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I Torture Myself With Sad Songs

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    Hmm

    This one's kinda sad... 
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Iknowsomethingnow Iknowsomethingnow 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Got my one Playlist I only play

    when I drink whiskey. Compiled mostly of country, folk, & alternative music. But my favorites... Or ones that always make me cry are Freddy Fender -Before the next teardrop fall -you'll loose a good thing Johnny Cash -I hung my head -so lonesome I could cry -Hurt Merle...
    PapaBear21 PapaBear21 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Big-Time

    i sometimes think i'm the only one who does this, so i was pretty psyched when i found this group and saw that i am not alone. if i'm in an emotional mood (or sometimes even when i'm in a good mood), i'll get this urge to listen to one of my sad songs, something that just makes...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 6 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Allowing to Let the Tears Roll

    I made a cd with my favorite sad songs .... this enables me to just sit back and listen, sing along, and let the tears out when it want's to flow.... Yes to some of you this may sound extremely depressing, for me it is a release ... I feel clean and fresh, perhaps even...
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 9, 2008

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    Got a playlist labeled "****** up"

    that I only listen to when I can't take anymore pain. I have another one called "tristes canciones" that I only listen to when I drink.
    demondayskid demondayskid 16-17, M Dec 31, 2013

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    Dark Horse: Amanda Marshall

    (original video) Sad song, great energy, ultimately hopeful.
    HittingTheRoad HittingTheRoad 51-55, M Nov 19, 2013

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    I Must Like It

    Cloud Cult makes me miserable and Cursive makes me feel hysterically sad. But they are two of my favorite artists, whose music I play often. There's something about pain in music that really affects me.
    notalways notalways 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    "I Don't Wanna Love Somebody Else"  Oh,

    I built a world around youOh, you had me in a dream, I lived in every word you saidThe stars had alignedI thought that I found youAnd I don't wanna love somebody elseOh, we left it all unspokenOh, we buried it alive and now it's screaming in my headOh, I shouldn't go...
    Iknowsomethingnow Iknowsomethingnow 26-30, F Apr 8

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    Justin Nozuka - Save Him

    Now, THAT is a depressing song... "Save Him" [Verse 1] She loves him more He loves her more, Seems like they won't ever let each other go, Laughing and kissing it's a match made in heaven Behind the rings on their fingers Imprints the ink deep in the inner That has stained...
    sweetxignorance sweetxignorance 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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    It Helps

    me let all my emotions out. Like certain songs state what I can't.
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F Sep 20, 2013

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    When ever I'm sad, so most of the time.

    I always torture myself with sad, relative songs.. Which make me feel even worse... Wether it's a way of coping or to get my emotions out or both?! I don't know, does this happen to others as well ??
    sunflowers123 sunflowers123 16-17, F Jan 25

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    JoshMS JoshMS 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 19

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    Sad Songs Help Me Heal

    they help me cry out the pain so to speak. Having been rejected by everyone, i have no one to talk to and thus need some way to vent and listening to sad music helps me pour out my pain!!!!
    bkizajerk bkizajerk 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2011

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    Avril Lavigne "My Happy Ending

    [2x] Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh... So much for my happy ending Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh... Let's talk this over It's not like we're dead Was it something I did? Was it something you said? Don't leave me hanging In a city so dead Held up so high On such a breakable thread (breakable thread...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Nov 8, 2013

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    A List of Breakup Songs

    I normally don't listen to sad songs.  But, I am going through a horrible depression since my boyfriend broke up w/ me.  So here is a list of tragic heartbreak songs b/c I can't seem to think of anything else to do with my time.  60’s & Earlier 1) ...
    Flower11 Flower11 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Theory

    My theory as to why we torture ourselves with sad songs is this: Emotions lie to you and tell you any combination of the following: No one has ever felt this way before. No one will ever feel this way. You will feel this way forever. A sad song can be a reminder that...
    PhantomAccordion PhantomAccordion 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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    This is my favorite sad song ever.

    . http://youtu.be/sz4nwnv6XG0
    kar9 kar9 26-30, F Mar 21

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    UnderTheBodhiTree UnderTheBodhiTree 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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    I think I should delete ed sheeran from my

    iTunes I constantly force myself into a depressed and lonely state with his songs... Why Ed why!
    freochick freochick 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I go crazy with sad songs

    and play them on repeat day in day out :( .. Started with the smiths , then joy division , the sad Elvis songs , skeeter Davis, uhh anything you can think of I'll put it on and play it over and over with deep thoughts about suicide, heartache , how I'm down and out FMl
    Anthony892 Anthony892 22-25 1 Response Mar 20

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    My Playlist :)

    The collage of songs that I torture myself with I'm feeling down. Not in any particular order. *Sad ~ Maroon 5 *Big Girls Don't Cry ~ Fergie *Come Back to Me ~ Akon *Already Gone ~ Kelly Clarkson *Breaking Your Own Heart ~ Kelly Clarkson *Kashmir ~ Led Zeppelin *Stay ~ Miley...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    No. ...

    no. i torture myself with happy songs.
    candyisdandy candyisdandy 16-18, F Dec 31, 2006

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    Yes, I Do.

    It seems, when I'm sad I want to be sadder, so I play sad songs. And then I start to cry, but I keep sad songs playlist on, that I could cry more. I keep crying, and then I play the most dangerous songs - the ones that bring memories about my first love, break ups. I torture...
    different33 different33 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    Songs That Make Me Feel Sad

    Fix you by Coldplay Ronan by Taylor Swift 21 guns by green day The last night by skillet Louder than thunder-devil wears prada My heroine- Silverstein This are all good songs. The chorus in my heroine is kind of dramatic however. Another song that kinda makes me sad is , this is...
    kate2000 kate2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    I Just Don't Know What's Wrong With Me.

    Well, this is my first story that I'm writing. But I'm on this site because my friend told me that this would be a great place to express who I am and how I feel without any judgement. So, here it is. Today, I thought to myself all the things in my life that I haven't been...
    wcnhtlhtf6 wcnhtlhtf6 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    Walking In The Rain

    Sitting by the window Singing songs of love Wishing you were here Because the memory's not enough Wear my mask in silence Pretending i'm alright If you could see then you would be Here standing by my side It may be hard to believe But girl you're the only one i need It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2013

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    My Own Song

    Darkening Serenity, Its Darkening through the Endless night, Its playing with your Soarful mind, Its moving Along, And Touching the World, Its Darkening Serenity, We can change it all, By lighting up the world, We can change it all, Just lighten Serenity, Can you feel it? I can...
    Aaliyahfozol Aaliyahfozol 22-25, F Nov 1, 2013

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    Stay with my till dawn by Judie Tzuke Is this

    a game you're playing? I don't understand what's going on I can't see through your frown, first you're up then you're down You're keeping me from someone I want to know. And I need you tonight Yes I need you tonight And I'll show you a sunset if you stay with me till dawn...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F Feb 24

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    Mini Sad

    I don't normally do this with songs that have lyrics. I do it more with instrumental music. If I'm in a particularly sad mood or a melancholy mood and just need a release or need something to finally allow myself to let go, I go into my library and play the playlist entitled...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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    Funkadelic Funkadelic 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    Iknowsomethingnow Iknowsomethingnow 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Because sometimes I just need to remember how

    much that song meant to us or him or me and then all I want to do is cry.
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Ignoring Sadness Won't Make It Go Away..

    as they always say, "it is the emotionally intelligent individual who recognizes those emotions and doesn't ignore them."  when i'm feeling sad, i normally listen to sad songs.. acknowledge the emotion and feel it! 
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2007

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    Bahagiamu Deritaku - Hafiz -

    Ku dengar kau cinta sangat padanya Ku dengar hatimu kini miliknya Dia kan menjadi teman sehidup dan semati Aku menjadi sahabatmu Siksanya mengakui kau teman biasa Terpaksa ku terima itu hakikatnya Yang pasti aku tak mahu lupakan cinta Kau percik api membakar kenangan lama Aku...
    Jnyl Jnyl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2013

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    Come Little Children..

    I admit it....I have a deep personal love for tearjerker songs, I can't explain it - I just do. But i'm going to be talking about a specific song here. While it is not sad by any means, the one song I always go weepy upon hearing is Come Little Children, which you probably...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    Sad Songs And Depressive Bands...

    I just can't stop listening to depressive songs. For example, Anathema's songs, of course after the doom metal phase are extremely depressive and sad. I went to their concert once and all I could do was cry because they all touch our feelings very deeply. Another one, Radiohead...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F Nov 4, 2013

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    It's What I Know

    I think most of the music I listen to is pretty sad. My favourite songs are normally messed up love songs and the like. I have never really been a happy person, and I think listenening to sad songs has been a way of relating and expressing. It doesn't really bother me, sad songs...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    I Just Love Doing That

    I find it nice to torture myself with sad songs ,it just make me feel satisfied ,i love to do it when i am pretty depressed ,here is my favorite playlist you should try it 1-mariah carey-my all 2-laura pausini-it's not goodbuy 3-pilot speed-alright 4-celine dion-the power of...
    AYearWithoutRain AYearWithoutRain 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Someone explain to me

    why I prefer sad songs and sad movies.
    Lone1y Lone1y 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Three Days Grace Addict

    i love three days grace but usualy i will lisen to there songs right before bed and i end up crying myself to sleep or stay up all night lisening an the verge or bawling, and i was windering if this was slightly normal in the least does anyone else do this?
    Brokenshade25 Brokenshade25 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I don't tend to listen to songs

    unless they have deep meaningful lyrics about life which more often than not make me sad.
    Priorynutter Priorynutter 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    i always listen to sad soundtracks,

    for example, beyond two souls soundtracks, and these Pavarotti "nessun dorma. Lisa Gerrard - Now We Are Free. Man on fire Soundtrack - Una Palabra. lisa gerrard - the end (man on fire soundtrack). Gangs of New York - End Credits theme Andrea Bocelli- Con te Partiro. Fountain...
    Wolfcorleone Wolfcorleone 26-30, M Feb 16

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    I don't know if it's specifically sad songs,

    but rather songs are starting to appear sad to me. I know that my current emotional state is a major factor, and I'm trying to look beyond that. I find that regardless of genre that songs about loss, pain, unrequited love, and loneliness are becoming more frequent than I care to...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M Feb 4

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    I Guess I Do

    I guess I do toutrue myself with sad songs, I am not sure why I do it, I guess because I am use to listening to music that fits my Mood, and when I start thinking about him I get really sad.
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Gloomy Sunday

    Recently I watched a Hungarian movie called Gloomy Sunday. It's about a song written during WW2 that is linked to several suicides. After watching the movie (which will yank, not pull, at your heartstrings) I had to research this song. It is called Gloomy Sunday like the movie...
    Scarlett9000 Scarlett9000 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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    Breakup Songs

    There is music for every occasion and mood, but the most indispensable of all is the breakup song. For all those times when the inexpressible pain of loss, regret and brokenness needs to be let out. Like talking to a friend who understands, the breakup song is there for you, with...
    lightswillguideyouhome lightswillguideyouhome 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    And All That Could Have Been - Nine Inch Nails

    I believe in torturing myself with sad songs. I feed the sadness as much as I can and feel it to the highest extent I can, I savor it and experience it fully... then I move on. I believe that all emotions should be experienced to the fullest. One of my favorite sad songs to...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    My Favorite Songs Are the Slow...

    My favorite songs are the slow ones. Anything with a story line that can end sad or happy, doesn't matter, I love them. After I break up with some I sit around making myself cry listening to sad songs or happy marriage songs. It's my way of experiencing what is happening or what...
    RaraAvis84 RaraAvis84 21-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2007

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    There's Something In My Eye

    This is the title of a CD that I made. The title is from a saying that my father-in-law used to say when he was crying but didn't want to admit it. The playlist includes music of all genres, but they all have the same effect....they make me cry. Some make me think of people I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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    Give Me All The Sad Songs

    I listen to sad songs when I write because the more depressed I become the better my writing is. The only bad part is after I'm finished writing I am seriously depressed, and emotionally drained. My friend thinks it's dangerous but I told her not to worry. I'm to fond of myself.
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    I made a playlist today titled "sad"

    and added about 200 songs...said to myself "you must never let anyone know you are this sappy"...and here I am writing about it on EP...go figure.
    betterlife2 betterlife2 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    I've been listening to sad songs late at night

    for a while now. Originally I was using them to sort of unwind at the end of the week, and I used them to reflect on life. But lately I've been using these sad songs to torture and depress myself, and I'm not really sure why I do it. I mean my life right now, is pretty good, so...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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    Related Experiences

    I don't exactly have a reason for it. I just do. I know it's extremely unhealthy to do. But I usually only do it when I've had depressive moments where I sleep sleep sleep for days...
    mp3s mp3s 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Here is a lost of sad songs that made me think of something else other than the song itself. The XX - intro The Horrors(not a metal band) - Still Life The Cinematic Orchestra - To...
    Daveokay Daveokay 22-25, M Apr 6

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    In search of my peace-You I loiter here and there. Misleading lanes confuse others As no-response doesn’t help Sometimes I do fall in traps Then Pedestrians judging me Reverts...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Mar 31