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Old 06-21-2014, 06:58 PM   #1
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Songs/pieces of music that bring tears to your eyes/take your breath away, etc.

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Songs that bring tears to my eyes (okay, maybe not literally):


"Stolen" - Lucie Silvas

"Love of My Life" - Queen

"Leaving Paris" - Craig Armstrong (instrumental – solo piano)





Pieces of music that take my breath away (again – maybe not literally):


"The Earth Prelude" - Ludovico Einaudi

"My Name is Lincoln" - from "The Island" soundtrack - Steve Jablonsky

"Now We Are Free" - from "Gladiator" soundtrack - Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard

End Titles music from the film "Independence Day" (1996) - David Arnold




Your suggestions – for other similar pieces of music – would be welcome...

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Old 06-22-2014, 08:35 AM   #3
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Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel. We played this leaving my daughter's funeral carrying her out. To this day it is like a punch in the stomach if I randomly hear it out somewhere.
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Old 06-22-2014, 08:49 AM   #4
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Adele's cover of I Can't Make you Love Me. I've felt this song acutely. Anyone who has ever loved someone and not been loved back will get it.

Fix You - Cold Play. When the guitars come in at 2.25.... I get goosebumps every time. I'm not sure another song has ever physically given me a reaction like that. The louder the better for this song.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:05 AM   #5
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If you know or knew anyone who battled-and lost that battle-addiction this song is a killer

Love Her by Seether

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3mKBu_eFfI

Brings tears to my eyes every time.
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Old 06-22-2014, 11:46 AM   #7
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Staind - It's Been Awhile or 3 Doors Down- Here Without You always bring a tear or two to me.
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:24 PM   #8
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:18 PM   #9
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I remember a time when I was so on edge and burnt out that I couldn't listen to anything on my iPod. Then I found a CD of Enya's Watermark and put it on. It was exactly what I needed. The emotional release was intense ... almost orgasmic. I cried and felt a great peace overwhelm me when the "On Your Shore" track finished. I never dreamed that any piece of music could move me so.

Other pieces: Franz Schubert's "Ave Maria." That goes straight to the target, every time.

And George Harrison's "Here Comes The Sun" usually lifts me up, too. I hear the people clapping, and I want to clap, too.

"Touch of Grey" by the Grateful Dead. I listen to it and think that maybe I, too, will survive.
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:05 AM   #10
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Songs that bring tears to my eyes:

Warning Sign ~ Coldplay

Evergreen ~ Barbara Streisand

Eric Clapton ~ River of Tears (especially his beautiful,weepy guitar solo. I mean all of his solos are great. After all, "Clapton is God")

Goodbye's the Saddest Word ~ Celine Dion

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Songs that take my breath away:

Eva Cassidy ~ You Take My Breath Away (yes, that's really the name)

To Love You More ~ Celine Dion

Romance ~ Franz Lizst

Not Myself ~ Amos Lee

Thank You ~ Led Zeppelin

Gymnopedie No. 1 ~ Erik Satie

Flower Travelin' Man ~ Earthless


Just to name a few... Okay, more than a few.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:02 PM   #11
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Gorecki by Lamb
Accidental Babies by Damien Rice
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Market Irglova (gets me every.single.time)
Fake Plastic Trees by Radiohead
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Gabriel by Lamb
Love to a Monster by Okkervil River
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:21 PM   #13
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Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy
Say Something by A Great Big World
Stand Where I Stood by Missy Higgins
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To me you're like a growing addiction that I can't deny.
Won't you tell me is that healthy, baby?


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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - David Grey

Never Is A Promise - Fiona Apple

Total Control - The Motels

Winter - Tori Amos

Infinite & Unforeseen - kd lang

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Colourblind - Counting Crows
Anna Begins - Counting Crows
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Here With Me -Susie Suh and Robot Koch. This song, with its beautiful lyrics and haunting melody exactly expresses what I feel

If I Had A Heart - Fever Ray. When I first heard this a couple of years ago, I actually stopped and was mesmerised.

Paco de Lucía Concierto Aranjuez; Adagio - Joaquín Rodrigo.

Loreena McKennitt. A stunning performer, she is able to recreate and transport you to worlds. Her music, especially La Serenissima and Beneath a Phrygian Sky just takes my breath away.
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The last music that brought tears to my eyes... well, it was a street concert in Eureka CA (Old Town), and I was too close to the speakers, and Elvin Bishop's guitar was REAL loud...

Otherwise, I get pretty carried away by Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. And Bach's violin partitas.
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Say Hello, Wave Goodbye - David Grey

Never Is A Promise - Fiona Apple

Total Control - The Motels

Winter - Tori Amos

Infinite & Unforeseen - kd lang
Winter always gets me too!
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"Almost Lover" and "Say Something" get me every time. Have you seen the video for "Say Something"? It wrecked me; I was so unprepared.
Yep, no hurry to see it again. I'm beginning to think I should buy stock in Kleenex.

Silent All These Years by Tori Amos usually gets me.
When She Loved Me and Good Enough by Sarah McLachlan get me all choked up too.
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Accidental Babies by Damien Rice
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Market Irglova (gets me every.single.time)
I was coming to post these two songs!!!! I actually posted Accidental Babies in another thread just last week.

Those are two of the saddest songs I've ever heard. Accidental Babies is just brutal.

I would add to that list Rootless Tree. Man. What power.
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"Almost Lover" and "Say Something" get me every time. Have you seen the video for "Say Something"? It wrecked me; I was so unprepared.
Almost Lover is haunting. And I'm pretty sure I have a crush on the singer.

You lot have some great musical taste!
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Adele's cover of I Can't Make you Love Me. I've felt this song acutely. Anyone who has ever loved someone and not been loved back will get it.

Fix You - Cold Play. When the guitars come in at 2.25.... I get goosebumps every time. I'm not sure another song has ever physically given me a reaction like that. The louder the better for this song.


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