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I Torture Myself With Sad Songs

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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...
    Hatebreeder59 Hatebreeder59 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 1

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 28, 2013

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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...
    different33 different33 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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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...
    Scarlett9000 Scarlett9000 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2010

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

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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...
    left4deadspace left4deadspace 16-17, M Nov 8, 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...
    Iknowsomethingnow Iknowsomethingnow 26-30, F Apr 8

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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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    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...
    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...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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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...
    sunflowers123 sunflowers123 16-17, F Jan 25

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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...
    bkizajerk bkizajerk 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2011

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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...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 19, 2008

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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...
    wcnhtlhtf6 wcnhtlhtf6 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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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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    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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    Nothing..  
    Iknowsomethingnow Iknowsomethingnow 26-30, F 1 Response 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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    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...
    Wolfcorleone Wolfcorleone 26-30, M Feb 16

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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...
    Aaliyahfozol Aaliyahfozol 22-25, F Nov 1, 2013

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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...
    lightswillguideyouhome lightswillguideyouhome 46-50, M 5 Responses Sep 20, 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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    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." ...
    SweetAppleBlossom SweetAppleBlossom 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23, 2007

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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...
    AYearWithoutRain AYearWithoutRain 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    The Song That Sums Up My Life -
    Funkadelic Funkadelic 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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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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    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...
    Anthony892 Anthony892 22-25 1 Response Mar 20

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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...
    Lullacus Lullacus 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15, 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...
    betterlife2 betterlife2 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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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...
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 14, 2008

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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...
    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...
    Allaloneandpoisoned Allaloneandpoisoned 22-25, F Nov 4, 2013

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    Say Something..
    Iknowsomethingnow Iknowsomethingnow 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    What's your favorite sad song?
    JoshMS JoshMS 18-21, M 8 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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...
    PapaBear21 PapaBear21 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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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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    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...
    sweetxignorance sweetxignorance 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2011

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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...
    darkasmidnight darkasmidnight 31-35, F Feb 24

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    Im going to share some of my favourite sad songs with you
    UnderTheBodhiTree UnderTheBodhiTree 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24

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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...
    MattsShadow MattsShadow 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    Maps
    QueenAwesomePants QueenAwesomePants 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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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...
    notalways notalways 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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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...
    kate2000 kate2000 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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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...
    Jnyl Jnyl 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2013

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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...
    Brokenshade25 Brokenshade25 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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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...
    PhantomAccordion PhantomAccordion 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2008

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

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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...
    Flower11 Flower11 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 11, 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...
    kinkitty kinkitty 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 9, 2008