Top Ten Saddest Songsbiscuits
The Top Ten
Eric clapton wrote about his son, its real, there is nothing more devastating than losing your child, relationships mean nothing compared to looking at yourself in a tiny form,
and having to watch it die
I have also lost a child. I have tears and happiness in heaven, can't wait to see my son again!
I think the reason for writing this song is heart rendering.
I can't imagine what it would be like to lose one of my kids.
When my mom told me the meaning behind this song I nearly cried. It's so sad!V 134 Comments
This version of the song is simply genius. Though he didn't write this song on his own, Johnny Cash performed it so deeply that you can feel the emotions in every little sound of this song. With his broken voice he appears as fragile as the meaning of this song is. Beautiful song. - darksky
At the bottom of everything, extreme emotion is surprisingly void. Instead, a numb calmness takes over. The only way to know if emotion even exists is to hurt, metaphorically or literally, as Johnny sees all fake people living fake lives, lies called Society. He produces artificial happiness to fit in with society, taking drugs to feel happy. At least he used to use heroin. His old vices and cruelty give him long flashbacks. He can not erase what has happened In the past. He once had problems with these drugs. He wants to give everything he can to his wife, making up for his ruined heart. His fame is not important, because of these bad decisions. He wants to warn them, he will! Hurt them! He thinks he is entirely worthless. If he could have a second chance, he would do it all over again being pure and whole as a man.
The one by NIN is good but this one just makes bawl every time.
When Trent Reznor released this beauty of a track, it was fabulous; when Johnny Cash released his version of it, it was AMAZING! It is so sad that he died not long after making this record.V 108 Comments
This song isn't just sad because of the lyrics but it means an awful lot to me. Every time I here it I cry and think about the memories.
I'd never heard this song until I saw this list. It's truly beautiful. Like a lament to the world. Evanescence made a very strong connection with all those who listen.
Really awesome... With the voice of amy lee, and melodic music is expressing it - the pain... Great song
A beautiful song. It's more emotionally powerful and capturing rather than sad, though. Still one of my favorite songs, though! - Leafstar12V 245 Comments
At first, I didn't know what this song is about. After knowing at the meaning and the reason of Armstrong writing this song. I feel very sorry, the lyrics are so touching. It makes me feel sad every time I listen to it
Although it might not be the saddest song of all time, I touched my heart and made me cry, I felt strongly compelled to vote for it. It doesn't hurt that I love Green Day, either. The meaning bwhined the song made me even sadder. Billie Joe wrote it about his father who passed away in September when he was ten.
I love Green Day as much I love this song! One of most touching song ever made by a rock band... Truly amazing!
They broke up. I listen to this and cry, so much. - ILikeBVBV 109 Comments
An absolutely gorgeous song, could bring Castro to tears it's so beautifuly sad.
Nothing sadder than nostalgia..
VOTE FOR IT!
it should be on number 1
Should be#1 I don't even like the Beatles but man! - Cush77V 57 Comments
You shouldn't do this, with the emotion, emergeness, EMINEM sings the song... REALLY makes me feel like he's Stan... VOTE IT...
What can be sadder than somebody commiting suicide with his pregnant wife in the car- awesome lyrics.
As much as I am not a big fan of Eminem/rap in general, this was a really great song. Unlike the songs above which can lead to sadness, this song has sadness and anger directed from Eminem. You can really hear the depth of emotion in his rapping, and the video shows it a lot.
This is sad because it's considered a song by a no talent - Cush77V 153 Comments
Definitely the best. This song is about the iconic ex-guitarist for Pink Floyd Syd Barret. It is about how though Syd was alive at the time it was as if he was dead. His brain was dead from all the psychedelic drugs he took and he was clinically insane. He lived out the rest of his life in his mothers basement by law. So sad
David Gilmour's voice and the intro riff is pretty depressing.
Beautiful and moving. I have cried to this one before... - kingmadmushroom
Wish you were here not in top 5
Such a sad song, most will know this from gears and Dom's death, gears incorporated this song greatly. Its just such a sad but good song, and at the same time it gives me a good feeling that's unexplainable.
i always struggle not to cry when listening to this song. its just so slow and lilty, and Gary Jules soft, slow, smooth voice just brings the lyrics to life...which sounds kind of ironic really.
What!? Half of these songs aren't even sad (more like dramatic. ) this song is far the saddest I've heard.
So iconic as well.V 60 Comments
Expresses the feelings that everyone gets at some point in their lives. If you haven't heard it yet, listen to it and you'll understand.
Here comes my vote... it's one of the most depressive songs I've ever heard.
Definitely. One of the most depressing songs I've ever heard, too. And come on, everyone's heard it at some point. A great song to write (or drink) to.
Great song for wallowing in self pityV 47 Comments
I don't know why this is even ON this list. How on earth can you take this for a sad song? And if you listen very hard, the tune will come to you at last: To be a Rock, and Not to Roll?
Stairway is, quite possibly, the most powerful rock and roll song of all time. It's all there, the whole package- I remember it being voted the #1 song by radio station listeners in San Diego (on KGB's yearly poll back in the day) several years in a row. With good reason. DEFINITELY not SAD or DEPRESSING WHATSOEVER!
This song makes me sad but also very excited. I just love it! It's easily one of the best Rock songs. And the lyrics feel so passionate! If you watch the live version, Robert (the lead singer) says, "You know, I feel like this song's about hope." Then the famous guitar riff hums it's way in and the crowd is bawling and screaming their lungs out. And the live version is amazing as well. But this song overall is just so beautiful that it's sad. I think that's why I vote for it. It's about the natures of life and how precious life itself is! Stairway to Heaven in my opinion is easily one of Led Zeppelin's best works, and one of the best songs of all time. - MontyPython
This should be in the top 10. It's so heartfelt. If you don't agree, listen to the lyrics! It's just beautiful. - crazyforkiss
I don't know if it's sad, to be honest. It sounds sad, but some of the lyrics actually sound kind of powerful and uplifting to me. - MetarockV 26 Comments
How To Save A Life is one of the saddest songs that I've ever heard. I just heard it today, and I totally fell in love with it. Especially when your watching a really sad episode of a comedy-drama T.V. show. Not just drama alone -- comedy has to be there with it, because it makes it all the more sad. In my opinion, that is. ^^;; - darkvineyard
I almost abandoned one of my friends, but then I heard this song and cried all night. She was a person almost nobody liked, so I am now her friend once again because of this song :) It's so sad! - emraldYE
The lyrics touch me, as many of my friends have considered or attempted suicide (none have succeeded -- thank god! ). I can relate to it and it touches me in a way few other songs do.
I almost cried.V 53 Comments
"When the day is long, and the night, the night is yours alone. When you're sure you've had enough of this life." It's a beautiful and touching song from one of the best albums of the 90s and of course one of the most influential bands in the past 30 years.
This is the saddest song ever. I've listened to most of the songs on this list, and this is the only one which has me steadily crying throughout the whole song. Maybe it's just me, but this is by far the saddest song I've ever heard. - lavillaof2112
I love that episode of the Big Bang Theory where Amy Farrah Fowler is playing this song on her harp. HAHA! - cedarpointluvr1
I hurt when I accidently heard this crap song, it's caused more suicides than carbon monoxide poisoning from folks who wanted a quick out instead of hearing second verse - Cush77V 20 Comments
You simply feel it there, that painful loss of The Rev. This song is actually full of life for me, because it is about someone, who really lived. It has soul. And that's the reason why I vote for So Far Away.
This song still make me cry. Remembering me with someone I love who died years ago. So deep just like from the heart, my girl may rest in peace when I sing this song.
This song is about the passing of the rev, originally written by syn for his dead grandpa, when the rev died, the band and syn decided to write this as a tribute to the rev. this was a tossup between warmness on the soul and so far away, but so far away is more depressing. foREVer
I cry every time I listen to this one. the lyrics and song structure are apt and syn' s solo takes it to the next level
this is one song that really makes you feel the pain of having lost someone dear
So sad. The outro sounds like an emotional collapse put to music.
Insanely sad song sang and written by an insanely talented songwriter
This is one of those songs that made my skin crawl of goosebumps. John's screams at the end is just heart-breaking. - Mumbizz01
sadV 6 Comments
if you listen to the lyrics of this song you will realise it is about a kid called adam who commited suicide and his mum asked blink 182 to write a song about him, best version of this song is live on mark tom and travis show - bigcowpaddy1
You don't expect song this kind of sad from the punk GREATS as they their songs are usually humorous and banging-type... This song is one amongst theirs best.. Even their song 'not now' is sad, but hasn't made the list
This song is such a contrast from blinks usual work but this song is so touching and hearing Hoppus speaking about in interviews is heart wrenching. Song is so beautiful for its simplicity and how it's able to speak to the audience.
Great song like many these original group of kids from California did. - Cush77V 20 Comments
The first time I heard that song, I found it pretty boring because of the lack of speed and guitar an drums in it. Then the second time, I listene to the lyrics and aat the end I burst out crying in my pillow, cause I didn't want my parents to see me. It's the first time I cried in years! The lyrics are so powerful!
This, Wake Me Up When September Ends and I miss you. I picked this song because it is the untold story of a soldier and the horrors that you face if you were or currently are a soldier. I think the most emotional part of this song is the first line and then the refrain at the end "He said son, have you seen the world? And what would you say if I said that you could? Just carry this gun. You'll even get payed I said that sounds pretty good" just a masterpiece and one of RA's best songs. Wake me up when September Ends deserves its top 5 spot because it has a double meaning, it is a tribute to the loved ones of the victims of 9/11 but it is also a tribute to Billie's dad that died when he was seven "like my father's come to pass seven years has gone so fast. Wake me up when September ends." Both really great and emotional songs
This song, with the video is one of the saddest things I have ever seen. It gets me every time. Extremely powerful song and video. - JillianCecil
I just adore how touching and real this song is. It's one of my favorites.V 19 Comments
defo the most beautifully written lyrics ever - SoloStriker
Really? It's only really sad during the bridge (haha) part of the song, the rest is about the city of Los Angeles. Also, the song itself is really upbeat.
The city references were only there as a metaphor to the loneliness to the world. This is one of the saddest songs when you reflect on the lyrics.
GOODV 9 Comments
Whining about relationships is not sad. Telling a story about a man whos dreams and inspirations led him to destroy and take his own life is sad.
OMG when I heard this song I was fronzen to death, someone else Im pretty sure would cry, but I don't know how could I stay cool.
And one of the most underrated artists ever.
you think the beginning is messed up? by the time you get to the end you like... dang I would do it to if I was him. its one of the most heart burning songs for me
Listen to it and you will realize its insane. Be alone when you do listen and take in every word.V 21 Comments
It's 2013 and I still cry during this song, remembering my father. I cry, cry and cry even if I've listened it around 100000 times and half. I cry. And it's Christina who made me cry because she's so amazing, so perfect and so stunning even after all these years of living. My father would have loved the song and I wished there was a way I could show it to him.
Me and my best friend performed this at our talent show at school and everyone loved it. It is amazing and strong inside out and now every time I hear this song, I remember all those beautiful memories and I just can't help myself but crying.
A deep song. At first, I thought it was about a love relationship. Later I did know that this song telling us to appreciate the ones who always behind our back; keep supporting and guiding us. Thank you christine for making Hurt beautifully with your undoubtful voice!
The saddest one, definitely! :'(V 17 Comments
I listened to this with my grandfather (it was one of his favorites) when I was little... All the time. He died 3 years ago and I miss him so much. I can't listen to the song anymore, because I couldn't stand the pain.
That's why I listen to the saga begins. But even that is still sad in the end. Weird Al can't make me laugh with this song, no matter how much I love the melody or Star Wars.
This song and Vincent get me every time
This is the saddest song on the list - 2stormV 2 Comments
Belong to be most mellow song of this rock group. This song can make you feel emotional
The only time I cried by listening to a song. I will always remember you Chester.
This song brought me to tears the day Chester died. I will always remember you - Jonerman
It's sad. It's beautiful. Gotta remember this song right before I die.V 2 Comments
One of the most beautiful and moving songs about being lost or an outcast or losing someone close. Almost anyone can relate to this on the planet. The remix from DatsiK (look it up) made me outright bawl. You can feel the pain and sadness in his voice. He is hurt.
It's so sad- shows the desperation at the start (when you try your best/ but you don't succeed/ when you get what you want/ but not what you need). This gives way to hope for the future that makes this song at once heartbreaking and uplifting, in classic Coldplay style (lights will guide you home... / and I will try/ to fix you)
Yes this song is sad in the beginning, but it soon becomes inspiring at the end. I think that Amsterdam should replace this song. That song is filled with suicidal thoughts and depression. Don't get me wrong though, Fix You makes me cry every time, but it comes when the guitar comes into play, just because that sudden change in mood is so powerful.
A song that absolutely broke me.V 19 Comments
Can not express how powerful this song is I was listening and watching the video one night with my daughter asleep on my lap, not realising she watched and listened to the whole thing. When it finished she burst into tears and told me that she's lucky to have a good mummy and not a bad one like the one she saw. She was 6 at the time. Some children don't realise how lucky they are. My daughter understood every word and listens to it when she feels sad to remind her that there is always someone worse off than her and to spare a thought for the children less fortunate than her.
I heard this song for the first time when I was young (less than 10) and I was legitimately afraid of this song until a year or two ago when I forced myself to listen to it again, all because of how much it affected me the first time I listened to it. There isn't another song that I know of that makes me cry every time I hear it.
Saddest song ever, it is sad just to listen to it, but watching the video makes my eyes water ever time I watch it. Needs to be in the top 5 for sure, if not 1st.
As an 18 year old guy, I can honestly say watching the video and listening to this song got me the closest to crying in a long time.V 27 Comments
I think this song is really sad, but I loved it so much I had to listen to it over and over, it made me cry 5 out 7 times I would watch it in one day.
I think that this song is much more depressing than "my immortal" because a its about a young child at first in denial about a loved ones death, then they see the body for themselves, and my tears start forming.
This song is a song that only a few people know... But it is amazingly beautiful... I would say that it's my favourite Evanescence song... You will just love this song if you don't know this song.
I’m not even gonna lie. Last week was easily the worst week of my entire life as of the day I’m writing this comment. This may sound like an exaggeration, but I lost one of the most amazing people I ever knew, and admittedly, I’ve had it pretty good. 15 years and this is the first time I’ve had to go through a major family death, but it’s also probably one of the hardest I’ll ever have to go through as well. This song was already sad before, but now it actually hits home for me like no other song has before. That’s not it though, because on top of the child in the song losing someone close to them, it starts with them in denial until they have to see it themselves. This beats “My Immortal” by a mile in my opinion. - 3DG20V 8 Comments
I used to hate this song but then my boyfriend passed away last year and ever since then I listen to this song all the time...
I have been trying to find this song for the past week. It makes me cry every time but worth it. This song reminds me of when I lost my baby girl :(
Though I'm not a big fan of love songs, I was shocked not to see this one here! - sumit
Pearl JamV 8 Comments
From her latest album "Awakening", this piece will bring tears - especially if you're recently lost someone near and dear to you. More so than "To Where You Are". Guaranteed. - Trancas
Jackie is the Princess of Beautiful Sad Songs. - BobG
Actually I would have picked 'Teaching Angels How To Fly' but it is not listed. Written by James Breedwell and given to a then 9 year old Jackie Evancho to sing about a girl named Kimberly who died very young. The parents wanted a song dedicated to their daughter. There are several youtube clips of it.
No words to describe it...V 1 Comment
This song is more uplifting and comforting than sad.
"Daylight is good at arriving at the right time; It's not always gonna be this grey"
One of my favorite songs
I downright cried when I first heard this. I have terrible anxiety, and this is one of the first songs I always put on afterwards, since it’s about all things passing
Country music has always had a major role in expressing sorrow along with Blues. This is the quintessential sad song of the South. Nothing is more Country than this sad song of "love her 'til you die."
This song tears away even the toughest person's fear of crying in public. Upon hearing the lyrics I am reminded of every lost love that will never return to me and how terribly sad I am to have been left behind with nothing but pictures and videos that haunt me. To my son who just passed away I say, Hold the lamp high Matt. I'll be there soon.
This song always makes me cry. My grandma always plays it because wit hits home for her. Her husband died and this was her th song of sadness
This song has to be #1, I am not a country fan but this song is unbelievable. If you click and listen to this song it will definitely move up the charts where it belongs.V 9 Comments
In my top 3 favorite songs of all time. It's about the feeling of your life just fading away and you're fighting until the end and more. Also, I deeply miss a friend that had this as his favorite song, so now I cry every time I hear it.
I can't believe it...! Guys you gotta listen to BB.. This songs just takes you on pain trip...
By far the saddest song by Breaking Benjamin! I still love it though. If you actually listen to the lyrics, it just makes you feel really down.
I remember the song Blow Me Away was my first song of Breaking Benjamin, which I heard from a radio.I looked for more songs of him and I heard them, but when I heard this one I had no idea that Breaking Benjamin could be that sad.V 5 Comments
WHAT! 318?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Trust me...you haven't heard a real sad song till you've heard this one. Every single time, this song will get you straight in the feels. It's so soothing and beautiful to the point where it leaves you in tears afterwards! If you haven't listened to it, you really should! - Vortexeo
Great song from a totally underrated band. - Thewhip73
This song deserves to be in top ten.
Vote for it guys
This song deserves to be at least top 10. The chills that you get from this is song is overpowering. When you fully understand the meaning Avenged Sevenfold was going for and the history behind Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan, this song really hits in the heart with emotion
The most emotional part is the piano solo at the end with the backing vocals and the when the swithch happens between the piano and the organ you feel like this person is saying his last words must definitely be in the top 10
Really sad. The lyrics are so chilling and it makes me tear up every time.
One of the saddest songs I've heard should be at least top 10.V 2 Comments
This is one of the saddest songs I've ever listened to. If you listen to the version with lyrics, you will know what I'm talking about: the singer is talking about how he was abandoned at the altar, and he's remembering how his father died and how his mother became distant and detached after that. A truly sad song that makes me cry every time I hear it!
Brings tears to my eyes yet I can't stop playing it over and over. We all have feelings deep inside that emerge when we hear certain songs and this song stirs those sad, melancholy feelings like no other for me.
Really sad-I listened to it over and over after my mom died-she told me many years prior that she used to listen to it after her dad died!
So bad made my nan cry for 2 months straightV 6 Comments
Freddie Mercury recorded this song when he was terminally ill. Other mediocre men would just give up and enjoy the last of their days But not Freddie Mercury, with barely the strength to even walk took the stand and did any ways. Listen closely to his vocal runs at the end of the song, it's almost painful to hear. It's the sound of the great Freddie Mercury ignoring the pain to deliver one last masterpiece for the world. It's not the song that is saddening, it's the fact that it's the last song Freddie Mercury sang that made it so saddening. Every time you listen to this song, be reminded that this is his last gift to the world, his last message to the world.
RIP this song doesn't need lyrics in itself freddie's vocals show his pain and grief while sending a good message stick at it the show must go on rip freddie
Oh my God. I just listened to this song, and I have a tear in my eye. He's saying that he would never give up and wants to keep going even under the circumstances he is going through. He loves the world. The world needs to show more love for Freddie. I love you Freddie.
Long Live Queen. Long Live Freddie Mercury.
:�'( - GehennaV 20 Comments
A song with naturally melancholic opening riff. The Diminished chord quality mixed with the powerful vocals of Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss make this song so powerful. What puts this song so far ahead of most is the story that the song tells, A woman puts a guy down so much that he kills himself thus the woman gets depressed thinking she caused his suicide so she kills herself clutching his picture "for dear life. " First 3 times I listened to it, I cried, and I rarely cry!
This song truly captures what cheating on your spouse can do to a person. I can very much relate to these lyrics. I hope that anyone that listens to this and watches the demise of a man that loved his wife and only to be betrayed will think twice before breaking their heart to the point where they just can't get over it. Shame on all cheaters.
No idea why this fell so far. This is, in the form of song, the saddest love story ever.
It's so sadV 6 Comments
My brother passed away in war so this song makes me cry so much :'( x
Yes! Especially the Broadway version.
I wouldn't say the song is that sad but I love green day so much and am very loyal so I'm voting this
No it's happy.-TotallyNotTrollingV 3 Comments
Want to cry every time I hear this song. - Thewhip73
Just watch the final scene in house season 5 where this song is played and you will know what I am talking about
I want to cry every time I hear this, and there isn't even a reason. Later my best friend played this on the guitar and sang it too and I was filled with such a deep hurting longing feeling.
Saddest song. A lot of people can relate to it, and you can hear the hurt in the singer's voice.
Jeff Buckley amazing voice just get you right in the heart.
My all time fave - JocelyndapineappleV 8 Comments
How the hell is a Green Day song above Street Spirit. This song can literally lock me into listening. It darkens my mood from completely happy to sad and thoughtful. Also, as someone already pointed, Yorke himself has cried playing the song. He also struggles to play it at a concert in front of screaming fans because it is such a powerful song.
It's a beautiful song about complete hopelessness and sadness.. But with hope at the end "cracked eggs, dead birds, scream as they fight for life". - nirvanafan1998
Thom Yorke cried himself when playing this song, nuff said -
Always gives me the chills. - Userguy44V 3 Comments
If you heard this song, it would screw up your day. Of all the songs on this list, this is definitely the saddest/depressing dong of all time.
The only reason this song is so low is because not a lot of people have heard it and you're doing yourself a disservice if you haven't heard this.
One of the most emotive tracks ever produced
I just got back into Radiohead and completely forgot about this song...it will make you cry.
"I'm not here. This isn't happening."
Most beautiful version of this classic, sung by a girl of 10 (at the time of the recording). How can someone so young infuse this song with so much sadness? That's Jackie's great gift.
This classic has been covered by hundreds of top performers.
But Jackie Evancho gives it a whole new poignancy.
I don't understand how such a young singer can convey so much deep sorrow.
I love this son with my friends I sung this song in my solo and ensemble group in choir back in Kirkland I love it it’s amazing it’s sad it makes me cry (not because of the song just because I miss my friends in Kirkland so much) - JocelyndapineappleV 11 Comments
Here Jackie has taken Sarah McLachlan's carefully crafted lyrics, and leant a new meaning of hope and redemption. - Trancas
Why is this 38th when the original is in the two hundreds?
I really love this version of the song.
This is a very sad song; it exposes the pain you feel from any significant form of loss; breakup, death, anything. It shows that in these situations, one loses all power to keep control, knowing that you'll miss what you had. - PositronWildhawk
I adore this song. We must say a big "Thank You" to Madonna for this pure masterpiece. Emotional, sad but very beautiful lyrics. This track will never be outdated because we all start as kids, then teens, then mature and then... We recollect the days of our childhood listening to this song - Irina2932
This song always makes me sad. Beautiful lyrics and vocals by Madonna. It will remind you of childhood days, will definetely make you nostalgic. Beautiful song.
Excellent... I am so sad at this time and this song is awesome this song fill my eyes with tears
This song always makes me want to live as a child. I miss my childhood..and I can't go back to it when it had so much memories...V 4 Comments
Seriously! People please listen to the songs because this is just amazing undoubtedly the saddest song EVER! Nobody can disagree with this listen to it... And if you understand the story you'll see what I am talking about...
Makes me miss my ex whom I still love so much. Brings tears to my eyes it still hurts to be without her and my daughter. She stays in my mind.
Love this song but it's so sad and makes your eyes get teary and since I am still in love with the one who isn't anymore it just makes me sad
This song reminds me of a friend that moved away a long time ago. I cared about her so much, and I never got to say goodbye. When I heard this song for the first time it reminded me of how much it hurt...V 4 Comments
The reason this song is sad is that they're talking about a former band member by the name of Syd Barrett who left the band because of increasingly worse mental issues. He had schizophrenia, and lived as a recluse in his mother's basement for forty years. Ironically, he wandered into the studio that Pink Floyd was recording in, while they were playing this song. this was also his last encounter with the band. - ikedrums
It is so sad. You guys probably haven't ever really thought about the lyrics.
Best song ever. This should easily be in the top 10.
Why is it sad? Idgi, ik it's good but it barely has lyrics so why is it sad? Is it just like the music or?V 1 Comment
This Song NEEDS to be IN THE TOP 5! - deandinosaur5
O.. M... G... when I went through this list I was surprised to hell that I couldn't find fade to black and when I found ONE in here I was like "-.-" its not sad at all compared to this song! Omg... cmon guys vote for this this song is the saddest song I've ever heard, I actually went to this list just to see this song - AND IT'S NOT HERE?!?! cmon people!
Are you kidding me number 131 this should be number one how is numb ahead of this
This song is one of my favourite pieces of music. It's intro changes your mood, to that of sadness and when the lyrics start you start to lose your sense of hope, and if you are feeling suicidal, this song really fits with you, but it also deteriorates your hope (in my opinion). I love this song sooo much! - Deathisbeyondcontrol
I don't know bring it to firstV 13 Comments
This song is about Joe Bonham, a young soldier serving in World War I, awakens in a hospital bed after being caught in the blast of an exploding artillery shell. He gradually realizes that he has lost his arms, legs, and all of his face (including his eyes, ears, teeth, and tongue), but that his mind functions perfectly, leaving him a prisoner in his own body.
Joe attempts suicide by suffocation, but finds that he had been given a tracheotomy which he can neither remove nor control. At first Joe wishes to die, but later decides that he desires to be placed in a glass box and toured around the country in order to show others the true horrors of war. Joe successfully communicates these desires with military officials by banging his head on his pillow in Morse code. However, he realizes that neither desire will be granted, and it is implied that he will live the rest of his natural life in his condition.
As Joe drifts between reality and fantasy, he remembers his old life ...more
Best, Song. Ever. Just watch the videoclip, it's the saddest thing you'll ever watch with the best song ever on it. I cried when I watched them playing it live in 2007.
Why is this not higher on the list? Number 45? Come on! This is an excellent song, yet very sad. It's a great song overall, even though it's sad.
This is perfect. Only really talented musicians can make a song like this. - Userguy44V 6 Comments
Anytime you see this song featured on a television show or a movie there is always a person who either has a tear running down his face in the show (or in real life) it really hits home for many people and should be more respected as one of the saddest of all time.
my dad used to sing this song to me every night to make me fall asleep... and as I got older I realized that he has missed a lot of my life because of his job!
How is this not higher. Whenever I'm alone and listen to this song I bawl. I get super depressed when I think about growing up. I try going to my happy place, (pretending I'm in Star Wars) but it doesn't help. By far, saddest song ever.
I love it so much because it's so sad. It's all about neglect and karma... a sad song that's not about breakup or death, and isn't whiny. I still adore this song today. - DogmeatAndRexV 13 Comments
Related ListsSaddest Rock Songs of All Time Saddest Heavy Metal Songs Saddest Hip Hop Songs Saddest Eminem Songs Saddest Rap Songs
11 years, 60 days old
Top Remixes (134)
2. Ashes of Eden - Breaking Benjamin
3. Leave Out All the Rest - Linkin Park
2. Stan - Eminem
3. Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
2. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
3. At Least We Tried - Moby
View All 134