621. Sad Songs, They Say…

…so much. Though I personally think that song by Sir Elton John is a big ol’ soft ball of cheese, but still…

… it seems like a dichotomy, but there is an element of beauty in sadness. If we never felt loneliness and dislocation, we wouldn’t keep the balance that holds up the times we cherish with those we cherish? A life in balance? Joy and Pain? There should be a soundtrack to it. And half that soundtrack might include sad songs to match the mood, to match what you are going through. It does work for me, the power of music to match the emotion or to turn that emotion into something that feels bearable, even if, at times, it may feel like the weight of the world.

Lorde’s “Liability”

The truth is I am a toy,
That people enjoy,
‘Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore.
And then they are bored of me.
I know that it’s exciting,
Running through the night, but
Every perfect summer’s,
Eating me alive until you’re gone…
Better on my own.

Edvar Munch’s Depiction of the Flu Epidemic of 1918

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for…

…everyone.

They’re gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun.

Heck even hip hop has it’s sad songs. I’m not quite young enough or cool enough to know what this genre is without looking it up via the brain on Google. It might be Mumble Rap if memory serves me correctly. It’s a whole genre of music that mixes rap and hip hop with emo kid cool. It’s a thing.

Juice WRLD’s “Reminds Me if You”

I know we can’t be together ever again,
You told me this forever, I ain’t know forever could end.
You had me fucked up, had me thinkin’ I would die here for you.
Shit got me fucked up, can’t believe I was so blinded by you.

I can’t play that song ’cause it reminds me of you.
I can’t watch that show ’cause it reminds me of you.
Cut off all my friends ’cause they remind me of you.
I don’t wanna do shit that reminds me of you.
Everything and everywhere reminds me of you.

And then there’s Houston’s own Blue October. That dude has dealt with some tough stuff in life, and turned it into music, Art dare I say? Yep, just said it.

Justin Furstenfeld, Blue October, “The Feel Again (Stay)”

I see the sun go down on the river.
I feel the wind blow, I would’ve stayed to gray.

Do you feel it fall or do you feel at all?

And while I sit in my four cornered room, dividing hearts for our little girl.
While I can’t be anything but who I am.

So take this heart of mine.
You’ve taken it a hundred thousand times.
But this time, this time I’m gonna take it with me.

I see the door close down behind you.
I watch your face turn from glow to straight gray.
I see the moon go up and it shines this glory on my face,
Who will know?

Cruel Youth’s Teddy Sinclair, AKA Natalia Kills

I don’t need money.
I don’t need sleep.

Cause everything’s funny,
When it’s just you and me.
I’m tired of people asking,
What I do when I’m alone?

Oh, what would I do without you?
Oh Mr Watson, I’ve been cheating with you.
You’re the only one to fix the stupid shit I been through.
Oh Mr Watson, I’ve been cheating with you.
You’re the only one who knows my favorite color…

…And it’s powder blue.

Floyd’s Wish You Were Here

So you think you can tell,
Heaven from hell?
Blue skies from pain?
Can you tell…
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

We’re just two lost souls,
Swimming in a fish bowl,
Year after year.
Running over the same old ground,
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here.

And don’t worry, sad songs do say so much but in the end, there’s always hope. The hope of a new day, new loves, those in your life that will never leave, that love unconditionally. Life in balance, joy and pain. Focus on giving that love vs. receiving it. Then you’ll find solace in the sadness… and the beauty. Of music. Of life.

BAM!!! 400-something songs & Nearly 31 Hours of Sad Songs…. Not all that make you Sad.

Sad Songs & Hope. To Loves Everlasting.

Good Things.

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