Songs That Can Bring A Tear To Your Eye

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    "I Surrender"

     
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    "The Lighthouse," Nickel Creek, Chris Thiele vocals...
     
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    The Sound of Silence - now they want Paul Simon to play it at every mass shooting, 9/11 etc.
     
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    My wife and I have a joke that we hear each other listening to Jackson Browne, we ask each other “are you okay?” I love his music a ton, but I’ve got to be in a mood, for sure. One of his in particular that always gets me, without fail, is For A Dancer:

     
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    Sorry for your loss as well. "I can only imagine" that kind of pain. Well, seeing what it did to Buddy is a clue for me. He felt the loss of his only son for the rest of his life. Of course, he carried on, but his life was reshaped by that tragic event and loss. Twice a year, on his son's birthday and on the anniversary of his death, he made no commitments, scheduled no gigs. He basically secluded himself on those days, and allowed himself to give full vent to his grief.
     
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    Bonnie Raitt’s I Can’t Make You Love Me.
    The lyrics, and Bonnie’s delivery just devastate me.
    Buffy Sainte Marie’s Until It’s Time For You To Go is another.
    I sing this, and can barely get through it sometimes.
     
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    Forgot about this one. My God, that's heavy! (Lots of versions of this one.)

     
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    Glenn Hughes' voice and Mel Galley's solo on this track still summon a wet eye...every time I hear this I'm remembering a long-lost girlfriend who broke my heart. I couldn't listen to it for a long time, but it's a wonderful track.

     
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    You know what I hate about that song? When it's played/sung, everybody in the audience claps, stomps their feet, yells "yee-hah," smiles, grins, laughs, dances..."

    And it's a song about burying your mama! That's always bothered me. People don't know what the song is about.
     
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    a couple

    I think we've all been here



    there was a lovely old lady, Flossie, who lived alone next to me and my wife just after we got married, and she was a great neighbor



    Tyler Childers nails it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFL5QcYDnmw

    my uncles were all military men



    when I look at my kids throwing frisbee at the field



    my dad's getting old, so ...

     
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    I watched that live with tears streaming down my face, it was a powerful performance full of raw emotion.

    I’ve sang that song a bunch of times at funerals, including for one of my brothers. VG wrote it for his own brother and recently added another verse that he said “completed” the song.

     
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    Sounds Of Home by Blue Highway. Getting sentimental as I get older
     
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    Bonnie Raitt's recording of
    Jackson Browne's " My Opening Farewell"
    John Prine's " Sam Stone"

    and "Fire and Rain" - still gets to me
     
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    Yep. I know that routine well already. Thank you. I just passed both of those on July 1 and again on her birthday just 2 weeks ago on Sept 11. Unfortunately for me, my birthday is just 9 days after, on Sept 20. I just don't feel like celebrating. For me, it starts in May or June, leading up to that period of 2 or 3 months.

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    Yep. My, favorite is from The Allman Brothers Band.



    Alan Jackson's performance of 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' from that gets me most times, also.



    And there's this one, Whiskey Lullaby

     
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