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Really heart breaking when you consider what he went through, wrote amazing songs.
after watching the documentary film. Especially not anything post-breakdown, the early stuff is obviously brilliant. It just seems kinda sad.
We had a kitten called Tequila, named after this song. She died very, very young.
That's so sad.
A song that upsets me would probably be the following track. Pretty self-explanatory, but it really gets me in the gut because it came on as the first track in a shuffle on my ipod when I was on the journey home from my Grandma's funeral last year:
Because the video features Paul Hester of Crowded House (RIP).
As a small child, I was frightened by the Phantom of the Opera theme.
Not many Elliott songs actually make me feel sad, despite the sad nature of many of them but this one just ruins me. Not sure why this particular one but there you go.
Guilty Cubicles by Broken Social Scene. I became a bit obsessed with it last year. I've always found that album very sad
poor bloke sounds absolutely desperate. not surprising he only had a few months to live
wouldnt say this 'upsets' me but its among the most moving songs i know, particularly if you know his life story
Had heard the name but never listened before.
Thank you for this.
"seeing this picture of him after seeing him on the cover of? that album...its so deppressing, and my heart aches when i think about the hardships this man had to endure. the fire, losing his son, to losing an eye due to a random act of violence. this man had been beaten down so much, and i can hear pain in his sighs....also listening to child fixin to die. again, gutwrenching. hope he can rest in peace, and that more people come across his remarkable music and story"
God this is a depressing thread :D
Reminds me of when someone I knew died. I love that track though. It's their best song.
Elliott Smith - Going Nowhere
Because as much as I love him, most of his music upsets me.
Oasis - Cast No Shadow
Because it was played at my cousin's funeral.
Robin Pecknold - I'm Losing Myself ft. Ed Droste
Because of some unrequited shit.
Bjork - Harm of Will
Because it's the most moving piece of music i've ever heard.
Cyann & Ben - I Can't Pretend Anymore
Because it's the second most moving thing i've ever heard.
There are many more too, i'm a right pansy when it comes to music.
I find the Holy Bible very difficult to immerse myself into it. It is a fantastic record, no doubt. It's just such an experience listening to some of Richey's lyrics. His poignancy, talent and battle with illness is all exemplified in 4st 7lb. Heartbreaking.
The Holy Bible is nothing like it.
Another one with the context around it makes it more emotional. This documentary is brilliant also.
I Hung My Head - Johnny Cash (cover)
It's Ok - Land of Talk
Is it really about Will Oldham? Did they have a fling or something? Good effort by Mr Korine on dem lyrics
Especially this below. It's probably my favourite (after Push th' Little Daises) from Pure Guava.
in fact many songs on Hospice make me well up (obvious I know).
Imagine the most over-the-top J-rock ballad, multiply it by twenty-seven, and discover what happens when you go straight through 'corny' and out the other side. Genuinely astonishing, emotionally overwhelming, thunderously tearjerking grandeur.
Antlers – Two
Bonnie Prince Billy – Nomadic Revery (All Around)
The Cure – Disintegration
Angels of Light – Two Women
Josh T. Pearson – Honeymoon's Great: Wish You Were Her
..I could go on...
That song is well good.
especially given that the vocal would have been recorded very close to Jhonn passing away.
really, really gets to me and makes me cry, on balance, more often than any other track I can think of off the top of my head
music I've always turned to when I've been in black phases of depression. I guess because I'm always in a bad way when I turn to them, they always drag me back in when I'm feeling good.
same goes for 'This is Yesterday' by the Manics...most of that record seems a bit teenaged, a bit sixth form politics and poetry, but this one is something else. because it's kind of in contradiction to the rest of the record, rejecting it almost, rejecting it all and turning in on yourself, and that's a pretty unbearable feeling.
my stock response to any questions about sad songs.
Just so reflective of my middle class malaise. Almost wanting to create conflict when there isn't any to begin with. The part that really gets me is the "they're standing around the table and they're talking behind your back". Just gut-wrenching.
Ackles is probably one of the last great undiscovered baroque singer-songwriters (though not for want of trying by his peers - toured with Joni Mitchell, heavily influenced Elton John and Elvis Costello)