History TearJerker / BillyJoel

14th Aug '16 4:43:06 PM toongrrl1990
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9591zjK_n08 "Say Goodbye to Hollywood"]] is this, CMOA, and a CMOH (to Ronnie Specter who first sang it, as a reference to leaving her abusive marriage to Phil Spector). The tearjerker part comes in when the narrator sings about how many people come in and out of their life, and that even includes dear friends. No other song has captured the emotions of moving on from a relationship than this.
--> So many faces in and out of my life\\
Some will last\\
Some will just be now and then\\
Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes\\
I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again\\
Say goodbye to Hollywood\\
Say goodbye my baby\\
Say goodbye to Hollywood\\
Say goodbye my baby\\
Movin' on is a chance that you take\\
Any time you try to stay together\\
Whoa\\
Say a word out of line\\
And you find that the friends you had\\
Are gone forever\\
Forever\\
20th Jun '16 11:17:36 AM gewunomox
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[[BillyJoel This legendary singer/songwriter]] has his fair share of songs that [[TearJerker can make one cry]].

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[[BillyJoel [[Music/BillyJoel This legendary singer/songwriter]] has his fair share of songs that [[TearJerker can make one cry]].
26th Dec '15 10:04:20 AM twilicorn
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* "And So It Goes"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHO6a2H-pqY]]. This song can affect anyone who is going through a tumultuous relationship with a loved one.

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* "And So It Goes"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHO6a2H-pqY]]. This song com/watch?v=FHO6a2H-pqY "And So It Goes"]] can affect anyone who is going through a tumultuous relationship with a loved one.



* Even grown men have cried at the end of "Goodnight Saigon"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6gZefW4yEA]] -- when all the voices, presumably of the soldier's lost comrades, join in with:

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* Even grown men have cried at the end of "Goodnight Saigon"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6gZefW4yEA]] com/watch?v=j6gZefW4yEA "Goodnight Saigon"]] -- when all the voices, presumably of the soldier's lost comrades, join in with:



* "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcnd55tLCv8]]. Especially when combined with the video.

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* "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcnd55tLCv8]].com/watch?v=dcnd55tLCv8 "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)"]]. Especially when combined with the video.



* "Leningrad"[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=LgD_-dRZPgs]], which is based on a true story.

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* "Leningrad"[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=LgD_-dRZPgs]], [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=LgD_-dRZPgs "Leningrad"]], which is based on a true story.



* "Where's the Orchestra". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y]]

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* "Where's the Orchestra". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y]]com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y "Where's the Orchestra"]] as well.



* "James"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HXjtlDjdP4]]:

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* "James"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HXjtlDjdP4]]:com/watch?v=4HXjtlDjdP4 "James"]]:



* "Honesty" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuFScoO4tb0]] is a pretty good description of what it feels like to have a depressive meltdown. If you've been there, this song stings.

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* "Honesty" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuFScoO4tb0]] com/watch?v=SuFScoO4tb0 "Honesty"]] is a pretty good description of what it feels like to have a depressive meltdown. If you've been there, this song stings.



* "Tomorrow is Today"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xN3hbJG2tc]], even more so because the lyrics were taken from Billy's suicide note.

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* "Tomorrow is Today"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xN3hbJG2tc]], com/watch?v=6xN3hbJG2tc "Tomorrow is Today"]], even more so because the lyrics were taken from Billy's suicide note.



* "Piano Man"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0]]. For such a [[LyricalDissonance cheerful]] song it has a surprising amount of depressing imagery.

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* "Piano Man"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0]].com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0 "Piano Man"]]. For such a [[LyricalDissonance cheerful]] song it has a surprising amount of depressing imagery.



* "She's Always A Woman"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI3MwwWYC3Q]]... especially if you've been in a relationship with someone who wasn't all that great to you, but you can't help but love them anyways.
* Taken by themselves, "Stop in Nevada"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diwthuGGkes]] and "If I Only Had the Words"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VNmAxAbJ50]] are pretty depressing in their own right - the first is an elegaic song about a woman finally escaping her loveless marriage and terrible life for California, [[TitleDrop stopping in Nevada]], but the song's melody implies that this, too, will be a mistake for her; the second is another slow song about how a man cannot explain everything he wants to towards the woman he loves, and can only offer physical comfort to her. However, the two songs are placed chronologically next to each other on the Piano Man album. Together, they can be seen as counterpoints to each other, and become about a billion times more depressing.
* The sheer depression of "Allentown"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHnJp0oyOxs]]. Dead end jobs, dead end lives, and the slow decay of everything in the town from the factories to the people. And as if that weren't bad enough, the song ends with the narrator either dying or killing himself.

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* "She's Always A Woman"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI3MwwWYC3Q]]...com/watch?v=kI3MwwWYC3Q "She's Always A Woman"]]... especially if you've been in a relationship with someone who wasn't all that great to you, but you can't help but love them anyways.
* Taken by themselves, "Stop in Nevada"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diwthuGGkes]] com/watch?v=diwthuGGkes "Stop in Nevada"]] and "If I Only Had the Words"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VNmAxAbJ50]] com/watch?v=-VNmAxAbJ50 "If I Only Had the Words"]] are pretty depressing in their own right - the first is an elegaic song about a woman finally escaping her loveless marriage and terrible life for California, [[TitleDrop stopping in Nevada]], but the song's melody implies that this, too, will be a mistake for her; the second is another slow song about how a man cannot explain everything he wants to towards the woman he loves, and can only offer physical comfort to her. However, the two songs are placed chronologically next to each other on the Piano Man album. Together, they can be seen as counterpoints to each other, and become about a billion times more depressing.
* The sheer depression of "Allentown"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHnJp0oyOxs]].com/watch?v=BHnJp0oyOxs "Allentown"]]. Dead end jobs, dead end lives, and the slow decay of everything in the town from the factories to the people. And as if that weren't bad enough, the song ends with the narrator either dying or killing himself.



* From "Innocent Man"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H23tUK3z17U]], seeing someone pull away and into themselves, not because of anything you've done, but because they can't find the strength to trust again. And knowing you can't fix it because they won't let you.

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* From "Innocent Man"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H23tUK3z17U]], com/watch?v=H23tUK3z17U "Innocent Man"]], seeing someone pull away and into themselves, not because of anything you've done, but because they can't find the strength to trust again. And knowing you can't fix it because they won't let you.



* "Downeaster Alexa"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG5H139_LaU]], about a small Long Island fisherman who was finding it increasingly difficult to work the seas, particularly through commercial fishing fleets, restrictive policies and the conversion of his island home into a resort town.

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* "Downeaster Alexa"[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG5H139_LaU]], com/watch?v=gG5H139_LaU "Downeaster Alexa"]], about a small Long Island fisherman who was finding it increasingly difficult to work the seas, particularly through commercial fishing fleets, restrictive policies and the conversion of his island home into a resort town.
21st Feb '15 8:03:26 PM NWolfman
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* If you live in or near the New York Metro area, his songs about the city will hit pretty close to home, especially "Miami 2017" and "New York State Of Mind."
26th Jan '14 2:58:47 PM EarlOfSandvich
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* "Downeaster Alexa"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG5H139_LaU]], about a small Long Island fisherman who was finding it increasingly difficult to work the seas, particularly through commercial fishing fleets, restrictive policies and the conversion of his island home into a resort town.
--> Now I drive my Downeaster Alexa\\
More and more miles from shore every year,\\
Since they told me I can't sell no stripers\\
And there's no luck in swordfishing here.\\
I was a bayman like my father was before.\\
Can't make a living as a bayman anymore.\\
There ain't much future for a man who works the sea,\\
But there ain't no island left for islanders like me.
27th Dec '13 12:31:46 PM Gitman
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[[BillyJoel This legendary singer/songwriter]] has his fair share of song that [[TearJerker can make one cry]].

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[[BillyJoel This legendary singer/songwriter]] has his fair share of song songs that [[TearJerker can make one cry]].
29th Nov '13 11:46:12 AM MarchVee
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* "Where's the Orchestra".

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* "Where's the Orchestra". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SX3nFG6Js-Y]]



* "James":

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* "James":"James"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HXjtlDjdP4]]:



* "Honesty" is a pretty good description of what it feels like to have a depressive meltdown. If you've been there, this song stings.

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* "Honesty" [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuFScoO4tb0]] is a pretty good description of what it feels like to have a depressive meltdown. If you've been there, this song stings.



* "Tomorrow is Today", even more so because the lyrics were taken from Billy's suicide note.

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* "Tomorrow is Today", Today"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xN3hbJG2tc]], even more so because the lyrics were taken from Billy's suicide note.



* "Piano Man". For such a [[LyricalDissonance cheerful]] song it has a surprising amount of depressing imagery.

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* "Piano Man".Man"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxEPV4kolz0]]. For such a [[LyricalDissonance cheerful]] song it has a surprising amount of depressing imagery.



* "She's Always A Woman"... especially if you've been in a relationship with someone who wasn't all that great to you, but you can't help but love them anyways.
* Taken by themselves, "Stop in Nevada" and "If I Only Had the Words" are pretty depressing in their own right - the first is an elegaic song about a woman finally escaping her loveless marriage and terrible life for California, [[TitleDrop stopping in Nevada]], but the song's melody implies that this, too, will be a mistake for her; the second is another slow song about how a man cannot explain everything he wants to towards the woman he loves, and can only offer physical comfort to her. However, the two songs are placed chronologically next to each other on the Piano Man album. Together, they can be seen as counterpoints to each other, and become about a billion times more depressing.
* The sheer depression of "Allentown". Dead end jobs, dead end lives, and the slow decay of everything in the town from the factories to the people. And as if that weren't bad enough, the song ends with the narrator either dying or killing himself.

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* "She's Always A Woman"...Woman"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI3MwwWYC3Q]]... especially if you've been in a relationship with someone who wasn't all that great to you, but you can't help but love them anyways.
* Taken by themselves, "Stop in Nevada" Nevada"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diwthuGGkes]] and "If I Only Had the Words" Words"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VNmAxAbJ50]] are pretty depressing in their own right - the first is an elegaic song about a woman finally escaping her loveless marriage and terrible life for California, [[TitleDrop stopping in Nevada]], but the song's melody implies that this, too, will be a mistake for her; the second is another slow song about how a man cannot explain everything he wants to towards the woman he loves, and can only offer physical comfort to her. However, the two songs are placed chronologically next to each other on the Piano Man album. Together, they can be seen as counterpoints to each other, and become about a billion times more depressing.
* The sheer depression of "Allentown"."Allentown"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHnJp0oyOxs]]. Dead end jobs, dead end lives, and the slow decay of everything in the town from the factories to the people. And as if that weren't bad enough, the song ends with the narrator either dying or killing himself.



* From "Innocent Man", seeing someone pull away and into themselves, not because of anything you've done, but because they can't find the strength to trust again. And knowing you can't fix it because they won't let you.

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* From "Innocent Man", Man"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H23tUK3z17U]], seeing someone pull away and into themselves, not because of anything you've done, but because they can't find the strength to trust again. And knowing you can't fix it because they won't let you.
23rd Nov '13 12:51:00 PM RBluefish
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* "Leningrad", which is based on a true story.

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* "Leningrad", "Leningrad"[[http://youtube.com/watch?v=LgD_-dRZPgs]], which is based on a true story.
23rd Nov '13 12:49:01 PM RBluefish
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* "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)". Especially when combined with the video.

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* "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)".Angel)"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcnd55tLCv8]]. Especially when combined with the video.
23rd Nov '13 12:47:09 PM RBluefish
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* "And So It Goes". This song can affect anyone who is going through a tumultuous relationship with a loved one.

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* "And So It Goes".Goes"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHO6a2H-pqY]]. This song can affect anyone who is going through a tumultuous relationship with a loved one.



* Even grown men have cried at the end of "Goodnight Saigon" -- when all the voices, presumably of the soldier's lost comrades, join in with:

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* Even grown men have cried at the end of "Goodnight Saigon" Saigon"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6gZefW4yEA]] -- when all the voices, presumably of the soldier's lost comrades, join in with:
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