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5 hours ago, ThatGuy said:

And I guess that's why they call it the blues/
Time on my hands could be time spent with you/
Laughing like children,
living like lovers/
Rolling like thunder,
under the covers/
And I guess that's why they call it the blues/"

Genius! I think it is genius because his lyrics touch so many "human buttons." 

Sad. Time on my hands. Laughing. Children. Lovers under the covers. Thunder. Kaboom. And a gay guy is very similar to straight guys.

 

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Darn, your brain is sharp. My brain was working on this as I played Tetris. Another really sad song from Canada. “In the Early Mornin’ Rain.” Gordon Lightfoot is now 81. I wonder if William knows him.

Genius! I think it is genius because his lyrics touch so many "human buttons."  Sad. Time on my hands. Laughing. Children. Lovers under the covers. Thunder. Kaboom. And a gay guy is very similar

This song is about “halo’s” but it isn’t sad. I liked the song in a Chanel commercial and the person doing the elegant dancing, so I looked it up. It’s Margot Robbie dancing and Beyonce singing. Margo

This song is about “halo’s” but it isn’t sad. I liked the song in a Chanel commercial and the person doing the elegant dancing, so I looked it up. It’s Margot Robbie dancing and Beyonce singing. Margot is beautiful and so is Beyonce. Peter

From WWW. Chanel Gabrielle Essence Commercial – Margot Robbie, Halo – Song by Beyoncé Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star Margot Robbie is the face of this new TV advert for Chanel Gabrielle Essence perfume. The ad campaign sees the Australian actress Margot Robbie performing some elegant and flowing movements while dressed in a white and gold gown.

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I’ve mentioned him before but if you want to be awed listen again to Israel "Iz" Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'Ole singing a medley of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World."

If I ever have a funeral I would want that played. Peter

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The coronavirus blues? This is THE wonky song for all bad occasions.

Behind Blue Eyes by The Who.

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

No one knows what it's like
To be hated
To be fated
To telling only lies

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

No one knows what it's like
To feel these feelings
Like I do
And I blame you

No one bites back as hard
On their anger
None of my pain and woe
Can show through

But my dreams
They aren't as empty
As my conscience seems to be

I have hours, only lonely
My love is vengeance
That's never free

When my fist clenches, crack it open
Before I use it and lose my cool
When I smile, tell me some bad news
Before I laugh and act like a fool

And if I swallow anything evil
Put your finger down my throat
And if I shiver, please give me a blanket
Keep me warm, let me wear your coat

No one knows what it's like
To be the bad man
To be the sad man
Behind blue eyes

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What is a really good song with the strangest lyrics ever?

Royals" by New Zealand singer Lorde.

I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address
In the torn-up town, no post code envy

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room

We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your time piece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I? We've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows that we're fine with this
We didn't come from money

But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room

We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your time piece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care we aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule
Let me live that fantasy

Oooh ooooh ohhh

We're bigger than we ever dreamed
And I'm in love with being queen
Oooooh ooooh ohhhhh
Life is great without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair
And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of lux just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule
Let me live that fantasy

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Sad songs but uplifting too. The Cranberries. “Dreams.   Just My Imagination.  Zombie.  Linger.”  I think “Linger” is my favorite.

Wikipedia is fund raising . . . . On 12 September 1995, O'Riordan performed "Ave Maria" along with Luciano Pavarotti in his Pavarotti & Friends series of benefit concerts, entitled Together for the Children of Bosnia, which raised funds for War Child and the children of Bosnia, held in Modena, Italy. Princess Diana, who attended the live performance, told O'Riordan that the song brought her to tears. During the show, O'Riordan performed "Linger" as a duet with Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran.

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Wikipedia is fund raising .

I gave them $25. I think I go to the site once or twice a day.

edit. Aaah. I get so many pats on the back but I guess I am worth it.

Dear PETER, I feel so lucky to get to be the person to thank you for your $ 25.00 one-time gift, on behalf of a world of people seeking free knowledge. I used to try to guess what motivated you to give, but the longer I do this work, the more I realize I can’t put your curiosity in a box. There is no one singular experience of Wikipedia. Curiosity is as diverse as we all are, and it looks a little different for each of us. When you use Wikipedia next, I hope you feel that it belongs to you. Because without you, and without the millions of people who come back to us every day, we would be nothing. Thank you for giving Wikipedia shape, and purpose, and momentum. Thank you for fitting us into your life.

With immense gratitude, Katherine
Katherine Maher, Executive Director
Wikimedia Foundation

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Saddest song? “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac though I remember reading Stevie Nicks wrote it before joining the group.

Landslide”

I took my love, I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow-covered hills
'Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too

Well, I've been afraid of changing
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm getting older too
Oh, I'm getting older too

Oh, take my love, take it down
Oh, climb a mountain and turn around
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down
And if you see my reflection in the snow-covered hills
Well the landslide will bring it down, oh oh
The landslide will bring it down

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Danny Boy has been sung and recorded by many. 

Johnny Cash  Elvis Presley

Wikipedia: "Various suggestions exist as to the true meaning of "Danny Boy". Some have interpreted the song to be a message from a parent to a son going off to a war or uprising (as suggested by the reference to "pipes calling glen to glen") or leaving as part of the Irish diaspora."

"The song is popular for funerals[.]"

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Another entry ...

 

 

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Life it seems to fade away
Drifting further everyday
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters no one else
I have lost the will to live
Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

Things not what they used to be
Missing one inside of me
Deathly loss this can't be real
Cannot stand this hell I feel
Emptiness is filling me
To the point of agony
Growing darkness taking dawn
I was me but now, he's gone

No one but me can save myself, but its too late
Now I can't think, think why I should even try

Yesterday seems as though it never existed
Death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye
Goodbye

Fade to Black

Metallica

Doesn’t  get much sadder than that.  Great song though!

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Not sad, but a striving and fulfilling young love . . .  difficult at times and not always honest. What do you really want out of life?  I emotionally picked my own paragraphs for the lyrics. By golly, this is a beautiful song. Peter

“Southern Cross” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.  

Got out of town on a boat goin' to southern islands
Sailing a reach before a followin' sea
She was makin' for the trades on the outside

 

And the downhill run to Papeete
Off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas
We got 80 feet of the waterline, nicely making way

 

In a noisy bar in Avalon I tried to call you
But on a midnight watch I realized
Why twice you ran away

 

Think about
Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin'
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten

 

(I've been around the world) I have been around the world
(Lookin') Lookin' for that woman, girl
(Who knows she knows) Who knows love can endure
And you know it will

 

When you see the Southern Cross for the first time
You understand now why you came this way
'Cause the truth you might be runnin' from is so small
But it's as big as the promise
The promise of a comin' day

 

So I'm sailing for tomorrow, my dreams are a-dyin'
And my love is an anchor tied to you
Tied with a silver chain
I have my ship and all her flags are a-flyin'
She is all that I have left, and music is her name

 

Think about
Think about how many times I have fallen
Spirits are using me, larger voices callin'
What heaven brought you and me cannot be forgotten
(I've been around the world) I have been around the world

 

(Lookin') Lookin' for that woman, girl
Who knows love can endure
And you know it will
And you know it will

So we cheated, and we lied, and we tested
And we never failed to fail
It was the easiest thing to do

 

You will survive being bested
Somebody fine will come along
Make me forget about loving you
And the Southern Cross

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22 hours ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

I don't know why it made me want to cry, but it grabbed me hard.

Wonderful. I kept looking for a boom box that supplied the music but I did not see one. 

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