History TearJerker / SimonAndGarfunkel

28th Feb '18 8:58:09 PM Nozdordomu
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* "The Only Living Boy in New York" is similarly sad, as it's about a deteriorating friendship that neither friend can prevent.

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* "The Only Living Boy in New York" is similarly sad, as it's about a deteriorating friendship that neither friend can prevent.keep.
28th Feb '18 8:57:46 PM Nozdordomu
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* "The Dangling Conversation" and "Overs" are painful somgs about one partner knowing his relationship has run its course, but has no idea how to end it, and is willing to stay in a loveless relationship out of habit.

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* "The Dangling Conversation" and "Overs" are painful somgs songs about one partner knowing his relationship has run its course, but has no idea how to end it, and is willing to stay in a loveless relationship out of habit.habit.
* "The Only Living Boy in New York" is similarly sad, as it's about a deteriorating friendship that neither friend can prevent.
28th Oct '17 2:50:53 PM mlsmithca
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* "Seven o'Clock News/Silent Night". There's just something in the juxtaposition of the calm and peaceful melody and all the violence in the news report.
** Also doubles as NightmareFuel.
* Just stop and really pay attention the next time you hear "The Sound of Silence".
** Even better is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5xVN2mvrq0 original version]].

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\n* "Seven o'Clock News/Silent Night". There's just something in the juxtaposition of the calm and peaceful melody and all the violence in the news report.
**
report. Also doubles as NightmareFuel.
* Just stop and really pay attention the next time you hear "The Sound of Silence".
**
Silence". The lyrics focus on humanity's inability to communicate, and the singer's doomed attempt to break through the barriers everyone around him has put up. Even better is the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5xVN2mvrq0 original version]].version]] without the electric instruments.



* "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" becomes really depressing when you listen to the lyrics and realize what it actually says. Sarah Brightman's version is particularly haunting.
* "Old Friends/Bookends" can bring a tear to many a person's eye -- and, as time goes on and he keeps getting older, it just gets sadder and sadder.

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* "Scarborough Fair/Canticle" becomes really depressing when you listen to the lyrics and realize what it actually says. On the one hand, there's "Scarborough Fair", about the impossible tasks the singer sets his "true love" (omitting the verses where she sets him similarly impossible tasks), and on the other, there's "Canticle", about the mindlessness of war and the death of innocence it brings. Sarah Brightman's version is particularly haunting.
* "Old Friends/Bookends" can bring a tear to many a person's eye -- and, as time goes on and he keeps Simon and Garfunkel keep getting older, it just gets sadder and sadder.



* "The Boxer".
* "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her", especially the version found in their 1972 ''Greatest Hits'' album.
* "The Sun Is Burning".
* "Sparrow." My God, "Sparrow."
* "April Come She Will"
* "My Little Town"
* Their version of Daniel Robles "El Condor Pasa".
* "The Only Living Boy in New York," another autobiographical song.

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* "The Boxer".
*
%%* "For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her", especially the version found in their 1972 ''Greatest Hits'' album.
* %%* "The Boxer".
%%*
"The Sun Is Burning".
* %%* "Sparrow." My God, "Sparrow."
* %%* "April Come She Will"
* %%* "My Little Town"
* %%* Their version of Daniel Robles "El Condor Pasa".
* %%* "The Only Living Boy in New York," another autobiographical song.song.
%%* Garfunkel's solo tune "Bright Eyes", from the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' soundtrack.
%%Song titles on their own are not proper examples. Do not uncomment the above examples without expanding them to explain why they are sad.



* Not to mention Garfunkel's solo tune "Bright Eyes", from the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' soundtrack.
* The last verse of "A Most Peculiar Man":
-->He died last Saturday
--> He [[DrivenToSuicide turned on the gas and went to sleep]]
-->With the windows closed, so he'd never wake up
-->to a silent world in his tiny room
-->And Mrs Riordon says he has a brother somewhere, who should be notified soon
-->And all the people said
-->"What a shame that he's dead, but
-->Wasn't he a most peculiar man?
* "I Am a Rock"
-->Don't talk of love
-->Well, I've heard the word before
-->It's sleeping in my memory
-->I won't disturb the slumber of the feelings that have died
-->If I'd never loved I never would have cried
-->I am a rock
-->I am an island.
* "America":

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* Not to mention Garfunkel's solo tune "Bright Eyes", from the ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' soundtrack.
* The last verse of "A Most Peculiar Man":
Man". As if hearing about the title character having no friends - his neighbours shunned him for being unfriendly and, worse, different to them - isn't bad enough, he is hurting so much below his surface anger that he finally decides he can't take it anymore, and it becomes clear that no-one will truly miss him once he's gone:
-->He died last Saturday
-->
Saturday\\
He [[DrivenToSuicide turned on the gas and went to sleep]]
-->With
sleep]]\\
With
the windows closed, so he'd never wake up
-->to
up\\
to
a silent world in his tiny room
-->And
room\\
And
Mrs Riordon says he has a brother somewhere, who should be notified soon
-->And
soon\\
And
all the people said
-->"What
said\\
"What
a shame that he's dead, but
-->Wasn't
but\\
Wasn't
he a most peculiar man?
man?"
* "I Am a Rock"
Rock". As happy as the singer claims to be living in complete isolation from other people, the reasons for this choice - not wanting to be hurt again as he has been in the past when his friendships and romances have gone sour - add a solemn edge to the song.
-->Don't talk of love
-->Well,
love\\
Well,
I've heard the word before
-->It's
before\\
It's
sleeping in my memory
-->I
memory\\
I
won't disturb the slumber of the feelings that have died
-->If
died\\
If
I'd never loved I never would have cried
-->I
cried\\
I
am a rock
-->I
rock\\
I
am an island.
* "America":"America" sees two lost souls making their way by bus from Pittsburgh to New York, with no idea where they're going next:



I'm empty and aching and I don't know why.

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I'm "I'm empty and aching and I don't know why."
12th Sep '17 10:49:49 PM Nick7689
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** Also doubles as NightmareFuel.
31st Jul '17 7:43:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Not to mention Garfunkel's solo tune "Bright Eyes", from the ''WatershipDown'' soundtrack.

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* Not to mention Garfunkel's solo tune "Bright Eyes", from the ''WatershipDown'' ''WesternAnimation/WatershipDown'' soundtrack.
10th Jul '17 1:49:48 AM bt8257
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* "I am a Rock"

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* "I am Am a Rock"
25th Apr '17 10:19:00 AM AnotherGuy
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* "The Dangling Conversation" and "Overs" are painful somgs about one partner knowing his relationship has run its course, but has no idea how to end it, and is willing to stay in a loveless relationship out of habit.
15th Jun '16 9:49:42 PM bt8257
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwqwAy85CgY "Richard Cory,"]] where the narrator still desperately wants to be the rich titular character [[spoiler: even after Richard Cory kills himself.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwqwAy85CgY "Richard Cory,"]] Cory"]], where the narrator still desperately wants to be the rich titular character [[spoiler: even after Richard Cory kills himself.]]



9th Feb '16 4:35:53 PM Maxiboy136
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they're all that's left you.

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they're They're all that's left you.
5th Oct '15 2:53:38 PM twilicorn
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* "Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater" can absolutely kill some people ([[BrownNote not literally]]), as does the beautiful cover version by Eva Cassidy.

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* "Music/BridgeOverTroubledWater" can absolutely kill some people ([[BrownNote not literally]]), as does do the beautiful cover version versions by Eva Cassidy.Cassidy and Roberta Flack.
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