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The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« on: 29 Nov 2007, 07:22 »

Ok I have been thinking about this question for awhile, What is the most Emo/depressing song or lyric you have ever seen or herd?

This is from Bright Eyes  Padraic My Prince

I had a brother once
He drowned in a bathtub
Before he had ever learned how to talk
And I don’t know what his name was
But my mother does
I heard her say it once

Padriac, my prince, I've all but died
From the sheer weight of my shame
You cried but no one came
And the water filled your tiny lungs
Appear, my dear, and cry for me
It was six years ago today
That we laid you in your grave
Your sweet young skin was shining then too


The worst part is that he made it up, he never had a brother
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #1 on: 29 Nov 2007, 07:27 »

But you who philosophize disgrace,
and criticize all fears,
bury the rag deep in your face,
now is the time for your tears.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #2 on: 29 Nov 2007, 07:38 »

I'm a scat man.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #3 on: 29 Nov 2007, 07:41 »

No you are not.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #4 on: 29 Nov 2007, 08:45 »

I was reading a discussion about depressing songs when Ballad of Worms by Cage came up, that one sorta shocked me.
I won't be able to read this thread any futher, as even the first post stirs up some memories and makes the tear ducts tickle. Have fun with this one you guys!
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #5 on: 29 Nov 2007, 09:54 »

The more I think about it, the more the term 'scat man' offends me.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #6 on: 29 Nov 2007, 13:18 »

For some reason I think of a superhero made out of shit.  Oh, that's because he's "Scat" Man.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #7 on: 29 Nov 2007, 14:01 »

"fuck dat, time to bring it back to da block. da task force is comin' and i got crack in mah sock"

 
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #8 on: 29 Nov 2007, 14:18 »

We've had this thread before.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #9 on: 29 Nov 2007, 14:28 »

Has this thread been done before? I entered in every variation of emo, sad, depressing, songs and lyrics i could think of in the search box
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #10 on: 29 Nov 2007, 15:10 »

Alright, so it wasn't the exact same idea, but it was relatively similar. It was about songs that had lyrics about self-laceration with the exception that no emo bands were to be included.

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,15152

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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #11 on: 29 Nov 2007, 15:26 »

Which wouldn't be hard since I can't think of a single emo band that does sing about that.
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« Reply #12 on: 29 Nov 2007, 15:48 »

So is this to be done in a "Jesus, this shit is so meaningful to me, that's pretty heavy" sincere way, or a "HAH look at this, it's so cliché!" sneering way?

Soemthing in me thinks the first option would be more fun, but maybe a bit pointless.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #13 on: 29 Nov 2007, 16:53 »

My question is mediumrare's.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #14 on: 29 Nov 2007, 16:56 »

VnV nation can be pretty depressing at times though  more in a nihilist kind of way
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Can someone see our self destruction?
Are we reminding ourselves that our existence is so delicate
That without this light we are no more?
That without this light we’ve made we are no more.

A million points of light ascending to the sky
Monuments in darkness standing watch until the sun will rise
We torch the earth until it bleeds, rain ashes from the sky
Just to make a light that no one can see
We cut the earth until it bleeds, rain ashes from the sky
Just to make a light that no one can see.
Just to make a light. Just to make a light
We kill everything
By our blindness and stupidity
We kill everything.

In a thousand years what will be our legacy a million lights that no one could see?
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #15 on: 29 Nov 2007, 17:00 »

I had a brother once
He drowned in a bathtub
Before he had ever learned how to talk
And I don’t know what his name was
But my mother does
I heard her say it once

Padriac, my prince, I've all but died
From the sheer weight of my shame
You cried but no one came
And the water filled your tiny lungs
Appear, my dear, and cry for me
It was six years ago today
That we laid you in your grave
Your sweet young skin was shining then too

That is absolutely the worst piece of lyricism I have ever heard.

Fuck Conor Oberst.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #16 on: 29 Nov 2007, 17:01 »

I think the saddest thing I have heard is "Still Light" by The Knife:

"The doctor came in the morning
She held my hand
And asked "was it worth it?"
"Could it be worse than this?"
Please recall
Give me a hint
Anything will do
If this was the last time now you should tell us what to do

I was afraid I guess
Now I can't think no more
I was so concentrated
On keeping things together
I've learned to focus on
I didn't want to disappoint
Now where is everybody
Is it still light outside? "
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #17 on: 29 Nov 2007, 17:19 »

The doctor who invented anesthesia
Could not anesthetize himself
To the pain and shame he felt
When it wore off on a patient
During his first amputation.


I've always liked that. Its "Bloom on Demand" by Les Savy Fav.

Also depressing, "TV Party" by Black Flag
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« Reply #18 on: 29 Nov 2007, 18:15 »

I can win this any way you cut it, because I listen to neo-folk and darkwave.

I personally like the simple, unadorned lyrics of Sol Invictus. For example December Song:

This is the longest road to nowhere
Although it's shorter than you think
When the shutters comes down
When the chain breaks its link

Can love triumph?
Will hate fall?
Can good win?
Probably not at all

The tide will go out and not return
The flame will die and never again burn
I will fall asleep and never awake
The next page of the diary won't have a date

Can love triumph?
Will hate fall?
Can good win?
Probably not at all

With vile defeats
I limp towards December
Full of vile deceits
But destined not to be remembered


Or The Silver Swan:


The silver swan
Who living had no note
When death approached
Unlocked her silent throat
She laid her heard
Upon the windward shore
She sung her first and last
Then sang no more

Farewell all joy
O death come close my eyes
More geese than swans now live
More fools than wise
Farewell all joy
O death come close my eyes
More geese than swans now live
More fools than wise


Or if you really want to go ott, how about some nice uplifting Sopor Aeternus, ie Todeswunch:

Chill is dripping silently,
I am drowning in myself.
My hope has left me alone and barren,
my grave - the only loving place.
I hate my own loathsome smell,
this stench and old-age and malodorous fear.
How I hate each mortal cell that is rottingly
existing deep inside of me...

I cannot bear the sun so I close me eyes,
it is the perfect day to end this wretched life.

Give me the reason to life so that I might laugh
at least I'll try in bitterness...
Stop the waiting, the cruel waiting for nothing.
All I want is to forget, finally
in Sleep of Death...

I could die just like a christian.
I could fade away in sleep
but I want to die for someone,
for the one who waits for me.
I long to be a sacrifice for the Lord,
my Lord of the Darkest Side.
Everyday is a perfect day, a perfect day for suicide...!

Deliver me from the mindless crowd
when steps grow dumb behind my back.
Save me from their poisoned locks
harassing like daggers through my neck...
Here, where it's like hell to exist
only Death can bring salvation.

Please, release me from my chains that crucify me
to my eternal tribulation.
Here, where even my own image is spitting,
where I have to hide my face.
Where the distress seems so endlessly,
in this god-forsaken place...

In a former time in a long forgotten place,
when the masks and the faces had been identical twins.
As our sanctuaries were locked to hypocritical lies
now befouled they lay bare as they stalked in
so well disguised...

Suicide, sweet suicide
deepest darkness veils my eyes...
Suicide, sweet suicide
jet-black darkness clouds my mind...
Suicide, sweet suicide
Deepest darkness in my heart...
Suicide, sweet suicide
my unclean soul, I know no light...


Or Hades "Pluton":



I dreamt that I was lying on the bottom of
 the dark and never-ending sea,
 on a bed that my dead lover was preparing
 with his own skeleton for me ...

("...bring us a goat and we'll show you the way
 straight through the realm of the fallen and slain ...")

I sensed the wretched spectres of the drowned
staring across from some distant shore,
and in my sadness I drew closer,
to condole and somewhat to implore ...

I am like the doubtful kiss of a corpse
 or maybe the kiss of an ancient stone.
Yes, it's like kissing some marble statue
that has neither warmth nor life of its own....

("...down, further down, where the gloom becomes sound,
 on to the cell where your love might be found ...")

COVER THE MIRRORS, FRAGILE HAS DIED,
LEAVING BUT A STARLESS RUIN BEHIND!
SHATTER THE MIRRORS, SO THAT HE CAN NEVER BE CALLED
BACK FROM THE BLESSED SILENCE OF HIS SCARED VAULT ...

No, no, no...- put an end to the show!
I'm going back to the land where the bone-flowers grow,
to "the wild, weird clime that lieth, sublime, out of Space - out of Time" ...

See the shape, but can't see through,
no-one can ever hate me as well as I do.
Know when to throw a laugh, know how to force a smile,
whatever the intention ...- I'm such a friendly lie!

("...bring us only this goat and we'll lead you to him,
 it shall open the gates, so we can sneak you in...")

"Bring us a goat and we'll show you the way
 straight through the realm of the fallen and slain.
Down, further down, where the gloom becomes sound,
on to the cell, where your love might be found ...
Bring us only this goat and we'll lead you to him,
it will open the gates, so we can sneak you in.
Oh, it's cold and so dark here, and you must keep in mind,
no-one can get you out, if you overstep time...!"



And then of course you can just have Bob Dylan, as has already been said.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #19 on: 29 Nov 2007, 18:16 »

Fuck Conor Oberst.

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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #20 on: 29 Nov 2007, 19:52 »

"The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone "
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #21 on: 29 Nov 2007, 19:55 »


That is absolutely the worst piece of lyricism I have ever heard.

Fuck Conor Oberst.

Tell me about it the only reason iv ever herd that was because one of my old friends loved him, he used to play it in the car until i threatened to get out and walk and never let him ride with me
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« Reply #22 on: 29 Nov 2007, 20:44 »

Jeph, you have led a charmed life. Value that.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #23 on: 29 Nov 2007, 20:48 »

The saddest music I've ever heard is probably Joy Division's work, mosrtly due in part to Ian Curtis'  lyrics and his bass-baritone singing. I've yet to hear something more desperate sounding.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #24 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:10 »

Robert Johnson was kinda sad on occasion I guess.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #25 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:19 »

The saddest music I've ever heard is probably Joy Division's work, mosrtly due in part to Ian Curtis'  lyrics and his bass-baritone singing. I've yet to hear something more desperate sounding.

looooooooovveeee, looooooooooveeeee will tear us aaaaaa-ppppaaarrrrrttttt again.

To be honest, I never really found songs promoting nihilism or the ideologies behind it all that depressing. I have to agree that Joy Divisions work along with alot of the Cure to be some of the saddest stuff around. Particularly because both their singers look like the saddest-bastards ive ever seen.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #26 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:39 »

Every Elliott Smith song ever.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #27 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:50 »

Depressing in a good way or depressing in a bad way?

Hmm...either way, the best thing I can think of is "The Torch," which probably means I need to listen to more depressing music.

"Wash away all the lines on your face that show how you've aged.
It's a long way down; your back's been broken and you can't make the rounds.
The tables are turned as the litany goes.
You're a rotten old man who'll be covered in dirt.
On your knees, and pray to the maker that caused you to bleed.

Turn back the hands on the clock.
You're a bitter old man who's done nothing but work
Your hands to the bone on assembly lines;
You've grown cold to the touch of the ones that you love.
Ignorance is something you can't overcome,
But you've passed it on down and that's something much worse,
For a bitter young man is now taking the torch."
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #28 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:52 »

Not every single one, Eugene!

"Cat Heaven".
"(Hospital Vespers)".
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #29 on: 29 Nov 2007, 21:54 »


That is absolutely the worst piece of lyricism I have ever heard.

Fuck Conor Oberst.

He is no where near as good as Kasher.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #30 on: 29 Nov 2007, 22:57 »

Every Elliott Smith song ever.
Truth.

And yet I can't stop listening, even though I know I will be horribly depressed after.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #31 on: 29 Nov 2007, 22:58 »

To be honest, I never really found songs promoting nihilism or the ideologies behind it all that depressing. I have to agree that Joy Divisions work along with alot of the Cure to be some of the saddest stuff around. Particularly because both their singers look like the saddest-bastards ive ever seen.

Well the fact that they should remind you that nothing you do will mean anything on a large scale and that everything you stand for and love etc will eventually become dust should do it.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #32 on: 30 Nov 2007, 03:11 »

the national's 'son' is pretty melancholy, and its performed beautifully. i would almost rank it alongside with radiohead's 'how to disappear completely' if i didn't worship that song so darn much.

And if you follow me son
the wind will wrap around you
carry you from the ground
you will never be alone

your weight will turn to sunlight
that's falling on a girl
who's still inside the world

and how is the water of the rain
and how is the air of the wind
and how are the arms of your mother
she's holding you in

watch them as they try to fly their kites inside their bedrooms
that were only built for drinking
your thoughts they never lasted long when you were under the sky
above it you can hold a thought forever


also, from chan marshall herself:

His name was Perry
He had a learning difficulty
His father was a very mean man
His father burned his skin
His father send him to his death
He was ten years old
...
Her name was Sheryl
Black hair, like an electric space
She would pretty paint my face
She was a very good friend
Her father would come to her in the night
She was twelve years old
...
His name was Charles
He said he was in love with me
We were both fourteen
Then I had to move away
Then he begin to smoke crack
Then he had to sell ass
I don't know where he is
I don't know where they are


'running up that hill' by kate bush is a melancholy trap too.

there's a song by a dude in my hometown that has a line that goes

'i would read all night if it reminded me of she
but they don't write
and i don't read'

beautiful song.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #33 on: 30 Nov 2007, 03:24 »

I think the saddest thing I have heard is "Still Light" by The Knife:

"The doctor came in the morning
She held my hand
And asked "was it worth it?"
"Could it be worse than this?"
Please recall
Give me a hint
Anything will do
If this was the last time now you should tell us what to do

I was afraid I guess
Now I can't think no more
I was so concentrated
On keeping things together
I've learned to focus on
I didn't want to disappoint
Now where is everybody
Is it still light outside? "


I love that song.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #34 on: 30 Nov 2007, 03:46 »

Not every single one, Eugene!

"Cat Heaven".
"(Hospital Vespers)".

Anna, I entered this thread with two songs on my mind. You have stolen them you thief.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #35 on: 30 Nov 2007, 04:10 »

The entire "Judgement" record by Anathema. One of the most beautifully melancholic records of all time.

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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #36 on: 30 Nov 2007, 06:55 »

"The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone "

The saddest part of that song is:

"And here's where your mother sleeps
And here is the room where your brothers were born
Indentions in the sheets
Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes"
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #37 on: 30 Nov 2007, 13:14 »

"The only girl I've ever loved
Was born with roses in her eyes
But then they buried her alive
One evening 1945
With just her sister at her side
And only weeks before the guns
All came and rained on everyone "

The saddest part of that song is:

"And here's where your mother sleeps
And here is the room where your brothers were born
Indentions in the sheets
Where their bodies once moved but don't move anymore
And it's so sad to see the world agree
That they'd rather see their faces fill with flies
All when I'd want to keep white roses in their eyes"

Oh God yes. This song, Two Headed Boy, and Two Headed Boy pt. 2 all kill me.

Also, some Devotchka can be really depressing. Specifically How It Ends and One Last Vow. And if you can listen to Dearly Departed and don't want to cry a little, you have no soul.

from One Last Vow, because this one has the most poetic lyrics I think, but the music in the other ones are is what gets to me mostly:

Oh this sacriment,
our lovers vows,
You wear them like a holy shroud;
and I cant get a word in;
and I sit here, learing at you.
I'm seeing things, through a young mothers eyes;
as a poison sunrise,
is hanging in the sky,
and I recognise this road, as the town where you was born.

My hands are raw;
from digging my own grave.
My hands are raw;
from digging my own grave.

Now its morning in the cow town,
Old man winter lets his hair down;
and they're burning all in the dark
feels better when there's blood
and the corner of the blue sky
the slumlord hauls his guts out
said "I did it all for love";
we did it all for love!

My hands are raw;
from digging my own grave,
My hands are raw;
from digging my own grave.

Oh your sacriment,
our lovers vows,
I fucked 'em up,
forget me now.
The squirmin and I'm hearing,
Watch the good life dissapearing,
I'm left dreaming in the treetops;
with the photos and the hollyhocks.
You are hypnotising breathing,
I'll surrender peacefully.

My hands are raw;
from digging my own grave,
My hands are raw;
from digging my own grave...

(sometimes it's hard to hear what Nick Urata is singing, but I think this is right)
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #38 on: 30 Nov 2007, 13:45 »

For future reference, it is not considered good form round these parts to quote the post above yours, unless you are singling out a sentence or point for comment from a long post. Also quoting quotes is probably also not kosher.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #39 on: 30 Nov 2007, 21:27 »

Oops. Sorry.

Thanks for the headsup.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #40 on: 30 Nov 2007, 21:35 »

Speaking of NMH


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And in my dreams you're alive and you're crying,
As your mouth moves in mine, soft and sweet.
Rings of flowers round your eyes and I love you,
For the rest of your life

from Two Headed Boy Pt 2 just about breaks my heart every time.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #41 on: 30 Nov 2007, 22:46 »

To be honest, I never really found songs promoting nihilism or the ideologies behind it all that depressing. I have to agree that Joy Divisions work along with alot of the Cure to be some of the saddest stuff around. Particularly because both their singers look like the saddest-bastards ive ever seen.

Well the fact that they should remind you that nothing you do will mean anything on a large scale and that everything you stand for and love etc will eventually become dust should do it.

It's not that I don't understand what nihilism implies. Many nihlists find comfort in pointlessness of everything. Personally I find a song about lost love, longing, or regret way worse than "anything I do doesn't matter" because it is seemingly more relatable.

Currently, I am taking great joy in the pain Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd is giving me
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #42 on: 30 Nov 2007, 23:23 »


That is absolutely the worst piece of lyricism I have ever heard.

Fuck Conor Oberst.

He is no where near as good as Kasher.

Honestly, why does every goddamn thread in this forum have to turn into a "Let's Hate on Conor Oberst" thread?
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #43 on: 01 Dec 2007, 06:23 »

Man, don't you people know anything?! "Heart Like a Wheel", people, "HEART LIKE A WHEEL".

Some say the heart is just like a wheel
When you bend it you can't mend it
But my love for you is like a sinking ship
And my heart is on that ship out in mid-ocean.

When harm is done no love can be done,
I know it happens frequently
What I don't understand, oh please god hold my hand,
Is why it should have happened to me.

And it's only love,
And it's only love
That can wreck a human being and turn him inside out,
That can wreck a human being and turn him inside out.

They say that death is a tragedy,
It comes once and then it's over.
But my only wish is for that deep, dark abyss
'Cause what's the use of living with no true lover.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #44 on: 01 Dec 2007, 07:01 »

alright so this song doesnt have really depressing lyrics, but the melody is just...it fits. anyway listen to jackson waters - center of attention. here's a link for the lazy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8taSbRa7zaU. and i apologize for the video being one tree hill...
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #45 on: 01 Dec 2007, 07:15 »

Guys, no the most depressing NMH song is "Oh Comely."
You know that.
"I know they buried her body with others,
Her sister, her mother, and five hundred families,
And will she remember me, fifty years later,
I wished I could save her in some sort of time machine,
Know all your enemies, we know who our enemies are.
Know all your enemies, we know who our enemies are,
Goldaline, my dear, we will all fold and freeze together,
Far away from here, there is sun and spring and green forever."
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #46 on: 01 Dec 2007, 07:21 »

Maybe we can just agree that In The Aeroplane Over the Sea is a bit of a downer all round.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #47 on: 01 Dec 2007, 07:38 »

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The entire "Judgement" record by Anathema. One of the most beautifully melancholic records of all time.

Troo dat. 'Underworld' from A Fine Day wins the single song award though.

There's always something
You won't dare to say
Your good intentions
Are boring take me away
If it keeps you sane, then it's okay
If I played it safe, would it save me?

I'd like to get some rest now
If I could just ignore the truth
Scratching at the window
This time I've got to make a move
Ego obliteration
Stand back and watch me melt away
Dissolve all recognition

I've got to burn this weight out of my mind
Running through my veins until I disappear

This feeling is over
This feeling is over me

Climbing up the wall
Going to creep between the cracks
Get out of my skull
Tie the rope around my neck
Destroy all emotion
Going to rip me face to shreds
Cut my eyeballs open

I've got to burn this weight out of my mind
Running through my veins until I disappear


Actually that whole CD just sounds like someone going completely mad. Quite genius. Loses something without the music to go with it, though.

Honestly, why does every goddamn thread in this forum have to turn into a "Let's Hate on Conor Oberst" thread?

Because he's a cunt.

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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #48 on: 01 Dec 2007, 08:04 »

I just got broke the fuck up with (get a blog, I know), so YMMV; but I find that "Woke Up New," by The Mountain Goats, tends to make me lose my shit.

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On the morning when I woke up without you for the first time
It was cold, so I put on a sweater, and I turned up the heat
And the walls began to close in and I felt so sad and frightened
I practically ran from the living room out into the street

And the wind began to blow, and all the trees began to pant
And the world, in its cold way, started coming alive
And I stood there like a businessman waiting for the train
And I got ready for the future to arrive

And I sang oh, what do I do? What do I do? What do I do?
What do I do without you?

Devastating in its simplicity and truth.
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Re: The Most emo/depressing lyrics
« Reply #49 on: 01 Dec 2007, 08:10 »

I've never been through a breakup, but I always knew that if I do go through a serious one, that song will kill me. It's even depressing when you have no experience with what it's like.

Goddammit John Darnielle you genius.
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