Songs that make you cry

Catphish

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Or at least choke you up a little, or give you goosebumps. Songs that affect you emotionally, either because they're sad, or because they're so beautiful that you get all misty and shit...

This is my contribution. I've loved this song since I first heard it, but I haven't heard it in quite some time. It came on my 1982 playlist this morning while working, and got me all crying and fucked up. Such a beautiful song:

 
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Hardly a controversial pick, but I'll say Johnny Cash's cover of 'Hurt'.

The song (cover) itself is a bit sad, but it's the music video that really makes it. If you're aware of his history and the kind of rise to stardom Johnny Cash had, it's pretty raw:

I remember reading a quote that said, “Trent Reznor was born to write that song, and Johnny Cash was born to sing it.”
 
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Harsh realm by Tom Gabel/Laura Jane grace. I was getting burned out by life and work. Was about to get married and start my career when I first heard it and just still hits home on the challenges of growing up.
 

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This will make me sound so lame, but I embrace my shame:

I ain't even gonna lie. This came on the radio the other day when I was driving, had my daughter in the back seat.

This movie, as well as this song, have always had a special place in my heart. I hadn't heard it in a couple of years, so when it came on, it took all my friggin strength not to get choked up in front of her. I don't even know why I bother. She knows I'm a big baby. :)
 
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I thought of another one that is more due to personal circumstance / history:


I guess I'm too much of a romantic at heart, but life did a good job kicking the shit of that fanciful dream. :p

Also:

 
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Harsh realm by Tom Gabel/Laura Jane grace. I was getting burned out by life and work. Was about to get married and start my career when I first heard it and just still hits home on the challenges of growing up.
I wasn’t aware of the old school “Against Me!”, I discovered them when Thrash Unreal took over the radio universe that summer.

After researching them I really loved their work. Reinventing Axl Rose is an epic danger, I still belt out every word to “We Laugh At Danger And Break All The Rules.”

Their somewhat recent live album is amazing. She sounds great live, always has/ They’re a great live band.

I liked White Crosses and Transgender Dysphoria Blues but the old stuff is hard to beat
 
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I wasn’t aware of the old school “Against Me!”, I discovered them when Thrash Unreal took over the radio universe that summer.

After researching them I really loved their work. Reinventing Axl Rose is an epic danger, I still belt out every word to “We Laugh At Danger And Break All The Rules.”

Their somewhat recent live album is amazing. She sounds great live, always has/ They’re a great live band.

I liked White Crosses and Transgender Dysphoria Blues but the old stuff is hard to beat
Yeah I’ve seen her 3-4 times. I’m a bigger gaslight anthem fan but most of my favorites are still against me.
 
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i don't know what it is about but i have translated it, as his guilt or past events are haunting him even when he found a person that helped him out of the situation,
which is very something i am connecting currently well with as i am hunted by my past actions. as such this song just expresses how it is to be me right now.
i have no idea if thats what the song is really about... but well there goes.
 
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Crying might be excessive, but Warren Zevon and Tom Waits have some good, sad songs.

Suzie Lightning, Bill Lee, Jesus Mentioned, Desperadoes Under the Eaves for Zevon.

Who Are You?, Pony, and House Where Nobody Lives for Waits.