songs that make you shiver/cry

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Smuterella, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. mrtman

    mrtman Familiar Face

    Arkansas USA
    "you don't know love" by Janie Fricke...great song.
  2. Gene Watson -- Paper Rosie

  3. juup

    juup New in Town

    New Mexico
    P.S. I Love You and Someone to Watch Over Me do it for me. but my kid has been humming something called "Can't Get It Right" which i really like as well
  4. Jezebel_Amazon

    Jezebel_Amazon One of the Regulars

    Atlanta, GA
    The few that pop into my mind:

    Gypsy, Joe, and Me- Dolly Parton
    Jolene - Dolly Parton
    I Fall to Pieces- Patsy Cline
    Gloomy Sunday- Billie Holiday
    Ramblin' Man - Hank Williams (Gives me chills, i don't know why.)
  5. AtomicEraTom


    Portage, Wis.
    Just have to say you have excellent taste!

    One of the saddest songs I can think of.
  6. juup

    juup New in Town

    New Mexico
    found an old Dolly Parton LP and was listening to it. The song Me and Little Andy made me cry.
  7. nostalgic

    nostalgic New in Town

    United States
    Queen is a big thing for me; to me it means my dad and most of their songs are more of a connection thing "My Melancholy Blues" and "Love of My Life" have been known to tear me up. I have lyrics from "The Show Must Go On" tattooed on my back.

    I always, always cry during "The Star Spangled Banner"

    "Somewhere Over the Rainbow": my mom was a huge Wizard of Oz fan and I walked down the aisle to the instrumentals as a tribute type thing. (also love her version of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas)

    "Songwriter" by the Good Rats ("the best known, unknown band" from NY (Long Island I think)... been around since the 70's)
  8. DNO

    DNO One Too Many

    Toronto, Canada
    "Flying/Spring of '44" by Marie Lynn Hammond.

    "it was spring again when I went to meet his train
    they sent him home a hero
    with medals and that look in his eyes
    and a cane –
    I hardly knew him
    and most nights he’d wake up shaking and scared
    but he’d never tell me
    what he was seeing"
  9. Mocheman

    Mocheman One of the Regulars

    Southwestern Florida, USA
    Raining In My Heart - Buddy Holly
    Just a beautiful song.
  10. 150719541

    150719541 One Too Many

    San Luis Potosi, SLP. Mexico
    "Crippled Crow" by Kris Kristoferson, this is a really sad song: beggar standing in the corner sing your song, singing for a dime, his music.....
  11. plain old dave

    plain old dave A-List Customer

    East TN
    God Bless America, ESPECIALLY if done by the United States Marine Corps Band and preceded by the Presidential Fluorish.

    I get misty just typing about it.
  12. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    This one:

    It breaks me in half! :(

    Please, remember me
    By the rosebush laughing
    With bruises on my chin
    The time when
    We counted every black car passing
    Your house beneath the hill
    And up until
    Someone caught us in the kitchen
    With maps, a mountain range,
    A piggy bank
    A vision too removed to mention

    Please, remember me
    I heard from someone you're still pretty
    And then
    They went on to say
    That the pearly gates
    Had some eloquent graffiti
    Like 'We'll meet again'
    And '**** the man'
    And 'Tell my mother not to worry'
    And angels with their gray
    Were always done in such a hurry

    Please, remember me
    At Halloween
    Making fools of all the neighbors
    Our faces painted white
    By midnight
    We'd forgotten one another
    And when the morning came
    I was ashamed
    Only now it seems so silly
    That season left the world
    And then returned
    And now you're lit up by the city

    Please, remember me
    In the window of the tallest tower call
    Then pass us by
    But much too high
    To see the empty road at happy hour
    Leave and resonate
    Just like the gates
    Around the holy kingdom
    With words like 'Lost and Found' and 'Don't Look Down'
    And 'Someone Save Temptation'

    Please, remember me
    As in the dream
    We had as rug-burned babies
    Among the fallen trees
    And fast asleep
    Aside the lions and the ladies
    That called you what you like
    And even might
    Give a gift for your behavior
    A fleeting chance to see
    A trapeze
    Swing as high as any savior

    Please, remember me
    My misery
    And how it lost me all I wanted
    Those dogs that love the rain
    And chasing trains
    The colored birds above there running
    In circles round the well
    And where it spells
    On the wall behind St. Peter's
    So bright with cinder gray
    And spray paint
    'Who the hell can see forever?'

    Please, remember me
    In the car behind the carnival
    My hand between your knees
    You turn from me
    And said 'The trapeze act was wonderful
    But never meant to last'
    The clown that passed
    Saw me just come up with anger
    When it filled with circus dogs
    The parking lot
    Had an element of danger

    Please, remember me
    And all my uphill clawing
    My dear
    But if i make
    The pearly gates
    Do my best to make a drawing
    Of G-d and Lucifer
    A boy and girl
    An angel kissin' on a sinner
    A monkey and a man
    A marching band
    All around the frightened trapeze swingers
  13. Big_e

    Big_e Practically Family

    Dallas, Tx
  14. Hey_Laaaaaady!

    Hey_Laaaaaady! Familiar Face

    somewhere between 1947-1951
    Stardust (Michael Buble's version)--MAJOR chills the first time I heard it! My favorite song ever. :D

    the Sound of Silence by Simon & Garfunkel and Lost by Michael Buble both make me tear up *sniff*

    Amazing Grace by Celtic Woman--again with the chills
  15. tuppence

    tuppence Practically Family

    Hellbourne Australia
  16. Mae Croft

    Mae Croft Familiar Face

    Gentry County, Missouri USA
    Josh Groban's cover of Vincent, he has an amazing voice but more than that he sings with so much feeling. A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square by Vera Lynn always chokes me up, as does The Star Spangled Banner. More recently the amazing Adele Adkins singing Someone Like You, which made me literally cry the first two times I heard it. I'm such a weepy softy! lol
  17. Almost anything by Red Sovine (1918-1980)

    Teddy Bear


    Little Joe


    Daddy's Girl

  18. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    With all due respect - personally, I still think that no one can surpass Don's rendition of his own song. Even when I was a little kid that song never failed to silence me immediately (tough job!).

    Last edited: Jun 14, 2011
  19. Mae Croft

    Mae Croft Familiar Face

    Gentry County, Missouri USA
    Big fan of Don's actually. ;)
  20. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    Don was actually one of the first performers that made me want to play acoustic guitar so many years ago... :)

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