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  • Most Poignant Song?

    My nominations:

    Help Me Make it Through the Night
    For The Good Times
    Sunday Morning Coming Down

  • #2
    Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
    greatest song of all time and touching, too


    • #3
      We've Only Just Begun


      • #4
        This is ultra sappy - but when Mike & the Mechanics came out with 'In the Living Years' my dad had been dead a few years and I still cried every time it came on the radio. 'The Way You Look Tonight' gets to me too. Yes, I am a wuss . . .


        • #5
          Tafnut, I was gonna post sumpthin' filppant 'till saw yer Mike and the Mechanics post. Good call, my friend. Nuthin' more on the subject from me.


          • #6
            Yeah, that Mike and the Mechanics song sure says it all.

            "Silver Springs" and "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac have a similar effect on me, as well as "Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger.

            "Luka" by Suzanne Vega is also very poignant.

            "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith qualifies too.

            Check out "Cowboy Song" by Thin Lizzy.

            "Taxi" by Harry Chapin used to hit me hard because I used to drive a cab, and I always was flying high. A lot of people do not seem to like Harry Chapin, but that song is hauntingly beautiful.


            • #7
              Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
              Johnny Cash - Hurt
              Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star
              Duke - So In Love With You
              The The - Uncertain Smile


              • #8
                "compassion" by tood rundgren
                " and you did not need what you had because you did not have compassion"

                "he's givin us all his love" randy newman
                "he watches the children crying. he watches the old folks dying. he's givin us all his love"

                'is that all there is" peggy lee
                " is that all there is. well if thats all there is then lets start dancing. lets break out the booze and have a ball"

                "imagine" john lennon
                "you may say im a dreamer. but im not the only one. i hope some day youll join us and the world will live as one."

                sugar sugar...sugar sugar do do da do honey honey do do da da do :x


                • #9
                  Abraham, Martin & John


                  • #10
                    "imagine" gets me every time too squackee.

                    Also mine and my DH's song "Best of My Love" by the Eagles. Can't hear it without get all mushy!


                    • #11
                      >I am a lady. I do not have the testicles! <

                      you can borrow mine, :lol: im obviously not using them!! ops: 8)


                      • #12
                        Taxi and Hurt(originally done by NIN) are both very good choices. I don't usually pay that much attention to lyrics unless they are really in your face so I will have to check out some of the others.

                        Without thinking about it real hard because I am sure there are others, I would have to go with Cats in the Cradle-fathers and sons.

                        Thinking about it a very little bit:

                        The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan-suicide

                        And how about Timothy by The Buoys-cannibalism.

                        More along the weird side-didn't realize that Rupert Holmes wrote it:


                        Love Vigilantes by New Order(was trying to come up with it and it started to get streamed a couple of minutes later-pretty weird):

                        "Love Vigilantes
                        Oh, I've just come from the land of the sun
                        From a war that must be won in the name of truth
                        With our soldiers so brave, your freedom we will save
                        With our rifles and grenades and some help from God
                        I want to see my family, my wife and child waiting for me
                        I've got to go home, I've been so alone, you see

                        You just can't believe the joy I did recieve
                        When I finally got my leave and I was going home
                        Oh, I flew through the sky, my convictions could not lie
                        For my country I would die and I will see it soon
                        I want to see my family, my wife and child waiting for me

                        I've got to go home, I've been so alone, you see

                        When I walked through the door, my wife she lay upon the floor
                        And with tears her eyes were sore, I did not know why
                        Then I looked into her hand and I saw the telegram
                        That said that I was a brave, brave men but that I was dead
                        I want to see my family, my wife and child waiting for me
                        I've got to go home, I've been so alone, you see"

                        Missing You-John Waite-love

                        Rod Stewart-Maggie May
                        -The Killing Of Georgie

                        Peter Sarstedt-Where Do You Go To My Lovely

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                        • #13
                          I don't have a sensitive side but if I did, I would consider these songs:

                          "Dedicated To The One I Love" by the Mommas and Papas

                          "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson

                          "Walking On A Wire" by Richard and Linda Thompson

                          "If I Loved You" from the original Broadway soundtrack of R and H's "Carousel" sung by Jan Clayton and John Raitt

                          "Woman" (not to be confused with "Woman" by Anti-Nowhere League) by Peter and Gordon.



                          • #14
                            "father and son" by cat stevens is a goody


                            • #15
                              :: Landing in London (3 Doors Down)