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|More Sad Lyrics|
stealing chan's idea roughly an hour after he posted the article but
it's okay because mine are different / better / worse
The Midnight Organ Fight
Good Arms Vs. Bad Arms: "leave the rest at arm's length / I'm not ready to
see you this happy" - well don't we all know this feeling and doesn't it
always hurt like hell.
|8||Motion City Soundtrack|
Commit This To Memory
Hold Me Down: "this may sound bad, and don't take it the wrong way / I
love you, however / you hold me down" - again, how life and other
priorities take control of your emotions and interfere with something which
should be beautiful. This tears me up every time, especially at the end of
such a bouncy record.
"when your helicopter came and tried to life me out, I put its rope around
my neck / and after that you didn't bother with the airlift or the rescue; you
knew just what to expect" - the most upsetting image I think I've heard
through my earphones.
|6||Taking Back Sunday|
Tell All Your Friends
Head Club: "I?m sick of writing every song about you" - well, this is pretty
obvious, and even more so if you've ever written a single song about a
Everything Is True
Safety In Numbness: "so practise your boredom, look a thousand times
removed / because only a freak would sing in a crowded waiting room" - it's
like Dempsey wants to fight the resignation but can't. I hate how this line
makes me feel.
Left And Leaving
Pamphleteer: "how I don't know what I should do with my hands when I
talk to you / how you don't know where you should look so you look at my
hands" - some people have told me they think this is a happy lyric. I
disagree vehemently. I think it's a superbly worded observation on the way
people's rough edges mean they're unable to communicate and unable to
express themselves properly, and how even the smallest of things can lead
A Rush Of Blood To The Head
Politik: "so give me love over / love over / love over this..."
Credits: "there was no helicopter / there was no great escape" - there's
only one thing more devastating than a dramatic, no-holds-barred break-
up, and that's the realisation that in the end, there were no fireworks. It
The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
You Won't Know: "now even if I lay my head down at night, after a day I
got perfectly right / she won't know / she won't know" - it always upsets
me, the idea that timing and circumstance drags people apart. The way this
line is phrased is just heartbreaking, like it's a revelation that even if the
narrator were everything the other person wanted him to be, it would
literally never matter. And the fact that it's clearly important to the narrator
makes that heartbreaking.
|I was gonna do proper decriptions but then I couldn't be bothered so yeah just the lyrics whatever.|
|1.)Life In a Glass House- Radiohead|
"ONLY ONLY ONLY ONLY..."
2.)City Middle- The national
I think I'm like Tennessee Williams. I wait for the click I wait but it doesn't kick in in"
"This one's optimistic"
4.) Sometimes- My Bloody Valentine
"I don't know maybe you could, not love me know"
5.)two headed boy part ii - Neutral Milk Hotel
"When she gets up to leave"
6.) Say Yes- Elliott Smith
7.) untitled #3- Sigur Ros
w/e the fuck they are saying
|love the line in #9, hits me hard every time|
same with #7
for #1 i can think of plenty of more emotional lines, particularly from handcuffs (either: it's hard to be the better man when you forget you're trying" or "I'd drown all these crying babies, If I knew that there mothers wouldn't cry, I'd hold them down and I'd squeeze real soft, And let a piece of myself die") and then there's stuff from jesus and luca too
but to each their own, thats the whole point behind relating lyrics and personal emotions. good list.
|i dont want to be the third person to do this but i am too much of a lyrics enthusiast to not make my own list.|
|lol rabbit 7 doesnt really count, it's the words, not how theyre delivered!|
3 is truth though. 5 always seemed kinda... tinged with optimism to me.
|great call on 7. we've discussed how much that line owns before|
|@ Knott to me it always kind of signified the band breaking apart.|
you are probably right for 7. Have you ever looked up translations the lyrics are so gay (I mean that in a literal sense not a derogatory one)
|no i havent i dont care though when he skips an octave near the end i orgasm pretty much every time so i dont really care about the lyrics|
|I would include Radiohead's "No Surprises"|
"No alarms and no surprises (get me outta here)"
Just that final regret as he's about to die and realizes he can't take it back.
Basically that whole song gets me every time, though, no just that line.
|Basically every lyric from Left & Leaving and My Favourite Chords are heartbreaking on some level. My favourite: "I am a faulty string / of blue Christmas lights"|
|" If I die of Vanity, promise me, promise me|
That if they bury me some place I don't want to be
That you'll dig me up and transport me
Unceremoniously away from the swollen city breeze, garbage bag trees
Whispers of disease, and acts of enormity
And lower me slowly, sadly, and properly
Get Ry Cooder to sing my eulogy "
|also i missed off|
"and all of the time you thought i was sad / i was trying to remember your name"
|Very glad to see Frightened Rabbit and Brand New on here. And I'm glad someone else feels that way about Hold Me Down. One of MCS's better songs in my opinion, if a bit uncharacteristic of their usual music. |
List needs some Bon Iver.
|9 is one of the most powerful lines I've ever heard|
|William Fitzsimmons - The Sparrow and the Crow|
Whole album is an apology to his ex-wife.
|I always thought that the line in 9 was, "I'm not ready to see this happen yet."|
Then I looked up the lyrics and was like, "Oh. oh. Wooooow."