I cry easily. To quote Jude Law’s character in The Holiday, “I’m a weeper.” Particularly during songs that have particular meaning, memories or associations of brokenness, loss of relationship, or the spiritually sublime. Some are sad, but not necessarily.
The “fun” part is that it’s not just hearing the song; sometimes even just the memory of the song is enough to bring a tear. It’s not always a terribly convenient feature, particularly when driving, coding, performing, shopping, bowling, etc. You get the idea.
Anyway, I thought I’d share the list of the worst offenders for me. Some I can explain, some I cannot. Please, use with caution.
- Billy Joel – Leningrad
- Brian Moss – A Cloud Without Rain, Only His Wounds
- David Crowder – How He Loves
- Denison Witmer – Closer to the Sun
- Ken Medema – Give In To Love
- King’s X – Goldilox
- Kerry Livgren – Beyond the Pale
- Marc Cohn – Walking in Memphis
- Urban Hymnal – Repeat Offender
- Rent – One Song Glory, Will I?, Halloween, I’ll Cover You Reprise
- Richard Smallwood – Total Praise
- Roby Duke – Bridge Divine
- The Swell Season – Falling Slowly
- Paul Simon & Linda Ronstadt – Under African Skies
- Simon & Garfunkel – The Only Living Boy in New York
- Sting – Dead Man’s Rope
- Chris Tomlin – This is Our God
- U2 – Miracle Drug
Just for the record, grabbing all these YouTube links and listening to even 10 seconds of each one of these back to back has just about knocked me out for the day. Yikes.
What are yours???
Update: adding The Civil Wars’ Poison and Wine to this list. ….wow.