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Eva Cassidy's "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" always gets to me.

 

What a voice that lassie had.

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I P Knightley
9 hours ago, RS86 said:

 

Excellent choice. Made me think of Floating in the Forth by Frightened Rabbit.

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Meathook

This always had me greeting when my mum played it. Still does.

 

 

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SectionDJambo

Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin.

Never let your work get in the way of spending time with your children. They're only young for a wee while. 

I've had jobs that were a challenge to my free time, but I always spent as much time as I could with my boys. Bonding sessions watching Hearts being the number one priority.

I'd have hated to be like the man in that song.

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I P Knightley
6 minutes ago, SectionDJambo said:

Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin.

Never let your work get in the way of spending time with your children. They're only young for a wee while. 

I've had jobs that were a challenge to my free time, but I always spent as much time as I could with my boys. Bonding sessions watching Hearts being the number one priority.

I'd have hated to be like the man in that song.

That would be another of mine. That and Father & Son by Cat Stevens; not the version that got mangled by WestZone. 

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Dawnrazor

The Sister of Mercy covering Emma by Hot Chocolate. 

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1 hour ago, Les Izemore 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. 

Couldn't have put that better myself but exactly what I was thinking.

 

1 hour ago, I P Knightley said:

Excellent choice. Made me think of Floating in the Forth by Frightened Rabbit.

That's another good shout. Both symbolic of what was to come sadly 🙁

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Konrad von Carstein

All Around the World - Lisa Stansfield

Lost a good friend at 23 and this was getting a lot of airplay at the time.

Memories come flooding back every time I hear it.

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Hope Sandoval's voice always gets me.

 

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All roads lead to Gorgie

Another by Hope Sandoval

 

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N Lincs Jambo
12 hours ago, Morgan said:

Everybody hurts - R.E.M.

 

Put you together again - Hot Chocolate.


Alone again naturally - Gilbert O’Sullivan and here’s one for a Francophone like you Morgan, 

Les Charognards by Renaud Sechan.

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JamesM48
3 hours ago, martoon said:

Eva Cassidy's "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" always gets to me.

 

What a voice that lassie had.

Judy sang it better really . No one can sing it as well as her. She sang it at every concert she did . However Cassidy version is a decent attempt. 

3 hours ago, Meathook said:

This always had me greeting when my mum played it. Still does.

 

 

Oh my mums next door neighbour used to play Jim Reeves when she was drunk...

1 hour ago, sinks said:

Tears in heaven-Clapton

Heart-breaking song written about his son who died very tragically. 

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JamesM48
5 hours ago, The Mighty Thor said:

Annihilates me. Every single time.  

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12 hours ago, Tazio said:

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

 

First heard that song doing tech for a Festival show and fell in love with it. Brilliant song

 

I will go with I Want Love - Elton John

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JamesM48

This really is a beautiful song with a full tragic story in it. Struggle to listen to it at times as reminds me of someone close who this song could have easily been written about. Sadly died of an addiction. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, All roads lead to Gorgie said:

Hope Sandoval's voice always gets me.

 

An ex told me that Fade Into You by Mazzy Star always reminded her of me as I listened to it so often. Then she added “especially the lyrics”. 
Ouch. 

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Salad Fingers

Both written by Phil Coulter. But no better person to sing them than Luke Kelly. 

 

 

This one is particularly sad as Coulter wrote it about his own experiences with his son who was down syndrome. 

 

 

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6 hours ago, I P Knightley said:

Excellent choice. Made me think of Floating in the Forth by Frightened Rabbit.


I was going to comment floating in the forth. My stomach drops every time I hear that song. 

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All roads lead to Gorgie

This has a dance beat but the lyrics are very deep. Elena Tonra from the band Daughter.

y deep and sad. Elena Tonra is normally known from her other band Daughter.

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Konrad von Carstein
2 hours ago, Morgan said:

For some reason, Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks always saddens me.

Is that song not about a guy reminiscing before he kills himself?

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I P Knightley
6 hours ago, JamesM48 said:

 

Love me a bit of Springsteen but the emotional ones for me are Streets of Philadelphia (a very fitting song for the film) and, more so, 41 Shots, especially where the mother is getting her kid ready for school and has to tell him how to behave if an officer stops him. "Be polite and keep your hands in sight."

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1 minute ago, I P Knightley said:

Love me a bit of Springsteen but the emotional ones for me are Streets of Philadelphia (a very fitting song for the film) and, more so, 41 Shots, especially where the mother is getting her kid ready for school and has to tell him how to behave if an officer stops him. "Be polite and keep your hands in sight."

Hes  no called " the boss" for nowt.  I find " the river" quite moving really , about accepting less in life. 

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3 hours ago, Morgan said:

For some reason, Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks always saddens me.

I feel like that every time you start another thread. 😢

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24 minutes ago, Irufushi said:

I feel like that every time you start another thread. 😢

We had joy, we had fun...

 

Then you appeared.  🧐

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Malinga the Swinga

Very difficult.

Fire Away by Chris Stapleton. I'm not a country lover, but this one is different.

Hurt is a classic, by either Cash (my choice) or Nine Inch Nails.

As an outsider, Monsters by James Blunt or Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O'Connor.

 

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1 hour ago, JamesM48 said:

Hes  no called " the boss" for nowt.  I find " the river" quite moving really , about accepting less in life. 

First song I learnt word for word. Still can do it now on the odd occasion.

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Slightly unusual one here, but Skywest and Crooked by Carter USM, particularly for the  spoken word part at the end by Ian Dury doing the bit from The Man of La Mancha. Gets me every time.

 

"I have lived almost 50 years, and I've seen life as it is. Pain, misery, hunger, cruelty beyond belief. I've heard the singing in the taverns, and the moans from bundles of filth in the street. I've been a soldier, and watched my comrades fall in battle, or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I've held them in my arms at the final moment. These were men who saw life as it is, yet they died despairing. No glory, no gallant last words, only their eyes filled with confusion, whimpering the question... "Why?" I do not think they asked why they were dying, but why they had ever lived"

 

Also, been mentioned already, but Johnny Cash's version of Hurt never fails to bring a tear to the eye.

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4 minutes ago, Jamstomorrow said:
The Green Fields of France. (No man's Land.)
A song written by Eric Bogle from Peebles.  
 
 
 
 

 

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1 hour ago, Greedy Jambo said:

 

Aw thanks for that mate!!   Now I am bubbling like I did when I first heard it the first time.  

 

 

 

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