Here are a few songs about mortality, and losing old friends who just happen to poop in the yard. “She put him out like the burnin’ end of a midnight cigarette,” it begins, detailing the sorrow of a man drinking away memories until they kill him.” We found him with his face down in the pillow / with a note that said I’ll love her till I die,” it says, and the guilt of his demise leads his ex-lover to the same fate. From a long time ago there was also a song by The Osmonds called Crazy Horses.

Have a great week! I am not familiar with these songs and like how you presented. Do you have a favorite horse-related idiom that should be on this list? According to Merriam-Webster, a “tinhorn” is “one [as a gambler] who pretends to have money, ability or influence.” With Broadway flare and interweaving vocals, three gamblers argue about which horse will win a race in an exultant number that captures the joys of horse racing. With such a delicate experience on his hands, he admitted that the choruses he came up with sounded too literal. When a woman in a bar attempts to steal the pony, the stranger fatally shoots her. "The way to heaven is on horseback." Horses are so beautiful. Have a great weekend!

For the most part, it’s a gentle obsession, as he assures himself in songs like “One of the Millions” and “Bungalow” that his sagging skin and greying hair are earned rather than thrust upon him. Here are our 50 favorite of the saddest songs: This is a sad song with a secretly positive message. Yesterday, we paid homage to horses and their deep impact in shaping human history. Vic Chesnutt – “Flirted With You All My Life”, 41. Understand that this is a sharing site. This track off singer/songwriter Laura Veirs’ most recent 2013 album Warp and Weft is a tribute to Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese child who lived about a mile from the epicenter of the Hiroshima blast, and was 2 years old when the bomb fell. Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on October 08, 2017: "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" is my favorite on this list but there are so many great choices here. here's avril lavigne herself, singing right after she lost her grandfather.

Luckily Darren Jessee provided the refrain, “She’s a brick and I’m drowning slowly/ off the coast and I’m headed nowhere” for Folds’ distressed falsetto. Yes, sad songs do say so much.
Thanks for stopping by! Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 26, 2017: Such lovely stories! Wildfire just had to be the first one. When every single word makes sense FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 29, 2017: Mary - Who knew there were so many horse-related songs? Then all the good guys can meet back at the local saloon where there will be whiskey for the men and beer for the horses. Their relationship is a shell of what it once was, and memories of their early sparks “come back to haunt me, they haunt me like a curse.” And if that’s not enough, it also contains one of the biggest bummers of a line ever: “Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true, or is it something worse?”—Bonnie Stiernberg, The desperate loneliness the narrator feels comes through in nearly every line of David Lowery’s lyrics, as he dreams of a girl out of his league. The song’s narrative ranges from heaven to hell, and represents Beam’s most ambitious poetry—it’s long, it meanders, and it hits you with a desperate intensity. And it feels so good to hurt so bad The narrator eventually allows the horse to go free when they reach an oasis after nine days. Still have questions? We still laugh about the time when my sister brought home a college boyfriend and my mother took them for a horseback ride at some local stables. Sinead O’Conner – “Nothing Compares 2 U”, 27. Townes Van Zandt – “Waiting Around to Die”, 21. THESE ARE ALL REAL. Mother gets sick, prays, dies. Hank Williams – “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”, 1. I saw something on somewhere else on yahoo answers: "not a song, but something a veterinarian gave me when my pet died, Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge, When a pet dies who has be especially close to a person on Earth, There are beautiful meadows and grassy hills there for all our special friends, There is always plenty of their favorite food to eat, Plenty of fresh spring water for them to drink, And every day is filled with sunshine so our little friends are warm and comfortable, All the pets who had been ill or old are now restored to health and youth, Those that had been hurt or maimed are now whole and strong again, Just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by, The pets we loved are happy and content except for one small thing, Each one misses someone very special who was left behind, But the day comes when one of them suddenly stops and looks off into the distant hills, It will be as if they have heard a whistle or was given a signal of some kind, Their eyes are bright and intent, their body begins to quiver, All at once, they break away from the group, flying like a deer over the green grass, You have been spotted, and when you and you special friend finally meet, You hug and cling to them in joyous reunion, never to parted again, Happily nuzzles your face, you hand once again caress the beloved head, You look once more into the trusting eyes or your pet so long gone from you life, You will cross the Rainbow Bridge together, Your Sacred Circle is now complete again". The robin, the whippoorwill, the midnight train—they all mourn with him to meet his quavering drawl, the imagery paralleling the sonic atmosphere. by the admonishing acoustic cut “Lost Cause,” a hallucinatory goodbye letter to an unknown lover, Beck’s repeated refrain of “I’m tired of fighting” sounds as eerily comforting today as it did over a decade ago.—Ryan J. Prado, This 1982 Tears For Fears song achieved another round of fame when Gary Jules and Michael Andrews covered it for the Donnie Darko soundtrack in 2001. Linda - My mother is a very proper lady so that made is worse. What do you think of the answers?

It’s one of the few songs that can make the phrase “best friend” feel as cutting as a four-letter word, as Lou Reed sings “It was good what we did yesterday, and I’d do it once again. I'm also pleased to see that they aren't all country and western songs. Chris Pederson’s thumping tom drums measure out the mundane days while Don Lax’s violin counters the pitiful longing with a beautiful melancholy. He explains that wild horses keep dragging him away. She needs the wind ripping through her hair, riding straight through the open wide, free like a wild horse. It’s a disturbing story made only more dismal when backing vocalists harmonize with Kozelek on lines like, “Carissa was 35/ You don’t just raise two kids and take out your trash and die.”—Tess Duncan, The moaning organ provides a steady accompaniment for Tom Waits’ gruff wailing on this desolate blues song. Where can I find Saturday  night live from 96.3 fm detroit in the early  1990s playing deep house and techno? You don’t have to dream of playing croquet or drinking your tea at four to feel the pain of unrequited love.—Josh Jackson, Stark. I loved seeing these explanations. —Josh Jackson, Songs about unrequited love are inherently sad, but “Ain’t No Way” is one of those rare melancholy masterpieces that makes you want to nod knowingly in support and raise your hands in silent agreement while Aretha testifies. Yes, sad songs do say so much.

Those eyes are reminiscent of past, and sign of valor, royalty, and endeavor. All Rights Reserved, 47. When he sings, “a fond farewell to a friend who couldn’t get things right,” it leaves you with a feeling of helplessness, wishing he were still here. Two teenagers are out on a date when they get into a terrible car accident and the narrator’s girlfriend dies in his arms. The horse is no longer tame and yearns to be wild and free.

My parents used to live in Kentucky horse country, so when visitors came they would often take them to a local farm to ride horses. However, he escapes punishment: For you can't hang a man for killin' a womanWho's tryin' to steal your horse. Almost put this one in the Top 2, haters gonna hate but “White Horse” is ultra-romantic. Here are a few songs about mortality, and losing old friends who just happen to poop in the yard. Just singing about it stirs it all back up again so by the song’s end, he’s almost wailing. The girl in this 2016 country song is a free spirit who doesn't want to be fenced in or tamed. Ever looked into a horse's eyes? Two minutes, 23 seconds of harsh reality, stoic in its acceptance of a fate worse than death.—Holly Gleason, There’s never been a shortage of soulfulness in Winehouse’s songs, so it’s no surprise that she crafted such a painful breakup song. Crazy, huh? Have a great week, my friend.

I enjoyed reading your idiom list as well as the rest of the article.
It's such a memorable song. Have a great week! Russian interference at the Grammy Awards? The horn section rides along smoothly in comparison, cresting and dipping deftly as Waits sings vigorously, wounds exposed. The wife divorced him and let him run off, then she moved to West Virginia where she could feel reckless and young atop a beautiful horse. Like a stallion, this cherished song is breathtaking, royal, and unforgettable. Yahoo is part of Verizon Media. Kind of bizarre in true Katy Perry style, but that's why she's so memorable. Originally titled “Desert Song”, this slice of Americana is fittingly sung by the 70’s soft rock band, America. Both the lyrics and the music are simple, but its repetitive rhythm, steady beat and basic rhyme scheme just make it more relatable. Thanks for stopping by! They all mounted their horses and took off on the trail at a leisurely pace. Thank you, Peg.

It’s one thing to see your man out with another woman; it’s quite another to see him pledge his life to her. The narrator is a watchful parent who comforts their child by telling them that even when they are no longer together in person, they'll always be together in spirit: That's the way it's gonna be, little darlin' You go riding on the horses, yeah Way up in the sky, little darlin' And if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up. |