I Try to Write Songs to Tear Your Heart Out

Not that I want to make you cry...But I've always loved those songs that go right for the deepest, darkest, hardest things we have to deal with in this chaotic world.

I keep hoping to find ways to write about things so personal and so true that, like digging through to China, I come out the other side and wind up with universals - talking about the pain and struggle we all feel.
humdinger humdinger
46-50, F
3 Responses Aug 26, 2007

Hush now, don't explain, you're my, joy and pain, I'm glad, you're back, don't explain.<br />
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I wouldn't have guessed. Maybe you're like me, only too familiar with the demands of doing quality work on deadline. I really enjoyed putting that list together. Here's a Tim Buckley song that belongs on there too - Love From Room 109 At The Islander -- from Happy/Sad. Cheers

Can you tell I'm on deadline? I should not be here doing this.<br />
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Nina Simone - Blue Prelude<br />
Billie Holliday - Don't Explain<br />
Roseanne Cash - Second To No One<br />
Bill Monroe - With Body & Soul<br />
Lottie Lenya - September Song<br />
Tammy Wynette - Till I Get It Right<br />
Dale Watson - I Hate These Songs<br />
Tim Buckley - Blue Melody<br />
Emmylou Harris - Spanish Johnny

River - Joni Mitchell<br />
Little Girl Blue - Keith Jarrett<br />
Blame It On The Sun - Stevie Wonder<br />
How Could I Let You Get Away - The Spinners<br />
Distant Lover - Marvin Gaye<br />
Sunlight Of No Light - Gospel At Colonus<br />
No Time To Live - Traffic<br />
This Is My Country - Curtis Mayfield<br />
The Man Who Sends Me Home - Laura Nyro<br />
All Cried Out - Dusty Springfield