[[Music/TheSmiths This British alternative rock band]] [[TearJerker has some pretty depressing songs]].
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* Probably the biggest Smiths tearjerker ("I Know Its Over" aside) is the surprisingly uplifting and bittersweet "Reel Around The Fountain".
** "Paint a Vulgar Picture" is another example of bittersweetness leading to a TearJerker. The gorgeous melody and sad lyrics come together to make one of the most heartbreaking tracks in their catalog.
* "Unhappy Birthday," though in typical Moz fashion it mixes the legitimately sad parts with deliberately melodramatic [[BlackHumor darkly absurdist humor.]]
-->"And you say no\\
You don't have to feel this way\\
And I sing no\\
I'm gonna kill my...dog\\
May the line sag\\
May the line sag heavy and deep tonight..."
* However, "I Know It's Over" and "Asleep" are Grade-A tearjerkers, especially this famous verse of "I Know It's Over:"
-->And you even spoke to me, and said :
-->"If you're so funny
-->Then why are you on your own tonight?
-->And if you're so clever
-->Then why are you on your own tonight?
-->If you're so very entertaining
-->Then why are you on your own tonight?
-->If you're so very good-looking
-->Why do you sleep alone tonight?
-->I know...
-->'Cause tonight is just like any other night"
** Asleep has
--> '' I'm tired and I want to go to bed, don't feel bad for me''
* Nothing can get the depression rolling in like "Everyday is Like Sunday" for some people.
** Also in Morrissey's solo work, two notable tracks are "Late Night, Maudlin Street" and "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday".
* Others can include "Still Ill" and "[[LyricalDissonance Reel Around the Fountain]]"
* One might love to go... "Back To The Old House".
** The acoustic version on Hatful of Hollow is particularly heartbreaking.
* "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" takes the cake as well.
* And then there are "Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want", "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me", and "Suffer Little Children".
** As well as "Hand In Glove", "Well I Wonder", and "Half A Person".
* "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore." The final lines are particularly heartbreaking, which are layered over each other and repeated in increasing horror over the final section of the song: "I've seen this happen in other people's live/and now it's happening in mine/it's happening in mine!"
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