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Songs that stab you right in the heart.

Discussion in 'General Audio Discussion' started by birchoak, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. TomBig58

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    Geez, I didn't mean to downer this awesome thread with that story about my brother. There's been a lot of songs posted that ring familiar to me as far as stirring something inside. One of these days when the mood arises I plan to run through the list. Since Mr. Bojangles was brought up, how about this one from JJW? (Still picture but best audio)

     

     

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  2. sqlsavior

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    No worries. You were invited to do just that. It feels funny to 'like' a post like yours, but I did. Sorry for you and your brother, but thanks for sharing. That's what this thread is for.
     
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  3. Audiotfoot

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    That song brings chills and sadness every time I hear it. Only Johnny Cash could do that one as it should be done.
     
  4. TomBig58

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    Few paid attention to Kris Kristofferson until Johnny did his Sunday Morning Coming Down. A song that touches all us current and ex party hards.

     
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  5. Bill Ferris

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    Pretenders: Hymn to Her
    Pink Floyd: One Slip
    Gordon Lightfoot: The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald
    Toto: Africa
    I`m sure there are others that can move me emotionally at times(tears), that I`m unable to recall at the moment, and some have already been mentioned here(Wild Horses, etc.).
     
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  6. Route 66

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    This is the single most heart wrenching song that I know of. It gets to me every time I hear it.

    It deals with our history of lynching African Americans.

     
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  7. spicer

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    Yes. Walter Brennan does it, called 'Tribute to a Dog'. Actually got air play on top forty stations of the day... imagine that. My favorite of this:
     
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  8. spicer

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    Elvis doing Stand by Me... absolutely great soul stirring delivery and lyrics. Saying it is Gospel does it a disservice.
     
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  9. spicer

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    Another one I first associated with the seventies hippie Jesus movement stuff but actually listened to one time and found it totally captured the plaintive yet hopeful view of what I consider a mature place of understanding about life... internalized that which could simply be reasons to be cynical into a place of hopeful striving with everything that denies any higher purpose to life. That is why this song is one of my favorites. Brewer and Shipley, The Light:
     
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    Diana Krall, very nice version.
     
  11. the_nines

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    Henryk Gorecki
    Symphony No. 3 - "Symphony of Sorrowful Songs" Op. 36




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  12. the_nines

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    And this:

    W. A. Mozart
    From opera Le nozze di Figaro (The marriage of Figaro)
    Duettino Sull’aria







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  13. Blast

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    A couple of Death Cab For Cutie songs were mentioned. "Cath..." is the one that does it for me.
     
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    In These Arms Of Mine by Bon Jovi (oddly enough).

    A former girlfriend who I loved like none before her but sadly she didn't reciprocate. We had mutual friends and, during a 'break', we attended the same function. I had to watch her flirt her ass off all night and then this song came on while she danced with another mutual 'friend' who i suspected she was having a thing with. I stormed out, swearing not to get involved again for a long time.

    A week later I met my wife of 22 years :)
     
  16. FauxHall

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    "A Pirate Looks at 40"

    by Jimmy Buffett

    Makes me homesick and contemplative.

     
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  17. spicer

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    Great song... a great live version from his double live album from the 70s titled you had to be there. Great live Jimmy Buffett, full of nuance and ambience.
     
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  18. spicer

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    Speaking of Jimmy Buffett and great ballads... from the same live album, You Had To Be There... this beautiful delicate song called He Went To Paris is a heartfelt delight celebrating appreciation for the human experience. I do believe Jimmy Buffett to be fully appreciated has to be heard live, and this is a great live recording.
     
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    Towns Van Zandt. Waiting to die.
     
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  20. hifitommy

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    michael franks-in the eye of the storm=

    phoebe snow-never letting go= --this one could have been written for my dear beloved Melanie Elexia Murphy Roy and me. she waited out much more than the divorce/child custody case it took to get free of the ogre.
     
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