Not a happy topic for a Thursday Thirteen, I know. But I've had a sad song running through my head for two weeks now, and it made me think of all the other songs that make people tear up. Here is a list that does it for me:
1. Don't Blink by Kenny Chesney - this song has been in my head for two weeks now. I'm beginning to wonder if it's ever going to leave.
2. Somebody's Hero by Jamie O'Neal - I introduced this song to my middle daughter and she tears up on this one too. It has a special connection for us. And she plays it whenever she wants to see me cry!
3. Wildfire by Michael Murphey - I first heard this song when I was little. My friend April loved horses and it always reminds me of her. She died in a car accident at age 34. Makes the song even harder to hear for me.
4. At Seventeen by Janis Ian - I remember identifying so much with the song in my late teens and early 20's. You can just feel the sorrow pouring out of this song.
5. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle - Any song about my babies growing up and leaving makes me cry. This song brings my husband to his knees, which is why I plan to play it at both my daughter's weddings (I'm so bad!)
6. Everybody Hurts by REM - This song is just so true. It helps me sometimes when I feel alone in my troubles.
7. She's Leaving Home by The Beatles - The first time I heard this song, in the Sgt. Pepper's movie believe it or not, I thought it was so sad.
8. River Man by Nick Drake - I discovered Nick Drake after I heard Pink Moon on those Volkswagon commercials. He is fantastic. But he is depressing. My husband always asks me if I'm feeling suicidal when I listen to my Nick Drake CD's!
9. Come to Jesus by Chris Rice - Such a powerful song. You don't have to be a Christian to appreciate the depth of this song.
10. Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue by Toby Keith - I know this is not supposed to be a sad song, but with what we all went through with 9/11 and with a brother in the military, I feel a lot of emotion when I hear this song.
11. Le Festin by Camille - this song is off the Ratatouille soundtrack. While the song itself doesn't make me cry, the song played at the end of Ratatouille does. Why, I have no idea. I just love the ending for some reason.
12. 100 Years by Five For Fighting - what is it about songs about life and people getting old?
13. Christmas Shoes by Bob Carlisle - forget it. I can't even think about listening to that song and I tear up.
What is the song(s) that makes you feel sad?