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Re: Sad Song Thread

#401  Postby Adco » Jul 19, 2012 2:17 pm

One of the saddest songs I've written. Don't know how to load it into here.
It is on Soundclick and Reverbnation.
Artist = Adco or Adco1 (can't remember which one)
Song = Listen.

Listen
Listen to the silence how loud it can be
When you say nothing no nothing to me
I wish that I could tell you just how I feel
I wish that I could speak my mind and show you that it’s real
I want to hold you now hold you so close
I want to feel your body near to mine
I try so hard to show you what you mean to me
But I keep getting pushed away I’m down on my knee

How you never could let go
Of the things you say hurt you so
Please don’t hold on to what’s gone by
Baby please come back to me

Listen to the noise inside my head
I want to turn it off right now I’m hanging on a thread
It screams and whispers at the same time
I can’t make any sense of it I can’t make it rhyme
It pulls and pushes left and right
It makes me wake up sweating in the middle of the night
So come on closer now If you dare
And please believe me when I say that I care

How you never could let go
Of the things you say hurt you so
Please don’t hold on to what’s gone by
Baby please come back to me

Listen to my heartbeat whenever you’re near
You give me all my strength you take away my fear
Listen to me closely as I say these words
You’re the one that I will always hold so dear

How you never could let go
Of the things you say hurt you so
Please don’t hold on to what’s gone by
Baby please come back to me
Baby please come back to me
Baby please come back to me
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#402  Postby THWOTH » Jul 19, 2012 3:30 pm

Have you got a link @Adco?
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#403  Postby Adco » Jul 19, 2012 10:02 pm

http://www.reverbnation.com/adco

The song is called Listen. Hope this link works. The song is a simple home recording so the quality is not what it should be. I would like to do it with a full backing band. I had to play all the instruments and I suck at the drums. Had to eventually use my Casio keyboard to generate the drum beat. And the bass level is too high. Enough excuses. Hope you like it. It was done during a very emotionally turbulent time in my life. A bit of a plea but it fell on deaf ears. Oh well.......
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#404  Postby THWOTH » Jul 19, 2012 10:20 pm

Nice one Adco. You should post it in the 'Musicians of the fora - post your ware' thread. :thumbup:
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#405  Postby Adco » Jul 19, 2012 10:26 pm

Thanks for that. Was always something I wanted to do. Write a song, record it and put it on the Internet. Don't care how good or bad it is, just wanted to do it.
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#406  Postby pinkharrier » Jul 21, 2012 12:49 pm

Well I hope none of you have heard of Mariza. I hadn't until a few years ago. And the song, Meu Fado Meu, is as sad and lovely as it gets. Hope you like it.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cKv6EHNOTk[/youtube]
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#407  Postby THWOTH » Jul 23, 2012 9:37 am

I like that.

This reinterpretation of an 80s classic breaths new life into it, and highlights hitherto illuminated poignancy...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxK1jELrF_8[/youtube]
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#408  Postby Robert_S » Jul 28, 2012 9:27 am

The intro is worth listening to IMO, but if you wanna just hear the song, skip to 3:55.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG6sPyb_Ky8[/youtube]
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#409  Postby Mac_Guffin » Aug 16, 2012 6:47 am

This may have been posted but this has to be my favorite Joy Division song:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcKGqgwLzjA[/youtube]

That piano... the haunting vocals... the lyrics...a nd knowing what he did.

New Dawn Fades comes in second.
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#410  Postby 210karman » Sep 29, 2012 8:47 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b--kuKfpwko[/youtube]
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#411  Postby Spinozasgalt » Sep 29, 2012 9:54 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ouqhCtIh2g[/youtube]
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#412  Postby Shaker » Dec 29, 2012 12:04 am

I discovered this/him very recently and can't begin to imagine how the hell it took me until the age of 40 even to hear the name of David Ackles, let alone any of his music. I like to think I'm reasonably well informed across almost all genres of music, popular and otherwise, and am at least tangentially aware of almost all names even if I can't be said to be a fan. But Ackles was entirely new to me - no idea how that happened. Ackles was born in Illinois in February 1937; he made four albums in just five years between 1968 and 1973, the definitive one being 1972's American Gothic. He pretty much dropped out of music thereafter and died of lung cancer, aged only 62, in March 1999.

In keeping with the spirit of this thread, Down River comes from his self titled debut album of 1968 - one of the most melancholy pieces of music I've ever heard. I gather that 'going up river' is old-fashioned American slang for going to prison (made explicit by the lyrics, to be fair), whereas going 'down river' means to be released from the same. The song's lyrics make it clear that the the speaker/singer is meeting, by chance, a former love called Rosie who, while he's been away in the big house, has hooked up with and married his former best friend. Personally I've always taken the line 'I've got things to do' to be a veiled reference to suicide, since the speaker/singer gives his blessing to the relationship ('Hold him tight as you can/Don't ask me why babe'), but no doubt that's just me.

Anyway, listen and slit your wrists:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-zDI5GD7co[/youtube]

Good to see you again, Rosie
I know I've changed a lot since then
You're lookin' fine, babe

Three years that ain't long, Rosie
I still remember our song
When you were mine, babe

Times change, times change I know
But it sure moves slow
Down river when you're locked away

Hey why didn't you write, Rosie
I stayed awake most every night
Countin' my time babe
Oh no I ain't mad Rosie
I know you had to mind your dad
But just a line babe ...

Oh sure I remember Ben
Why we went all through school
Well is that right
Well he ain't no fool

He's a good man Rosie
Hold him tight as you can
Don't ask me why babe

Yeah nice seein' you again Rosie
Me I got things to do
Well good-bye babe

Rosie down river
Down river when you're locked away
Rosie I'm losing
Down river
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#413  Postby Shaker » Dec 29, 2012 12:42 am

To me, the saddest song ever written. Make up your own mind:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Fn8VhkK5g[/youtube]
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#414  Postby THWOTH » Feb 01, 2013 12:36 am

I think I'm going to have to buy Laura Mvula's CD tomorrow after my daughter played me this today...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbGK-dwFWqo[/youtube]
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#415  Postby Imp » Feb 01, 2013 1:40 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW-wwHLcZeI[/youtube]

Not sure if Emmylou has been on this thread yet...
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#416  Postby THWOTH » Feb 02, 2013 1:00 pm

That reminds me of this bit of Emylou, with Mary Black and Delores Keane...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WaLZt11D7E[/youtube]
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#417  Postby Imp » Feb 02, 2013 2:18 pm

Yeah, that one's great.
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#418  Postby Imp » Feb 10, 2013 2:46 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yILHOGQk_5M[/youtube]
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Re: Sad Song Thread

#419  Postby THWOTH » Mar 07, 2013 1:46 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pl2HY_gXPn4[/youtube]

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#420  Postby THWOTH » Mar 14, 2013 9:38 am

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MzFbbg6Y4[/youtube]
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