What song(s) make(s) you cry?

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  1. Love macrumors 68000

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    Not sure if this has been done before.

    I have a song that seems quite easily to make me tear up. What Sarah Said by Death Cab for Cutie. A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with cancer. He was sent in for surgery just a few weeks after the diagnosis, and after that, he was cancer free. Unfortunately, it was a risky surgery, and he suffered from a huge amount of complications resulting from the surgery. There were definitely a couple days he had come frighteningly close to death.

    The imagery created by the lyrics is what really gets to me, particularly one verse of the song:

    "'Cause there's no comfort in the waiting room
    Just nervous faces bracing for bad news
    Then the nurse comes round and everyone lifts their heads
    but I'm thinking of what Sarah said"

    This brings back the most vivid memories, of late nights in the waiting rooms of hospitals. I was just alone, with my thoughts. I remember my mum, with tear-filled eyes, walking to the waiting room with the nurse. This feeling of sheer terror just hit me, every time this would happen. The grim expression of the nurse and my mother just break me. It was just a very dark, sad time for our family. Listening to the song just brings up so much vivid imagery, and brings me right back to those nights. Thankfully, he made a full, but unfortunately slow recovery.

    Songs can evoke deep emotion from me, but it's a shade odd for a song to actually make me cry.

    It got me wondering - what song actually makes you cry?
     
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    Any pop song where autotune is extensively used to cover up bad singing, or any rap song whether autotune is used or not.

    I cry because people actually like that **** and that these talentless hacks have become famous
     
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    Cancer by My Chemical Romance makes me sad, but I don't really cry as I'm not an emotional person.

    But it is good to hear about your father. :)
     
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    There is a song Christie McVie sing that is a wicked tear jerker. I hear it twice on vh1 but never jotted down the name
     
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    Happy Ending by Mika, because it was used in my graduation good-bye party.. not so much as making me cry, but rather invoking nostalgia
     
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    "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - actually, I find a lot of his stuff (such as Hawaii 78) very moving.
     
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    Home- Michael Buble. A few years back I was going through a lot and this song represented what I was going through. It's made me cry ever since.
     
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    The end of Pictures At An Exhibition. It's a piece my mother and I used to listen to together when I was young. The ending would always bring tears to her eyes. Now that she's gone, even thinking about it makes me cry..
     
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    Lay it down slow-Spiritualized

    It was the ending song in Prison Break.
     
  11. Love thread starter macrumors 68000

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    jessica, you never cease to make me smile.


    Two words, four syllables, one gigantic c***: Rebecca Black.

    I probably cry a bit too easily at some things, for sure. I generally try not to be too over-emotional, but some things really… get to me.

    His work is fantastic.

    This is definitely an interesting subject, for me, at least. Keep 'em coming :)
     
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    A fantastic piece of music - absolutely brilliant; and you're right: The ending is simply extraordinary and utterly sublime.

    Cheers
     
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    Elliot Smith- Needle in the Hay (Yes, context from 'The Royal Tenenbaums')
    The National- Apartment Story

    I don't really cry but they take my mood down in a split second. I can be completely fine but as soon as one of those songs comes on, my mood changes in an instant.
     
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    Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face. I don't cry, but there're no other songs that get me down like that one. For some reason, when I hear it all I can think of are all the people I've loved that have died.
     
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    Dance With the Devil always gets me.


    Another song is One Day by Matisyahu...
     
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    Taps - played by any decent solo trumpeter or bugler.
     
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    "Stop this Train" by John Mayer..

    It's a song about aging.. The end part is sorta sad cuz John is pleading so earnestly. hehe, and like somebody else said, Vandross' song is sad too.
     
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    Yep. Every time.

    Also, Johnny Cash's "Hurt" can do it. And yes, it is Johnny's. Even Trent Reznor said it was.
     
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    Alice in Chains "Nutshell", especially the MTV Unplugged version

    hauntingly beautiful
     
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    David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" and Jethro Tull's "Too Old to Rock n Roll, Too Young to Die" - both remind me of friends long gone.
     

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