Greatest poignant Lyrics of all time

Written by Eric Bogle, Sung by June Tabor,

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Bobbie Gentry - Ode to Billie Joe
Elvis - In the Ghetto
Don McLean - Vincent

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The Kinks - Days
The Beatles - In My Life
Richard Thompson - How Will I Ever Be Simple Again
Joni Mitchell - River - The Fiddle and the Drum

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One person’s “poignant: is another’s “maudlin”.

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Lowell George - 20 Million Things. (Recorded Shortly Before His Death)

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Pink Floyd - The Wall (album in its entirety)
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (album in its entirety)
Roger Waters - Amused to Death (album in its entirety)
Twelfth Night - Sequences
Twelfth Night - We are Sane
Twelfth Night - Fact and Fiction
Edgar Broughton - Superchip, The Final Silicon Solution (including the integral Who Only Fade Away and Curtain)
Edgar Broughton - Evening over Rooftops
Budgie - Parents
The Doors - The End

Oh dear, as fast as I type one thing another comes to mind…

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Where to start but I do like Jackson Browne “no sooner had I hit the streets when I met the fools that a young fool meets”.

Regards,

Lindsay

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Letter from Afghanistan by Richard Digance (please tap or click)

Bonnie Prince Billy: Missing One

I know that missing you
has just begun
there’s years to come
and trying to sleep tonight
next to your kin
is fully lovely
as I’ve ever been
But I wouldn’t trade my life
for someone’s millions
and I know you left
for a reason
and the trees and flowers
and creeks and rocks
hold your face
with every season

I know I will contine
to try and please you
and even in some ways
to try and be you
but also my fulfillment
will be to do what I do
as you taught me to
I know that missing you
has just begun
love me family
and just sleep to all of us

You need a heart of stone not to be taken apart by this!

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Bob Dylan - All along the watchtower.

Exiles by King Crimson

Now, in this faraway land
Strange, that the palms of my hands
Should be damp with expectancy
Spring, and the air’s turning mild…

‘Oh You Delicate Heart’ by Hawksley Workman;
“And Im sure the darkness defines where the light is”
Absolutely classic track by the Canadian maestro,you should check him out,but be warned,extensive back catalogue!

Good point. I’m definitely in a maudlin mood tonight so here are a few off the top of my head, so what are your favourite “maudlin” songs?

Elvis Costello - Alison
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
Tom Waits - Downtown Train
The Verve - The Drugs Don’t Work
Al Green - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You

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Aimee Mann: “Lost In Space” & “Mental Illness”

“Mama You’ve Been On My Mind”-Bob Dylan

Maybe it’s the color of the sun cut flat
An’ coverin’ the crossroads I’m standing at
Or maybe it’s the weather or something like that
But mama, you are just on my mind.

I don’t mean trouble, please don’t put me down or get upset
I am not pleadin’ or sayin’, I can’t forget
I do not walk the floor bowed down an’ bent, but yet
Mama, you are just on my mind.

Even though my mind is hazy an’ my thoughts they might be narrow
Where you been don’t bother me nor bring me down in sorrow
It don’t even matter to me where you’re wakin’ up tomorrow
But mama, you’re just on my mind

When you wake up in the mornin’, baby, look inside your mirror
You know I won’t be next to you, you know I won’t be near
I’d just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on his mind

Maybe it’s the color of the sun cut flat
An’ coverin’ the crossroads I’m standing at
Or maybe it’s the weather or something like that
But mama, you are just on my mind
Mama, you are just on my mind

Prompted by the Ric Ocasek RIP thread, I’m adding:
The Cars - Drive

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For me, it’s always been this, when it plays, I always think about my wife:

I may not always love you
But long as there are stars above you
You never need to doubt it
I’ll make you so sure about it

God only knows
What I’d be without you

If you should ever leave me
Though life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me

God only knows
What I’d be without you
God only knows
What I’d be without you

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Bomber - Motorhead :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Amy Macdonald, I left that body long ago.

If you know anyone or have alzieimers disease you will rate to this great track.