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Sure you've got your Leonard Cohen, your Joy Divsion, your early Cure, but you just can't out-depress The Swans...

 

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This'll give you the warm fuzzies;
 

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If this doesn't get you down, I don't know what will:



joe
 

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Fred Jones Part 2 by Ben Folds is a real downer...

 

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Anniversary coming up in about a month and a half. 35th anniversary of the ships sinking on November 10 1975. 14 of the 29 crew members were from Ohio, 8 from Wisconsin, 2 from Minnesota, 2 from Florida, and one each from Michigan, Pennsylvania and California. The youngest was 20 and the oldest was 63 (the Captain). All hands went down with the ship and no remains were found. The ship lies in 530 feet of water just outside Whitefish Bay at the eastern end of Lake Superior, in Canadian waters. RIP.
 

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The Edmond Fitzgerald song had the right stuff to make my skin craw a little. Some other depressing songs that do the same are:

The Gary Jules version of Mad World


My Dying Bride, From the Darkest Skies


My Dying Bride, A Sea to Suffer In

 

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A lot of Townes Van Zandt's stuff can get you down.

Shoot, I think his happiest song is "White Freightliner Blues".
 

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Sam Stone - Swamp Dogg

Nice opening guitar riffs! This is the story of Sam's return to his family after war. Happy ending you might think, but sadly not! His nerves are shattered and the shrapnel in his knee probably makes him ineligible for work. To make matters worse he is a junkie. His medals fail to feed his family as he shoots Morphine to ease both physical and mental pain. The very moving line ,'There's a hole in daddy's arm where all the money goes' just about sums the situation up. His kids wear other people's cast of clothes as he struggles to cope with his return to civilian life. Inevitably he ends up stealing to feed his habit before dying from an overdose. This really is a deeply moving song. The curse of Vietnam hung over America long after the fighting had finished
 

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Anything by Leonard Cohen. He's the world's greatest party-killer.
 

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Mapei said:
Anything by Leonard Cohen. He's the world's greatest party-killer.
yeah I mentioned him in my OP--though I'll put the Swans song I posted up against him anytime for sheer depressiveness

When, when we were young
We had no history
So nothing to lose

Meant we could choose
Choose what we wanted then
Without any fear
Or thought of revenge

But then you grew old
And I lost my ambition
So I gained an addiction
To drink and depression

(They are mine
My only true friends
And I'll keep them with me
Until the very end)

I'd choose not to remember
But I miss your arrogance
And I need your intelligence
And your hate for authority

But now you're gone
I read it today
They found you in Spain
Face down in the Street

With a bottle in your hand
And a wild smile on your face
And a knife in your back
You died in a foreign land

And they found my letter
Rolled up in your pocket
Where I said I'd kill myself
If she left me again

So now she's gone
And you're both in my mind
I've got one thing to say
Before I am drunk again:

God damn the sun
God damn the sun
God damn anyone
That says a kind word

God damn the sun
God damn the sun
God damn the light it shines
And this world it shows

God damn the sun <!--ringtones and media links -->
Send "God Damn The Sun" Ringtone to your Cell
 

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MB1 said:
Nina Simone singing "Strange Fruit."

'nough said.
I'll take Billie Holiday's version, but yeah ...
 

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Tommy Walker said:
Sam Stone - Swamp Dogg
This really is a deeply moving song. ...
Yep, and it was orinally written and performed by John Prine - who to this day is fantastic to see live.

And as long as I'm on songwritting police duty, on the "sad songs that sound happy" thread the other day someone attributed a Neil Young song to some other new band.
 
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