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Comfortably Dumb

1,237 posts

90 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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'Tears in heaven' by Clapton. Written following the death of his 4 year old son...

Shaw Tarse

25,791 posts

108 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Lefty said:
In the living years.

Mike and the Mechanics?
I heard the reason he wrote it. quite moving.

Sim89

1,355 posts

112 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Fort Jefferson said:
Ludovico Einaudi's, Fuori Dal Mondo.
I agree, although possibly Dietro Casa or Nuvole Bianche

XXVIII

2,800 posts

119 months

caziques

1,419 posts

73 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Second page and no mention of Ebony Eyes by the Everly Brothers, perhaps it's my age.
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AlexanderV8

1,250 posts

108 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks

Muntu

6,863 posts

104 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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If I Could Be Where You Are - Enya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qKmIc2U8rc

turbolucie

3,467 posts

87 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Ellie Goulding's current cover of Your Song. Brings me to tears frown

shed driver

471 posts

65 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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The Last Post.

Looking round the local war Memorial seeing less of the older generation each year, and tragically, many more younger ones come home maimed to take their place. Guaranteed to put dust in my eyes.

SD.

Dixie68

3,091 posts

92 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren

The next one was played at the funeral of a friend and is guaranteed to make me tear up:
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms

Lefty

14,364 posts

107 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Shaw Tarse said:
Lefty said:
In the living years.

Mike and the Mechanics?
I heard the reason he wrote it. quite moving.
yes

Honourable mentions for Sanvean by Lisa Gerrard, Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits, the Band of Brothers Requiem by Mike Kamen and Hurt covered by Johnny Cash.

On a more personal note, I was left standing in a hospital room when my heavily pregnant wife was rushed to theatre when my unborn sons heart stopped beating and "Heaven must be missing an angel" came on the radio.

I may have hurled the fking thing against the wall in a burst of emotional rage and had to buy a new one a few days later.

Gretchen

14,369 posts

121 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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turbolucie said:
Ellie Goulding's current cover of Your Song. Brings me to tears frown
I was bawling everytime that John Lewis Christmas advert was on!


I can't listen to Sia - Breathe Me without crying, same for Barry Manilow - Can't Smile Without You (was played at a friend's funeral), and the theme from The Littlest Hobo - Terry Bush - Maybe Tomorrow, stupid dog.




Shaw Tarse

25,791 posts

108 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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shed driver said:
The Last Post.

Looking round the local war Memorial seeing less of the older generation each year, and tragically, many more younger ones come home maimed to take their place. Guaranteed to put dust in my eyes.

SD.
I was going to post The Last Post, not a song, but played on a bugle :shiverdownspine:

Jaykaybi

3,457 posts

126 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Frank Turner always gets me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RbNdwY4ujw

Jonathan27

513 posts

69 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Fort Jefferson said:
Ludovico Einaudi's, Fuori Dal Mondo.
+1

Dixie68

3,091 posts

92 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Oh, and there's always this one, especially when you know the story behind it - the true story of when he took his girlfriend to have an abortion:
Ben Folds - Brick

jarnold88

843 posts

84 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Tonight I wanna cry by Keith Urban... :'(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czb5P_pw8Fc&ob=...

Liam79

398 posts

156 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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The Pretenders - I'll stand by you

yellowbentines

3,846 posts

112 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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Kentish said:
Luther Vandross; Dance with my Father.
This. My wife has lost both parents, if this comes on tv or the radio I have to make a dive to change the channel/station before the waterworks start.

Flying Pickets - Only You and Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes are 2 others that seem to have the same effect.

Edited by yellowbentines on Tuesday 18th January 19:12

Rollcage

11,320 posts

97 months

Tuesday 18th January 2011
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An obvious one is "My Immortal" by Evanescence.

"Wires" - "Athlete" is especially moving when you realise it is about the premature birth of the lead singer's daughter.