If you want to hear the most beautiful, depressing song ever recorded, listen to "God Damn the Sun" by the Swans.

When, When We Were Young
We Had No History
So Nothing To Lose
Meant We Could Choose
Choose What We Wanted Then
Without Any Fear
Or Thought Of Revenge
But Then You Grew Old
And I Lost My Ambition
So I Gained An Addiction
To Drink And Depression
(They Are Mine
My Only True Friends
And I'll Keep Them With Me
Until The Very End)
I'd Choose Not To Remember
But I Miss Your Arrogance
And I Need Your Intelligence
And Your Hate For Authority
But Now You're Gone
I Read It Today
They Found You In Spain
Face Down In The Street
With A Bottle In Your Hand
And A Wild Smile On Your Face
And A Knife In Your Back
You Died In A Foreign Land
And They Found My Letter
Rolled Up In Your Pocket
Where I Said I'd Kill Myself
If She Left Me Again
So Now She's Gone
And You're Both In My Mind
I've Got One Thing To Say
Before I Am Drunk Again:
God Damn The Sun
God Damn The Sun
God Damn Anyone
That Says A Kind Word
God Damn The Sun
God Damn The Sun
God Damn The Light It Shines
And This World It Shows
God Damn The Sun

VogonPoetry VogonPoetry
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1 Response Oct 18, 2012

I have to be really depressed to listen to "depressing" music. The song that really gets me is "Hurt". If I'm really depressed I listen to the Johnny Cash version. Every time I really listen to it I want to put a gun to my head halfway through the song. He puts so much powerful emotion into it. But then I think of the pain that Reznor and Cash must have felt to put together such a song. By the end I feel better. Maybe strange, but that's me. But I've only watched the video once. That really did put me close to the gun!

Cash really captured the pain in that song. He made the Reznor version seem trite!