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"saddest" TMG song

Posted by changabang 
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 11, 2007 03:55AM
I can't really decide what the "saddest" is, but "Cotton" hits me really hard emotionally.

après moi le déluge
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 11, 2007 07:04AM
[quote esoderek]Is it me or are people overlooking Woke Up New?[/quote]

It is indeed a very sad song, but I think it hints at a certain acceptance of loss, and of moving on from it(especially in the final verse), rather than the total, crushing inability to deal with it expressed in some of the other songs on the album (and in sadder/more despairing MGs songs in general).

That said, I'm still waiting for that damn future.
Maybe three will come along at once!
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 11, 2007 01:08PM
Between the performance and the sentiment of the lyrics, I find "Blue Jays and Cardinals" to be quite moving. These lines in particular slay me:

"You bring something unreplaceble to each and every day
Or you used to anyway
But this world couldn't hold you
You slipped free"
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 14, 2007 02:24AM
[quote frankie lee][quote mike24]dudes, what is the most emo mountain goats song?[/quote]

cold milk bottle[/quote]

I can't tell if this is funny to me or not, but at a particularly terrible point in my life I listened to cold milk bottle over and over and over again and completely bawled my eyes out. couldn't even tell you why. something about that whole album seems to turn the faucets on for me, but that song in particular.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 14, 2007 11:44AM
I'll go with Shadow Song, it's just so low-key and touching. Then Pale Green Things for content alone, and pretty much all of Get Lonely despite it not being a favourite album - the mood is all-pervasive.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 17, 2007 01:56PM
"Cold Milk Bottle", "Pseudothyrum Song", "Waving At You", "Woke Up New" and "Your Belgian Things". I'd also say "Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise" if that was a Darnielle original.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 17, 2007 05:45PM
When I Get Home
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 17, 2007 05:48PM
Also, was any one else woefully disappointed at [url=http://www.spinner.com/2007/05/03/the-25-most-exquisitely-sad-songs-in-the-whole-world-no-25/]this[/url] and their narrow-minded selection.

Although, I can agree with Radioheads "No Surprises."

A good sad song--for any connoisseurs of such music--is "The Tide" by The Spill Canvas.

double post.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 18, 2007 01:06AM
I find "Love Love Love" pretty sad and also "Pale Green Things". I was hit pretty hard by "Store" too.
[quote EvilEivind]I'd also say "Sometimes I Still Feel The Bruise" if that was a Darnielle original.[/quote]
It's a Trembling Blue Stars cover, quite an awesome one at that.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/18/2007 01:07AM by Stingray.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 23, 2007 03:33PM
Shadow Song, but I always wanted Johnny Cash to cover it. It would create a loop of infinite saddness that would have consumed the world.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 29, 2007 06:24PM
[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]

and i think that what's so sad about it is that it really hits home for some people, even if it's a friend or a family member, or yourself. it's a really calm kind of sad, which is the... saddest.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 30, 2007 03:50PM
"song for dennis brown" always gives me a huge lump in my throat, for personal reasons. if i ever get to see it played live i'd fear a complete breakdown.
it's probably not technically the saddest, lyrics-wise, but it's the one that always, always, does it.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
May 31, 2007 06:19PM
cobscook bay would be today's choice for me.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 01, 2007 03:56PM
In light of recent events concerning my wife and me; Woke Up New gets my vote.:(
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 02, 2007 08:57PM
Nobody venture Raja Vocative?
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 21, 2007 12:58PM
I'll put Going to Cleveland up there. Someone broke up with me over the phone in a pretty similar fashion a little while back, in that sort of "distnace will make this more humane fashion".

I left for NY the next day with the line "but i've always been real fond of you so i never would've treated you this way" stuck in my head.

Knowing someone would hurt you in a way that you would never imagine hurting them is just the saddest thing I could think of. And than for them to to pity you afterwards is even worse.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 21, 2007 09:30PM
i may be alone here, but 'historiography' brought me to tears once. granted, it was after a hard break-up....
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 21, 2007 10:28PM
All of Full Force Galesburg is super sad.
Masher especially.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 22, 2007 03:08PM
Let me second Cobscook Bay.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
June 22, 2007 05:35PM
cobscook bay gives me a good feeling for some reason. it seems like he's burying his past, moving on and looking ahead. i also find it amusing that he mentions dana point, of all places. dana point sucks ass.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
July 03, 2007 11:56PM
woke up new makes me cry no matter what.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
July 06, 2007 07:50PM
In Corolla is quite devastating, especially if you can relate to it in any way
Re: "saddest" TMG song
July 08, 2007 12:39AM
woke up new
Re: "saddest" TMG song
July 09, 2007 10:44AM
there is a line or two in 'broom people' that upsets me sickeningly.
Re: "saddest" TMG song
July 10, 2007 12:06PM
I have to say, after narrowing things down, the song that gets me the most is Minnesota. Hot damn, that's a heavy song. Again, that whole album is a downer, but that track takes the cake. I was just playing it on guitar the other night, and after a few minutes my girlfriend finally exclaimed, "could you play something less depressing?!"
Really, even just that riff is terribly sad sounding.
Favorite version would have to be the one from the radio show where it's just John on the tape recorder... not sure of the actual date or name, but it opens with Ultraviolet.
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