I don't respond very emotionally to most stimuli any more, so I can't remember the last time I cried listening to a song, but here are two of the most despairing and hopeless songs I've ever heard:<br />
The Swans - God Damn the Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQO5C4jXsVk)<br />
Rozz Williams - Flowers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FbG0idI6xM)<br />
The latter is particularly personal because of the references to "fields of poppies," my own struggles with heroin addiction and the fact that I've lost someone very close to heroin.
Sigor Ros-Hoppipólla<br />
That song makes me ball. Don't know what it is, but its always had that effect on me.
Chasing cars-snow patrol. My ex sent it to me with a note saying this how she always felt and wanted. Broke my wee heart. Still brings the inundation of me watchingglobes. lol
Arlington by Trace Atkins. If this song don't make you tear up, you have no soul inside yourself. If you have never heard it, please listen to it on youtube, and you will see what in mean.<br />
The Little Girl by John Michael Montgomery.
Still gotta be "If i were a carpenter" by the Four Tops.
"The End of the Innocence," by Don Henley. Title says it all.
That damn 'Christmas Shoes' song. EVERYTIME. *sniff*
Lots of songs do that, mainly classical pieces. Jupiter, from Holst's "The Planets" does it every time. Sousa marches, patriotic songs. The Stars and Stripes Forever. And, strangely, Mull of Kintyre from Paul McCartney. I guess I just find the range of emotions in Jupiter and the hopefulness of the marches to be inspiring, and I remember playing them in orchestra and they were exhilarating to play. It's probably partially nostalgia for my musical days. Guess I'm a softy.
great gig in the sky, pink floyd, no real lyrics, per say, but says it all
"Daniel" by Elton John and "Luka" by Suzanne Vega. They express experiences that I can relate to.
ahh When you say nothing at all,,a country song,,,and halo by beyonce..
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, just can't listen to it anymore
Can play that on guitar :P
This song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzeDqRhM09w<br />
Listen to it after you break up with someone with whom you still want to be.