(this pic reminds me of Ode to Billy Joe - another great sad song!)
"Sad songs say so much..."
Did anyone else hear this as soon as they saw Diane's announcement about her blogfest? I adore Elton John and this one popped right into my head! He's had a lot of great sad songs: Your Song, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, Candle in the Wind...
And it seems to me you lived your lifeSo, what other sad songs are my favourites?
Like a candle in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the rain set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a kid
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did
Hallelujah - KD Lang's version at the Olympics tore at my heart. Her voice is such pure beauty!
Maybe there’s a God aboveMandy - Barry Manilow. Yup, I'm a Manilow fan :) I think this song was my first favourite of his! Love it.
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
I'm standing on the edge of timeAngel - Sarah McLachlan. Such a glorious voice. She can make you feel all kinds of emotions :)
Walked away when love was mine
Caught up in a world of uphill climbing
The tears are in my eyes
And nothing is rhyming, oh Mandy
There's always some reasonThe Rose - Bette Midler. This was one of my dad's favourite songs. He loved Bette and this song touched him. I will never, ever be able to hear it without having such strong memories of my dad.
To feel not good enough,
And it's hard, at the end of the day
It's the heart afraid of breakingMy only quibble would be the That in the last line should be Who... My dad laughed when I pointed that out. He probably wouldn't be surprised I'm wearing an aspiring author hat these days! :)
That never learns to dance.
It's the dream afraid of waking
That never takes the chance.
It's the one who won't be taken,
Who cannot seem to give,
And the soul afraid of dyin'
That never learns to live.
I could go on ... and on... and on. I have so many favourites!! But I won't put you through that!
So, tell me, what's your favourite sad song?