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This is the saddest song ever

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I think the song, "Puff the Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul, and Mary is the saddest song I've ever heard in my entire life. I'm listening to it right now and I feel like crying just thinking about Jackie Paper dying and Puff being sad.

Here are the moving and powerful lyrics:

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Little jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puff’s gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.


I think why it makes me so sad is because it reminds me of my relationship with my first dog of whom died 5 years ago. But this song is sad, nonetheless I think.

I especially think the line, "Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane," is extremely sad. I get depressed just thinking about Puff not wanting to go out and play.
 
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Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot

"The churchbell chimed 'til it rang 29 times for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald"
 

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Originally posted by George Washington:
I think the song, "Puff the Magic Dragon" by Peter, Paul, and Mary is the saddest song I've ever heard in my entire life. I'm listening to it right now and I feel like crying just thinking about Jackie Paper dying and Puff being sad.

Here are the moving and powerful lyrics:

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Little jackie paper loved that rascal puff,
And brought him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff. oh

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

Together they would travel on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched on puff’s gigantic tail,
Noble kings and princes would bow whene’er they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag when puff roared out his name. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.

His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave. oh!

Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee,
Puff, the magic dragon lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist in a land called honah lee.

I think why it makes me so sad is because it reminds me of my relationship with my first dog of whom died 5 years ago. But this song is sad, nonetheless I think.

I especially think the line, "Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane," is extremely sad. I get depressed just thinking about Puff not wanting to go out and play.
Are you a pot-head, Focker?
 

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Originally posted by George Washington:
No, I pass on grass always. Well, not always.
You do know your namesake was a hemp farmer?
 

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As far as the saddest song ever:

"Changes" on the Black Sabbath Vol. 4 album.
 
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George_Washington said:
Yes, I can see how that one is sad, too.
I used to cry to that song, especially when one of my high school teacher and my god brother died in one year, maybe less then a month apart. My teacher had helped me with my job of the funeral arrangements for, at the time, three year old god bro. He had died of cancer, and my teacher... a car accident.
 

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@_girL........ said:
I used to cry to that song, especially when one of my high school teacher and my god brother died in one year, maybe less then a month apart. My teacher had helped me with my job of the funeral arrangements for, at the time, three year old god bro. He had died of cancer, and my teacher... a car accident.

Awww, I'm sorry to hear about people close to you dying :(
 
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George_Washington said:
Awww, I'm sorry to hear about people close to you dying :(
Its ok, without tragic things happening in peoples lives, we aren't able to become stronger, as individuals. Although, I was reminded of my teachers death last week, when I got into an accident I would of flew out of the window if I didn't have on my seat belt, my teacher never wore his seat belt, and flew out of the windshield after hitting a pole.
 

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I nominate "Wish you were here" by Pink Floyd and "Only Women Bleed" by Alice Cooper
 

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@_girL........ said:
Its ok, without tragic things happening in peoples lives, we aren't able to become stronger, as individuals. Although, I was reminded of my teachers death last week, when I got into an accident I would of flew out of the window if I didn't have on my seat belt, my teacher never wore his seat belt, and flew out of the windshield after hitting a pole.
Seatbelts are a good thing...There are 175 ways to die in a car...172 without a seatbelt on...3 with a seatbelt on...

You make the call...

I did...Without the seatbelt, I would've been dead almost five years ago...
 

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Originally posted by George Washington:
And what exactly do you find so sad about this song? Just wondering.
Have you ever heard the song?
 

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Changes by Black Sabbath

I feel unhappy
I feel so sad
I lost the best friend
That I ever had

She was my woman
I loved her so
But it's too late now
I've let her go

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

We shared the eve's
We shared each day
In love together
We found a way

But soon the world
Had its evil way
My heart was blinded
Love went astray

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes

It took so long
To realize
That I can still hear
Her last goodbyes

Now all my days
Are filled with tears
Wish I could go back
And change these years

I'm going through changes
I'm going through changes


http://www.lyricsandsongs.com/song/4557.html
Mr. George, I can't believe you asked me that question!
 

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The Ultimate Sad Song:

Seven Spanish Angels - Ray Charles and Willie Nelson

nothing else compares


He looked down into her brown eyes and said "Say a prayer for me"
She threw her arms around him, whispered "God will keep us free"
They could hear the riders comin', he said "This is my last fight
If they take me back to Texas, they won't take me back alive."

Chorus:
There were seven spanish angels at the alter of the sun
They were praying for the lovers in the valley of the gun
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared there was thunder from the throne
And seven spanish angels took another angel home

She reached down and picked the gun up that lay smoking in his hand
She said "Father please forgive me, I can't make it without my man"
And she knew the gun was empty, and she knew she couldn't win
But her final prayer was answered when the rifles fired again

Chorus
 

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Originally posted by Galenrox:
The Ultimate Sad Song:

Seven Spanish Angels - Ray Charles and Willie Nelson

nothing else compares


He looked down into her brown eyes and said "Say a prayer for me"
She threw her arms around him, whispered "God will keep us free"
They could hear the riders comin', he said "This is my last fight
If they take me back to Texas, they won't take me back alive."

Chorus:
There were seven spanish angels at the alter of the sun
They were praying for the lovers in the valley of the gun
When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared there was thunder from the throne
And seven spanish angels took another angel home

She reached down and picked the gun up that lay smoking in his hand
She said "Father please forgive me, I can't make it without my man"
And she knew the gun was empty, and she knew she couldn't win
But her final prayer was answered when the rifles fired again

Chorus
I laughed my ass off through that whole song!
 

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He didn't die he grew up. Dragons only live in little boys imaginations. You can be happy now.
 

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Billo_Really said:
Are you a pot-head, Focker?
ROTFL!!! I was gonna say go smoke a joint...you'll feel better!

For me, a sad song has always been "Old Shep," by Elvis, but perhaps I'm showing my age?
 

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Oh and I forgot to add mine to the list.

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones.
 

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Billo_Really said:
I laughed my ass off through that whole song!
That's cause you have no soul! I have to choke back tears every time I hear it!
 

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Originally posted by Galenrox:
That's cause you have no soul! I have to choke back tears every time I hear it!
You have to have feelings to have tears.
 

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The first tune that came to mind for me was Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton, written about the death of his son. Very sad, esp. in context.

The one that really gets to me is a song on the Robert Cray album "I was warned" called He don't live here anymore

I still remember
The day I went home
The taxi dropped me on the street
And I stood there all alone

I saw a lady on the porch
That I knew from years before
She said, "Sorry about your father."
From behind the closed screen door

"Sorry about your father."
"He don't live here, no more."
"Sorry about your father."
"I saw them close the hearse door."
"He don't live here no more."

Unopened letter
Unanswered calls
We were two separate men
Behind our stone walls

A chilled wind was blowin'
A cold October rain
And, as I stood before the house
It was silently saying:

"Sorry about your father."
"He don't live here, no more."
"Sorry about your father."
"I saw them close the hearse door."
"He don't live here no more."

(Intense guitar solo)

"Sorry about your father."
"I remember that day."
"Sorry about your father."
"I saw them take him away."
"Yes, I did."
"I remember that day."

"Sorry about your father."
"I remember that day."
"Ohh, when I went home, fell down on my knees."
"Raised up my right hand."
"And I cried PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE."
"If I had just a little more time."

Yeah
 
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