Most Hauntingly Beautiful and Sad Songs

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221 The Rose - Bette Midler
222 In the Ghetto - Elvis Presley
223 Superstar - Carpenters
224 Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan
225 Skinny Love - Birdy
226 Heart Like a Wheel - Linda Ronstadt
227 A Trophy Father's Trophy Son - Sleeping With Sirens

Although the song may not sound beautiful if it just had generic lyrics, the lyrics to this song pack in so much emotion. I'm unsure as to whether Kellin Quinn is singing from experience or understanding of the situation, but he's singing to his father and asking why he left and why he wasn't there. Its so emotional and some of the lyrics sound like a child asking, I.E. "why are you walking away? "

228 What Sarah Said - Death Cab for Cutie

A hauntingly beautiful song about the link between love and death. Plus, I couldn't get the music video out of my head after I saw it the first time.

"Love is watching someone who's gonna watch you die? " these last words of the song are so sad and powerful.

229 Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt
230 For the Love of God - Steve Vai
231 Tender Surrender - Steve Vai
232 Whispering a Prayer - Steve Vai
233 Where I Stood - Missy Higgins
234 The Living Years - Mike + The Mechanics
235 To Feel Alive - Iameve

This is the most touching and sorrowful song I have ever heard. I don't know why. It's signifys new life and redemption. It shook me up so much. I felt different after listening to it and somehow like I have a purpose in life though I know not what it is. I haven't felt alive for a long, long time. I just survive. I go through the motions a mask of contentment upon my face. This haunting song shook me up more than I have ever felt before physically and emotionally. I felt alive in all life's imperfections.

236 Send In the Clowns - Susan Boyle

Hauntingly beautiful. It captures you and pulls you in.

237 Tomorrow, Wendy - Concrete Blonde
238 You Will Be My Ain True Love - Alison Krauss
239 Going Home - Mary Fahl
240 Wild Horses - The Sundays
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