History TearJerker / TheDecemberists

6th Feb '16 9:00:07 PM Kuruni
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** That goddamn ''chorus''. "But here in our hollow, we fuse like a family/but I will not mourn for you." Gets this troper every time.

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** That goddamn ''chorus''. "But here in our hollow, we fuse like a family/but I will not mourn for you." Gets this troper every time."



* After watching the video for "This Is Why We Fight", this troper decided he needs to just stop watching Decemberists videos. Man.



* My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist makes this troper cry, for some reason. Despite that it was written to make someone ''laugh''. Just the fact that the narrator goes through life largely unwanted ('' 'Till the money got tight and they bet me away'') and watching from a distance as everyone else has a lot more fun (look at his sister!), and the heartbroken tone of the original version...
-->''His mother wept no tears, his brother grew unruly''\\
''His mother wept no tears at burying Davey, at burying Davey''\\
''Who'll plane the old pine boughs, who'll set his legs uncrooked?''\\
''Who'll plane the old pine boughs? A coffin for Davey, a coffin for Davey!''
31st Mar '15 6:55:49 PM Supercollider
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* Listen to the 13th track, the one with the title drop, on What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and you'll hear the narrator simultaneously grateful for his own life and somberly reflecting on a faraway tragedy. Then realize that the title is "12/17/12," and remember what happened on that date...

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* Listen to the 13th track, the one with the title drop, on What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and you'll hear the narrator simultaneously grateful for the small, everyday joys in his own life and somberly reflecting on a faraway tragedy. Then realize that the title is "12/17/12," and remember what happened on that date...
31st Mar '15 6:54:58 PM Supercollider
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* Listen to the 13th track, the one with the title drop, on What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and you'll hear the narrator simultaneously grateful for his own life and somberly reflecting on a faraway tragedy. Then realize that the title is "12/17/12," and remember what happened on that date...

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* Listen to the 13th track, the one with the title drop, on What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and you'll hear the narrator simultaneously grateful for his own life and somberly reflecting on a faraway tragedy. Then realize that the title is "12/17/12," and remember what happened on that date...date...
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31st Mar '15 6:54:29 PM Supercollider
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* Listen to the 13th track, the one with the title drop, on What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, and you'll hear the narrator simultaneously grateful for his own life and somberly reflecting on a faraway tragedy. Then realize that the title is "12/17/12," and remember what happened on that date...
4th Apr '13 8:42:33 PM MysticalChicken
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* A whole crapload of songs that Colin Meloy has written can make people cry, most notably (in chronological order) "Odalisque", "Grace Cathedral Hill" (the line "We were both a little hungry, so we went to get a hot dog" might be especially triggering), "Red Right Ankle", "Eli, The Barrow Boy", "The Bagman's Gambit", especially the lines

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* A whole crapload of songs that Colin Meloy has written can make people cry, most notably (in chronological order) "Odalisque", "Grace Cathedral Hill" (the line "We were both a little hungry, so we went to get a hot dog" might be especially triggering), Hill", "Red Right Ankle", "Eli, The Barrow Boy", "The Bagman's Gambit", especially the lines
12th Jan '13 11:38:19 AM EatingPeopleIsEasy
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* My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist makes this troper cry, for some reason. Despite that it was written to make someone ''laugh''. Just the fact that the narrator goes through life largely unwanted ('' 'Till the money got tight and they bet me away'') and watching from a distance as everyone else has a lot more fun (look at his sister!), and the heartbroken tone of the original version... Ahem. There's something in my eye.
* Burying Davey.

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* My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist makes this troper cry, for some reason. Despite that it was written to make someone ''laugh''. Just the fact that the narrator goes through life largely unwanted ('' 'Till the money got tight and they bet me away'') and watching from a distance as everyone else has a lot more fun (look at his sister!), and the heartbroken tone of the original version... Ahem. There's something in my eye.\n* Burying Davey.
12th Jan '13 11:37:42 AM EatingPeopleIsEasy
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* When The War Came. When this troper read the story behind it (group of scientist during the Leningrad siege, who rather starved to death than eat seeds from the seed bank they were guarding. And Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist who fouded the seed bank have died in a prison for not believing in Lysenkoism.), she bawled for an hour.
7th Sep '12 7:08:05 AM ThatStalkerChick
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* ''Of Angels and Angles'', so damn much. Often interpreted to be about two lovers killing themselves by drowning, it will make you tear up, guaranteed.
21st May '12 3:24:40 PM pospretrito
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* Burying Davey.
-->''His mother wept no tears, his brother grew unruly''\\
''His mother wept no tears at burying Davey, at burying Davey''\\
''Who'll plane the old pine boughs, who'll set his legs uncrooked?''\\
''Who'll plane the old pine boughs? A coffin for Davey, a coffin for Davey!''
21st May '12 3:22:21 PM pospretrito
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* My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist makes this troper cry, for some reason. Despite that it was written to make someone ''laugh''. Just the fact that the narrator goes through life largely unwanted ('' 'Till the money got tight and they bet me away'') and watching from a distance as everyone else has a lot more fun (look at his sister!), and the heartbroken tone of the original version... Ahem. There's something in my eye.
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