Depressing songs

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by sidious, Jan 19, 2004.

  1. anyone know of some really depressing songs, for a cd that i'm making up.......songs with sad/depressing lyrics,?

    Peace out.......Sid
  2. Under the bridge by rhcp is a good one. Lots of the songs by the distillers have depressing lyrics. I know theres so many that i listen to, but i cant think of them off the top of my head!

    EDIT: a perfect cirles, the outsider is a good one. And gravity by them...
  3. any genre? blues should provide you with some good material
  4. katatonia, daylight dies, anathema - three depressing bands. radiohead and coldplay work too.
  5. going to carolina by james taylor always gets me down for some reason.
  6. any oasis is depressing, especially dont go away
  7. i'll give those a bash, but what i'm really looking for is like ryan adams, natalie merchant, gary jules, tom mcrae, air, royksopp etc.......yeah good blues as well would be nice.......songs with heavy lyrics about everyday life, of things that were are and are going to be.............Peace out......Sid
  8. Nick Cave, most of his ballads
  9. Hallejuah - Jeff Buckley
    Ender - Finch
    Me vs Maradonna vs Elvis - Brand New
    Apparitions, Strange Days, Suburbia - Matthew Good Band
    High and Dry, Sulk - Radiohead
    Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones
    Hurt - NIN

    Off the top of my head.
  10. Cats in the Cradle was always a pretty sad kinda song to me for some reason. I know everyones probably heard it but here it is. But is this the type of lyrics you want?

    Cat's in the Cradle
    Harry Chapin

    A child arrived just the other day
    He came to the world in the usual way
    But there were planes to catch and bills to pay
    He learned to walk while I was away
    And he was talking 'fore I knew it and as he grew
    He'd say, "I'm gonna be like you, Dad
    You know I'm gonna be like you"

    {Refrain with Dad}
    And the cat's in the cradle and the silver spoon
    The little boy blue and the man in the moon
    When you coming home, Dad
    I don't know when
    But we'll get together then
    You know we'll have a good time then

    My son turned ten just the other day
    He said, "Thanks for the ball, Dad, come on, let's play
    Can you teach me to throw," I said "Not today
    I got a lot to do," he said "That's okay"
    And then he walked away but his smile never dimmed
    And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
    You know I'm gonna be like him"

    {Refrain with Dad}

    Well, he came from college just the other day
    So much like a man I just had to say
    "Son, I'm proud of you, can you sit for a while"
    He shook his head, and he said with a smile
    "What I'd really like, Dad, is to borrow the car keys
    See you later, can I have them please"

    {Refrain with Son}

    ...but we'll get together then, Dad...

    I've long since retired, my son's moved away
    I called him up just the other day
    I said, "I'd like to see you if you don't mind"
    He said, "I'd love to Dad if I could find the time
    You see, my new job's a hassle and the kids have the flu
    But it's sure nice talking to you, Dad
    It's been sure nice talking to you"

    And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
    He'd grown up just like me, my boy was just like me

    {Refrain with Son}
    ...but we'll get together then, Dad...

    You can give it a listen at: * WARNING! I got hit by 1 pop-up here.

    'All the Lonely People' by the Beatles is kinda depressing too
  11. alot of later beatles are depressing, Tool almost all of that Oh and His Infernal Majesty, i would check tool and him first
  12. pretty much any Type O Negative
  13. Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven.
  14. NIN - "I'm Looking Forward To Joining You, Finally"

    Story of my life [​IMG]
  15. If drinking don't kill me........

    Living with you will!! LOL

    George Jones..
  16. The bottle let me down....

    By Merle Hagard..
  17. Muddy Waters
    Robert Johnson

    Mazy Star
    Cat Power
  18. dave mathews band
    love of my life(acoustic)

    la la means i love you

    edwin macain
    i be your crying shoulder (acoustic)

    Emiliana torrini
    if you go away
    to be free

    i want to know what love is

    joe cocker
    you are so beautiful
    up where we belong

    lionel richie
    stuck on you
    endless love

    in too deep

    send me an angel
  19. bryan adams
    when u love some one

    adam sandler
    i wanna grow old with u

    everytime our eyes meet

    deanna carter
    strawberry wine

    brain macknight
  20. tnx for all the replies blades, i'm taking notes on all of them......keep em coming.........Peace out........Sid

    ps anyone know of any heavy metal bands who can also pull off sad songs like Metallica's ...."nothing else matters"??

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