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"saddest" TMG song

Posted by changabang 
"saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 01:42AM
In your humble opinion what is the "saddest" mountain goats song? B)-
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 01:49AM
Waving at You is very very high on the list.

and Snow Song.

I'm sure I'm leaving out tons, but those two were first to come to mind.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 01:50AM
i forgot to mention, for some reason pseudothyrum song was the song i was listening to when i thought of that question
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 01:58AM
first thing that comes to mind is pale green things
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 02:10AM
the window song comes to mind

honestly, there aren't a lot of truly "sad" mountain goats songs IMO. The songs almost always involve people in bad situations, but I don't think they're sad about it. I think most of john's characters grit their teeth and make it through the day with half-sincere smiles on their faces, indifferent towards the world but still grateful to be alive and breathing.

at least that's my way of seeing it. lol
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 02:13AM
yeah frankie, thats kinda why i put "saddest" in quotations b/c i didn't really mean it literally..i guess i meant what song really hits you hard in a sad sort of way if you know what i mean
dl5
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 02:35AM
Geez. There's a lot.
Hotel Road always hits me really hard.
Also, New Star Song.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 02:41AM
I was gonna say New Star Song. Oh, and Store.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 04:13AM
Moon Over Goldsbrough is sad

"They tried to get me - I got them first!"
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 04:18AM
dudes, what is the most emo mountain goats song?
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 04:26AM
[quote mike24]dudes, what is the most emo mountain goats song?[/quote]

The Garden Song.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 08:35AM
Usually Maize Stalk Drinking Blood comes to mind first. The "this is an empty country and i am the king, and i should not be allowed to touch anything" bit made me cry once :(

And the song also carries the allusion about the geese flying by for no reason at all that's in the liner notes. I love those liner notes.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 08:40AM
Going to spain makes me :(
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 10:12AM
Shadow song kinda struck me as such, just from John's banter before it in most shows ('this song is for my friend who they found hanging from his closet')

Tollund man is also kinda a downer.

And, I also agree with everyone who said new star song.

[quote=John]
it was actually 2 7"s btw and the mastering date was 5/1, I cancelled it this a.m.[/quote]
This is why you should be nice to everyone.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 10:44AM
[quote acowkickedme]Shadow song kinda struck me as such, just from John's banter before it in most shows ('this song is for my friend who they found hanging from his closet')

Tollund man is also kinda a downer.

And, I also agree with everyone who said new star song.[/quote]
I second this.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 11:05AM
[b]snow crush killing song[/b], hands down. there's nothing sadder than being left behind. and there's no better way to be left behind than to realize that your partner is changing, and you are not. goddamn you for that, john. nice one.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 11:22AM
I too vote for Snow Crush Killing Song.

So simple, so... (some kind of universal frustration/despair sound required here, rather than a word).
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 11:28AM
I think The Coroner's Gambit, On Juhu Beach, New Asian Cinema and Get Lonely are all pretty sad overall. Close your eyes and point at a song off one of those and you're bound to come up with a sad song. Nova Scotia, Poltergeist and Song For My Stepfather are pretty sad too.
dl5
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 11:54AM
[quote megan_d]I was gonna say New Star Song. Oh, and Store.[/quote]

Oh yeah... I was going to list that one but I just couldn't think of it when the time came to type.

Really, any song with situations that I can see my girlfriend and myself in make me sad. Or at least really emotional. Sometimes it's just too real.
That's some really fucking powerful writing!
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 12:27PM
Is it me or are people overlooking Woke Up New?

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Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 02:39PM
[quote mike24]dudes, what is the most emo mountain goats song?[/quote]

cold milk bottle
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 04:18PM
Source Decay.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 04:49PM
[quote mike][b]snow crush killing song[/b], hands down. there's nothing sadder than being left behind. and there's no better way to be left behind than to realize that your partner is changing, and you are not. goddamn you for that, john. nice one.[/quote]
well put.

and attention all pickpockets, yes.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2007 04:54PM by sean.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 05:41PM
"maybe sprout wings"<3
and maybe "in the hidden places", mostly because of the performance he gave of it...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/10/2007 05:50PM by two-headed girl.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 10, 2007 10:12PM
[quote aigneymie]Usually Maize Stalk Drinking Blood comes to mind first. The "this is an empty country and i am the king, and i should not be allowed to touch anything" bit made me cry once :(

And the song also carries the allusion about the geese flying by for no reason at all that's in the liner notes. I love those liner notes.[/quote]

I agree with you on this, and I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks it's devastating. Source Decay hits pretty hard too. Game Shows Touch Our Lives is a good one to mention, and Snow Crush Killing Song is saddening too, though it's arguable that I've listened to it so many times that it's become less effective for me.

My vote goes to Poltergeist, though.
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