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HoustonGumbeauxGuy
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re: Saddest Song
Heaven was needing a hero


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auggie
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re: Saddest Song
Don McLean-Vincent, American Pie is pretty sad too.


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re: Saddest Song
George Jones. The Grand Tour.

Heard it today. Is the woman in the story dead, or did she leave him?

Left him, then its just a great country song. If she died, it is heartbreaking.


auggie
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re: Saddest Song
I guess that is left for interpretation,as it should be.


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Saddest Song
Sullivan - Carolines Spine

Based on a true story of the 5 Sullivan brothers who died on the same ship in the South Pacific in WWII.

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quote:

•As a direct result of the Sullivans' deaths (and the deaths of four of the Borgstrom brothers within a few months of each other two years later), the U.S. War Department adopted the Sole Survivor Policy.[7]

•A museum wing has been built in honor of their service in World War II. The museum is located in downtown Waterloo, Iowa, their hometown. It was completed in 2008. The grand opening occurred on November 15, 2008. The $11.5 million, state-of-the-art facility aims to play a role in preserving the history and service of Iowa veterans and serve as a facility for research and genealogy studies.[8]

•The Navy named two destroyers The Sullivans to honor the brothers: The Sullivans (DD-537) and The Sullivans (DDG-68). DD-537 was the first American Navy ship ever named after more than one person. The motto for both ships was/is "We stick together."[9]

•Al Sullivan's son served on board the first USS The Sullivans. His grandmother christened the first ship. The second USS The Sullivans was christened by Al's granddaughter Kelly Ann Sullivan Loughren.[10]

•Thomas and Alleta Sullivan toured the country promoting war bonds and asked that none of their sons died in vain.[11]

•Genevieve, their only sister, served in the WAVES. She was the girlfriend of Bill Ball, whose death at Pearl Harbor prompted her brothers to join the Navy to avenge him.[12]

•The brothers' story was filmed as the 1944 movie The Sullivans (later renamed The Fighting Sullivans) and inspired, at least in part, the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan.[13] The Sullivans were also briefly mentioned in Saving Private Ryan.

•The brothers' hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, has a convention center named "The Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center",[14] and the town also renamed a street and set aside a public park in their honor. The park is the location of their childhood home.[15]



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Flair Chops
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re: Saddest Song
Isbell - dress blues
DBT - Pulaski
Cory branan - Whiskey grove


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RogerTheShrubber
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re: Saddest Song
Probably will not be well received here because of the artist, but The Gift - Seether is rough.

Acoustic


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PJinAtl
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re: Saddest Song
quote:

Boulder to Birmingham- Emmylou Harris
That's a good choice. In the reports of taking his body to Joshua Tree, I have only seen the two people listed, but I often wonder if Emmylou was there.

The lyrics certainly paint a vivid picture to suggest she might have been
The last time I felt like this/I was in the wilderness and the canyon was on fire/And I stood on the mountain/In the night and I watched it burn

Other songs not mentioned here...
Conway Twitty - That's My Job
Shenandoah - Mama Knows
Sunny Sweeny - Bottle by My Bed
Hillary Scott - Thy Will (written about her miscarriage)


MeatCleaverWeaver
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re: Saddest Song
Not the saddest but Ode to Billie Joe always bummed me out as a kid as did Hello Darkness My Old Friend.


Tigris
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re: Saddest Song
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Waiting Around to Die - Townes van Zandt


Marie as well.

Teddy Bear - Red Sovine; what an awful song though.


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re: Saddest Song
Blind Melon - New Life

Makes me want to cry for Nico every time I hear it.


MottLaneKid
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re: Saddest Song
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
HighWayMan - The HighWayMen

Lost Soul - Bruce Hornsby.


Jay Are
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re: Saddest Song
The Pogues' version of "And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda"
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RedFoxx
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re: Saddest Song
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That's a good choice. In the reports of taking his body to Joshua Tree, I have only seen the two people listed, but I often wonder if Emmylou was there


Driving from Phoenix to Las Vegas through the Joshua Tree Forest listening to that song when she says "Well you really got me this time
And the hardest part is knowing I'll survive."

That was powerful.


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MaroonWhite
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re: Saddest Song
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata


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auggie
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re: Saddest Song
You get an upvote, just for mentioning The Pogues.


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ChixDigScars
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re: Saddest Song
The Dance by Garth Brooks always gets me


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Twenty 49
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re: Saddest Song
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Hello Darkness My Old Friend.


The Sound of Silence?


eye dentist43
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re: Saddest Song
What Sarah Said by Death Cab.

Read the lyrics while you listen to get the full effect.


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re: Saddest Song
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Hello Darkness My Old Friend.


The Sound of Silence?



I assumed it was a youngster. I let it go. Lol


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