.


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Re: Music That Makes You Cry
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2011, 10:12:16 AM »
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