History TearJerker / BenFolds

19th Apr '17 10:42:22 AM NWolfman
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* "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping about a man who wanted to divorce his wife becauseheir brain tumor made her "become a different person."

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* "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping about a man who wanted to divorce his wife becauseheir because her brain tumor made her "become a different person."
19th Apr '17 10:41:23 AM NWolfman
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* "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping about a man who wanted to divorce because she had a brain tumor and had "become a different person" as a result.

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* "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping about a man who wanted to divorce because she had a his wife becauseheir brain tumor and had made her "become a different person" as a result.person."
9th Apr '17 3:10:40 PM NWolfman
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* "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping of a woman who died while smoking in bed. Just add somber piano and instant waterworks.

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* "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping of about a woman man who died while smoking in bed. Just add somber piano wanted to divorce because she had a brain tumor and instant waterworks.had "become a different person" as a result.
29th Aug '16 10:52:30 AM NWolfman
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* "Still" from the ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen. The actual album version is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie.

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* "Still" from the ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen. The actual album And the extended version on the album is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie. worse.
29th Aug '16 10:22:11 AM NWolfman
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* "Landed" can be this for anyone who realized too little too late that they were the victim of an abusive relationship and the negative effects it may have had on your other loved ones.

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* "Landed" can be this for anyone who realized too little too late that they were the victim of an abusive relationship relationship, and the negative effects it may have had on that you ended up shunning your other true loved ones.ones as a result.
28th Aug '16 8:41:31 PM NWolfman
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* "Magic", which to give proper credit was written by Ben Fold Five's drummer, Darren Jessee. It's particularly touching if you've ever lost someone to a painful disease.
* "The Luckiest." That's love, love, love.

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* "Magic", which Whether it's a LonelyPianoPiece or [[LyricalDissonance super depressing lyrics set to give proper credit was written a happy tune]], Ben Folds knows how to hit listeners in the gut.

* Technically Darren Jessee's song, but "Magic"
by Ben Fold Five's drummer, Darren Jessee. It's Folds Five is particularly touching if you've ever lost someone to a painful disease.
disease.
* "The Luckiest." That's love, love, love.It's love incarnate.



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CCUtcnexEY Kylie From Connecticut]]" is a great one off his new album that can really get you, especially the heartbreaking cry of the chorus.
* And then there's "[[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/33/ Cigarette]]", which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Even moreso when you find out it's taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping. Man, can Ben Folds write an incredibly sad song when he wants to.
* It's "sequel," "[[http://info.benfolds.org/FredJonesPart2Lyrics Fred Jones, Part 2]]" is an extremely sad song, which deals with the unfairness of a good man fading away, unremarked on by the universe at large.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5EHAqhR1c "Brick"]]. It's especially horrible if you know the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_%28song%29 backstory.]]
* Not to mention Ben Folds' simple, personal lament to Elliott Smith, "Late". *Sigh* "The songs you wrote... got me through a lot, just wanna tell you that... But it's too late."

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CCUtcnexEY Kylie "Kylie From Connecticut]]" Connecticut." That chorus is a great one off his new album that can really get you, especially the heartbreaking cry of the chorus.
''heartbreaking.''
* And then there's "[[http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/33/ Cigarette]]", "Cigarette," which packs a heck of a lot of tragedy into a SingleStanzaSong. Even moreso when you find out it's Worse, the lyrics are taken verbatim from a newspaper clipping. Man, can Ben Folds write an incredibly sad song when he wants to.
clipping of a woman who died while smoking in bed. Just add somber piano and instant waterworks.
* It's "sequel," "[[http://info.benfolds.org/FredJonesPart2Lyrics Fred Then there's the unofficial SequelSong, "Fred Jones, Part 2]]" is an extremely sad song, which deals with 2," about the unfairness of a good man titular character, an elderly but dedicated newspaper employee, being forced into retirement, fading away, unremarked on by the universe at large.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5EHAqhR1c "Brick"]]. It's "Brick," especially horrible if you know the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brick_%28song%29 backstory.]]
* Not
very real backstory behind it.[[note]]It's about how his high school girlfriend had to mention get an abortion.[[/note]] There's a reason it's Ben Folds' simple, personal lament Folds Five's most popular song.
* "Late," his eulogy
to Elliott Smith, "Late". *Sigh* "The the late Elliot Smith. It doesn't say much about the man himself, as Ben didn't know him that well personally, but it says more than enough about why he was important.
--> ''Elliot, man, you played some fine guitar''
--> ''And some dirty basketball''
--> ''The
songs you wrote... wrote got me through a lot, just lot''
--> ''Just
wanna tell you that... But that''
--> ''But
it's too late."late''



* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAQhLJmrGS4 Picture Window]]"

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* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAQhLJmrGS4 Picture Window]]""Picture Window." What sick individual tells their child that they can't afford the hope that she'll get better?



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP0mFcHek9M Carrying Cathy.]]
* SMOKE!
* Maybe it's just me, but I find [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5peqCDJi0A From Above]] to be depressing as hell. [[LyricalDissonance Don't let the catchy tune fool you,]] just read the lyrics without any musical influence:

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hP0mFcHek9M Carrying Cathy.]]
"Carrying Cathy," especially if you know someone who's suicidal or eventually committed suicide.
* SMOKE!
"SMOKE!"
* Maybe it's just me, but I find [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5peqCDJi0A From Above]] to be depressing as hell. "From Above." [[LyricalDissonance Don't let the catchy tune fool you,]] just read the lyrics without any musical influence:you]].



* "Belinda" from ''Lonely Avenue''. Oh, God, "Belinda"...

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* "Belinda" from ''Lonely Avenue''. Oh, Dear God, "Belinda"...



* "Still" from the ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen.
* The actual album version is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie.

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* "Still" from the ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen.
*
happen. The actual album version is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie.
* "Landed" can be this for anyone who realized too little too late that they were the victim of an abusive relationship and the negative effects it may have had on your other loved ones.
31st Dec '15 10:23:11 AM StFan
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* "Still" from the OverTheHedge soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen.
** The actual album version is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie.

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* "Still" from the OverTheHedge ''WesternAnimation/OverTheHedge'' soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen.
** * The actual album version is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie.
31st Mar '15 4:45:38 PM PBMaxwell
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* "[[http://info.benfolds.org/FredJonesPart2Lyrics Fred Jones, Part 2]]" is an extremely sad song, which deals with the unfairness of a good man fading away, unremarked on by the universe at large.


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* It's "sequel," "[[http://info.benfolds.org/FredJonesPart2Lyrics Fred Jones, Part 2]]" is an extremely sad song, which deals with the unfairness of a good man fading away, unremarked on by the universe at large.
18th Jan '15 8:44:24 AM xDalethx
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** The actual album version is even worse. It's about three or four minutes longer and has a few extra verses that are even more heartbreaking than the version from the movie.
30th Nov '14 12:07:11 AM robogabriel
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* "Still" from the OverTheHedge soundtrack, a somber reminder than, whether we like it or not, change is going to happen.
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