Wednesday, 22 February 2006

Sad but Beautiful

I think there are songs that move you (physically - like doof doof!) and there are songs that move you. Here are five songs that are awfully depressing but are amazingly beautiful. The way they've been composed - the lyrics, the tempo and melody, all perfectly combine to tell short tales of sadness. These songs never fail to stir my thoughts. If you ever get the chance, listen to these and hear the stories they sing.

..look for the girl with the broken smile..
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5) - everytime I hear this song, I see the mtv. The rich husband, the swimming pool, the lipstick, the quarrel and the woman not loved.

..I won't be held responsible, she fell in love in the first place..
Freshmen (The verve pipe) - this song is terribly depressing. A song about two guys who feel in love with a girl they later dumped. "Guilt stricken sobbin' with our heads on the floor", they now cry for her suicide after the abortion. Sad.

..but its time to face the truth, ill never be with you..
You're beautiful (James Blunt) - James wrote this song about an ex girlfriend he saw in an underground train. If we could only be with the one we love.

..I will not let myself cause my heart so much misery..
Because of you (Kelly clarkson) - heartbreak heartache. To have been hurt so terribly that your afraid to love again. I know this all too well.

..I just want you to know who I am..
Iris (Goo Goo Dolls) - writen for the City of Angels soundtrack. He knows he's different and thats why he hides from the world. But he's fallen for her. We wants to tell her, but is afraid of the consequences. A song for all the Quasimodos (Hunchback of Notre Dame) out there.


bing said...

You're Beautiful and Because of You are two beautiful songs. you're right amazingly beautiful but awfully depressing. music speaks our soul.

ade said...

those are really sad, heartbreaking yet beautiful songs. :(

Will said...


there's an acoustic version of You're Beautiful floating about. I get goosebumps when i hear it


Will said...

when taken from personal experience, song writers can elevate songs to another level.

Anonymous said...

i was looking at your list of the 5 sad but lovely songs and it dawned on me that these are all songs that i have played to myself in moments of despair. im just so glad that someone else has the same opinion and indepth emotion about songs that are so heartfelt and sensitive.when a song makes you cry, or gives you chills you know that its one that will follow you for years to come.