Most Poignant Song?


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Most Poignant Song?

Postby lonewolf49 » Mon Nov 07, 2005 3:26 pm

My nominations:

Help Me Make it Through the Night
For The Good Times
Sunday Morning Coming Down
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Postby gm » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:37 pm

Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
greatest song of all time and touching, too :)
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Postby maggot » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:40 pm

We've Only Just Begun
Not!
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Postby tafnut » Mon Nov 07, 2005 6:58 pm

This is ultra sappy - but when Mike & the Mechanics came out with 'In the Living Years' my dad had been dead a few years and I still cried every time it came on the radio. 'The Way You Look Tonight' gets to me too. Yes, I am a wuss . . .
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Postby Honusonthesound » Mon Nov 07, 2005 7:12 pm

Tafnut, I was gonna post sumpthin' filppant 'till saw yer Mike and the Mechanics post. Good call, my friend. Nuthin' more on the subject from me.
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Postby twittering debutante » Mon Nov 07, 2005 9:11 pm

Yeah, that Mike and the Mechanics song sure says it all.

"Silver Springs" and "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac have a similar effect on me, as well as "Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser" by Bob Seger.

"Luka" by Suzanne Vega is also very poignant.

"Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith qualifies too.

Check out "Cowboy Song" by Thin Lizzy.

"Taxi" by Harry Chapin used to hit me hard because I used to drive a cab, and I always was flying high. A lot of people do not seem to like Harry Chapin, but that song is hauntingly beautiful.
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Postby Vern » Mon Nov 07, 2005 10:01 pm

Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
Johnny Cash - Hurt
Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star
Duke - So In Love With You
The The - Uncertain Smile
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Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:50 am

"compassion" by tood rundgren
" and you did not need what you had because you did not have compassion"

"he's givin us all his love" randy newman
"he watches the children crying. he watches the old folks dying. he's givin us all his love"

'is that all there is" peggy lee
" is that all there is. well if thats all there is then lets start dancing. lets break out the booze and have a ball"

"imagine" john lennon
"you may say im a dreamer. but im not the only one. i hope some day youll join us and the world will live as one."

sugar sugar...sugar sugar do do da do honey honey do do da da do :x
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Postby dukehjsteve » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:00 am

Abraham, Martin & John
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Postby mojo » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:27 am

"imagine" gets me every time too squackee.

Also mine and my DH's song "Best of My Love" by the Eagles. Can't hear it without get all mushy! :D
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Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:33 am

>I am a lady. I do not have the testicles! <

you can borrow mine, :lol: im obviously not using them!! :oops: 8)
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Postby MJD » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:42 am

Taxi and Hurt(originally done by NIN) are both very good choices. I don't usually pay that much attention to lyrics unless they are really in your face so I will have to check out some of the others.

Without thinking about it real hard because I am sure there are others, I would have to go with Cats in the Cradle-fathers and sons.

Thinking about it a very little bit:

The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan-suicide

And how about Timothy by The Buoys-cannibalism.

More along the weird side-didn't realize that Rupert Holmes wrote it:

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=2005

Love Vigilantes by New Order(was trying to come up with it and it started to get streamed a couple of minutes later-pretty weird):

"Love Vigilantes
Oh, I've just come from the land of the sun
From a war that must be won in the name of truth
With our soldiers so brave, your freedom we will save
With our rifles and grenades and some help from God
I want to see my family, my wife and child waiting for me
I've got to go home, I've been so alone, you see

You just can't believe the joy I did recieve
When I finally got my leave and I was going home
Oh, I flew through the sky, my convictions could not lie
For my country I would die and I will see it soon
I want to see my family, my wife and child waiting for me

I've got to go home, I've been so alone, you see

When I walked through the door, my wife she lay upon the floor
And with tears her eyes were sore, I did not know why
Then I looked into her hand and I saw the telegram
That said that I was a brave, brave men but that I was dead
I want to see my family, my wife and child waiting for me
I've got to go home, I've been so alone, you see"


Missing You-John Waite-love


Rod Stewart-Maggie May
-The Killing Of Georgie


Peter Sarstedt-Where Do You Go To My Lovely

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gary.hart/ ... stedt.html
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Postby cullman » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:56 am

I don't have a sensitive side but if I did, I would consider these songs:

"Dedicated To The One I Love" by the Mommas and Papas

"Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson

"Walking On A Wire" by Richard and Linda Thompson

"If I Loved You" from the original Broadway soundtrack of R and H's "Carousel" sung by Jan Clayton and John Raitt

"Woman" (not to be confused with "Woman" by Anti-Nowhere League) by Peter and Gordon.

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Postby SQUACKEE » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:56 am

"father and son" by cat stevens is a goody
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Postby EPelle » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:03 am

:: Landing in London (3 Doors Down)
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Postby tlb747 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:12 pm

"Focus," by Xzibit.
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Postby gm » Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:06 pm

If you are referring to poignant in the sense of profoundly moving:
Amazing Grace
How Great Thou Art
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Postby guru » Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:14 pm

This may be more in the "Haunting" category than "Poignant", but hands down it's got to be:

"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald " by Gordon Lightfoot. No one who lives in a Great Lakes state and knows the story can help but have a chill go down our spine each time it comes on the oldies rock stations.

Or when the first cold winds of November start blowing :(

http://home.pacbell.net/chabpyne/lyrics.html



edit: Hard to believe the 30th anniversary is on Thursday.

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw1 ... 051105.htm
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Postby twittering debutante » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:59 pm

I have a great documentary about the Edmund Fitzgerald that I occasionally show my students.
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Postby utkvol80 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:11 pm

Something by the Eagles.....
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Postby lonewolf49 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:52 pm

Judging from the posts, poignant means different things to different people; undoubtably reflecting personal history.. and we are all right.
I really had not analyzed my selections until I saw the variety of responses. I just knew they had meaningful lyrics and good melodies and timing.
Now I see that the central theme of all my choices is acceptance of lost love and wasted opportunity...
Any shrinks in the house?
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Postby bambam » Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:23 am

[quote="guru"]Or when the first cold winds of November start blowing :(

Actually, I believe its "when the winds of November come chilling."
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Postby guru » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:24 am

bambam wrote:
guru wrote:Or when the first cold winds of November start blowing :(

Actually, I believe its "when the winds of November come chilling."



Actually, it's "When the gales of November come early", but I wasn't trying to quote the song. I was simply stating my own feelings.
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Postby MJD » Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:35 am

guru wrote:"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald "


Lived in Thunder Bay on the north shore when it was called Port Arthur. I was there for two years when I was 6 and 7 years old. All I can remember about it is the cold(low today will be 21 degrees) and "The Sleeping Giant".


http://www.thunderbay.ca/index.cfm?fuse=html&pg=1474
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