30 Day Song Challenge: Day 04


A song that makes you sad: This is already starting to get boring…

I started this thinking it’d be easy just to wing it but when you start to think about things too much it actually makes me feel like I’m in f-king therapy or something.  Many songs make me sad, bizarrely “Champagne Supernova” by Oasis can always lower my mood by two points, probably due to the haunting nature of the guitars or possibly the nonsensical lyrics.  Trouble is it doesn’t really make me sad, like really sad, just a bit melancholic.

One song that does make me feel a little low, but with a twang of hope is “So Far Away” by Dire Straits.  But it’s the ironic juxtaposition of the somber lyrics but happy jangly guitar rif that keeps it off the top spot.  That spot goes to a song with exactly the same title “So Far Away” by Carole King.  Same title but completely different song.  Kings’ lyrics hark back to a more innocent time but manage to convey something that make me feel more melancholic than any other song I can think of.

Of course the ultimate song that makes me sad would be anything by anyone who’s appeared on a TV talent show.  Anything by any of them will instantly sour my mood.

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