Sad Songs

Last week at work, this shirt came in our shipment. I put one in my size aside and immediately bought it after work. I couldn’t resist: it might as well have said “20 year old blonde girl from New Jersey” because it was so on point with who I am. I love sad songs and I know I’m not the only one. Who doesn’t love a sad song that makes your heart hurt and brings tears to your eyes? It must be the fact that you can relate to them so much, on such a personal level. Everyone gets sad sometimes. I get sad all of the time. I get sad for no reason. Happy things make me sad. Music makes me sad. It brings out all of my emotions and it might as well just be stabbing me in the heart. So, let’s hear three of my favorite sad songs, shall we?

Terrible Things – Mayday Parade

This one takes the cake. This is the saddest song I have ever heard. I saw it live for the first time last weekend and I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house. I remember being a senior in high school, and listening to this on the way home from school sobbing. This song needs to come with a warning because it’s brutal.

Saddest Lyric: “It seems that I’m sick and I’ve only got weeks. Please, don’t be sad now, I really believe, You were the greatest thing that ever happened to me”

The Devil in My Bloodstream – The Wonder Years

Is it a blog post on here if I don’t mention this band? This song is one of the ones that makes me sob, where I will need support if I’m at a concert and they play this (which they always do). This album came out my senior year of high school, and my grandfather died the following February. I was already having a very hard time emotionally during that time, and since my grandfather was a war veteran, this song just really hits home. I always felt a little bit out of place at this time, like I really didn’t belong anywhere. This song makes me think that I cannot be the only person to feel this way. I saw them play this for the first time maybe a month after he passed, and I was inconsolable.

Saddest Lyric: “I know how it feels to be, at war with a world that never loved me”

Let’s Talk About Your Hair – Have Mercy

Have Mercy is one of those bands that has that can be singing about puppies but because of the lead singer’s singing style, the words will always sound strained and like he is trying not to cry. This song is really about the end of a relationship, and it doesn’t necessarily hit home with me, but I know a lot of my friends have emotions connected to this song in particular. I love this song, because people grow like hair, and sometimes you just have to cut it off. It’s a way of life. The singer just holds a lot of emotion in his voice (even live, he sounds like he is trying not to cry) and it hits the listener in a very impactful way.

Saddest Lyric: “Let’s talk about your hair and how it’s grown, and how we know that we’re not getting anywhere”

Sad songs are the best songs. They can just be sad in general, or be from a sad time, or just hold a sad meaning when they originally didn’t.

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