BOO! Sad Songs and Ghosts

18 Oct

 

Forget about Halloween! October is scary for other reasons… especially if you are older than, say, fifteen.

“Some of my best friends are sad songs…” (said ME during a nasty autumn allergy attack AND before my Starbucks this morning)

Sad songs are oddly satisfying when you’re feeling miserable. Like a good cry, listening to them is cathartic. Maybe we can learn to LAUGH at how haunting they can be?

Everyone has a “Pity Party Playlist.” What’s your favorite sad song?

Here are a few for October.  Enjoy!

Edith Piaf drives a stake through your heart with raw emotional beauty. Eat your heart out Twilight.

 

“Weighty Ghost” – Land of Talk cover of Wintersleep song

 

 

When October Goes” – Hey, you knew Barry Manilow can be depresssing, but this is ridiculous!

 

 

What’s your favorite sad song?

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4 Responses to “BOO! Sad Songs and Ghosts”

  1. Molly Campbell October 18, 2013 at 8:08 pm #

    Mine is TRY TO REMEMBER. I think it’s from The Fantasticks. Of course, it will now be GOING THROUGH MY MIND FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

  2. Janie Emaus October 18, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    The first song I thought of was THE WAY WE WERE. Which of course made me think of the movie and now I’m going bed, a little sadder than I was a few minutes ago. But, perchance I will have a happy dream.

  3. Kimba October 19, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    The theme song from the Body Guard always makes me cry. It’s melody is very haunting.

  4. Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) October 19, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    Good choices! I like Hallelujah sung by k.d. lang

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