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Tim McGraw made me cry 
2nd-Dec-2005 01:56 pm
But it wasn't all his fault. It was his song "Live Like You Were Dying" that did it. I went by the cemetery this morning to drop off a Christmas flower arrangement for my dad's grave. And was shocked to realize that next year will be *20* years since he died. That seems inconceivable to me. While I was out that way, I went by the first school I went to, a small private school that has since been turned into a personal care home. My overall impression was that, wow, it looks a lot smaller since I've grown up. Everything seemed so huge back then. I left there and headed to Milan, to stop by Dollar General to pick up some toys for the nieces and nephews for Christmas. I took a detour and went by the house where my Grandma lived. It was also much smaller than I remembered. As I left there, the song came on the radoi. For those who haven't heard it, it's about a guy who's diagnosed with cancer, and he does all these things he'd never taken the time to do before. That set me off, and I had to sit in the Dollar General parking lot until I could compose myself. But don't worry about me, I was just so emotional already, that's why it affected me that way.

But that brought up a question - - what songs make you cry every time you hear them? Mine are all country songs. I have never heard "The Little Girl" by John Michael Montgomery without crying like a baby. I just change the station when it comes on now. Same with "Don't Take the Girl", also by Tim McGraw. "Your Love Amazes Me", by John Berry makes me cry, but in a good way, as it was my song for J at our wedding. I can't tell you how many times I've been in a store or a restaurant and started tearing up because it came on.

So, what songs make the rest of you cry?
2nd-Dec-2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
I can tell you now that none of them are country and western songs. =>}

It's good to cry sometimes. It releases certain chemicals in the body and usually we feel better afterwards. I hope that's the case with you!


I think that The Beatles "In My Life" has brought a tear to my eyes at times.

My best friend, Phyllis, died of cancer when she was 40 and I was 44. One of her favourite songs was "The Circle Of Life" from the Lion King. Sometimes when I hear it, I remember and it makes me cry.

There are probably more, but for the moment, I can't remember them. I shall think on it awhile. =>}
2nd-Dec-2005 11:40 pm (UTC) - I think she said it better than I could
"You people out there, if you are listening to music that doesn't touch you, doesn't mean anything to you, tune into country radio. We have songs about your life, songs that you will love, songs that speak to your heart." LeAnn Womack
3rd-Dec-2005 12:16 am (UTC) - Re: I think she said it better than I could
Unfortunately, although the words may often be good, the style just does nothing for me. Sorry! =<{

The music I choose to listen to, ALWAYS touches me and speaks to my heart. I can no more go without music than I can go without air. =>}
3rd-Dec-2005 03:29 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, I always feel better after a good cry. Sometimes I read or watch something I know *will* make me cry!

I've been thinking a lot about this, and your "Circle of Life" comment is a good example of how hearing a certain song can trigger an emotional response, whether it's sad, or happy or whatever. I also get teary when I hear "God Must've Spent a Little More Time on You" by - - NSYNC? Backstreet Boys? J played it for me on our first anniversary and hearing it takes me back to that moment.
3rd-Dec-2005 06:27 am (UTC)
Nice. When J and I first met and were travelling around Europe together, we were in a student cafe in Delft, Holland and heard Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly". To this day that remains "our song".

And if you ask J what our song is, he even remembers it, too! =>}
2nd-Dec-2005 09:47 pm (UTC)
God's Will, by Martina McBride, hits home with me.

Also Kenny Chesney,"Who You'd Be Today".

Both country western:) There's something very real about that music.
3rd-Dec-2005 03:22 am (UTC)
I can't believe I've enver heard "God's Will" - - I love MM. I'll have to look for it.

And I'm not every familiar with Kenny Chesney's stuff at all, but obviously, I should be. Nearly everyone I know seems to like him a lot.
2nd-Dec-2005 10:55 pm (UTC)
Feed Jake, by Pirates of the Mississippi

The Dance, by Garth Brooks
3rd-Dec-2005 03:19 am (UTC)
Yeah, "The Dance". And "Feed Jake" is another good one. My husband even admitted it makes him cry.
3rd-Dec-2005 12:07 am (UTC)
Oh, man. I'll be back in a day or so with my list. Just two for now. Like you, Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying". Also Garth Brooks's "The Dance".
3rd-Dec-2005 03:17 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, "The Dance"! Garth Brooks has a few that make me teary - - "If Tomorrow Never Comes", and what's the other one - - "Unanswered Prayers", 'cause that one's kinda personal for me.
3rd-Dec-2005 01:41 am (UTC)
Oh wow, what a great question.

"Nightswimming" by R.E.M. makes me so wistful I can't listen to it without getting choked up. "In the Arms of the Angels" by Sarah MacLachlan and "White Flag" by Dido give me a lump in my throat too.

But probably the granddaddy of them all, for me anyway, is Elton John's "The Last Song". I can't even think about that song without crying. It just tears me up.
3rd-Dec-2005 03:41 am (UTC)
Ooh, "In the Arms of Angels" - - I love that song! "White Flag" doesn't make me cry, but it's one of my favorites.

3rd-Dec-2005 05:41 am (UTC)
{{{Hugs Maddie}}}. I'm not really the type to cry at songs, but a few have been known to make me teary-eyed, like "In the Arms of the Angels" by Sarah McLachlan, "If I Wrote You" by Dar Williams, "Song for the Unloved" by the Backstreet Boys, and "Slipped Away" by Avril Lavigne.
4th-Dec-2005 02:51 am (UTC)
Mmm, yes, lorelei633 mentioned "In the Arms of the Angels" - - I love that one.
6th-Dec-2005 03:01 pm (UTC)
Can't think of songs that actually make me sry right now (though there are some I avoid), but I've found myself susceptible to certain kids movies, for crying out loud!! Journey to Witch Mountain, being the most recent. Saw it as a kid and again on TV recently. Cried like a baby. Eek.
6th-Dec-2005 07:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, don't even get me started on kid movies. I cried during *Babe*. And most Disney movies - - Dumbo, Lion King... OMG, Old Yeller! I *always* cry during that one.
7th-Dec-2005 12:45 pm (UTC)
*Old Yeller* - isn't that the one where they have to shoot their beloved old family pet? *sobs*
12th-Dec-2005 03:49 am (UTC)
Yes, that's it! It still makes me cry.
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