What was the last song you wept to?

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Mine was Across the Universe almost ten years ago after my then girl-friend had dumped me.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:02 (seventeen years ago) link

The Mekons "Hello Cruel World" got the eyes a little wet (no falling tears though) this week. I don't know why.

Hildy, Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Red House Painters - "Katy Song"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Thanks but I meant really burst out in tears. My eyes got wet last time at the Go-Betweens gig in Frankfurt a couple of months ago. I don't remember the name of the song, actually there were several. Older ones I think, not from the last album.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:15 (seventeen years ago) link

'Do You Realize???' on the train up from London on Thursday. I wasn't choking or anything, but tears were streaming down my face and my eyes stung. This is normal.

N. (nickdastoor), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:17 (seventeen years ago) link

i'd really like to weep to katy song, that is so gorgeous. was it right from the beginning or later on when the melody comes in, curtis?

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:19 (seventeen years ago) link

'Do You Realize???' on the train up from London

Yeah, a lot of the Yoshimi album gives me sniffles.

Can we all hug?

Chris Dahlen (Chris Dahlen), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:26 (seventeen years ago) link

"Katy Song" is a real perennial (it's the coda that does it) but the last one was "One Foot In Front Of The Other" by Bright Eyes, I think. I don't even know if weep is the right word. It's definitely not bawling but it may produce a tear or two. sniff.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:31 (seventeen years ago) link

"Good Woman" by Cat Power, on the train to St Albans a couple of days ago: I can't actually listen to that song and keep my eyes dry, which kind of ruins any attempts I've ever made to appear hard. I don't like the album as a whole all that much, but that one song, that violin and her voice, and I'm destroyed, no matter what mood I was originally in.

cis (cis), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:38 (seventeen years ago) link

someone mentioned the mekons above, and 'ghosts of american astronauts' always makes me feel like crying.
i dont know why either.

joni, Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:43 (seventeen years ago) link

'really dave matthews' by don lennon.

RJG (RJG), Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:50 (seventeen years ago) link

"I thought you'd come over, but for some reason you didn't" -> first tear. The last verse killed me. I was barely listening to last four minutes.

This was the first time I'd heard the song, I'd just had my heart broken three weeks before, and I'd already been made emotionally vulnerable by "Grace Cathedral Park"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Saturday, 27 September 2003 16:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Gary Allan's song
'tough little boys' caught me out,
cause it's about kids--

also waterworks:
'professional daydreamer'
by Over the Rhine

all-time champ for me
is "see you next lifetime" by
Erykah Badu

Haikunym (Haikunym), Saturday, 27 September 2003 17:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Got a little teary-eyed watching Yo La Tengo do "Take Care" on Thursday night.

mte, Saturday, 27 September 2003 17:39 (seventeen years ago) link

got a bit weepy the first time I heard 'manhood' - god, it's the perfect dexy's comeback single, isn't it?

scott pl. (scott pl.), Saturday, 27 September 2003 17:40 (seventeen years ago) link


gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 27 September 2003 18:13 (seventeen years ago) link

i cried a bit in the car today listening to david banner too

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 27 September 2003 18:13 (seventeen years ago) link

it's been a rough couple of weeks

gabbo giftington (dubplatestyle), Saturday, 27 September 2003 18:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I tried wallowing the other day and put The Boatman's Call on, but even "Are You The One (That I've Been Waiting For)" didn't do it for me. I have been crying quite frequently without the aid of msuic over the last ten days though.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Saturday, 27 September 2003 18:17 (seventeen years ago) link

metal machine music (the locked groove on side 4).

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Saturday, 27 September 2003 18:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Probably the 4th (?) track from the new Carla Bozulich/Willie Nelson thing. Not bawling, but choked up. Her voice slaughters me.

Blood and sparkles (bloodandsparkles), Saturday, 27 September 2003 19:25 (seventeen years ago) link

"Summerhead" by the Cocteau Twins is a song that, for some reason, I'd come to associate with a period of my life when I reconciled with a friend who'd I'd had a very bitter falling out with (we worked together, then we started dating, however briefly, then she wanted us to go back to being "friends," which never works,...and then we became rather acrimoniously estranged and didn't really speak for about a year and a half.) Eventually, we drifted back together and mended fences in a very bittersweet turn of events, but then rather suddenly she moved away (to the West coast)....which, practically speaking, was probably for the best....but it left me rather heartbroken at the time. In any event, this album had recently come out, and I'd been playing it death, and there's something about Liz Fraser's melancholy swoon on this track that sounds like a parliament of archangels, especially on the chorus (and who in blazes knows what the lyrics are anyway?). The whole saga is ancient history, and she and I have both totally moved on, but this song still can puncture a whole in my sternum, grip me roughly by the ventricles and swell up with the water works if the mood is right.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Sunday, 28 September 2003 09:24 (seventeen years ago) link

Now My Heart Is Full by Morrissey was the last song I cried to, and that's going on two years ago now, but at the time the sentiment in the title was entirely appropriate because I'd just been on the wrong end of a break-up.

Damian (Damian), Sunday, 28 September 2003 10:01 (seventeen years ago) link

"Not to Take Sides" by Sneaky Feelings, always kills me whether there's anything to relate it to or not.

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Sunday, 28 September 2003 10:10 (seventeen years ago) link

"the world is flat" by montgolfier brothers.

the surface noise (electricsound), Sunday, 28 September 2003 10:46 (seventeen years ago) link

still "The Night They Drove Ol' Dixie Down...from some time ago
..came close once outta the blue w/Oklahoma USA

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Sunday, 28 September 2003 12:49 (seventeen years ago) link

billy bragg - fourteenth of february

scottjames23 (worrysome-man), Sunday, 28 September 2003 14:43 (seventeen years ago) link

Bjork's "Cucoon". Before that it was "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by Walter Carlos. Both were almost exactly 2 years ago.

Of course, when i last saw Bjork live, i cried through the whole show.

Adam Bruneau, Monday, 29 September 2003 05:31 (seventeen years ago) link

that maria mckee song on the pulp fiction soundtrack a few months ago!!! but it almost makes me cry so i never listen to it!!!

Vic (Vic), Monday, 29 September 2003 06:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Just a few days back, listening to Television's "Adventure" album - the ending to "The Dream's Dream" is so beautiful, I felt the old eyeballs beging to sweat. Generally, music makes me blub more than lyrics

Dadaismus (Dada), Monday, 29 September 2003 12:47 (seventeen years ago) link

The most recent song I wept to? "We Are Gonna Be Friends" by The White Stripes, a little at first, and then when my son started singing along I completely lost my shit.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Monday, 29 September 2003 13:45 (seventeen years ago) link

"The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit The Frog right at the start of 'The Muppet Movie'.

mms (mms), Monday, 29 September 2003 14:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Elbow - Switching Off

Chris V. (Chris V), Monday, 29 September 2003 14:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Something seems to happen to me every time Roisín Murphy sings I want you, though you dare to deny it I'm always reminded of you... at the start of Moloko's I Want You.

JoB (JoB), Monday, 29 September 2003 14:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Claudia Cardinale's theme from 'Once Upon A Time In The West' (remember the scene where she arrives to the city by train, she stops and talks to the station manager and then the camera lifts over the roof, to show her walking down the grimy main street?). It think it is simply called 'Once Upon A Time In The West'. Oh man, this is Ennio Morricone at the top of his abilities and I am touched every time I hear it, even though it is really kind of semi-cheesy, I guess. But aren't soundtracks allowed to be?

Jay Kid (Jay K), Monday, 29 September 2003 22:23 (seventeen years ago) link

JoB OTM but it's the same line being repeated at the END of the song that does it to me.

edward o (edwardo), Monday, 29 September 2003 22:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Squeeze's "Up The Junction", outside Mile End tube station, late 2001. Took me by surprise, that one.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Monday, 29 September 2003 22:46 (seventeen years ago) link

Moonbeams by The For Carnation while falling asleep the other night.

damian_nz (damian_nz), Monday, 29 September 2003 23:41 (seventeen years ago) link

last night i had to turn off "i believe in you" by neil young cos it threatened to make me cry.

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:21 (sixteen years ago) link

thomas de'aguirre writes:
came close once outta the blue w/Oklahoma USA

read X-Ray and you will find out the reason why you should cry every time you hear that song (and then even later period material like "come dancing" and "don't forget to dance" will suddenly make a whole lot of sense/bring you to your knees).

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:29 (sixteen years ago) link

I cried whilst listening to Two Of Us - not a great choice when having relationship troubles.

Andrew (enneff), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:31 (sixteen years ago) link

I don't cry.
Of course, I'm a hollow wreck of man, emotionally burnt out from years and years of disappointment.
I do seethe however.

Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 00:47 (sixteen years ago) link

I fear that this Sun Kil Moon release will be making me weep any minute now. Duk Koo Kim and its little guitar part is killing me as we speak and its so classic Kozelek..

Chris V. (Chris V), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 11:53 (sixteen years ago) link

For me it was "Do You Realize" as well, in the car shortly after saying goodbye to a dear dying friend for the last time. Songs that have made me cry on their own merits are listed in another thread.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Jonhhy Cash: 'In My Life' made my friend cry when I played it to her some time ago (before JC's death, RIP)

Jay Kid (Jay K), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:16 (sixteen years ago) link

Its done it.

I was looking out on my roof last night
Woken up from a dream
Saw a typhoon coming in close
Bringing the clouds down to the sea
Making the world look gray and alone
Taking all light from my view
Keeping everyone in
Keeping me here with you

Around you now
I can't sleep no more, baby
Around you now
Don't wanna leave ya

Woken up from a dream last night
Somewhere lost in war
Couldn't feel my feet or hands
Didn't feel right anymore
Knew there I'd die alone
With no one to reach to
Then an angel came down
And brought me back to you

I'd rather leave this world forever, baby
Then let life go the way it's going

Watching an old fight film last night
Ray Mancini and Duk Koo Kim
The boy from Seoul was hanging on good
But the pounding it took to him
There in the square he laid alone
Without face; without crown
And the angels who looked upon
They never came down

You never know what day is gonna pick you, baby
Out of the air; out of nowhere

Oh, come to me once more my love
Show me love I've never known
Oh, come to me once more my love
Show me love I've never known
Come to me once more my love
Show me love I've never known
Come to me once more my love
Show me love I've never known

Sing to me once more my love
Words from your younger years
Sing to me once more my love
Words from your younger years
Come to me once more my love

Chris V. (Chris V), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 13:54 (sixteen years ago) link

On minidisc, I have a live version of Neutral Milk Hotel's "Engine" from a '98 Athens New Years show...really slow and quiet, with bits of saw and horn mixed in. It's the ultimate comfort song for me, anyway. I was clomping across campus last week after a particularly heinous day -- it was cold and rainy in Minneapolis -- and I heard that song...and I'm sure I welled up (just a little).

Kate Silver (Kate Silver), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Um, New Order's 'Regret', on the tube. It wasn't really the song, it just happened to be on my discman when I suffered from a total stress break down.

Anna (Anna), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 14:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I know it's cheezy but "Daddy" by Beyonce got to me, from a daddy's perspective.

BrianB, Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:05 (sixteen years ago) link

Darnielle's Tallahassee record gets to me, makes me a wee weepy.

Chris O., Tuesday, 30 September 2003 15:58 (sixteen years ago) link

i would second chris O, but that was actually thursday night, the second to last time, during "no children"
the last time was yesterday, driving home from work/school, it had been a great day, but for some reason i just felt like shit, but then "cybele's reverie" by stereolab came on and i couldnt help but smile. after maybe 30 seconds of laughing at godknowswhat i just had to cry a little.
the last time i really let loose though was right after my heart was broken, about 18 months ago, "no one will ever love you" by the magnetic fields just broke me down

Felcher (Felcher), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 16:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Songs that have made me cry on their own merits are listed in another thread.
tell me more, colin.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 22:36 (sixteen years ago) link

Earlier on this year "We're All Alone" by Rita Coolidge came on the radio driving home late at night from a gig. A song I'd completely forgotten about until that moment....and it seemed like every line in the song, every note, every sound, was there simply to make me cry. So I did.

"Close the window, calm the light, and it will be alright, no need to bother now, let it out, let it all begin, owe it to the wind my love."

So, Boz Scaggs S/D?

harveyw (harveyw), Tuesday, 30 September 2003 23:12 (sixteen years ago) link

abba - knowing me knowing you

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 02:57 (sixteen years ago) link

There are a couple of other threads that have asked this question, and I answered it before. Can't find the thread now, though.

Colin Meeder (Mert), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 04:53 (sixteen years ago) link

it wasn't in songs that made you cry, colin. still searching...

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 07:28 (sixteen years ago) link

In July I came home from a friend's funeral and listened to "Missing You" by Puff Daddy, et. al. It was a fairly unserious gesture, but the thought of how much it would have made her laugh and the reality of the lyrics made me shed a tear or two.

Sarah Pedal (call mr. lee), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 07:31 (sixteen years ago) link

3Ds - "Spooky"

etc, Wednesday, 1 October 2003 13:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh another song that usually leaves me all WRACKED w/SOBS is "Bridge Over Troubled Water". The thing is not to think about/play in yr head these songs in public, crying a little as you walk along the street is a stupid "look"

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 13:46 (sixteen years ago) link

the Celtic fans' rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone last night at Parkhead. The emotion gets me every time.

ailsa (ailsa), Wednesday, 1 October 2003 19:45 (sixteen years ago) link

Cornelius' 'Rock/96', the climax of 69/96, seems to get me mildly emotional each time and I dunno why. I guess there was a heatbreak point in 'I Am The Walrus' he managed to locate when he wrote the song. Best of all, I only understand 4 lines of the song (cause they're in English, duh).

Because of the title and Beatles appropriation, I read the song as a perspective/betterment on Oasis and Britpop.

Barima (Barima), Thursday, 2 October 2003 06:46 (sixteen years ago) link

the Celtic fans' rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone last night at Parkhead. The emotion gets me every time.

I've never sung this song in my life because it's not our song, it's Liverpool's and it's also a shite song

Dadaismus (Dada), Thursday, 2 October 2003 12:09 (sixteen years ago) link

the last track on fennesz field recordings, "codeine", which i believe is a reworking of a ekkehard ehlers + stephan mathieu track. driving down I-95 as the sun was painting a lovely picture at dusk.

jason m (jason m), Thursday, 2 October 2003 14:31 (sixteen years ago) link

funny, i can recall a few, perhaps many times i cried to music, but i don't remember the songs. there is one song though that is absolutely impossible for me to listen to without breaking apart, i don't even like R.E.M., but the song "you are the everything" to me is about a young runaway boy i madly fell for, summer 91. tragedy stroke and he is no more but he still is everything and i can't bear even a single note of this song, though i don't even recall why i associated it to him in the first place.

oh and the first time i heard that silly "silent night/news report" thing by simon & garfunkel i fell to the floor and wept for a little hour. "last" time i wept was probably to cheree by suicide but it was late and tipsy.

chomipop, Thursday, 2 October 2003 14:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Iron and Wine - "Upward Over the Mountain".

every frickin time.

beaty (beaty), Saturday, 11 October 2003 07:06 (sixteen years ago) link


The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Saturday, 11 October 2003 07:08 (sixteen years ago) link

by the spice girls

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Saturday, 11 October 2003 07:09 (sixteen years ago) link

before that was viva forever

The Lady Ms Lurex (lucylurex), Saturday, 11 October 2003 07:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Pick Up the Pieces by The Royals about 10 minutes ago on my way home.

oops (Oops), Saturday, 11 October 2003 07:13 (sixteen years ago) link

'You're Missing' - Bruce Springsteen

John Bullabaugh (John Bullabaugh), Saturday, 11 October 2003 15:09 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

i think it was a couple of years ago at the funeral of my godfather when two of my cousins played the first movement of bachs first violin concert.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Tuesday, 31 December 2019 22:06 (eight months ago) link

Scott walker - it’s raining today

can’t remember why

brimstead, Tuesday, 31 December 2019 23:12 (eight months ago) link

Recently, "Gone" by Charlie XCX. I was totally caught off guard by that. Tears of joy.

irerisered, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 01:41 (eight months ago) link


irerisered, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 01:50 (eight months ago) link

Mariah Carey - "Hero"

Less the song and more me not taking my meds one day and it taking me back to my teens and me realizing I'm almost middle aged now

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 04:20 (eight months ago) link

Not a joke, i was weeping to everything on my Spotify playlist, even Taylor Dayne

looking for Mon in Alderaan places (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 1 January 2020 04:21 (eight months ago) link

Rainer Bruninghaus - "Strahlenspur"
Gottsching/Ashra - "Sunrain"

Master of Treacle, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 05:21 (eight months ago) link

Rainer Bruninghaus - "Strahlenspur"

Beautiful song.

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 17:31 (eight months ago) link

Solomon Burke - Don’t Give Up On Me, when Wendell Pierce picked it on Desert Island Discs.

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 1 January 2020 21:10 (eight months ago) link

“Who Knows Where the Time Goes” - introducing my daughter to the music of Sandy Denny with way too much wine in me

Una Palooka Dronka (hardcore dilettante), Thursday, 2 January 2020 01:17 (eight months ago) link

sandy denny's voice alone is indeed quite tear-inducing for me too and especially that song.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 2 January 2020 08:21 (eight months ago) link

The Stone Rosees - Fools Gold

holidays are over

anvil, Thursday, 2 January 2020 08:58 (eight months ago) link

Folk songs, all the time.

Soup on my lanyard (Tom D.), Thursday, 2 January 2020 09:31 (eight months ago) link

Between the end of Fools Gold and the start of Bohemian Rhapsody in the cafe, the cold hard facts of life hit me. I would be hearing these two songs every day for the rest of my life. Go to another cafe you might say. Its not that simple

anvil, Thursday, 2 January 2020 09:54 (eight months ago) link

What was the last song you slept to?

nostormo, Thursday, 2 January 2020 16:46 (eight months ago) link


I’ve probably heard this 6 times (mostly on Spotify) this holiday season. Laughed at it the first 3 times as millennial tripe, then secretly liked it the next couple times. This time, now that I’m away from my family, it snuck up on me and got me good.

epistantophus, Thursday, 2 January 2020 23:37 (eight months ago) link

adam driver singing in Marriage Story tbh

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 2 January 2020 23:55 (eight months ago) link

I've never not wept to a song

geoffreyess, Thursday, 2 January 2020 23:58 (eight months ago) link

i didn't like openly weep or anything but i was in nashville last weekend and we went into a honky tonk where a trad. duo were playing and they covered "i'm so lonesome i could cry" and i got pretty blubbery.

ingredience (map), Friday, 3 January 2020 00:15 (eight months ago) link

a propos nashville, pedal steel guitar together with accordion (after that violin) are the two instruments that make my eyes wet the most often.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Friday, 3 January 2020 20:34 (eight months ago) link

i cry to music so often i can't remember the last time it happened. i almost never cry to *not*-music.

blue light or electric light (the table is the table), Friday, 3 January 2020 20:44 (eight months ago) link

on any given night there's a very good chance that the last song I've slept to is by zimoun

Sassy Boutonnière (ledriver), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:20 (eight months ago) link

There is something about 'Rue the Day' by the Walkmen that catches me by surprise and kicks my legs out from me every single time I hear it:

There's a miracle in
Going way too long and way too strong
Twisting all the bad things into good
I'm a lucky guy, now
But I never know it til it's gone

Just typing out the gahdamn lyrics puts a lump in my throat.

Drive Like a Demon From Steakhouse to Steakhouse (Old Lunch), Saturday, 4 January 2020 07:04 (eight months ago) link

Jobriath's 'Street Corner Love' - a light fluffy song about casual sex that drops the line "love me like we never met" out of nowhere.

just another country (snoball), Saturday, 4 January 2020 16:17 (eight months ago) link

Neil Diamond's "Cracklin' Rosie" - the title refers to a bottle of cheap(ish) wine, which I'd only just found out.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:04 (eight months ago) link

Never knew that either.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:07 (eight months ago) link

That makes at lease two Neil Diamond songs about drinking alcohol to try and forget about your problems.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:29 (eight months ago) link

A fine subject for a song.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Sunday, 5 January 2020 20:33 (eight months ago) link

did any of you catch those copyright-extension rolling stones tracks that were dumped on youtube on the 1st? they're gone now but a judicious search of iorr.org will lead you to them. anyway the demo version of "ruby tuesday" is for the ages. there's a fierce debate on that site over whether the prominent piano is played by brian jones or nicky hopkins.

Thus Sang Freud, Sunday, 5 January 2020 23:22 (eight months ago) link

Well, tough day but Judee Sill just broke me.


Life is a meaningless nightmare of suffering...save string (Chinaski), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 16:53 (eight months ago) link

ugh that particular performance slays me

ingredience (map), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 17:14 (eight months ago) link

Emperor, "Thus Spake the Nightspirit" live last night.


papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 18:51 (eight months ago) link

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