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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:50 AM
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So what's YOUR favorite music for when you're miserable?
I'm listening to the eels right now...pretty good depressing music.
Got it from a coworker on friday, along with a bunch of other great stuff.
What kind of miserable music do you like when you're in a lousy mood?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:53 AM
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1. Modest Mouse
But yeah, the eels... that should do the trick too. :)
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:54 AM
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3. 'But waking up is harder when you wanna die...' GEEZ that's depressing...
lol...wow...
I think I have some modest mouse now, too, but i'm not sure.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:15 AM
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17. I didn't go to work for a month. I didn't leave my bed for eight days straight.
I haven't hung out with anyone. If I did I'd have nothing to say.

/depression
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:18 AM
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19. Please tell me you're quoting lyrics...
cause that's pretty depressing.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:25 AM
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22. I am quoting Modest Mouse
And yeah, they know how it is. :D
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:54 AM
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2. Magnetic Fields
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:58 AM
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44. Stephen has contributed so much towards pop that has gone unrecognized. n/t
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TroubleMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:56 AM
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4. Al Green or Marvin Gaye will almost always cheer me up or ease the pain.

I just pop in Al Green's Greatest Hits, and it's already better.
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gemdem Donating Member (975 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:56 AM
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5. I try to avoid music when I'm miserable -- which I am mostly these days
It just makes it worse. All of it. Sigh... And, I used to like music. :-(
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:59 AM
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9. I hate silence...it always make me uncomfortable...
couldn't tell you why...it just does...
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gemdem Donating Member (975 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:08 AM
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15. Don't really like the silence either
but it doesn't stir the emotions the way music does. When I'm hurting, the last thing I need is more churn. I know I'm doing better when I can bear listening to some happier stuff. But even there, I have to be selective. Right now, it's sports radio, news, or nothing.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:57 AM
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6. Many..but what comes to mind now
KD Lang Drag
Coldplay
Blue October

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:00 AM
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10. The only song of KD Lang's I really know..
is 'Constant Craving' but I happen to like that one.
As for Coldplay, 'Don't Panic' is my favorite of theirs.
Not familiar with Blue October, though.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:05 AM
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12. I love KD and love Constant Craving too
Drag is a compilation of old classics like "My last cigarette", bluesy stuff.

Blue October is a new group...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=_qtf-JeaNM8

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:13 AM
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16. ah shit, that video made me cry, dammit, lol

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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:24 AM
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21. awww...
:hug:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:29 AM
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23. Now I'm gonna be extra nice to mom tomorrow...
:hug:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:20 AM
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20. Wow, That Is Quite A Downer
I thought I'd listened to downer music

I was down already tonight, but now I'm like, really down!

:cry: :banghead:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:29 AM
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24. LOL, I know, right???
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:31 AM
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26. What?
where's the LOL after that?

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:36 AM
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29. No, I was agreeing with you.
The video made me actually more down.
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:33 AM
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28. I'm sorry sweetie...
When I say miserable music, I mean it. No wonder I'm on the edge all the time.

:hug: :hug:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:39 AM
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30. Yeah
that's edgie music

I'm pretty down, and I don't know if the music did anything to me, it just didn't bring me anywhere I wanted to be.

This coming from a Portishead fan, who as you know is not all about pleasant things.

:hug: :hug:
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:53 AM
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32. I know...
I guess I'm a masochist by listening to such sad music. Sometimes I need to just wallow in the pain I think. My mom was diagnosed with lymphoma this summer. We thought she would have her last chemo treatment but on Friday, we found out it was still there and she's having to go through more. I took her flowers on Fri night and she broke down and cried in my arms. My dad died of the same in '88. I know about feeling down.

I'm so sorry you're feeling so down and I made it worse. :(

You can always PM me if you'd like to talk. I'm here for you.

:hug:
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:56 AM
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33. I'm Sorry To Hear About Your Mom
I posted some things on one of the other forums here I ran across your posts on.

I'm sorry you're down too.

:hug:
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:09 AM
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34. Well damn babe...we just need to cheer the fuck up!!
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:14 AM
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36. It'd Be Nice To Cheer The Fuck Up!
;-)
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:21 AM
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37. Would a naked pic do it?
:) Sorry. I just hate to see you so down.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:25 AM
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38. I'd Never Say No To That
but I have no idea.

:evilgrin:
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:28 AM
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39. lol...I'm afraid I'd make it worse or I'd give it a try...
:D
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:30 AM
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40. Oh, Right, A Hot Woman
sending me a naked pic is going to bring me down.

yup, I'm truly psycho if that is true.

;)
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:52 AM
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42. uh oh
What'd I get myself into? :P
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:54 AM
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43. Well That Is Up To You...
:P
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:58 AM
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7. The Smiths.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 12:58 AM
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8. Nothing beats ole Miserable Morrisey...
that's for sure.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:31 AM
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25. Morrisey finally got laid
I don't think he's quite so miserable anymore, lol.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:02 AM
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11. American Music Club/Mark Eitzel
Nothing better, and Mark is a true songwriting genius:

http://www.american-music-club.com/
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:06 AM
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13. Not familiar with this one, but looks interesting...
I shall check it out!
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:08 AM
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14. check out "California" and "Everclear"
and Mark's solo live record "Songs Of Love: Live". He'll break your heart w/ his lyrics and voice; he lets it all hang out..
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:17 AM
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18. Steely Dan's "Deacon Blue"...
Yep. Head for the zee hills when I start listening to the Steely Dan.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:32 AM
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27. I have to AVOID my music when I'm "feeling down". nm
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 01:55 AM by dicksteele
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 01:44 AM
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31. hmmm
I haven't been miserable in a while. Lately I've been listening to really upbeat music...I'll have to look at my real player and jog my memory

okay, Natalie Merchant is in there, definitely. Wow, I'm really drawing a blank on this tonight, probably because when I'm 'miserable' I listen to really hard music that is upbeat and gives me a pick me up.

Here's a good one to be miserable to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BBu5N0iFBg

I didnt' feel like fishing for the original, this has Bollywood's Rai in it so it should be good eye candy.

another depression-fest song by Natalie,
Frozen Charlotte
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7iB5VnmQmE

Beloved Wife
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY4qgX4YnlU

Ophelia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYQzUJnFOcg
this is the only actual video I could find
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S n o w b a l l Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:32 AM
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46. Wow, idgie...
All great songs, thanks. The more the miserable :) You have great taste in music, btw.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:47 AM
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55. Ophelia Is A Wonderful Song
I love Natalie

what a bunch of music to touch my soul and feel the suffering point so well as the wind blows through my soul. I can feel it as I listen to Natalie singing!

:(
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blonndee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:11 AM
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35. Nirvana!
It's the music that makes me happy AND miserable. Right now I'm listening to All Apologies. But really all of Nirvana make me happy AND legitimates my lousy-ass moods. Heh.

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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 02:39 AM
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41. Kate Bush.
She makes me think like there is no tomorrow.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:24 AM
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45. Anything by Tracy Chapman
Her attitude always puts me back on track.

She is brilliant. I love her.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:34 AM
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47. yes!
"Be careful of my heart" is a great one. And there is one I can never find anywhere that kicks ass, it is called "Smoke and Ashes"



Tracy Chapman - Smoke and Ashes
I'd heard rumors and I'd heard talk
About the trail you'd left of broken hearts
About the sea of tears too wide to cross
But a little bad press has never scared me off
So I burned a path to figure out
How to get me some of what you got
I've got a red hot heart
If the talk is true your's is the same
And we should be together
And let our passions fan love's flame

When I looked for you I almost passed you by
You were so cool and calm I thought my friends had lied
But I thought so much reserve must make you wild inside
It was there and then that I knew I had to get some of what you got

I've got a red hot heart
If the talk is true your's is the same
And we should be together
And let our passions fan love's flame

I thought I'd won your heart when I held you hand in mine
I thought it was true love the way we complemented each other
But my right is your wrong
And when you're right then I'm left with nothing
Your light and your heat have all been spent
Leaving only smoke and ashes
Only smoke and ashes baby

I've got a red hot heart
Any your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins
I say there's fire down below
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby

I'm crying all the time
Salty stinging tears
And mourning for the past carbon-dated years
But knowing now for certain that you were always right
Because if a breeze could blow you out of my life
It's only smoke and ashes baby
Only smoke and ashes baby

I've got a red hot heart
And your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins
I say there's fire down below
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby

I was blinded by devotion
My unwavering love for you
So blinded that I thought all your lies were true
But now I know for certain since you've gone away
It was just a smoldering fire I mistook for a blaze
Only smoke and ashes baby

I've got a red hot heart
And your heart's as blue as the blood in your veins
I say there's fire down below
You say it's only smoke and ashes baby
Only smoke and ashes baby, baby ...


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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 10:49 AM
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63. I have 'Smoke'
on one of the TC CDs I have.

I will look to see which one it is and get back to you.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:23 PM
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64. It's on her CD called
'New Beginning' I think it came out in 1995 or around then.

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:22 AM
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60. I love 'Fast Car'...beautiful song...
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:36 AM
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48. Johnny Cash singing Hurt
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 03:37 AM by kineta
over and over. really does my misery good.

here, knock yourself out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO9dbmJ_2zU
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:38 AM
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49. best video ever made, IMO
His version of Will Oldham's "I See A Darkness" is darkly heartbreaking, too..
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:40 AM
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51. Everyone I Know Goes Away In The End
and you could have it all my empire of dirt

I will let you down I will make you hurt
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:44 AM
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53. I'll have to look for that. I've never heard it.
thanks.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:24 AM
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58. Will Oldham/Palace/Bonnie Prince Billy
http://pry.com/pulpit/

Will's got his own unique style that takes some getting used to, but the songs are more than worth the effort. I can't reccomend him enough.
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:39 AM
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50. It Will Indeed Do It
so painful to watch him with his wife's image watching him.

he died of heartbreak



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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:43 AM
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52. Yes, but it's so damn beautiful
not sure if the lyrics or the sheer beauty of the music is what rips me up. every time - I never tire of that song.

He does it so much better than the original Nine Inch Nails verson...
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:49 AM
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57. Oh Way Better Than 9 Inch Nails
the images, the love of Cash, the dead wife, knowing he died too, it all brings it to me.

the whole CD is awesome actually, but that vid is the best.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:23 AM
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61. Another excellent one...
Y'all have some good taste. =)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:45 AM
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54. Bonnie Raitt. Especially her song about "I can't make you love
me if you don't." :cry:

When I broke up with my Grand Obsession, I made myself a tape with a lot of Bonnie's music. The first side of the tape was about the good part of the relationship. The second side was about the ending of it. I listened to it many times for awhile, cried my eyes out, and eventually was able to let go and move on.
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mentalsolstice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:48 AM
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56. Loving the answers so far..."Everybody Hurts" REM...eom
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:21 AM
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59. Agreed =)
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:25 AM
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62. Just about anything by the Cure.
:hi: :cry:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:38 PM
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65. This one is appropriate: "Miss Misery" by Elliott Smith
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