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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

The most depressing lyrics ever!

Thanks to everyone who took the time to take part in the survey.  The results were both helpful and enlightening... and not surprisingly, not one person felt my posts were too short!  :-)

I also appreciate the thoughtful comments on the topic, as well as the bits of poetry that were submitted.  Quite the literary round table we have here!

All that poetry somehow got me thinking about song lyrics... and before I even knew I was doing it, I'd started writing a journal entry about music lyrics.  Go figure!  This just might be one of those entries you end up 'blipping over'.  :-)

I should begin by saying that I love music. 

Since moving to Israel, my music collection has become an unbelievably important link to my 'old life'.  This isn't to say I don't enjoy Israeli music (I do... very much), but you can probably understand that I frequently long for songs sung in a language where I understand all the little nuances and hidden meaning. 

My CD collection includes a representative amount of almost every musical genre... which is good, since I don't like to listen to any one kind of music for an extended period of time.  'Rock', 'Pop', 'Jazz', 'R & B', 'Classical', 'Fusion', 'SKA', 'Regae', 'Gospel', 'Funk', 'Folk', 'Zydeco', 'Show Tunes'... and yes, even 'Country' (although mostly older stuff)...  You name it, and I probably have it!

The only one of these genres that I go out of my way to take in very limited doses is ''Country'.  You see, country music tends to be a bit... um... dark.  By this I mean that it tends leave the listener somewhat despondent.  I'm sure you've all heard the old joke:

Q:  What do you get if you play a country song backwards? 

A: The 'repo man' brings your car back... your dog comes back to life... you get out of jail... Your wife calls off the divorce...etc., etc.

My point is, you don't hear too many Hank Williams tunes about getting promoted or winning the lottery!

So why am I telling you all this?

Because, I've discovered on my iPod what I believe to be the darkest, most depressing country lyrics ever recorded!  Seriously!  If there is some kind of prize for depressing lyrics, this song is the all-time world champ!!!

On his self-titled album from 1971, John Prine recorded a song called 'Sam Stone' about a drug-addicted Vietnam War veteran whose life spirals terminally downward following his discharge from the army.  Truth be told, the whole album is pretty depressing, but this one song really takes the cake!

It's only 3 verses...see for yourself:

Sam Stone came home,
To his wife and family
After serving in the conflict overseas.
And the time that he served,
Had shattered all his nerves,
And left a little shrapnel in his knee.
But the morphine eased the pain,
And the grass grew 'round his brain,
And gave him all the confidence he lacked,
With a purple heart and a monkey on his back.

Chorus:
There’s a hole in daddy’s arm where all the money goes,
Jesus Christ died for nothin’ I suppose.
Little pitchers have big ears,
Don’t stop to count the years,
Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios.
Mmm....

Sam Stone’s welcome home
Didn’t last too long.
He went to work when he’d spent his last dime
And Sammy took to stealing
When he got that empty feeling
For a hundred dollar habit without overtime.
And the gold rolled through his veins
Like a thousand railroad trains,
And eased his mind in the hours that he chose,
While the kids ran around wearin’ other peoples’ clothes...

Repeat chorus:

Sam Stone was alone
When he popped his last balloon
Climbing walls while sitting in a chair
Well, he played his last request
While the room smelled just like death
With an overdose hovering in the air
But life had lost it’s fun
And there was nothing to be done
But trade his house that he bought on the 'G.I. Bill'
For a flag draped casket on a local heroes’ hill

Repeat chorus

So go ahead... I dare you... no, I double dog dare you to show me an actual set of recorded lyrics that are darker or more depressing than that.
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Rahel... Good (meaning sad) stuff! Thanks.

Pearl... True... context is everything.

Jack... uh, yeah [looks around for tranquilizer gun].

AmyS... Somehow I get the feeling it may be a while before you qualify for the senior discount. :-)

Rabbi Neil Fleischmann... I don't know why it is, but I seem to be having trouble allowing Billy Joel songs to communicate tragedy or sadness to me. I love his music and have every album he ever released... but he has led too much a charmed life to be able to sing the blues convincingly.

Psychotoddler... My comment about Billy Joel holds true for the Beatles too. However when anyone sings about a child running away from home it strikes deeply at the heart (and fears) of a parent. I think that's why 'She's Leaving Home' has that emotional zing to it. Cat's in the cradle falls into this category as well.

Irena... I think this one has a special place in the hearts of older singles because it is about a woman who lives a lonely life and dies alone. Sad stuff.

Posted by: David | Jul 21, 2005 9:14:13 AM

David:

I don't have that much of an issue separating the singer from the song (except in very egregious cases).

Billy Joel's lack of military service doesn't make the song any less touching for me. For that matter, neither does my lack of military service.

The Beatles (and probably most popular entertainers) didn't live typical lives and didn't have to deal with all of the day-to-day problems that many of us have to, and yet their songs are still very poignant.

I think it's the ability to make us feel emotional about things we have no personal experience with that marks the true artist.

Anyone can drop a few lyrics about a girl leaving home and make a parent cry. It's the fact that I used to cry for this song before I was married that makes it good.

Posted by: psychotoddler | Jul 21, 2005 4:56:20 PM

The only song that I ever remember making me cry was 'Fire And Rain' by James Taylor (sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground) But it's sad, not depressing.

'And So It Goes' is depressing to me. To the point that I can't listen to it. Ditto Barenaked Ladies. ALL of their songs are incredibly depressing, underneath the cheerful rhythms.

But I have to agree with rabbi neil fleischmann on Jill Sobule. I adore her voice and her music, but she has some sad songs. My favorite is 'Pilar':

It's been five years since the man has died
Don't think the people have changed
We can put up posters,
we can riot in the streets
Still a woman can't make ends meet

So why don't you do something about it?
Things don't happen to you, you make them happen
She laughed
You don't understand
you're from another land
Things here are different

Here in sunny Spain the widows all wear black
To show their respect and their sorrow
Here in Spain, so simple is our life
You're either a whore, a mother, or a wife

We've seen your freedom
We get your TV shows
So sinful, so inviting
I thought I'd like to know
I'm the talk of the town
I'm the shame of my family
Your wonderful freedom
look where it's got me

Things here are different

Posted by: Tanya | Jul 21, 2005 6:42:46 PM

Tanya - Billy Joel, I have it on good authority, suffers from manic depression (bipolar disorder). His lyrics indicate this too, for example: "it's either sadness or euphoria" and "I go to extremes, too high or too low there aint no in between." So, yes his songs are depressing.

I'm so happy someone is familiar with Jill Sobule. The song you quoted is not one of my favorites though. It's got a richer production (Todd Rundgren) and different sound than her other stuff. Pink Pearl is my favorite album of hers. The newest one is a close second.

Posted by: rabbifleischmann | Jul 21, 2005 7:16:08 PM

I guess you'd have to be a woman who's not a whore, a mother, or a wife to appreciate it fully. And perhaps be the shame of your family.

Posted by: Tanya | Jul 21, 2005 7:44:38 PM

Oh, David why do you do this to yourself?

For my money, you won't get any more depressing than "Marie" by Townes Van Zandt. This one actually makes me tear up, especially by the last part:

by Townes Van Zandt

I stood in line and left my name
took about six hours or so
Well, the man just grinned like it was all a game
said they'd let me know
I put in my time till the Pocono line
shut down two years ago
I was staying at the mission till I met Marie
now I can't stay there no more


Fella 'cross town said he's lookin' for a man
to move some old cars around
maybe me and Marie could find a burned-out
van and do a little settlin' down
Aw, but I'm just dreamin', I ain't got no ride
and the junkyard's a pretty good ways
that job's about a half week old besides
it'd be gone now anyway


Unemployment said I got no more checks
and they showed me to the hall
my brother died in Georgia some time ago
I got no one left to call
Summer wasn't bad below the bridge
a little short on food that's all
Now I gotta get Marie some kind of coat
we're headed down into fall

I used to play the mouth harp pretty good
hustled up a little dough
but I got drunk and I woke up rolled
a couple of months ago
they got my harp and they got my dollar
them low life so and so's
harps cost money and I ain't got it
it's my own fault I suppose


The Pocono's down but the Chesapeak's runnin'
two freights everyday
if it was just me I'd be headed south
but Marie can't catch no train
She's got some pain and she thinks it's a baby,
says we gotta wait and see
in my heart I know it's a little boy
hope he don't end up like me


Well, the man's still grinnin' says he lost my file
I gotta stand in line again
I want to kill him but I just say no
I had enough of that line my friend
I head back to the bridge, its getting kinda cold
I'm feelin' too low down to lie
I guess I'll just tell Marie the truth
hope she don't break down and cry


Marie she didn't wake up this morning
she didn't even try
she just rolled over and went to heaven
my little boy safe inside
I laid them in the sun where somebody'd find them
caught a Chesapeak on the fly
Marie will know I'm headed south
so's to meet me by and by


Marie will know I'm headed south
so to meet me by and by

Posted by: Shai | Jul 22, 2005 12:47:17 PM

Tanya... Thanks, I hadn't heard that one. However, as you pointed out, I may lack some of the necessary things to fully appreciate it. :-)

Rabbi Flieschmann... I hadn't heard that about Billy Joel, but if that's what it take s to me filthy rich and sleep with supermodels... I'm willing to go off my meds! :-)


Shai... OK...now we're getting somewhere! Those are some seriously dark lyrics.

Posted by: David | Jul 24, 2005 8:43:36 AM

I'm completely in shock, no one has mentioned the freight train of pain, Hank Williams Sr.?

Hank Williams - Alone & Forsaken Lyrics
Words and music by hank williams, sr.

We [am] met in the springtime when blossoms unfold
The pastures were green and the [e7] meadows were [am] gold
Our love was in flower as summer grew on
Her love like the leaves now has [e7] withered and [am] gone.

The roses have faded, there?s frost at my door
The birds in the morning don?t [e7*] sing any-[am] more
The grass in the valley is starting to die
And out in the darkness the [e7] whippoorwills [am] cry.

Refrain
A-[f] lone and forsaken by [c] fate and by man
Oh, lord, if you hear me please [am] hold to my hand
Oh, [e7] please under-[am] stand.

Oh, where has she gone to, oh, where can she be
She may have forsaken some other like me
She promised to honor, to love and obey
Each vow was a plaything that she threw away.

The darkness is falling, the sky has turned gray
A hound in the distance is starting to "bay"
I wonder, I wonder - what she?s thinking of
Forsaken, forgotten - without any love.

Refrain

Posted by: John | Jul 28, 2005 9:37:01 AM

John... Yes, that's sad... but not 'slit-your-wrists' sad. :-)

Posted by: David | Jul 28, 2005 5:02:14 PM

My two tear jerkers at the moment are:

Dustbowl Days by 10.000 Maniacs
I should know to leave them home.
They follow me through the store with these toys I can’t afford.
Kids, take them back, you know better than that.
Dolls that talk, astronauts, t.v. games, airplanes, they don’t understand and how can I explain?
I try and try but I can’t save.
Pennies, nickels, dollars slip away.
I’ve tried and tried but I can’t save.

My youngest girl has bad fever, sure.
All night with alcohol to cool and rub her down.
Ruby, I’m tired, try and get some sleep.
I’m adding doctor’s fees to remedies with the cost of three day’s work lost.
I try and try but I can’t save.
Pennies, nickels, dollars slip away.
I’ve tried and tried but I can’t save.
The hole in my pocketbook is growing.

There’s a new wind blowing they say, it’s gonna be a cold, cold one.
So brace yourselves my darlings, it won’t bring anything much our way but more dust bowl days.

I played a card in this weeks game.
Took the first and the last letters in three of their names.
This lottery’s been building up for weeks.
I could be lucky me with the five million prize, tears of disbelief spilling out of my eyes.
I try and try but I can’t save.
Pennies, nickels, dollars slip away.
I’ve tried and tried but I can’t save.
The hole in my pocketbook is growing.

There’s a new wind blowing they say, it’s gonna be a cold, cold one.
So brace yourselves my darlings, it won’t bring anything much our way but more dust bowl days.

...and Downeaster Alexa by Billy Joel
Well I'm on the Downeaster "Alexa"
And I'm cruising through Block Island Sound
I have charted a course to the Vineyard
But tonight I am Nantucket bound

We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday
And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner's Bay
Like all the locals here I've had to sell my home
Too proud to leave I worked my fingers to the bone

So I could own my Downeaster "Alexa"
And I go where the ocean is deep
There are giants out there in the canyons
And a good captain can't fall asleep

I've got bills to pay and children who need clothes
I know there's fish out there but where God only knows
They say these waters aren't what they used to be
But I've got people back on land who count on me

So if you see my Downeaster "Alexa"
And if you work with the rod and the reel
Tell my wife I am trawling Atlantis
And I still have my hands on the wheel

Now I drive my Downeaster "Alexa"
More and more miles from shore every year
Since they told me I can't sell no stripers
And there's no luck in swordfishing here

I was a bayman like my father was before
Can't make a living as a bayman anymore
There ain't much future for a man who works the sea
But there ain't no island left for islanders like me


Posted by: nrg | Aug 1, 2005 3:23:42 PM

No Children, by The Mountain Goats

I hope that our few remaining friends
give up on trying to save us.
I hope we come up with a fail-safe plot
to piss off the dumb few that forgave us.

I hope the fences we mended
fall down beneath their own weight.
And I hope we hang on past the last exit,
I hope it's already too late.

And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
someday burns down.
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away,
and I never come back to this town again.

In my life, I hope I lie,
and tell everyone you were a good wife.
And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow;
I hope it bleeds all day long.
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises;
we're pretty sure they're all wrong.

I hope it stays dark forever,
I hope the worst isn't over.
And I hope you blink before I do,
and I hope I never get sober.

And I hope when you think of me years down the line,
you can't find one good thing to say.
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out,
you'd stay the hell out of my way.

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me,
hand in unlovable hand.

And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.

Posted by: some guy | Aug 10, 2005 4:59:47 AM

I was looking for depressing lyrics and came across this site..feel i should take the dare aswell.. So here goes..

I've thought of a few strong contenders

"My Eyes Burn" by Matchbook Romance

My eyes burn from these tears you think you'd learn over the years good things wont last forever,
So what the hell am i supposed to do? You only wanted the things i couldnt give to you, and you had it all anyway.

Chorus: Take take everything an leave me scrambeling. Reaching for something that wasn't there in the first place.

Tell me i'm wrong when i say i can't expect you to say forever with me. I live for a single moment. I take back everything i said. You were those words on your wrist. As if they meant anything anyway. And sometimes i feel that i can drive off the edge of the earth it seems to do more harm than good. I dont know if its worth me loosing sleep over this.

Chorus x 2

Taking Back Sunday "Your own disaster"

Just think of this and me
as just a few of many things
to lie around
to clutter up your shelves
And I wish you weren't worth the wait
because there's some thing's
I'd like to say to you...

I don't think that
you know what
you've been missing
Cuz I don't think that
you know what
you've been missing

I dare you to forget
those marks you left
across my neck
from those nights when we were both
found at our best
I could make this obvious,
and you, you could deny me
all in one breath
you could shrug me off
your shoulders...

I don't think that
you know what
you've been missing
Cuz I don't think that
you know what
you've been missing

Hey, lush, have fun
It's the weekend
Hey, lush, have fun

Hey, lush, have fun
It's the weekend
Hey, lush, have fun

I don't think that
you know what
you've been missing
I don't think that
you know what
you've been missing

Just forget me
it's that simple
Just forget me
it's that simple

Have fun being depressed..x

Posted by: Amy | Aug 14, 2005 4:43:41 PM

hey, im francesca, this is one of the most depressing songs i have ever heard- Elliot Smith-Between The Bars, listen to it, it is INCREDIBLY sad, everyone I have played it to agrees with me. Jennifer (see top of page) is so right! it is so depressing!

Posted by: francesca | Aug 30, 2005 7:23:42 PM

"The Flag" by Barenaked Ladies is pretty sad..


Words & Music by Steven Page


The phone rings, it's early, it's seven o'clock.
He says sorry I woke you, but I just had to talk
you know last night, remember when I
tried to choke you?
I didn't mean it, I was drunk, it was only a joke
you should know that by now,
when the chequered flag comes down,
no one no one no one has won the race.

The next night he's over and over and under
and after he's finished she lies there and wonders.
just why does she need him and why does she stay here
and then in the darkness she'll quietly say Dear,
you've never really known that when the white flag
is flown, no one no one no one has won the war.

They're complicated people leading complicated lives,
and he complicates their problems by telling complicated lies
He tells her he's sorry, she tells him it's over,
he tells her he's sorry, she says over and over
You've never really known that when the white flag
is flown, no one no one no one has won the war.

There goes a forest and there goes a bluebird.
There goes a partridge and there goes a Go Train.
There goes an angel and there goes a steeple.
There goes a cop car and there goes an eagle.
There goes a raven and there go the ribbons.
There goes a raven and there go the ribbons.
There goes a raven and there go
The ribbons, the ribbons the ribbons
The ribbons of the flag.

Posted by: Pauline | Sep 14, 2005 10:03:59 AM

I can't believe no one posted "Gloomy Sunday". It has to be the most depressing song ever. It's been covered by so many artists too. It allegedly inspired many suicides and so quickly became known as the "Hungarian suicide song". I think Billie Holiday was the first to sing it, but I've always favored Marianne Faithfull's version.

Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless. Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless. Little white flowers will never awaken you, not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you. Angels have no thought of ever returning you. Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday.

Gloomy is Sunday, with shadows I spend it all. My heart and I have decided to end it all. Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad, I know. But let them not weep, let them know that I'm glad to go. Death is no dream, for in death I'm caressing you. With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you.

Gloomy Sunday.

Dreaming, I was only dreaming. I wake and I find you asleep in the deep of my heart, dear. Darling, I hope that my dream never haunted you. My heart is telling you how much I wanted you.

Gloomy Sunday.

Posted by: Hillary | Sep 18, 2005 10:42:16 PM

In my opinion the songs who's lyrics most match the situation your in at the moment, and the things that are happening in your life right now are the most depressing. Reading all these lyrics was making me sad, so I thought I'd stop and post some of my own. to be quite honest, I couldn't think of one poticular song that depresses me the most, so here are some lines from some songs:
Do you ever feel like breaking down? Do you ever feel out of place? Like somehow you just don’t belong, And no one understands you

Do you ever wanna run away? Do you lock yourself in your room? With the radio on turned up so loud, That no one hears you screaming

No you don’t know what it’s like, when nothing feels alright, You don’t know what it’s like to be like me

To be hurt, to feel lost, to be left out in the dark. To be kicked, when you’re down, To feel like you’ve been pushed around. To be on the edge of breaking down, And noone’s there to save you, no you don’t know what it’s like... Welcome to my life

Do you wanna be somebody else? Are you sick of feeling so left out? Are you desperate to find something more Before your life is over?

Are you stuck inside a world you hate? Are you sick of everyone around? With the big fake smiles and stupid lies, while deep inside you’re bleeding

No one ever lied straight to your face, and no one ever stabbed you in the back. You might think I’m happy, But I’m not gonna be ok!

Everybody always gave you what you wanted. you never had to work it was always there. You don’t know what it’s like, What it’s like - Simple Plan - Welcome To My Life.

Now everywhere I go, everyone I meet, every time I try to fall in love, they all want to know why I'm so broken. Why am I so cold? Why I'm so hard inside. Why am I scared? What am I afraid of? I don't even know, this story's never had an end. I've been waiting, I've been searching, I've been hoping, I've been dreaming you would come back, but I know the ending of this story. You're never coming back, never... Never... Never

Everywhere I go for the rest of my life, everyone I love, everyone I care about, they're all gonna want to know what's wrong with me And I know what it is... I'm ending this right now - Good Charlotte - Predictable

And the tears come streaming down your face when you lose something you can't replace, when you love someone but it goes to waste, could it be
worse? - cold play - Fix You

And if you want to talk about it anymore, lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder, I'm a friend. - James Blunt - Cry

I don’t know what I should do now, I don’t know where I should go.
I’m still here waiting for you, I’m lost when you’re not around, I need to hold on to you, I just can’t let you go - some random simple plan song, dunno what it's called but means alot to me at the moment!

It's okay to be angry and never let go, it only gets harder the more that you know. When you get lonely if no one's around, You know that I'll catch you when you're falling down. We came together but you left alone, And I know how it feels to walk out on your own. Maybe someday I will see you again, And you'll look me in my eyes and call me your friend - yellowcard - empty appartment.

I know what your all thinking, these are not contenders for the most depressing lyrics at all, but as I said before, it all depends on the situation your in at the moment. Also, I hate country music. Probably because my dad plays it loudly all the time but never mind

Posted by: Jennie | Sep 27, 2005 9:51:46 PM

No hip-hop on here yet...

I once knew a nigga whose real name was William
his primary concern, was making a million
being the illest hustler, that the world ever seen
he used to f**k moviestars and sniff coke in his dreams
a corrupted young mind, at the age of thirteen
nigga never had a father and his mom was a feen
she put the pipe down, but forever yeah she was sober
her sons heart simultaneously grew colder
he started hanging out selling bags in the projects
checking the young chicks, looking for hit and run prospects
he was fascinated by material objects
but he understood money never bought respect
he build a reputation cuz he could hustle and steal
but got locked once it didn't hessitate to squeal
so criminals he chilled with didn't think he was real
you see me and niggaz like this have never been equal
I dont project my insurecurity's at other people
he feeded for props like addicts with pipes and needles
so he felt he had to proof to everyone he was evil
a fever minded young man with infinite potetial
the product of a ghetto ... capatalistic mental
coincidentally dropped out of school to sell weed
dancing with the devil, smoked until his eyes would bleed
but he was sick of selling trees and gave in to his greed

Everyone trying to be trife never face the consequences
you propably only did a month for minor offences
ask a nigga doing life if he had another chance
but then again there's always the wicked at new and advanced
dance forever with the devil on a code cell block
but thats what happens when you rape, murder and sell rock
devils used to be gods, angels that fell from the top
there's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot

So Billy started robbing niggaz, anything he could do
he'd get his respect back, in the eyes of his crew
starting fights over little shit, up on the block
stepped up to selling mothers and brothers the crack rock
working overtime for making money for the crack spot
hit the jackpot and wanted to move up to cocaine
for filling the scarface fantasy stuck in his brain
tired of the block niggaz treating him the same
he wanted to be major like the cut throats and the thugs
but when he tried to step to 'em, niggaz showed him no love
they told him any motherf**king coward can sell drugs
any bitch nigga with a gun, can bust slugs
any nigga with a red shirt can front like a blood
even Puffy smoked the motherf**ker up in a club
but only a real thug can stab someone till they die
standing in front of them, starring straight into their eyes
Billy realized that these men were well guarded
and they wanted to test him, before business started
suggested raping a bitch to proof he was cold hearted
so now he had a choice between going back to his life
or making money with made men, up in the cife
his dreams about cars and ice, made him agree
a hardcore nigga is all he ever wanted to be
and so he met them friday night at a quarter to three

They drove around the projects slow while it was raining
smoking blunts, drinking and joking for entertainment
untill they saw a woman on the street walking alone
three in the morning, coming back from work, on her way home
and so they quietly got out the car and followed her

walking through the projects, the darkness swallowed her
they wrapped her shirt around her head and knocked her onto the
floor
this is it kid now you got your chance to be raw
so Billy oaked her up and grapped the chick by the hair
and dragged her into a lobby that had nobody there
she struggled hard but they forced her to go up the stairs
they got to the roof and then held her down on the ground
screaming shut the f**k up and stop moving around
the shirt covered her face, but she screamed the clouts
so Billy stomped on the bitch, until he broken her jaw
the dirty bastards knew exactly what they were doing
they kicked her until they cracked her ribs and she stopped
moving
blood leaking through the corpse, she cried silently
and then they all proceeded to rape her violently
Billy was meant to go first, but he ????? turn
ripping her up, and choking her until her throat burned
a broken jaw mumbled for god but they weren't concerned
when they were done and she was lying bloody, broken and broos
one of them niggaz pulled out a brand new twenty-two
they told him that she was a witness of what she'd gone through
and if he killed her he was guaranteed a spot in the crew
he thought about it for a minute, she was practicly dead
and so he leaned over and put the gun right to her head

I'm falling and I can't turn back
I'm falling and I can't turn back

Right before he pulled the trigger, and ended her life
he thought about the cold pain with the platinum and ice
and he felt strong standing along with his new brothers
cocked the gat to her head, and pulled back the shirt cover
but what he saw made him start the cringine studder
cuz he was starring into the eyes of his own mother
she looked back at him and cried, cuz he had forsaken her
she cried more painfully, than when they were raping her
his whole world stopped, he couldn't even contiplate
his corruption had succesfully changed his fate
and he remembered how his mom used to come home late
working hard for nothing, cuz now what was he worth
he turned away from the woman that had once given him birth
and crying out to the sky cuz he was lonely and scared
but only the devil responded, cuz god wasn't there
and right then he knew what it was to be empty and cold
and so he jumped off the roof and died with no soul
they say death take you to a better place but I doubt it
after that they killed his mother, and never spoke about it
and listen cuz the story that I'm telling is true
cuz I was there with Billy Jacobs and I raped his mom to
and now the devil follows me everywhere that I go
infact I'm sure he's standing among one of you at my shows
and every street cypher listening to little thugs flowe
he could be standing right next to you, and you wouldn't know
the devil grows inside the hearts of the selvish and wicked
white, brown, yellow and black colored is not restricted
you have a self destructive destiny when your inflicted
and you'll be one of gods children and fell from the top
there's no diversity because we're burning in the melting pot
so when the devil wants to dance with you, you better say never
because the dance with the devil might last you forever


Posted by: Dusty | Oct 3, 2005 8:36:21 AM

i must say that i personally find james blunts, goodbye my lover.. very sad.. just thinking about the lyrics.. i often find myself with a lump in my throat..

Goodbye My Lover

Did I disappoint you or let you down?
Should I be feeling guilty or let the judges frown?
'Cause I saw the end before we'd begun,
Yes I saw you were blinded and I knew I had won.
So I took what's mine by eternal right.
Took your soul out into the night.
It may be over but it won't stop there,
I am here for you if you'd only care.
You touched my heart you touched my soul.
You changed my life and all my goals.
And love is blind and that I knew when,
My heart was blinded by you.
I've kissed your lips and held your head.
Shared your dreams and shared your bed.
I know you well, I know your smell.
I've been addicted to you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

I am a dreamer but when I wake,
You can't break my spirit - it's my dreams you take.
And as you move on, remember me,
Remember us and all we used to be
I've seen you cry, I've seen you smile.
I've watched you sleeping for a while.
I'd be the father of your child.
I'd spend a lifetime with you.
I know your fears and you know mine.
We've had our doubts but now we're fine,
And I love you, I swear that's true.
I cannot live without you.

Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.

And I still hold your hand in mine.
In mine when I'm asleep.
And I will bare my soul in time,
When I'm kneeling at your feet.
Goodbye my lover.
Goodbye my friend.
You have been the one.
You have been the one for me.
I'm so hollow, baby, I'm so hollow.
I'm so, I'm so, I'm so hollow.

Posted by: Chrissie | Oct 30, 2005 12:51:50 AM

I found this blog on accident, but after reading some of the songs I felt a little persuaded to post a poem (not a song) that's in The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I think it's really sad, maybe not the most depressing, but the way the whole thing flows and the ending definetely make it worth reading.


Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it "Chops"
because that was the name of his dog
And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and a gold star

And his mother hung it on the kitchen door
and read it to his aunts
That was the year that Father Tracy
took all the kids to the zoo
And he let them sing on the bus
And his little sister was born
with tiny toenails and no hair
And his mother and father kissed a lot
And the girl around the corner sent him a
valentine signed with a row of X's
and he had to ask his father what the X's meant
And his father always tucked him in bed at night
And was always there to do it

Once on a piece of white paper with blue lines
he wrote a poem
And he called it "Autumn"
because that wsa the name of the season
And that's what it was all about
And his teacher gave him an A
and asked him to write more clearly
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door
because of its new paint
And the kids told him
that Father Tracy smoked cigars
And left butts on the pews
And sometimes they would burn holes
That was the year his sister got glasses
with thick lenses and black frames
And the girl around the corner laughed when he asked her to go see Santa Claus
And the kids told him why
his mother and father kissed a lot
And his father never tucked him in bed at night
And his father got mad when he cried for him to do it.

Once on a paper torn from his notebook
he wrote a poem

And he called it "Innocence: A Question"
because that was the question about his girl
And that's what it was all about
And his professor gave him an A
and a strange steady look
And his mother never hung it on the kitchen door because he never showed her
That was the year that Father Tracy died
And he forgot how the end of the Apostle's Creed went
And he caught his sister making out on the back porch
And his mother and father never kissed or even talked
And the girl around the corner wore too much makeup That made him cough when he kissed her but he kissed her anyway because that was the thing to do
And at three A.M. he tucked himself into bed
his father snoring soundly

That's why on the back of a brown paper bag
he tried another poem
And he called it "Absolutely Nothing"
Because that's what it was really all about
And he gave himself an A
and a slash on each damned wrist
And he hung it on the bathroom door
because this time he didn't think
he could reach the kitchen.

Posted by: Justin | Nov 8, 2005 7:23:51 AM

This is my favourite song yet it is very sad
and i dont no how 2 post a song so i put it on the comments and anyway if im doin this the right way than yes!!! any way back 2 the sad song its called
Song: Mad World
Artist: Gary Jules


Mad World - Gary Jules
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going no where
Going no where
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression
No expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very very
Mad world
Mad world
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen
Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad world
Mad world
enlarging your world
Mad world

Posted by: Joey | Nov 25, 2005 6:06:18 PM

This is my favourite song yet it is very sad
and i dont no how 2 post a song so i put it on the comments and anyway if im doin this the right way than yes!!! any way back 2 the sad song its called
Song: Mad World
Artist: Gary Jules


Mad World - Gary Jules
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going no where
Going no where
Their tears are filling up their glasses
No expression
No expression
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow
No tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very very
Mad world
Mad world
Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday
Happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen
Sit and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me
No one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson
Look right through me
Look right through me
And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad world
Mad world
enlarging your world
Mad world

Posted by: Joey | Nov 25, 2005 6:06:50 PM

I have two songs to submit..found this site moreless by accident, and since I like a challenge, though I'd post as well..^_^

First one is by a Dutch artist, so you probably won't know them, but the lyrics are nice..

'When I saw you guys dancing in the sun,
a shadow fell on my heart
You were the worst mistake she ever made.

And she laughed too loud at your jokes,
yes I know you were funny
But I couldn't laugh
because I knew were it would lead.

Now the anger has drowned out all the jokes,
she doesn't laugh anymore,
See the pain in her smile.

And she's tried,
yes she's tried to run away,
but you would not let her go
You are her ball and her chain.

Now I wish you were dancing in the sun,
but the steps were all wrong
So release her from her chains now.

With your jokes you imprisoned her heart,
you never gave her a chance
She never knew you couldn't dance '

(Twarres - She couldn't laugh)


Another head hangs lowly,
Child is slowly taken.
And the violence caused such silence,
Who are we mistaken?

But you see, it's not me, it's not my family.
In your head, in your head they are fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are crying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey..

Another mother's breakin',
Heart is taking over.
When the violence causes silence,
We must be mistaken.

It's the same old theme since nineteen-sixteen.
In your head, in your head they're still fighting,
With their tanks and their bombs,
And their bombs and their guns.
In your head, in your head, they are dying...

In your head, in your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie,
Hey, hey, hey. What's in your head,
In your head,
Zombie, zombie, zombie?
Hey, hey, hey, hey, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, hey, oh, ya, ya-a...

(Zombie - The cranberries)

Posted by: Dani | Nov 29, 2005 8:32:36 PM

the pogues 'and the band played waltzing matilda'

When I was a young man I carried my pack
And I lived the free life of a rover
From the murrays green basin to the dusty outback
I waltzed my matilda all over
Then in nineteen fifteen my country said son
It’s time to stop rambling ’cause there’s work to be
Done
So they gave me a tin hat and they gave me a gun
And they sent me away to the war
And the band played waltzing matilda
As we sailed away from the quay
And amidst all the tears and the shouts and the
Cheers
We sailed off to gallipoli

How well I remember that terrible day
the blood stained the sand and the water
And how in that hell that they called suvla bay
We were butchered like lambs at the slaughter
Johnny turk he was ready, he primed himself well
He us with bullets, he rained us with
Shells
And in five minutes flat he’d blown us all to hell
Nearly blew us right back to australia
But the band played waltzing matilda
As we stopped to bury our slain
And we buried ours and the turks buried theirs
Then started all over again

Now those
In mad world of blood, death and fire
And for weeks I kept myself alive

Then a big turkish shell knocked me arse over tit
And when I woke up in my hospital bed
And saw what it had done, I wished I was
Dead
Never knew there were worse things than dying
no more I’ll go waltzing matilda
the green far and near
For to hump tent and pegs, a man needs two legs
No more waltzing matilda for me

So they collected the cripples, the wounded
Maimed
And they shipped us back home to australia
, the blind insane
Those proud wounded heroes of suvla
And as our ship pulled into circular quay
I looked at the place where legs used to be
And thank christ there was nobody waiting for me
To grieve and to mourn and to pity
And the band played waltzing matilda
As they carried us down the gangway
But nobody cheered, they just stood and stared
turned all their faces away

And now every april I sit on my porch
And I watch the parade pass before me
my old comrades, how proudly they march
Reliving dreams of past glory

The forgotten heroes a forgotten war
And the young people ask , what are they
Marching for?
And I ask myself the same question
And the band plays waltzing matilda
And the old men answer to the call
But year after year their numbers get fewer
Some day no one will march there at all

Waltzing matilda, waltzing matilda
Who’ll a-waltzing matilda with me?

Posted by: harriet | Dec 7, 2005 12:47:19 AM

I can't leave Jeff Buckley unmentioned. Any song would do, but here's Lover You Should've Come Over for a start:

Looking out the door i see the rain fall upon the funeral mourners
Parading in a wake of sad relations as their shoes fill up with water
And maybe i'm too young to keep good love from going wrong
But tonight you're on my mind so you never know

When i'm broken down and hungry for your love with no way to feed it
Where are you tonight, child you know how much i need it
Too young to hold on and too old to just break free and run

Sometimes a man gets carried away, when he feels like he should be having his fun
And much too blind to see the damage he's done
Sometimes a man must awake to find that really, he has no-one

So i'll wait for you... and i'll burn
Will I ever see your sweet return
Oh will I ever learn

Oh lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late

Lonely is the room, the bed is made, the open window lets the rain in
Burning in the corner is the only one who dreams he had you with him
My body turns and yearns for a sleep that will never come

It's never over, my kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder
It's never over, all my riches for her smiles when i slept so soft against her
It's never over, all my blood for the sweetness of her laughter
It's never over, she's the tear that hangs inside my soul forever

Well maybe i'm just too young
To keep good love from going wrong

Oh... lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late

Well I feel too young to hold on
And i'm much too old to break free and run
Too deaf, dumb, and blind to see the damage i've done
Sweet lover, you should've come over
Oh, love well i'm waiting for you

Lover, you should've come over
'Cause it's not too late


Posted by: raya | Dec 8, 2005 2:45:08 AM

What an interesting blog! Haven't had time to read all of the lyrics yet, but I see some good choices.
Now to my own contributions:


Holocaust - Big Star

Your eyes are almost dead
Can't get out of bed
And you can't sleep

You're sitting down to dress
And you're a mess
You look in the mirror

You look in your eyes
Say you realize

Everybody goes
Leaving those who fall behind
Everybody goes
As far as they can,
They don't just care.

They stood on the stairs
Laughing at your errors
Your mother's dead
She said, "Don't be afraid."

Your mother's dead
You're on your own
She's in her bed

Everybody goes
Leaving those who fall behind
Everybody goes
As far as they can
They don't just care
You're a wasted face
You're a sad-eyed lie
You're a holocaust.

The lyrics in themselves are very depressing, but I dare you to listen to "Holocaust" - it's probably the most depressing song ever!


And this is one of my all-time favourite songs, almsot 6 minutes of utter pain and despair:

I Know It's Over - The Smiths

Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
And as I climb into an empty bed
Oh well. Enough said.
I know it's over - still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
See, the sea wants to take me
The knife wants to slit me
Do you think you can help me ?
Sad veiled bride, please be happy
Handsome groom, give her room
Loud, loutish lover, treat her kindly
(Though she needs you
More than she loves you)
And I know it's over - still I cling
I don't know where else I can go
Over and over and over and over
I know it's over
And it never really began
But in my heart it was so real
And you even spoke to me, and said :
"If you're so funny
Then why are you on your own tonight ?
And if you're so clever
Then why are you on your own tonight ?
If you're so very entertaining
Then why are you on your own tonight ?
If you're so very good-looking
Why do you sleep alone tonight ?
I know ...
'Cause tonight is just like any other night
That's why you're on your own tonight
With your triumphs and your charms
While they're in each other's arms..."
It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes strength to be gentle and kind
Over, over, over, over
It's so easy to laugh
It's so easy to hate
It takes guts to be gentle and kind
Over, over
Love is Natural and Real
But not for you, my love
Not tonight, my love
Love is Natural and Real
But not for such as you and I, my love
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head
Oh Mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head...

Posted by: Ivana | Dec 9, 2005 1:45:26 AM

how about heaven (candle light version) by dj sammy

Oh, thinking about our younger years
There was only you and me
We were young and wild and free
Now, nothing can take you away from me
We've been down that road before
But that's over now
You keep me coming back for more

-[CHORUS]-
Baby, you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

Oh, once in your life
you find someone,who wil turn your world around
pick you up when your feeling down
Now, nothing can change what you mean to me
There's a lot that I could say
But just hold me now
'Cause our love will light the way

-[CHORUS]-
Baby, you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

I've been waiting for someone
something to arrive
love to come along
Now our dreams are coming true
Through the good times
And the bad
I'll be standing there by you

Baby, you're all that I want
When you're lying here in my arms
I'm finding it hard to believe
We're in heaven
And love is all that I need
And I found it there in your heart
It isn't too hard to see
We're in heaven

Ohh, ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh, ohh
We're in heaven

also try the 9/11 version..... v.sad

Posted by: jess | Dec 19, 2005 11:45:03 PM

I agree that "Godbye my lover" by James Blunt is the most depressing song ever. So sad...the first time I heard it I cried for about an hour. I love that song....

Posted by: tanisha | Dec 20, 2005 5:22:45 PM

I'm personally a fan of the N.Y.C. art band Swans. Michael Gira's the only guy I can think of who can do country and industrial with the same band, both well. Anyone heard their ballad "God Damn the Sun"?

Posted by: J. H. | Dec 22, 2005 11:54:14 PM

y the hell has no-one posted anything new lately the last comment was on the 22nd of Decemeber!!! its now 22nd of January its been a fucking month some one post a depressing song coz im getting happy again and i need 2 be depressed i want 2 be like this :( but rite now im like this :l soon ill be like this :) and i dont want 2 be like tht

Posted by: I am the depressed man | Jan 22, 2006 8:58:39 PM

Just stumbled across this, and found/was reminded of TONS of songs that I immediately (and legally, wink, wink) HAD to download. Leonard Cohen's Famous Blue Raincoat is probably the most depressing song ever...But dudes, dudettes! Where's the Cure lyrics???? Fat Bob's the King of Pain! Consider these lyrics:

"Apart"

he waits for her to understand
but she won't understand at all
she waits all night for him to call
but he won't call anymore
he waits to hear her say
forgive
but she just drops her pearl-black eyes
and prays to hear him say
i love you
but he tells no more lies

he waits for her to sympathize
but she won't sympathize at all
she waits all night to feel his kiss
but always wakes alone
he waits to hear her say
forget
but she just hangs her head in pain
and prays to hear him say
no more
i'll never leave again

how did we get this far apart?
we used to be so close together
how did we get this far apart?
i thought this love would last forever

he waits for her to understand
but she won't understand at all
she waits all night for him to call
but we won't call
he waits to hear her say
forgive
but she just drops her pearl-black eyes
and prays to hear him say
i love you
but he tells no more lies

how did we get this far apart?
we used to be so close together
how did we get this far apart?
i thought this love would last forever

And then there's A Letter to Elise, and pretty much anything off of Disintegration. Thanks for the diversion!

Posted by: dopshoppe | Jan 31, 2006 12:30:42 AM

cmon y does it take so long for someone to post a lyrics last one was on 31st of december i need lyrics noww!!! its been 5days thts to long 4 me

Posted by: I am the depressed man | Feb 5, 2006 12:09:08 AM

Antony & The Johnsons feat. Rufus Wainwright, What Can I Do?

What can I do?
Everybody's got to die
What can I do
When she's too weak to fly?
What can I do?
When she's calling my name,
She's crying:
"Mama, help me to live,
Mama, help me to live,
Mama, help me ...
To live ...
To live ...
To live ...
To live ..."
What can I do?
What can I do?
What can I do?

Posted by: Lewis | Feb 23, 2006 1:06:49 AM

Actually, there is a song by The Cartoon Heroes that is very affecting, called The Witch Doctor. I can only remember the chorus:


Ooh eeh
Ooh ah ah
Ting tang
A-walla walla bing bang
Ooh eeh
Ooh ah ah
Ting tang walla walla bing baaang.


I sink to a new depth of depression everytime I think of it.

Posted by: Lewis | Feb 23, 2006 1:11:09 AM

I think evrybody hurts by R.E.M is one of those tear jerking songs, also Peter Gabriel Father/son makes me cry everytime!

Posted by: Danielle | Mar 1, 2006 8:00:00 PM

Fade to black by the best band in the world Metallica. Just read the first few lyrics and you will agree its so depressing but a fantastic song.

Life it seems to fade away,
drifting further everyday,
Getting lost within myself,
nothing matters,
no-one else.

I have lost the will to live,
simply nothing more to give.
there is nothing more for me,
need the end to set me free.

Things arent what they used ot be,
missing one inside of me,
in death hes lost this cant be real,
cant stand the way i feel,
Emptiness is killing me,
to the point of agony.


Posted by: Danielle | Mar 2, 2006 7:32:34 PM

Fade to black by the best band in the world Metallica. Just read the first few lyrics and you will agree its so depressing but a fantastic song.

Life it seems to fade away,
drifting further everyday,
Getting lost within myself,
nothing matters,
no-one else.

I have lost the will to live,
simply nothing more to give.
there is nothing more for me,
need the end to set me free.

Things arent what they used ot be,
missing one inside of me,
in death hes lost this cant be real,
cant stand the way i feel,
Emptiness is killing me,
to the point of agony.


Posted by: Danielle | Mar 2, 2006 7:32:36 PM

Songs about daddies on heroin are sad but not depressing. for a song to be truly depressing it has to be about something everyone can relate to


There's no need to argue anymore.
I gave all I could, but it left me so sore.
And the thing that makes me mad,
Is the one thing that I had,

I knew, I knew,
I'd lose you.
You'll always be special to me,
Special to me, to me.

And I remember all the things we once shared,
Watching T.V. movies on the living room armchair.
But they say it will work out fine.
Was it all a waste of time.

'Cause I knew, I knew,
I'd lose you.
You'll always be special to me,
Special to me, to me.

Will I forget in time, ah,
You said I was on your mind?
There's no need to argue,
No need to argue anymore.
There's no need to argue anymore.

Cranberries - No Need to Argue

I would also nominate Eric Claptons' Tears in Heaven

or several songs by portishead

Posted by: Tsunstar77 | Apr 7, 2006 3:39:20 AM

No one can compare to the Late great Johnny cash...his remake of the Nine inch nails song "hurt" gets me everytime...
I hurt myself today
to see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
the only thing that's real
the needle tears a hole
the old familiar sting
try to kill it all away
but I remember everything
what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

I wear this crown of thorns
upon my liar's chair
full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
beneath the stains of time
the feelings disappear
you are someone else
I am still right here

what have I become?
my sweetest friend
everyone I know
goes away in the end
and you could have it all
my empire of dirt

I will let you down
I will make you hurt

if I could start again
a million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

Posted by: ryan | Apr 23, 2006 8:45:20 PM

glad to see someone put up "gloomy sunday." that was the first thing i always think of when it comes to depressing songs. love me some buckley, cohen, and elliott smith for depressing too. so ill post a few that have been in my depressing rotation lately.

elliott smith (there were about 4 or 5 i wanted to put but i went with this one off "from a basement on the hill," the album he was writing when he killed himself.)

the last hour

here’s the army
that you mowed to the ground
and the bodies you left lying around
talking it out
the last hour
i’m through trying now
it’s a big relief
i’ll be staying down
where no-one else gonna give me grief
mess me around
just make it over
your opinion was the law of the land
a single thing that i couldn’t always understand
i lived it out from hour to hour
the only thing that never really changed
you ran me all around
and dragged me down
at the end of the day
don’t keep me around
just make it over

i’ve been thinking of the things that i missed
situations that i passed up for this
one way love i took for ours
i’m through trying now
it’s a big relief
i’ll be staying down
i wasn’t good at being a theif
more like a clown
make it over

now ill post a damien rice that makes me sad for sure

Cheers darlin'
Here's to you and your lover boy
Cheers darlin'
I got years to wait around for you
Cheers darlin'
I've got your wedding bells in my ear
Cheers darlin'
You give me three cigarettes to smoke my tears away

And I die when you mention his name
And I lied, I should have kissed you
When we were running the reins

What am I darlin'?
A whisper in your ear?
A piece of your cake?
What am I, darlin?
The boy you can fear?
Or your biggest mistake?

Cheers darlin'
Here's to you and your lover man
Cheers darlin'
I just hang around and eat from a can
Cheers darlin'
I got a ribbon of green on my guitar
Cheers darlin'
I got a beauty queen
To sit not very far from me

I die when he comes around
To take you home
I'm too shy
I should have kissed you when we were alone

What am I darlin'?
A whisper in your ear?
A piece of your cake?
What am I, darlin?
The boy you can fear?
Or your biggest mistake?

Oh what am I? What am I darlin'?
I got years to wait...

and lastly ill go with something from otis redding cause he sang with more passion and emotion, save a few choice individuals, than anyone i can think of.

"ive been loving you too long"

I've been loving you too long to stop now
There were time and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a haven to me
Oh I've been loving you a little too long
I dont wanna stop now, oh
With you my life,
Has been so wonderful
I can't stop now
There were times and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger as our affair [affair] grows old
I've been loving you a little too long, long,
I don't want to stop now
oh, oh, oh
I've been loving you a little bit too long
I don't wanna stop now
No, no, no
Don't make me stop now
No baby
I'm down on my knees Please, don't make me stop now
I love you, I love you,
I love you with all of my heart
And I can't stop now
Don't make me stop now
Please, please don't make me stop now
[Good god of mine]I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you
I love you in so many different ways...
I love you in so many different ways....

i shouldve just posted some of my lyrics, since ive never written a happy song in my life, but i think you need to have the music to listen to with the lyrics for it to really have the full effect. especially for stuff like otis, cause the lyrics arent shockingly incredible on paper, but hearing him wail them really hits home.

Posted by: patrick | Apr 24, 2006 6:48:29 AM

i cant believe no-one has mentioned

the verve - the drugs dont work


All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm comin' down

And I hope you're thinking of me
As you lay down on your side
Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

But I know I'm on a losing streak
'Cause I passed down my old street
And if you wanna show, then just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

'Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

All this talk of getting old
It's getting me down my love
Like a cat in a bag, waiting to drown
This time I'm comin' down

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

'Cause baby, ooh, if heaven calls, I'm coming, too
Just like you said, you leave my life, I'm better off dead

But if you wanna show, just let me know
And I'll sing in your ear again

Now the drugs don't work
They just make you worse
But I know I'll see your face again

Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again
Yeah, I know I'll see your face again

I'm never going down, I'm never coming down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more
I'm never coming down, I'm never going down
No more, no more, no more, no more, no more

i split up with my long term girlfriend last year in february and listened to this song on repeat for what seemed like forever,
to be truthful with you i nearly ended myself but i have a younger sister and older brother and mum and dad so it would not have been in anyway fair

i was lucky as i found to most amazing girl in the world who helped me through and we are now going to get married in three months

just a message to you out there who think its all ended, it hasnt, i know you want to end the pain, i used to cry myself to sleep and wake up to my own tears but it does get better

thats all i have to say

stefan xxx

Posted by: Stefan | Apr 25, 2006 1:31:24 AM

also
when the world stopped turning by alan jackson

this song is to do with the sept 11th bombings, very touching and it makes you think alot about the day and how horrific it was

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
And pray for the ones who don't know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below

Did you burst out in pride
For the red white and blue
The heroes who died just doing what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself to what really matters

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Speak with some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

The greatest is love
The greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day

also the offspring - gone away is quite depressing

Maybe in another life
I could find you there
Pulled away before your time
I can't deal it's so unfair

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven's so far away
And it feels
Yeah it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you've gone away

Leaving flowers on your grave
Show that I still care
But black roses and Hail Mary's
Can't bring back what's taken from me

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
And if I could trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven's so far away
And it stings
Yeah it stings now
The world is so cold
Now that you've gone away
Gone away, gone away, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Oooooo, yeah oooooo, oooooo, Ohh yeah.

I'll Save Your Soul
Whoa. Yeaaaaaeeeaaeah. Mm.

I reach to the sky
And call out your name
Oh please let me trade
I would

And it feels
And it feels like
Heaven's so far away
And it feels
Yeah it feels like
The world has grown cold
Now that you've gone away
Gone away, gone away, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Oooooo, yeah oooooo, oooooo, Ohh yeah.
Oooooo, yeah oooooo, oooooo, Ohh yeah.

amazing

stefan

Posted by: stefan | Apr 26, 2006 11:59:57 AM

richard cory by simon and garfunkel or maybe this one

I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us
I hope we come up with a failsafe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us
I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight
And I hope we hang on past the last exit
I hope it's already too late
And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
Someday burns down
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away
And I never come back to this town
Again in my life
I hope I lie
And tell everyone you were a good wife
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow
I hope it bleeds all day long
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises
We're pretty sure they're all wrong
I hope it stays dark forever
I hope the worst isn't over
And I hope you blink before I do
Yeah I hope I never get sober
And I hope when you think of me years down the line
You can't find one good thing to say
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out
You'd stay the hell out of my way
I am drowning
There is no sign of land
You are coming down with me
Hand in unlovable hand
And I hope you die
I hope we both die

Posted by: Julian | Apr 29, 2006 12:31:24 AM

thanks 4 helpin me find the lyrics to a song i had to find it was drivin me nuts um very depressing website ! is it all dedicated to depressing songs? love clo

Posted by: chloe | May 21, 2006 11:33:53 AM

yeah pretty much lol, what song was it you were looking for?
stef xx

Posted by: stefan | May 21, 2006 10:51:06 PM

I'm pretty sure if u understand these lyrics then you'll realise they are far more depressing then alot of the stuff here.

I found a letter that said:
"I'm sorry that you were asleep when I wrote these words down,"
You'd think I'd ought to be used to that by now.
Save for a few of those late night episodes,
Missed opportunities, and "I Don't Cares,"
There's not a lot that I feel obliged to share or talk about.

I'll have my brother stop by this Saturday to pick up my things,
Just make sure you're not there.
This may sound bad, and don't take it the wrong way..
I love you, however,
You hold me down [x4]

You're the echoes of my everything,
You're the emptiness the whole world sings at night.
You're the laziness of afternoon,
You're the reason why I burst and why I bloom..
How will I break the news to you? [x2]

Cancel our dinner with Max and Coraline,
feed Jacky's gerbil and try to stay clean.
We'll talk it over after I've had some time alone to sort it out.
You hold me down [x4]

You're the echoes of my everything,
You're the emptiness the whole world sings at night.
You're the laziness of afternoon,
You're the reason why I burst and why I bloomed..
You're the leaky sink of sentiment,
You're the failed attempts I never could forget.
You're the metaphors I can't create to comprehend this curse that I call love..
How will I break the news to you?

Posted by: Dave | May 29, 2006 11:29:47 AM

in my opinion, Wilson Phillips: hold on, is the more depressing song


I know this pain
Why do lock yourself up in these chains?
No one can change your life except for you
Dont ever let anyone step all over you
Just open your heart and your mind
Is it really fair to feel this way inside?

Chorus:
Some day somebodys gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Dont you know?
Dont you know things can change
Thingsll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Can you hold on for one more day
Thingsll go your way
Hold on for one more day

You could sustain
Or are you comfortable with the pain?
Youve got no one to blame for your unhappiness
You got yourself into your own mess
Lettin your worries pass you by
Dont you think its worth your time
To change your mind?

(chorus)

I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and
Break free the chains
Yeah I know that there is pain
But you hold on for one more day and you
Break free, break from the chains

Some day somebodys gonna make you want to
Turn around and say goodbye
Until then baby are you going to let them
Hold you down and make you cry
Dont you know?
Dont you know things can change
Thingsll go your way
If you hold on for one more day yeah
If you hold on

Dont you know things can change
Thingsll go your way
If you hold on for one more day,
If you hold on
Can you hold on
Hold on baby
Wont you tell me now
Hold on for one more day cause
Its gonna go your way

Dont you know things can change
Thingsll go your way
If you hold on for one more day
Cant you change it this time

Make up your mind
Hold on
Hold on
Baby hold on

Posted by: Red | Jun 5, 2006 6:09:23 AM

glassjaw's secret song

Fradulant miracles make miracles seem shit
The rice paper princess
Gets two for her flinches


In the midst of the perfection
Rain on the parade
Made this crowning day
The horns on the hood of the saint


"Never the two shall meet"
Said the tiger to it's greatest fan
"The amount of love you wish to give is more than I can stand"

"Now you leave me in defeat
Leave me a battered broken man
The amount of love you wish to give is more than I can stand"

Now I have you where I want you
I know that you are listening
This is my chance to tell you everything


My chance to tell you I love you
But I've waited too long
And now the record's over
Now the record's over

Posted by: just another person | Jun 7, 2006 10:34:03 AM

speaking of depressing themes i thought id share a poem with you all...written by me...dedicted to all my friends that ive lost in the bosnian civil war from 1992 to 1996...enjoy... =)

together with our broken hearts
a little life within our hands
and heavy burdens on our backs
you and i, we used to laugh

together, when the rain would fall
and when it seemed and felt like all
and everything was going wrong
you and i, we used to cry

together, we used to play
and pull the strings of life away
and then back to us again
you and i, we were one

ref 1.
little soldier on the guard
let me stand by you
hold on tightly to my hand
you know my love is true
i will walk you home tonight
dont cry, everything's alright

but life's a cruel and painful game
and things are so quick to change
and it feels so hard and strange
to go on without you

i feel so lone and lost inside
long nights i have cried and cried
please tell me how can i
go on without you

its so hard to believe
you're no longer here by me
and i have tried everything
but i cant go on without you

and yet these days carry on
and before long a year has gone
ill wake up to another dawn
my friend, without you

ref 2.
little soldier on the guard
let me stand by you
hold on tightly to my hand
you know my love is true
and if somehow we come to part
you'll always be within my heart

little soldier, my dear friend
11 years since you've been dead
i watch these seasons come and go
in my memories you live on


Little Soldier (c) Emanuela Tvrtkovic, 2005

Posted by: xcrayonxdreamsx | Jun 12, 2006 2:47:52 AM

wanted to share the most depressing song in the world to me..

Stabbing Westward

she's been here so many times before she can't remember
when she last felt anything at all but this pain and anger
she stares intently at the door listens for his footsteps
she knows exactly what's in store and the knowing makes it worse
when he calls her daddy's little girl she doesn't hear him
when he crushes her she can't feel her screams are silent
hides in the corners of her mind where she plays contently
she leaves this nightmare far behind, she escapes inside her dreams
floating high above her bed
staring at her father's head
wishing one of them were dead
so this hell could finally end

Makes me cry everytime I hear it...

Posted by: Ami | Jun 22, 2006 1:04:54 PM

i think one of my favorites has to be 'In Liverpool' By Suzanne Vega, it's just so... melancholy...

In Liverpool
On Sunday
No traffic
On the avenue
The light is pale and thin
Like you
No sound, down
In this part of town
Except for the boy in the belfry
He's crazy, he's throwing himself
Down from the top of the tower
Like a hunchback in heaven
He's ringing the bells in the church
For the last half an hour
He sounds like he's missing something
Or someone that he knows he can't
Have now and if he isn't
I certainly am

Homesick for a clock
That told the same time
sometimes you made no sense to me
if you lie on the ground
in somebody's arms
you'll probably swallow some of their history

And the boy in the belfry
He's crazy, he's throwing himself
Down from the top of the tower
Like a hunchback in heaven
He's ringing the bells in the church
For the last half an hour
He sounds like he's missing something
Or someone that he knows he can't
Have now and if he isn't
I certainly am

I'll be the girl who sings for my supper
You'll be the monk whose forehead is high
He'll be the man who's already working
Spreading a memory all through the sky

In Liverpool
On Sunday
No reason to even remember you now

Except for the boy in the belfry
He's crazy, he's throwing himself
Down from the top of the tower
Like a hunchback in heaven
He's ringing the bells in the church
For the last half an hour
He sounds like he's missing something
Or someone that he knows he can't
Have now and if he isn't
I certainly am

In Liverpool [X2]

anyone agree with me? it is kinda... sad in a sort of nice peaceful kind of way... x

Posted by: lauren | Jun 30, 2006 2:10:40 AM

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