[[Music/{{Rush}} This Canadian progressive rock band]] [[TearJerker can write some incredibly moving songs]].
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* "Red Sector A", in a sense. Despite being undiluted NightmareFuel, it's pretty sad if you know where the inspiration came from.
** [[http://rushvault.com/2012/02/04/red-sector-a-riffing-on-the-dignity-of-survival/ This interview]] explaining the lines "Are we the last ones left alive/Are we the only human beings to survive" just makes it more heartbreaking, since it basically summarises the actual reactions of Holocaust survivors, victims of governments' brutality against indigenous people, and so on. A sort of Fridge TearJerker, if you will.
* In a non-musical sense, Neil Peart's [[TraumaCongaLine late 90s tragedies]] are ''heartrending'', especially when you read his book "Ghost Rider" and realize that he felt so bad, so emotionally dead, his only option was to run. The longer he ran, the longer he went before he killed himself. Then he met his current wife... and now [[http://www.rushisaband.com/display.php?id=1951 they have a baby daughter of their own]]. There's another picture out there of Neil holding his baby girl for the first time and ''he looks at her like she's made of gold''. He's [[EarnYourHappyEnding certainly earned his happy ending]]. [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments *sniffle*]].
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YTICIppiP4 Emotion Detector]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oYSiBNl0VA Open Secrets]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsjeQdEXOD4 Available Light]]", "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I7pUHit2Zw Everyday Glory]]"
** Though Everyday Glory arguably ends in a SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}.
* "The Pass" is another one.
* Also: "Bravado", "Tears", "Subdivisions", "The Trees", and "Afterimage" could be included.
** "Afterimage" was written as a tribute to Robbie Whalen, a longtime friend and employee of the band. At the end of the music video, look at Neil. ''He looks like he's close to tears.''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEagi9co0Ko "Losing It"]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YwbAmCwz8 "Time Stand Still"]]. "Time Stand Still" speaks very loudly to this troper, as her parents are nearing their 50's, her friends are all moving away for work, and it'll be several years before she's reunited with her girlfriend.
* "Middletown Dreams".
* "Vapor Trail".
* The final three tracks of Clockwork Angels ("[=BU2B2=]", "Wish Them Well", "The Garden") which bring a finality to the story showing the main character having endured [[TraumaCongaLine trauma after trauma]] can believe in a way of life that can give while grieving, forgive without judging and measure a life on the kindness and love displayed to others which is a beautiful message, especially taking into account unfortunate events of Neil's own headlong flight.
** [=BU2B=] sounds like your typical "god does not exist" song, but if you consider Neil Peart's tragedies he suffered, it becomes sob-worthy, not just lyrically but its heavy instrumentation too- both make a sad and heartbreaking song:
--> All is for the best
-->Believe in what we're told
-->Blind men in the market
-->Buying what we're sold
-->Believe in what we're told
-->Until our final breath
-->While our loving Watchmaker loves us all to death
* Really, the entirety of ''Vapor Trails'' alternates between tearjerkingly, awesomely optimistic (the line "Nothing can stop you now" in "Ghost Rider") and heartbreakingly sad. The refrain of "The Stars Look Down," an agnostic RageAgainstTheHeavens about Neil Peart's grief following his late-90s TraumaCongaLine, immediately comes to mind, especially considering the mournful high notes Geddy hits in "What is the meaning of this?" and "Was it something I said?":
-->What is the meaning of this?
-->And the stars look down
-->What are you trying to do?
-->And the stars look down
--> Was it something I said?
-->And the stars look down
-->Something you'd like me to do?
-->And the stars look down
* "2112". Imagine your life is controlled entirely by religion. What you do, where you go, who you marry… you get the point. So you find an artifact, a guitar, and teach yourself how to play it. You really like it, not entirely for the sound, but for the expression. You bring it before the leaders of your theocracy, and tell them that society could do great things. They blow you off. You keep pushing them, so they grind your beloved guitar to splinters beneath their feet. You have a dream that night about the people that populated your world before, the Elder Race, who are still searching for their home that was so viciously taken from them. When you wake, you cannot bear to live in your world anymore, not after seeing the wonders made by your ancestors. So [[DrivenToSuicide you commit suicide]].
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