Thursday 13 Sad Songs

Sad songs say so much.

Depression is the time machine that takes me back to the 70’s (late 60’s – early 80’s) to replay the sad songs in my memories. 

And the vinyl turns on .  .  .

1.  “Sister Golden Hair” – AMERICA
Written by Gerry Beckley, ©1975

       “.  .  . but I got so d-  depressed .  .  .”

2. “Make the World Go Away” – Elvis
Recorded by Elvis in 1970
Written by Hank Cochran in 1963

3.  “Good Ole Boys Like Me” – Don Williams 1980
 Written by: Bob Mcdill

4.  “If You Could Read My Mind” – Gordon Lightfoot
©1969 written by Gordon Lightfoot

5.  “Green, Green Grass of Home” –  Johnny Cash 1968
Written by Claude “Curly” Putman Jr

6.   “Candle in the Wind”  music by Elton John 
Lyrics by Bernie Taupin. It was originally written in 1973

7.   “Don’t Cry Joni” – Conway Twitty 1975
Written by Conway Twitty

8.  “Rainy Days and Mondays” – The Carpenters 1971
Written by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams

9.  “Wildfire” – Michael Martin Murphey
Written by Michael Martin Murphey and Larry Cansler in 1968

10.  “Tender Years” – John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band 1983
Written by Charley and Inez Foxx

11.  “Run Joey Run” – David Geddes 1975
Written by Paul Vance

12.  “Billy Don’t Be A Hero”  – Bo Donaldson 1974
Written by Mitch Murray and Peter Callander

13.  “Seasons in the Sun”  – Terry Jacks 1974
Written (sort of re-written from a French song) by Terry Jacks

Also could include others such as . . .
“I got a name” – Jim Croce 1973
“In the Ghetto” – Elvis 1969
Garden Party” – Ricky Nelson 1971

Sad Songs (Say So Much)
Music: Elton John
Lyrics: Bernie Taupin
Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain
And ironing out the rough spots
Is the hardest part when memories remain
And it’s times like these when we all need to hear the radio
`Cause from the lips of some old singer
We can share the troubles we already know
Turn them on, turn them on
Turn on those sad songs
When all hope is gone
Why don’t you tune in and turn them on
They reach into your room
Just feel their gentle touch
When all hope is gone
Sad songs say so much
If someone else is suffering enough to write it down
When every single word makes sense
Then it’s easier to have those songs around
The kick inside is in the line that finally gets to you
and it feels so good to hurt so bad
And suffer just enough to sing the blues
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say
Sad songs, they say so much
© 1984 Big Pig Music Limited

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  1. Oh my. That was quite a list. I hit the link to Wildfire and sat listening with tears. Thank you so much for sharing that. Although I hope it doesn’t mean you’re sad.

  2. i honestly have heard any of those. here are a couple of mine:

    Never is a Promise by Fiona Apple
    Hard Times by eastmountainsouth


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