Name a Song That Makes You Cry

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Hi folks. I wonder if there is a song or songs that make you cry. I have a few that get me choked up. I’ll share those later on. I look forward to seeing your responses.

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  1. David July 13, 2007 at 2:00 am

    “Im wunderschonen monat mai” By Robert Shumann

  2. benning July 11, 2007 at 9:00 am

    This one, from 1970, still evokes a tear. But a manly tear!

    “Silent Homecoming”
    by Ringo Starr

    (written by Sorrells Pickard)

    Patiently she stares down the runway,
    Today’s the day that he is coming home.
    Seems like he’s been gone a life time
    And a life time is a long time to be gone.
    But there are songs that need singing,
    And there are things that must be done.
    There are thoughts that still need thinking,
    And there are wars that must be won.

    He was just a boy when they sent for him
    And overnight turned him into a man.
    Proudly he had served his country
    In a war he didn’t seem to understand.
    The flag still waves, his war is over,
    He’ll never have to kill again.
    And as she waits, she thinks it over,
    Is winning worth the prize we pay to win?

    Her thoughts keep wandering to his childhood,
    When all his hand grenades were merely toys.
    And “war” was just a game that he was playing
    With plastic guns like other little boys.
    And ev’ry day when play was over,
    He’d put his little toys away.
    And she’d be standing, waiting for him,
    The way she’s waiting here today.

    As the plane stops she starts thinking,
    Will he still look the way he did before?
    Or will his eyes reflect the pain of killing,
    Like most young men when they come home from war?
    These last few minutes seem like hours,
    She tries her best not to cry.
    But there’s that hearse filled up with flowers,
    Did he really have to die?
    No, no, no, no,
    No, no, no, no, no,
    No, no, no,
    No, no,
    No, no,
    No, no, no,
    No, no, no,
    No, no, no, no, no.

  3. Jack's Shack July 9, 2007 at 7:09 am

    I am not ignoring all of the comments here. As a matter of fact I appreciate all of your participation. It has been quite helpful for a project I am working on.

  4. frumhouse July 9, 2007 at 1:48 am

    “For Good” from the Broadway play Wicked.

    “Even Now” by Barry Manilow (Yep, I’m a Fanilow)

    “Vanishing” by Mariah Carey

    “Lullabye” by Bily Joel

    However, depending on hormonal fluctuations, I’ve been known to cry at commercial jingles…so, don’t go by me.

  5. Yitzchak Goodman July 9, 2007 at 1:36 am

    The Little Bird is Calling–just kidding!

  6. harry July 9, 2007 at 1:19 am

    my yidishe mama,by joselle rosenblatt
    and,the father of girls,by perry como

  7. Chana July 8, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    This is a really beautiful post and I listened to the majority of the songs listed in it last night.

    Oddly, these don’t make me cry. What does make me cry is songs in context of a movie/ play where something terrible or sad has just happened.

    When I saw “Madama Butterfly,” the part that made me cry was the song Tu, tu, piccolo Iddio. (You can see everything I have to say about it here, including the translation of the song.

    Thanks Jack!

  8. Oxmyx July 7, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    I thought immediately of Loreena McKennitt’s “Lady of Shallot” — her voice and Tennyson’s words are just beautiful, and I get all choked up. I see someone else mentioned her “Dante’s Prayer”.

  9. treppenwitz July 7, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    Damn, I was gonna say Same Old Auld Lang Syne by Dan Fogleberg. Hmmmm, lemme see, Oh I have one:

    Alone again naturally – Gilbert O’Sullivan

  10. Redneck. Diva. July 7, 2007 at 5:26 pm

    (Last comment deleted due to operator error, hehe)

    “Where’ve You Been” by Kathy Mattea makes me sob like a baby. I can hardly even listen to it and usually turn the station when it comes on.

    Also “Taps” played at a funeral by the military bugler. I attended the funeral of a man I barely knew, attended for his family who I’m close to, and sobbed when they played Taps at the end. When they played it at my papa’s funeral last fall, I was nearly inconsolable.

  11. jill July 7, 2007 at 3:02 am

    Casting Crowns “I’ll Praise You In This Storm”

  12. Mark July 7, 2007 at 2:35 am

    “Brokedown Palace” by the Grateful Dead.

  13. Susan July 7, 2007 at 1:02 am

    Hi There,
    I am here by way of Brians Friday roundup. Nice to meet you.
    I cry to alot of sappy songs.
    JAMES BLUNT – “GOODBYE MY LOVER” Is so sad and is one of the most requested songs at American funerals.
    Just this morning, I heard one that I hadnt heard for years and it had me welling up! MIKE AND THE MECHANICS – “LIVING YEARS”

  14. Kol Ra'ash Gadol July 6, 2007 at 3:07 am

    This is weird, but, music doens’t make me cry. However, since I had a kid, pretty much everything else does. Books (even ones that aren’t particularly sad), heck toothpaste commercials can get me started if the timing is right. This rom someone who never ever cried as a chld, teen or adult. Nope. I pretty much never shed a tear, for any reason, until I had a kid. What the H???

  15. Miss Worldwide July 5, 2007 at 4:49 pm

    Oh yeah, me too, Hatikva! Every single time.

  16. Annie July 5, 2007 at 3:55 pm

    Whiskey Lullabye gets me every time. Sung by Brad Paisley and some woman whose name I never remember.

  17. susanne July 5, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    “Heroes,” David Bowie and “Malibu,” Hole and “Say Yes,” Elliott Smith

  18. Stacey July 5, 2007 at 3:30 am

    AMM: That Dan Fogelberg song is awesome. I love it, too.

  19. Chana July 4, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    Cry (imagine that!) by James Blunt
    Les Preludes by Lizst
    Carmina Burana (I sang in a professional chorus years ago – it’s glorious!!)
    That kind of stuff… I don’t always cry for sad reasons 🙂

  20. MizEllie July 4, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    Til I Get Over You by Brian McKnight.
    Anytime by Brian McKnight.

    I also cry over some of the ones others have mentioned here: Same Auld Lang Syne and Hatikva among others.

    What can I say? I’m a sap. So shoot me!

  21. Elie July 4, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    There are probably others but these come immediately to mind:
    “Cat’s In The Cradle”, Harry Chapin
    “My Little Town”, Paul Simon
    “At Seventeen”, Janice Ian
    “Roll Me Away”, Bob Seger
    “Turn Around” Kingston Trio

    FYI, I tagged you with the Meme of Eight. See my blog for more.

  22. Michael July 4, 2007 at 9:24 am


    Also, Cool, Cool River by Paul Simon.

    “Sometimes even music cannot subsitute for tears.”

  23. nalfia July 4, 2007 at 5:14 am

    There’s a song by the band EverClear called “Father of Mine” that always makes me cry.

  24. rebelwithacause July 4, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Desiree, Kissing you, from Romeo and Juliet OST.

    Pride can stand a thousand trials,
    the strong will never fall
    But watching stars without you,
    my soul cried.Heaving heart is full of pain,
    Oh, oh, the aching.
    Touch me deep, pure and true..
    Gift to me forever.

  25. Another meshugannah mommy July 4, 2007 at 3:18 am

    Same Old Auld Lang Syne – Dan Fogleberg

  26. Liorah-Lleucu July 4, 2007 at 2:21 am

    Loreena McKennitt’s Dante’s Prayer from my new CD, Book Of Secrets. It’s hauntingly beautiful and powerful. The first time I listened to it (tonight), the gentleness of the music took my breath away.

    Loreena McKennitt – Dante’s prayer

    When the dark wood fell before me
    And all the paths were overgrown
    When the priests of pride say there is no other way
    I tilled the sorrows of stone

    I did not believe because I could not see
    Though you came to me in the night
    When the dawn seemed forever lost
    You showed me your love in the light of the stars

    Cast your eyes on the ocean
    Cast your soul to the sea
    When the dark night seems endless
    Please remember me

    Then the mountain rose before me
    By the deep well of desire
    From the fountain of forgiveness
    Beyond the ice and the fire


    Though we share this humble path, alone
    How fragile is the heart
    Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
    To touch the face of the stars

    Breathe life into this feeble heart
    Lift this mortal veil of fear
    Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
    We’ll rise above these earthly cares


    Please remember me
    Please remember me, …

  27. torontopearl July 4, 2007 at 2:12 am

    1. Theme song from Schindler’s List
    2. Ordinary Miracles by Amy Sky
    3. I Will Take Care of You by Amy Sky

  28. ~ Sarah ~ July 4, 2007 at 2:08 am

    ‘skin’ by rascal flatts – always makes me teary. and like shoshana said, also a few others depending on my mood.

  29. cruisin-mom July 3, 2007 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Jack…showing my age…Joni Mitchell, “the circle game”

  30. Miss Worldwide July 3, 2007 at 8:53 pm

    “The Partisan” by Leonard Cohen

  31. The Babka Nosher July 3, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning (Alan Jackson)
    This One’s For You (Barry Manilow).

  32. FlutePrayer July 3, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Our National Anthem, Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony (does that count as a song?), last movement of Beethoven’s 9th (New World).

    I have a friend who openly weeps whenever she hears Stars and Stripes Forever.

  33. Shoshana July 3, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    Everybody Hurts by REM. Also, Goodbye My Lover by James Blunt. There are a few others, at opportune times, that will make me cry, just because I relate so well to what they are saying at that moment.

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