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Sadest song

Wed May 21, 2003 7:40 am

The topic on Softy As i Leave You made me wonder.....

What is the sadest song you have heard.

My pic will be "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro.

So how about yours??

:cry:

Wed May 21, 2003 7:51 am

Im So Lonesome I Could Cry... period!

Wed May 21, 2003 8:06 am

Sam!
Is this the same "Honey" that Dean Martin did? If so, I´m 100% with you!

Wed May 21, 2003 8:58 am

I'm not sure if Dean sang it, Haven't heard that version. If my memory is correct Bobby Goldsboro had a pretty big hit with it here in the late sixties
1968ish. I only know his version. Written by Bobby Russel.

This is the words...

See the tree how big it's grown,
But friend it hasn't been to long, it wasn't big
I laughed at her and she got mad
the first day that she planted it was just a twig.
Then the first snow came and she ran out
to brush the snow away so it wouldn't die
Came running in all excited slipped and almost hurt herself
And I laughed till I cried
She was always young at heart
Kinda dumb and kinda smart
And I loved her so
And I surprised her with a puppy
Kept me up all Christmas eve two years ago
And it would sure embarrass her when I came in from workin late
Coz I would know
That she'd been sittin there and crying over some sad and silly late late show.
And Honey I miss you, and I'm being good
and i'd love to be with you If only I could
She wrecked the car and she was sad
and so afraid that I'd be mad
But what the heck
Though I pretended hard to be
Guess you could say she saw through me
and hugged my neck
I came home unexpectedely
And caught her crying needlessly
In the middle of the day
And it was in the early spring when flowers bloom
and Robins sing she went away
And Honey I miss you, and I'm being good
And I'd love to be with you if only I could
One day when I was not at home
While she was there and all alone the angels came
Now all I have is memories of Honey and I wake at nights and call her name
Now my lifes an empty stage where Honey lived and Honey played
and love grew up
and a small cloud passed over head and cries down on the flower bed
that Honey loved
And see the tree how big it's grown,
But friend it hasn't been to long, it wasn't big
And I laughed at her and she got mad
the first time that she planted it was just a twig

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Wed May 21, 2003 9:39 am

Thx Sam! That´s the same song I was talking about. Dean´s version is great! I have to say/admit that Elvis has no song that comes close in this cathegory (well, "softly..." comes kinda close). The song is so sad...Brings a tear....:(
Last edited by Scarre on Wed May 21, 2003 10:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

Wed May 21, 2003 9:46 am

I'll have to check out Deans version.
Another Bobby Goldsborro tearjerker was in his earlier days and the title was "Molly". I want to find this song but have had no luck. I used to own it on record.
About a guy who goes off to war, leaves his wife and baby and comes home blind, and he wishes he could see his Molly.
Been so long since I heard that one. Can't find it on CD.

Wed May 21, 2003 10:20 am

Sam. Here it is...
http://www.timelessmusic.com/catalog/al ... cfm?id=531

Wed May 21, 2003 10:25 am

Thanks Scarre. I think I'll order it from the link you provided. Great stuff. :D

Wed May 21, 2003 5:02 pm

"Don't Take the Girl" by Tim McGraw

"Concrete Angel" Martina McBride

Lisa

Wed May 21, 2003 10:28 pm

Puff The Magic Dragon.

And no, I'm not joking. Try and listen to this song without breaking down.

Wed May 21, 2003 11:24 pm

What about Don't Cry Daddy? The guy in the song is in mourning over the death of his wife (at least that's the way it comes across to me, I don't think she just left him), and his kids try to console him. It doesn't get any sadder than that!

Saddest Song

Thu May 22, 2003 2:36 am

I get a sad feeling listening to 'It Was a Very Good Year' by Frank Sinatra.
I would be interested in knowing if anyone is familier with this song.

Tony

Thu May 22, 2003 2:50 am

"Love, Me" by Colin Raye

written by Skip Ewing, Max T. Barnes

I read a note my grandma wrote back in nineteen twenty-three.
Grandpa kept it in his coat, and he showed it once to me. He said,
"Boy, you might not understand, but a long, long time ago,
Grandma's daddy didn't like me none, but I loved your Grandma so."

We had this crazy plan to meet and run away together.
Get married in the first town we came to, and live forever.
But nailed to the tree where we were supposed to meet, instead
Of her, I found this letter, and this is what it said:

If you get there before I do, don't give up on me.
I'll meet you when my chores are through;
I don't know how long I'll be.
But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see.
And between now and then, till I see you again,
I'll be loving you. Love, me.

I read those words just hours before my Grandma passed away,
In the doorway of a church where me and Grandpa stopped to pray.
I know I'd never seen him cry in all my fifteen years;
But as he said these words to her, his eyes filled up with tears.

If you get there before I do, don't give up on me.
I'll meet you when my chores are through;
I don't know how long I'll be.
But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see.
And between now and then, till I see you again,
I'll be loving you. Love, me.
Between now and then, till I see you again,
I'll be loving you. Love, me.

Thu May 22, 2003 3:40 am

Scotch,

I forgot about that one, I used to cry every time I heard it on the radio. Here are the lyrics to the two I chose. Of course, seeing the video while you hear the song makes it much sadder.

"Concrete Angel"

She walks to school with the lunch she packed,
Noboby knows what she's holdin' back,
Wearin' the same dress she wore yesterday,
She hides the bruises with linen and lace.

The teacher wonders but she doesn't ask,
It's hard to see the pain behind the mask,
Bearing the burden of a secret storm,
Sometimes she wishes she was never born.

CHORUS:
Through the wind and the rain,
She stands hard as a stone,
In a world that she can't rise above,
But her dreams give her wings,
And she flies to a place where she's loved,
Concrete angel.

Somebody cries in the middle of the night,
The neighbors hear, but they turn out the lights,
A fragile soul caught in the hands of fate,
When morning comes it'll be too late.

REPEAT CHORUS

A statue stands in a shaded place,
An angel girl with an upturned face,
A name is written on a polished rock,
A broken heart that the world forgot.

REPEAT CHORUS


"Don't Take the Girl"

Johnny's daddy was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old
A little girl came through the front gate holding a fishing pole
His dad looked down and smiled, said we can't leave her behind
Son, I know you don't want her to go but someday you'll change your mind
And Johnny said "Take Jimmy Johnson, take Tommy Thompson, take my best friend Bo
Take anybody that you want as long as she don't go
Take any boy in the world
Daddy, please don't take the girl

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Ten years down the road
He held her tight and kissed her lips
In front of the picture show
Stranger came and pulled a gun
Grabbed her by the arm Said "If you do what I tell you to, there
won't be any harm" And Johnny said "Take my money, take my wallet, take my credit cards
Here's the watch that my grandpa gave me
Here's the key to my car
Mister give it a whirl
But please don't take the girl

Same old boy
Same sweet girl
Five years down the road
There's going to be a little one, and she says it's time to go
Doctor says the baby's fine but you'll have to leave
'Cause his momma's fading fast and Johnny hit his knees
And there he prayed
Take the very breath you gave me
Take the heart from my chest
I'll gladly take her place if you'll let me
Make this my last request
Take me out of this world
God, please don't take the girl

Johnny's daddy
Was taking him fishin'
When he was eight years old

Thu May 22, 2003 4:05 am

Oh Boy! I need some more tissues. Some great sad songs there. :cry:

Thu May 22, 2003 5:16 am

C.W. McCall had a song called "Roses for Mama". Very sad. It wiil make you cry.

The Oak Ridge Boys had a hit called "I'll Be True to you".

George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today".

RKS

Thu May 22, 2003 7:09 am

Many good choices on this thread.
There is one song that gets me every time. It's not as sad as it is touching. I was recording some vinyl onto cds a few weeks back and I heard this song 4 times in one day. It got me every time.

MY WOMAN, MY WOMAN, MY WIFE - MARTY ROBBINS

jeff R

Thu May 22, 2003 12:59 pm

:D
while theres a fine line between self pity ,and emotional indulgence
i have too admit elvis version of "blue eyes crying in the rain " use to always get me when i was a child,.. " i knew wed never meet again",
it must have been first loves and all that stuff.
as for a non elvis song id have too choose Marc bolans astute observations of relationships in his song "sitting there" ...
"loves a funny thing it comes and goes.... when im sitting here just picking my nose" Ahh they dont make em like that no more..
regards Nick