Some great choices here. Especially "Chalk" by Buddy & Julie Miller. There is just something about that song. It's so honest it hurts. I don't know if anyone has ever written about a failed relationship in quite the way that Buddy does on that tune.
check out it makes no diference rick danko in japan on you tube--killer version-miss the boys in the band
"Martha" by Tom Waits
"Sara" by Bob Dylan
"That Lucky Old Sun" by Ray Charles.
There's just something about the way Ray sings it that really brings out the desperation and desire for surrender expressed in that song. Or maybe it's just the way his voice crescendos with the violins. Sometimes that's all it takes. :)
Comes A Time - Jerry Garcia
On The Nickel - Tom Waits
The Town I Loved So Well - Phil Coulter
Streets Of London - Ralph Mc Tell
Crayon Angels - Judee Sill
Dolphins - Fred Neil
Boulder Skies - Pure Prarie League
To the one who posted Bruce Springsteens Growin Up - Your post made me laugh out loud and tear up at the same time. Maybe I'm just crazy.
In The Arms Of An Angel - Sarah McLaughlin. Yes it's obvious and yes it still gets me.
Sweet Virginia - The Rolling Stones.
The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
Hurricane - Neil Young. It's just something about that dancing from star to star line.
When The Roses Bloom Again - Woody Guthrie. From the Mermaid Ave. album by Wilco and Billy Bragg
Allison (My Aim Is True) - Elvis Costello
The Mansion On The Hill - Hank Williams
My Sister's Hands - The Handsome Family
Once started it's hard to stop.
terrific thread-like satt radio it has introduced me to songs i love and might never have heard.at the time of levon's passing i posted this one on facebook-a freind replyed he couldn't help but cry a bit listening to it,kinda affected me the same so i guess it fits here.If you're a fan of levon and the band pull it up,give it a listen,see how you do.
Levon Helm When I Go Away
2 Songs that come to mind instantly are Todd Snider - "You Think You Know Somebody" and Steve Earle - "Nothing But A Child"
Almost forgot John Prines - "Sam Stone"
I sing sad songs, but there are two I can never get through w/o getting a lump in my throat-1.All That Glitters, by Dan Seals, and @Jacob's Dream by Alison Krauss.
Stephen Stills 'Do For The Others'
Love 'Sing Me A Sad Song'
Love 'Old Man'
Neil Young 'Birds'
I was just watching some music videos on You Tube and played Roseanne Cash's "September When It Comes" and just watching J0hnnys life go by on the video,plus knowing he died just shortly after,and Roseanne's lyrics,just made me cry.