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Old 11-01-05, 10:53 PM
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Need some sad-love song music quick!!

Here is my story:

I broke up with a girlfriend of mine in high school. Recently (5 years later) we have started talking again and there still is a spark there. To sound romantic, I told her after our initial break up, I really wanted her back and was going to make a CD of sad songs saying how much of a fool I was that I broke up with her. Nope, there never was a CD!! Unfortunately, she wants to hear this "CD." So I need to ask you guys to help me with some sad-love songs that the singer says how dumb/sad he/she feels for ending things and taking things for granted.

As of right now, I have:

Careless Heart - Roy Orbison
Nobody Knows - The Tony Rich Project
Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms
Rhythm of the Rain - The Cascades.

I need to fill up a CD, so please help!!

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Good Year for the Roses by Elvis Costello

Every time I hear that I just about cry - even when I am burstingly happy!

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Lost Cause - Beck
All Out of Love - Air Supply
Lost Without Your Love - Bread
Clouds - David Gates
Look Away - Chicago
I Go Crazy - Paul Davis
It's Over - ELO
Same Old Lang Syne - Dan Fogelberg
Leaving Me Now - Level 42
It's Over - Level 42
Cool Change - Little River Band
Weekend In New England - Barry Manilow
Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow
Fear - Sarah McLachlan
Without You - Motley Crue
If You Leave - OMD
All Dead, All Dead - Queen
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Elvis Presley
Don't Let It End - Styx
I Won't Hold You Back - Toto
Run To Him - Bobby Vee
Since I Fell For You - Lenny Welch
Since I Don't Have You - The Skyliners
I'm Not In Love - 10cc
How Much I Feel - Ambrosia
Baby Come Back - Player
Sad Eyes - Robert John
It's Sad To Belong - England Dan and John Ford Coley
Theme from Somewhere in Time - John Barry

Just a few there...I could go on and of: On and On - Stephen Bishop.
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Old 11-02-05, 04:29 AM
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Aaron Hall - I Miss You
Aaron Neville - Everybody Plays The Fool
Jon Secada - Mental Picture
Elvis Presley/Willie Nelson/Pet Shop Boys - Always On My Mind
A Taste Of Honey/4 P.M. - Sukiyaki
Ace Of Base - Don't Turn Around
Babyface - When Can I See You
Amy Grant - I Will Remember You
Badfinger - Day After Day
Beatles - This Boy
Beatles - Yesterday
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Blue Magic - Sideshow
Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
Boyz II Men - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
Carpenters - Hurting Each Other
Chicago - I Don't Want To Live Without Your Love
Clyde McPhatter - Lover Please
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Cyndi Lauper - Change Of Heart
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Old 11-02-05, 04:53 AM
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Oops. Hit send too soon. More, taken from my 'Love Songs' Mp3 disc.

Dee Clark - Raindrops
Don Henley & Patty Smyth - Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough
Duncan Sheik - Barely Breathing
Elton John - I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues
Elton John - Sad Songs Say So Much
England Dan & John Ford Coley - I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Eric Carmen/Celine Dion - All By Myself
Everly Bros. - All I Have To Do Is Dream
Everly Bros. - Crying In The Rain
Everly Bros. - Bye Bye Love
Expose - I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me
Expose - Seasons Change
Fortunes - Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again
Gene Pitney - Only Love Can Break A Heart
Gilbert O' Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You
Go West - King Of Wishful Thinking
Guns N Roses - November Rain
Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
Jewel - You Were Meant For Me
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
John Waite - Missing You
Johnny Hates Jazz - Shattered Dreams
Jon Secada - Just Another Day
Klymaxx - I Miss You
KWS - Please Don't Go
LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live
Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Til It's Over
Linear - Sending All My Love
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Tears On My Pillow
Londonbeat - I've Been Thinking About You
Mariah Carey - I Don't Wanna Cry
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin'
Milli Vanilli - Girl I'm Gonna Miss You
Naked Eyes - Always Something There To Remind Me
Nerf Herder - Sorry
Nilsson/Mariah Carey - Without You
No Doubt - Don't Speak
N Sync - I Drive Myself Crazy
Peter & Gordon - I Go To Pieces
Phil Collins/Mariah Carey - Against All Odds
Platters - Great Pretender
Poison - Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Randy Vanwermer - Just When I Needed You Most
Richard Marx - Right Here Waiting
Ringo Starr - Photograph
Roxette - It Must Have Been Love
Roy Orbison/Don McLean - Crying
Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely
Skeeter Davis - End Of The World
Skyliners - Since I Don't Have You
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tracks Of My Tears
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
Spinners/Rappin 4 Tay - I'll Be Around
Tiffany - Could've Been
Timmy T - One More Try
Toni Braxton - Another Sad Love Song
Toni Braxton - Breathe Again
Toni Braxton - Un Break My Heart

(You can Google lyrics for any of these. If you need MP3's for any of these, email me)
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Madonna - Take a bow
Patrick Swayze - She's like the Wind
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Richard Thompson - "Waltzing's for Dreamers"
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Old 11-02-05, 08:50 AM
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There seems to be a ton of suggestions already, not really depressing ones though. I'll just add one. I went through a break up and couldn't stop listening to:

Billy Joel - And So It Goes
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The Reindeer Section - Your Sweet Voice
from Son of Evil Reindeer

"Your sweet voice,
lets me know there is a choice.
Please me slow,
much more slowly than that.
and when we danced,
we danced one cheek to cold cheek,
a sideways glance,
I knew you were looking at him.

I can't call you a friend,
'cause when you left me here, you left me here to die.
Don't worry I won't call you again,
'cause when I take a hint,
I take it pretty hard,
and when you broke my heart
you broke it into shards of glass.

The telephone
yells out at me to wake,
I won't be blamed
for someone else's mistakes,
it's your sweet voice
sounding cheery on the line,
it breaks my heart,
as I ease up on the charm,

Can I call you my friend?
'cause it's been so long since we talked, and I miss you,
don't worry I'm over you right now,
so my feelings won't get in the way of it,
Oh, and I miss the way we talked about the little things.

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Old 11-02-05, 09:28 AM
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This sounds like it has the potential to turn into some awful sitcom scenario where she listens to the disc and figures out you made it up because one of the songs is less than 5 years old or the CD-R it's burned to wasn't produced back then. I'd just tell her you lost the cd or, if you want to be really dramatic, that it became too painful of a memory and you burned it, but were embarressed to tell her this earlier. That said, I'll go ahead and contribute a song recommendation:
Queen - One Year of Love
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So you're trying to build your new relationship on a lie? Good luck.
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The Cure - Lovesong
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Old 11-02-05, 10:45 AM
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I'd suggest Hoobastank - The Reason as well as whatever is on the hit list now.
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Old 11-02-05, 11:05 AM
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the most devastating sad song ever written:

Bob Dylan's "Standing in the Doorway" from Time Out of Mind


Neil Young's "Philadelphia" from the soundtrack to Philadelphia

those are two of my favorites.
-di doctor-

edited to add lyrics:

Bob Dylan's "Standing in the Doorway"

I'm walking through the summer nights
Jukebox playing low
Yesterday everything was going too fast
Today, it's moving too slow
I got no place left to turn
I got nothing left to burn
Don't know if I saw you, if I would kiss you or kill you
It probably wouldn't matter to you anyhow
You left me standing in the doorway, crying
I got nothing to go back to now

The light in this place is so bad
Making me sick in the head
All the laughter is just making me sad
The stars have turned cherry red
I'm strumming on my gay guitar
Smoking a cheap cigar
The ghost of our old love has not gone away
Don't look like it will anytime soon
You left me standing in the doorway crying
Under the midnight moon

Maybe they'll get me and maybe they won't
But not tonight and it won't be here
There are things I could say but I don't
I know the mercy of God must be near
I've been riding the midnight train
Got ice water in my veins
I would be crazy if I took you back
It would go up against every rule
You left me standing in the doorway, crying
Suffering like a fool

When the last rays of daylight go down
Buddy, you'll roll no more
I can hear the church bells ringing in the yard
I wonder who they're ringing for
I know I can't win
But my heart just won't give in
Last night I danced with a stranger
But she just reminded me you were the one
You left me standing in the doorway crying
In the dark land of the sun

I'll eat when I'm hungry, drink when I'm dry
And live my life on the square
And even if the flesh falls off of my face
I know someone will be there to care
It always means so much
Even the softest touch
I see nothing to be gained by any explanation
There are no words that need to be said
You left me standing in the doorway crying
Blues wrapped around my head
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I'm sure there is some Chicago song you can add to your CD mix.
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a couple of Ron Sexsmith selections from Other Songs that look at missed opportunities in two different ways.

Strawberry Blonde

She was not the girl next door
But the girl from 'round the corner
It was at the tail end of grade four
When she came to school one morning
And all eyes were upon her as she took her seat
Her name was Amanda with pretty eyes of green
And hair of blonde, strawberry blonde

Springtime and dandelions
And summer 'round the corner
Was at the tail end of age nine
With a million dreams before her
She lived with her mother in an old decrepit house
If there was trouble she kept it to herself
All summer long, the strawberry blonde

And by her face there was no way to tell
It seemed like all was well in her world
But the neighbours said
Her mother had lost her will
To gin and sleeping pills
It was no life for a little girl

Still I see her face framed in blue sky
At the top of a slide coming down
And when the sirens wailed
(her mother had failed to rise)
All the neighbours stood outside
As Amanda just stared at the ground

Time flies and years are piled
I'd forgotten all about her
When I saw her down the aisle
Of a streetcar with her daughter
Then I heard Amanda say as she got up
"C'mon Samantha, girl, this is our stop"
And they were gone
Two strawberry blondes


At Different Times

In the midst of all this welcome change
I can hardly wait
Oh, to welcome all that was estranged
To my life again

I thought I was on my own
At different times
Just a voice on a cold pay phone
At different times

Now I'm taken by these thoughts of how
We found you and I
In the midst of it all, in a northern town
Between the earth and sky

These thoughts of you come around
At different times
We watch as the sun goes down
At different times
At different times

I've been tempted by these open doors
You turned and I was gone
Now I pray that I was spoken for
In my absence, in my song

I thought I was on my own
At different times
Like a stranger in my own home
At different times

At different times
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So you're trying to build your new relationship on a lie? Good luck.
That's what I was thinking, but hey, if he can get some becuase of a compilation tape/cd... more power to him.
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You bastard, I was taking a drink when I read that and snorted diet dew out my nose.
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Praying for time - George Michael
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A good portion of the Chris Isaak catalog is about heartbreak (all the slow ones).

And Derek and the Dominoes 'Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs' is an entire album of "love-you/need-you" tunes, including brilliant songs like "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad", "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", "Bell Bottom Blues" and the legendary guitar riff of the title track.

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Hey maybe you should move on there is no need to make-up just to break again and again with her.
Everone as parts of there life that is made of up's and down's.
But here are a few good songs to add on a cd:
Two occasions-the deele
I can't make you love (the george michael cover)
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Butch Walker can always provide some sad lyrics. this one always puts a little sadness in me.
Marvelous 3 - Cigarette Lighter Love Song

I know you're not asleep
I can feel you moving over there
You've been playing with the seam
In your worn out underwear
My lips are raw as hell
From biting on them just to stay awake
It's not like I'm gonna need them, you won't be around
To see them bleed and break

All that I do, comes back to you
So I'll just think about you 'til there's nothing in my head
All I can do, is try not to screw this up again
And just be friends, I'd rather be dead

I drove out of east Atlanta
With a headache the size of my car
I called to say I was okay
'Cause I know how you are
I'm like a movie without an ending
You know I've got nowhere to go
And it makes me wanna throw up
To see you wanna give up
More than you'll ever know


Everything's supposed to have a happy ending
But the record keeps skipping and the needle keeps bending
Like the road I'm driving to the bridge that has no end
I wanna take back everything that I've broken
But the bridges behind me are burning and smokin'
I guess this is the end



A lot of his solo stuff would work but it's newer than five years...but hey...good luck on that lying to the girl thing, I hope I helped, even if it's just a little bit.

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