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Pelican fan99
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Jun 2013
11759 posts

re: Saddest Song
And So It Goes- Billy Joel


has to be up there



So I would choose to be with you
That's if the choice were mine to make
But you can make decisions too
And you can have this heart to break



Good stuff
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John Keating
College Green, Ireland
Member since Jan 2015
2592 posts

re: Saddest Song
I offer three submissions:


From Les Miserable, Jean Valjean, after a life of struggle, sits alone by the fire one night after his adopted daughter Cosette's wedding and sings...

Alone, I wait in the shadows
I count the hours till I can sleep
I dreamed a dream Cosette stood by
It made her weep to know I die

Alone at the end of the day
Upon this wedding night, I pray
Take these children, my Lord, to thy embrace
And show them grace

God on high, hear my prayer
Take me now to thy care
Where You are, let me be
Take me now, take me there

Bring me home
Bring me home



Mama's Hungry Eyes written and performed by Merle Haggard, as well as by Emmylou Harris

A canvas-covered cabin in a crowded labour camp
Stand out in this memory I revive
'Cause my daddy raised a family there, with two hard-working hands
And tried to feed my mama's hungry eyes

He dreamed of something better, and my mama's faith was strong
And us kids were just to young to realize
That another class of people put us somewhere just below
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

Mama never had the luxuries she wanted
But it wasn't 'cause my daddy didn't try
She only wanted things she really needed
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

I remember daddy praying for a better way of life
But I don't recall a change of any size
Just a little loss of courage, as their age began to show
And more sadness in my mama's hungry eyes

Mama never had the luxuries she wanted
But it wasn't 'cause my daddy didn't try
She only wanted things she really needed
One more reason for my mama's hungry eyes

Oh, I still recall my mama's hungry eyes



Ghost In This House, written by Hugh Prestwood, performed by many; I like Alison Krauss' performance best.

I don't pick up the mail
I don't pick up the phone
I don't answer the door
I'd just soon be alone
I don't keep this place up
I just keep the lights down
I don't live in these rooms
I just rattle around

I'm just a ghost in this house
I'm just a shadow upon these walls
As quietly as a mouse I haunt these halls
I'm just a whisper of smoke
I'm all that's left of two hearts on fire
That once burned out of control
It took my body and soul
I'm just a ghost in this house

I don't care if it rains
I don't care if it's clear
I don't mind staying in
There's another ghost here
She sits down in your chair
And she shines with your light
And she lays down her head
On your pillow at night


I'm just a ghost in this house
I'm just a shadow upon these walls
I'm living proof of the damage
Heartbreak does
I'm just a whisper of smoke
I'm all that's left of two hearts on fire
That once burned out of control
And took my body and soul
I'm just a ghost in this house

That once burned out of control
And took my body and soul
I'm just a ghost in this house



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Nicky Parrish
below the intracoastal
Member since Apr 2016
578 posts

re: Saddest Song
George Jones
He stopped loving her today


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dsloane
LSU Fan
Mt. Juliet, TN
Member since Jul 2004
269 posts

re: Saddest Song
No Hard Feelings - Avett Bros.
Jesus, Etc. - Wilco
Jacksonville Skyline - Ryan Adams

Fast Car has to be in the mix.


CaptSpaulding
Alabama Fan
Member since Feb 2012
1861 posts

re: Saddest Song
Merle Haggard, "When No Flowers Grow."

I don't know how long I stand at the window Watching crosswinds erase all her tracks in the snow
In her mind, it's springtime, she goes to pick some flowers
In the cold dead winter, when no flowers grow


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Agforlife
Texas A&M Fan
Somewhere in the Brazos Valley
Member since Nov 2012
19582 posts

re: Saddest Song
The Blizzard-Chris LeDoux

The Blizzard
This post was edited on 2/10 at 9:27 am


Pelican fan99
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Jun 2013
11759 posts

re: Saddest Song
quote:

Chris LeDoux


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LZ83
LSU Fan
La
Member since Sep 2016
7728 posts

re: Saddest Song
Whiskey Lullaby. No question. End thread.


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N105
Member since Sep 2016
13 posts

re: Saddest Song
Elvis- Old Shep


Still makes me tear up
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TigersFan64
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2014
2789 posts

re: Saddest Song
The Green Green Grass of Home

It always brings a tear to my eye.


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Earthmover
LSU Fan
Central
Member since Jan 2013
260 posts

re: Saddest Song
Cash’s cover of Hurt. Lots of experience with addiction.


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MrCoachKlein
USA Fan
Member since Sep 2010
9787 posts

re: Saddest Song


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kingbob
LSU Fan
Sorrento, LA
Member since Nov 2010
43505 posts

re: Saddest Song
Same Sorrow - Luke Starkiller

It's a song about a mother dealing with the grief of losing her teenage son to a car crash on the Pontchartrain Causeway with some of the best harmonizing guitar solo work I've ever heard.


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AFistfulof$
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2013
446 posts

re: Saddest Song
Nick Drake - Place to be


dirtbag lsu
LSU Fan
Not in Texas anymore ...dammit
Member since Feb 2005
2591 posts

re: Saddest Song
When I'm Gone from Joey and Rory!

Especially once you know that shortly after they did the song.....she actually got cancer and has now passed away.

Sorry...........it doesnt get any sadder!


parrotdr
LSU Fan
Cesspool of Rationalization
Member since Oct 2003
6183 posts

re: Saddest Song
For Ash Wednesday? The Day After Mardi Gras Day by Alex McMurray.


Jester
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
27091 posts

re: Saddest Song
Blind Melon - New Life

A song about Shannon wanting to get clean for his newborn daughter, only to die before she was 5 months old.

quote:

Suddenly everyting is fainting
Falling from a broken ladder's rung
There's a jolt exhilarating from the phone I'm holding
I hear the words of what I'll become
How eager the hands that reach for love

'Cause now there's a new life to behold
And its the biggest part of my life to unfold
'Cause now she's telling me she'll have my baby
And a faithful father I am to be
When I'm looking into the eyes of our own baby
Will it bring new life into me?

Deep inside must defy arrangement
I've been a stumblin' from the startin' blocks 'til now
And I'll always try to justify the way I've been behaving
Should I teach one not to know how?
How to live in a world we live in now

'Cause there's a beautiful life to behold
And its the biggest part of my life to unfold
'Cause now she's telling me she'll have my baby
And a father figure I am to be
When I'm looking into the eyes of our own baby
Will it bring new life into me?

Oh please
Oh please
Oh please
Bring new life
Bring new life
Bring new life into me


Crowknowsbest
Georgia Fan
Member since May 2012
20459 posts

re: Saddest Song
Aunt Avis - Vic Chestnutt


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ChoupiqueSacalait
LSU Fan
9th Ward
Member since May 2007
4261 posts

re: Saddest Song
Miner's Lullaby - Clandestine, a song by Utah Phillips

An Irish immigrant with a family to provide for works in a coal mine. One item always carried to work is a tin of morphine, just in case one day the unthinkable happens and there's a cave-in.

Just devastating.



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Shalimar Sid
New Orleans Saints Fan
Shalimar, FL
Member since Feb 2005
8406 posts

re: Saddest Song
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My dad's song played at his burial ceremony. Not a dry eye in the Chapel


This song was also played at my Father-in-laws funeral. Very emotional.


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