Songs that make you cry

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  1. Lonn

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    TAPS. It's a song I never want to hear again and I told my wife I'd prefer it not be played at my funeral.
     
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    Another Jason Isbell entry..."Elephant"

     
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    For another long list friend.
     
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    Life without You by SRV. The first note of the solo still makes me tear up to this day. I miss him
     
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    Yes, going through what either of us has gone through makes you appreciate every breath as something special.
     
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    I first saw Jimmy at Chicago House here in the late 1980s.
    My late friend Bill Colbert and I would go there on open mic nights.
    Jimmy wasn’t signed yet, but his song I Have Only One Angel made a huge impression on us.
    We knew he was destined for success.
    He was a frequent visitor and good customer of my last day job, South Austin Music.
    I had the great pleasure of playing with him in Kerrville at Johnny Nicholas’ annual benefit/fundraiser, around 2007.
    Jimmy was one of a half dozen great acts, but he was the only one who mesmerized the entire big room.
    It was the only time in my musical career I stood on stage with such a commanding, yet gentle presence.
    Every eye in the room was on him.
    It was absolutely unforgettable, for me.
    I saw him at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City, Mo. shortly before he passed.
    He was so frail he just nodded hello.
    He was a great writer, singer, performer, band leader, studio owner, husband and father.
    He had a completely unique singing and speaking voice.
    He is very deeply missed.
    I Have Only One Angel remains my favorite of his songs, and I can’t hear it without wanting to cry.
    RIP and thanks, Jimmy.
     
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    Bonnie- This is a nice recent version with Bruce Hornsby playing that killer piano part:

     
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    For some reason, the Byrd's Eight Miles High has always made me choke up. The arrangement and production kind of glosses over this, but it really is a dark, unhappy, introspective, and very lonely song. Listen to this 1988 live solo version by Gene Clark. At the outset he says this performance is how the song was originally presented.
     
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    Our band plays a certain song that I heard right after
    my daughters funeral..
     
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    This, for my grandfather. I listened to this for days after he passed away.



    Black Sabbath are my favourite band ever. This is absolutely phenomenal, the BEST version of this song ever. So much emotion in this song for him.

    And finally this from the late Chris Cornell, Prince cover which always gets me. Unbelievable.
     
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    Pretty sure this will make anyone cry....

     
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    My grandfather was a bit of a gruff individual. He loved his grandkids though and was much softer on us than he was on his own kids. My grandfather was also a big fan of Johnny Cash.

    He owned 13 rent houses at the time of his death and my first job, from the age of 14 to the age of 20, was to help him fix issues at the houses and renovate when someone would move out of one. We spent more time together than a lot of people spend with their parents. I remember driving from our small town to the big city to pick up supplies and my grandfather would quietly sing along with the old school country songs, a story my dad (his son) and mom didn't believe as they had never heard him sing. His voice was very reminiscent of Cash, even when he simply spoke. He passed away in 2012.

    Several years back I was listening to some old country while sitting outside, enjoying the weather with my wife. The next song played and it was "In My Life" a beatles song covered by the Man in Black himself.

    I had never heard it before and it gripped me like a song has never done before. I focused on the lyrics and the voice singing those words and I instantly saw my grandfather in my mind and related the sound of Cash's voice with my grandfather's. I broke down in tears unexpectedly and sobbed like a baby.

    I've always been into music, but that is the only song that has ever touched me emotionally in that way. I'll never forget that moment. I still miss my grandfather every day.

     
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    three women singers can make me cry...

    Superstar - Karen Carpenter
    Long, Long Time- Linda Ronstadt
    Leavin' On Your Mind- Patsy Cline
     
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    Those Jason Isbell tear jerkers (Elephant and Vampires) kill me. Another one is "Please Be With Me" by the group Cowboy with Duane Allman sitting in, also covered nicely by Eric Clapton on 461 Ocean Blvd.

    Also, the song "Oh Holy Night" has brought a consistent tear to my eyes when I've heard it sung in church. There are two young girl singers from a little Methodist church some 23 years ago who are grown now and probably have no idea that someone could still remember or even comment on their performance so many years later.
     
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