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11-05-2007, 07:56 PM
What are some good songs to listen to when you just want to let yourself get good and sad? Really wallow in a broken-heart. No feel-good, pick-me-up songs to get you past it. But the songs that you want to listen to when you're in the thick of it.

11-05-2007, 09:45 PM

This one does it for me..

Beth Sage-Weber
11-05-2007, 10:01 PM

check this out
one of my favorite bands for sure,but most definitely rainy day music!

11-05-2007, 10:35 PM
On this I am an expert, although my choices will be male biased:

"Have You Ever Loved A Woman" by Derek and the Dominoes
"Little Wing" version by Stevie Ray Vaughn
"4 a.m." and "Little Wallet Picture" by Richard Buckner
"Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac
"Pretty Maids All In A Row" by The Eagles (yes indeed)
"Tampa To Tulsa" by The Jayhawks
"Wherever" by Uncle Tupelo
"In California" and "Star Witness" by Neko Case
"Tears of Rage" by The Band
"You Don't Love Me" by Matthew Sweet
"Tangerine" and "That's The Way" by Led Zeppelin
"Lover, You Should've Come Over" by Jeff Buckley

and so many more...

11-05-2007, 10:46 PM
Just put on Wilco's "Being There". Put it on a loop and don't stop until you can't take it anymore.

Always worked for me, of course after one listen I just need to stop as I get sick of wallowing in my own grief.


11-05-2007, 10:52 PM
Some more predicable suggestions, but they're classics.

To go more country you can't beat "When I Call Your Name" by Vince Gill.

Lucinda Williams's "Essence" album
"Brass Buttons" by Gram Parsons
"My Morphine" by Gillian Welch
"Within A Stone" by The Sadies
"Party Time" by Caitlin Cary & Thad Cockrell
"Save Myself" by Blue Rodeo

Lastly: anything by The Handsome Family.

11-06-2007, 02:49 AM
There's only one that reaches down there and lets me dance with my tear ducts:
"Cure For Pain" by Morphine... Here's a wonderful live version:


"...Someday, there'll be a cure for pain
That's the day I throw my drugs away..."

Easy now, he's referring to ADVIL!...:rolleyes:

Ok, another one that gets the girl-blues gone: 'Like A Stone' by Audioslave...

If that don't work, I'm sure those with glaciated hearts will tell you to listen to the Eagles'
"Get Over It", or George Thorogood's 'Get A Haircut and Get A New Job' ... ish...

Melody Blues
11-06-2007, 04:09 AM
A similar kind of thread:


Idiot Wind
Positively 4th Street

If your at that bitter and still angry stage!!!

11-06-2007, 07:05 AM
Here's one I like Kathy Mattea ~ Standing Knee Deep In A River (Dying Of Thirst) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWyFW1siCwQ)

11-06-2007, 07:28 AM
"Change Your Mind" by Neil Young, all 14+ minutes of it, talk about wallowing.... Somehow by the end of it, it slightly picks up the pace and leaves the speakers sounding a little upbeat.

11-11-2007, 02:37 AM
Great Lake Swimmers - "Ongiara"

Very sad, it'll make you cry. Very lovely too.

Jose Mourinho
11-11-2007, 06:56 AM
"Change Your Mind" by Neil Young, all 14+ minutes of it
Awesome song.

Personally Victoria Williams' "Can't cry hard enough" does it for me.
Or Nanci Griffith's cover of Jerry Jeff Walker's "Morning song for Sally".
Failing that just listen to the whole of Richard and Linda Thompson's "Shoot out the lights".

Precious Time
11-11-2007, 04:03 PM
Long December - Counting Crows
Any Kind Of Love - Curt Perkins
Wings of Speed - Paul Weller
Home - Sheryl Crow
My Love Has Gone - Josh Rouse
Get Me - Everything But The Girl

Have a good cry!