Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs
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It's sadder than the Johnny Cash cover. How he whispers most of the song. You can feel the pain. - MEparandriod
The lyrics and the emotion in his voice are just so raw they make me cry when I listen to it.
I love it, I love her voice, it's like har voice makes her voice makes me even more sad.V1 Comment
This is so magical and haunting and I don't quite know why but it does make me have goose bumps after all those years (I'm 57 tomorrow! ) But to me if you don't feel joy or sadness or want to leap around listening to a song then it's almost not worth listening too. I suppose if it's a 'relaxing' tune then it's different!
Totally agree about the line where they sing 'Letters I've written, never meaning to send'...After my divorce sixteen years ago I wrote so many letters and never ever sent them but I did notice as time went by, my letters were less and less angry and bitter and they also became more fair and understanding...it must have been therapeutic for me. I do have to giggle a little because I was quite young then this group were around and unless we saw the actual album we didn't see names of artists or songs spelt out so I thought it was 'Knights' in White Satin,' which is a little bit of a ridiculous image! Sorry one and all if I've ruined the magic! :) But this song will ...more
The beginning of this song almost made me turn it off, but the moment I hit the chorus I was enthralled with the violin, singing and drama of the whole song. "Just what I'm going through they can't understand" Lyrics that would be cliche in any other song, but not in this one. And of course the wonderful flute only adds to the songs appeal.
The most beautiful, haunting, song ever written. There is no comparison by any other group who write their own material.
So haunting it doesn't seem real.V6 Comments
Ever's voice is truly angelic. The way she covered this song is phenomenal! Such a beautiful and calming version of fields of gold. Love love love...
This song is simply amazing. The lyrics are so simple, but leave you thinking about their meaning for hours. Especially when you learn that he wrote the song for his sister Elizabeth, who killed herself after a long battle with depression. Such a hauntingly beautiful song.
Short song with long lasting effects. Its about the singers sister during her last moments before killing herself. The eerie electric guitar is like a creepy lullaby.V1 Comment
Definitely was a hard decision to pick between this song and "How To Disappear Completely". In the Radiohead song, the part that always gives me chills is at the end when it almost sounds like he's crying, "I'm not here - this isn't happening. " But in this song... Geez. It's so... Yeah, hauntingly beautiful. Damn eerie. Elliott Smith was the master of hauntingly beautiful songs.
The first time I heard this it conjured such an image that I can still recall it vividly. The back story is also just as striking as the song.
This song is all consuming, making you spiral down into a reality that stops existing the second the song stops. Needle in the hay is worth a mention too
This song is not just sad. It is a powerful moment to share with Lana, who's such an underrated artist.
Such a great song from a very talented woman.
Only 52? Why? This is a great song, & very sad. - Fan_of_Good_Music
This is honestly such a beautiful and touching song. I love listening to it
I cry when I hear this song. Unbelievebly beautiful. So much meaning
Sad, beautiful and very emotional song
Great song, I also think Our Farewell, Memories & Say My Name are excellent sad songs with meaningful lyrics.V1 Comment
What can one say? Perfect.
From Jackie's PBS "Awakening - In Concert" special. See the YouTube VEVO video. A about a relationship headed for disaster as each party waits for the other to "Say Something". THE perfect duet.
Oh yeah, this song is a real downer. Beautifully sung by Jackie and Cheyenne live at Longwood Gardens. - BobG
This is the most hauntingly beautiful song I have ever heard. The first time I ever heard this was when I was like 9. I was watching Smallville and this song came on at the end of the episode. I have never been more entranced by a song in my life.
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