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Everybody hurts - R.E.M.

 

Put you together again - Hot Chocolate.

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Hansel
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Pyramid song by radiohead always gets me right in the feels

 

Couldn't tell you what it's about though :lol:

 

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A Boy Named Crow

I Don't Like Mondays

 - Boomtown Rats

 

She's Leaving Home - The Beatles 

 

The Living Years - Mike And The Mechanics

 

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Hansel
7 minutes ago, PortyJambo said:

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (and covered well by Johnny Cash)

👍 

Seeing them next month in Glasgow 

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2 minutes ago, Hansel said:

Pyramid song by radiohead always gets me right in the feels

 

Couldn't tell you what it's about though :lol:

 

Street Spirit (Fade Away) does the same thing to me. 

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Hansel
Just now, Tazio said:

Street Spirit (Fade Away) does the same thing to me. 

Good tune. Could name a number of radiohead songs for this thread

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Morgan

Just for very personal reasons, I’d like to throw in Daniel by Elton John.  :sad: 

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Lone Striker
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Yesterday by the Beatles  .... also Eleanor Rigby.   Astonishingly perceptive & emotional  lyrics considering the Fab Four were in their early 20s at the time

 

Jolene by Dolly Parton

 

The Living Years by Mike & the Mechanics

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It Makes No Difference by The Band. Heartbreaking vocals. 
the song starts a minute into this. 

 

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24 minutes ago, PortyJambo said:

Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (and covered well by Johnny Cash)

 

is the correct answer

 

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jonesy
5 minutes ago, Tazio said:

It Makes No Difference by The Band. Heartbreaking vocals. 
the song starts a minute into this. 

 

Good shout.

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JamesM48

I was in a good mood till I read this thread 🧵 😂 this is a heartbreaker 

 

 

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jonesy
14 minutes ago, Morgan said:

Just for very personal reasons, I’d like to throw in Daniel by Elton John.  :sad: 

Hard to hear a song that reminds you of a certain place, time or person. My Matchbox 20 selection above was in relation to a recently departed from this earth soul.

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JamesM48

This is depressing as hell 

 

 

hate it 

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2 minutes ago, jonesy said:

Hard to hear a song that reminds you of a certain place, time or person. My Matchbox 20 selection above was in relation to a recently departed from this earth soul.

Well in that frame of mind I’ll throw this one in. Will always remind me of losing one of the best people that ever happened to me far too young. The words were perfect at the time and helped me grieve. 

 

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JamesM48

I love this song . Beautiful . Great singer 

 

 

 

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jonesy
2 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Well in that frame of mind I’ll throw this one in. Will always remind me of losing one of the best people that ever happened to me far too young. The words were perfect at the time and helped me grieve. 

 

:( 

 

Great song, but...

 

:( 

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JamesM48
4 minutes ago, jonesy said:

Hard to hear a song that reminds you of a certain place, time or person. My Matchbox 20 selection above was in relation to a recently departed from this earth soul.

It’s amazing that a song can bring back a particular memory right away as soon as you hear it , happy or sad . 

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JamesM48
2 minutes ago, SCFHearts said:

 

That’s a great song 

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SCFHearts
1 minute ago, JamesM48 said:

That’s a great song 

My Da never really knew how to show love, generation thing maybe, I went off to England got in trouble and came back up the road

 

Thought f uk it, so we started going to all the Hearts games again

 

Graeat times best thing i ever done as he opened up a tad

 

Went to Dublin Munich as well

 

The 98 final was the best as he hugged  me at FT

 

And when i heard that song i thought i made the right decision but i know how sad it can make others but i love it in all ways 

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Hearts of Glory

Song by Craig Herbertson and Ed Westerdale

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6 minutes ago, SCFHearts said:

My Da never really knew how to show love, generation thing maybe, I went off to England got in trouble and came back up the road

 

Thought f uk it, so we started going to all the Hearts games again

 

Graeat times best thing i ever done as he opened up a tad

 

Went to Dublin Munich as well

 

The 98 final was the best as he hugged  me at FT

 

And when i heard that song i thought i made the right decision but i know how sad it can make others but i love it in all ways 

Glad to hear things worked out with your dad 👍

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SCFHearts
2 minutes ago, JamesM48 said:

Glad to hear things worked out with your dad 👍

Thanks  !!

 

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8 minutes ago, Bull's-eye said:

Hearts of Glory

Song by Craig Herbertson and Ed Westerdale

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7 minutes ago, JamesM48 said:

Amazingl  you mention that song James i asked for permission to use it at my Da's funeral

 

Not a dry eye but also loved by all  as no one had heard it before at that time

 

 

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JamesM48
2 minutes ago, SCFHearts said:

Amazingl y you mention that song i asked for permission to use it at my Da's funeral

 

Not a dry eye but also loved by all  as no one had heard it before

 

 

I hadn’t really heard of it until a friend of mine ( another Jambo ) introduced it to me when we got home after a piss up and had you tube music on ! He would sing all the lyrics to it ! And quite well 

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Weakened Offender

Into Dust by Mazzy Star is the correct answer here. 

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Jambo_jim2001

Eva Cassidy time to say farewell,my mum picked that for her funeral when she was dying,,Mike and the mechanics living years after my auld man died, sometimes when I look at my son and when he laughs.

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2 minutes ago, Kalamazoo Jambo said:

Choose your version…

 

 

 

Both videos flagged as not available. 

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Kalamazoo Jambo
Just now, Tazio said:

Both videos flagged as not available. 


Hrmmm. It’s “I See a Darkness”, the original Bonnie Prince Billy version and the Johnny Cash cover.

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Kalamazoo Jambo

In case it’s a regional availability thing, here are alternate videos..
 

 


 

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been here before

Tank Park Salute by Billy Bragg.

 

About losing his own dad, sung from a wee boys perspective, most of the things he mentions in the song I do or have done with my own 2 boys.

 

Gets me every time.

 

 

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The Mighty Thor
6 hours ago, JamesM48 said:

This is depressing as hell 

 

 

hate it 

Annihilates me. Every single time.  

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Les Izemore
8 hours ago, RS86 said:

 


This one for sure. Knowing how much Chester supported other sufferers and was so open and honest about his own struggles makes it so much more tragic that he succumbed to his own demons. 

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I P Knightley

I've got a few so please indulge me.

 

First up is Ruby's Arms by Tom Waits. I don't know why he feels he has to leave that relationship. He clearly knows he'll break her heart and Curses the fact that he'll never kiss her lips again. All kicked off by the most mournful brass ensemble.

He's dying, isn't he? 

 

 

My other Tom Waits one is Kentucky Avenue; a wistful recollection of a childhood larks with a best pal who you know will be pals for life. It's only after 3 and a half minutes recounting tales of winding him up that a fire truck is rushing to his house; of breaking windows in an abandoned house or rubbing berries in each other's faces that Tom reveals his one frustration: that his best pal for life is wheelchair bound and that yound Tom dreams more than anything of getting his chum of his affliction.

I've listened to it a hundred times and every time...

 

Then there's Pearl Jam with EdVed singing to a loved one on his or her death bed. It's me beside my dad, wondering whether he knew how much I loved him and how little I was ready to let him go. 

Hug your kids, people.

 

Last one (for now) is from one of EdVed's close pals, Simon Townshend. Its maybe appropriate for mental health awareness week to hear intimate stories of folk struggling with addiction or depression. A bit like Hurt but a bit closer to home. 

 

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