Music that moves you to tears

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

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I was at a Rush concert just a few short years ago and they opened the show with "Limelight". I choked up the moment I heard the opening strains of that song. It was unreal.

You see, we fans had almost "lost" the band a few times already and I was pretty sure that this was one of the last times I would ever see them again. With Neil's passing this year, that memory is more poignant than ever.

I was choked up for the whole entire last concert...and really after the last time I saw them run off the stage....I was truly in disbelief..."this. is. freaking. it........f**k". The image still gets me...I hate losing things
 

TOMANO

Senior Member
A lot of nostalgia forces the ol' well up...Top 40 songs from The 70s, for sure. Bring ya right back to a special time and place. Certain songs destroy me every time I hear 'em.
 

Sebenza

Member
Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber....I cant help it, sorry, I couldn't care less about clichés

The ending of Tubular bells part 1....the whole thing just gets me into a weird vibe and I start to get (really) emotional at the introduction of the final bassline 17 minutes into the piece and when finally tubular bells are announced I completely lose it

King Crimson's Epitaph...possibly the saddest rock song ever written?

King Crimson's Starless....this tune speaks to me in so many different ways...the first part hits my romantic side so big time I'd venture its some of the best singing I ever heard on a rock tune, if one can ignore the corny lyrics...the second part hits my drummer mind, along with my love for the epic (how else could you describe that buildup and release..?)...the final part activates my punk energy until finally culminating into the saddest rock outro ever...

So much stuff from Vangelis, I cant even begin to name specific tunes....except for maybe 'To The Unknown Man'...I actually copied that tune from my dad's record on to a cassette tape but the record skipped during the recording somewhere inside a fill of the drum beat that ends the song. I listened to that faulty version for years and only found it was faulty 20 or so years later.
Incidentally...that is...to this day...one of the grooviest drumbeats I've ever heard..played by Vangelis himself
 

Spreggy

Silver Member
Adagio for Strings, Samuel Barber....I cant help it, sorry, I couldn't care less about clichés
Such a great piece! A group of 7 or 8 friends played it at our wedding a million years ago.

This one pulls it out of me every time. Gotta be the original version. Talk about a singer putting it all on the line. And now as an older person, I think of those I've lost. I hope they weren't frightened either.

 
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bud7h4

Silver Member
A lot of times it's just the melody, not even the lyrics, that gets me. I don't know what that's all about. But I don't listen to songs that affect me that way. After losing my parents, as well as watching pets die horribly time and time again, I try to keep from triggering sorrow.
 

Frosticles

Silver Member
Natalie Imbruglia - "Goodbye"
Always does it for me. Was the ending song at my fathers funeral. :cry:
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
I saw a stage performance of “Six Degrees of Separation” that played that movement at the end of the play. Someone improvised a wordless vocal line over the top of it. I bawled LOUDLY at that. It just really got me that day.

oh man...I hate when i bawl in public at stuff...and EVERY TIME our community band plays Russian Christmas Music, I am up there, on the bass drum, tears streaming down my face...for that concert...

he gets 13 french horns for that song, and they sit right in the middle, all of their bells facing directly at us....so. f-ing. powerfull!!! Add the 7 trombones, 15 trumpets, and 4 tubas... and these are all either current, or ex band director/performance types. We have 3 players who were Yamaha Performing Artists....not your typical "weekend warrior" community groups. Everyone has to audition.

We also do a real moving version of Silent Night that gets me going too
 

Tamaefx

Silver Member
Mother - By Pink Floyd.
The Great Escape by Marillion.
Puisque tu pars - Jean-Jacques Goldman.
 
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Push pull stroke

Platinum Member
oh man...I hate when i bawl in public at stuff...and EVERY TIME our community band plays Russian Christmas Music, I am up there, on the bass drum, tears streaming down my face...for that concert...

he gets 13 french horns for that song, and they sit right in the middle, all of their bells facing directly at us....so. f-ing. powerfull!!! Add the 7 trombones, 15 trumpets, and 4 tubas... and these are all either current, or ex band director/performance types. We have 3 players who were Yamaha Performing Artists....not your typical "weekend warrior" community groups. Everyone has to audition.

We also do a real moving version of Silent Night that gets me going too

Yeah, I secretly love playing Christmas concerts of almost any kind. I’m a sucker for those emotions
 

force3005

Silver Member
The feel of the song. Voice and instrument inflections of the song.

The Rose ( Bette Midler )
Knocking on Heavens Door ( Bob Dylan )
Wish you were here ( Pink Floyd )
Cats in the Cradle ( Harry Chapin )
Shooting Star ( Bad Company )
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
Middletown Dreams by Rush is another one that makes me mist up because of how the lyrics describe people who's dreams either die out, or never get realized by others,...and again, the music fits the "angst" of the lyrics well...plus some of Geddy's best bass playing.

This song always pushes me to makes sure that I DON'T become the people in the lyrics
 

C.M. Jones

Diamond Member
Middletown Dreams by Rush is another one that makes me mist up because of how the lyrics describe people who's dreams either die out, or never get realized by others,...and again, the music fits the "angst" of the lyrics well...plus some of Geddy's best bass playing.

This song always pushes me to makes sure that I DON'T become the people in the lyrics

Rush produced a wealth of analytical and introspective lyrics, but of their vast body of work, I've always found "Subdivisions" to be their most poignant piece. It's a timeless social commentary. I'd have to say "Signals" is also my favorite Rush album.
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

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Rush produced a wealth of analytical and introspective lyrics, but of their vast body of work, I've always found "Subdivisions" to be their most poignant piece. It's a timeless social commentary. I'd have to say "Signals" is also my favorite Rush album.

yep...Signals is my "foundational" Rush album.I would venture to say that that album is the pivotal album of my whole entire teen age life, and consequently my whole life. It had just come out when I was really getting into them. Was one of the first albums I bought with my own money. Agree 100% about Subdivisions. Also LOVE the lyrics to Analog Kid (and again, how the music supports the story of the song so well), and honestly for me, one of the "heaviest" lyrical contents I think that Peart wrote is Losing It. I mean, every verse describes failure so tragically and so well... And I love that song, which is weird because I have NEVER heard a Rush fan say they can even stand that song. In fact, most say the was the "downfall" of Rush for them
 
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