Tear Jerker / Current 93

  • "Sleep Has His House," a rather downcast List Song, concerning that which death itself renders meaningless. The studio version, from the album of the same name, is particularly hard-hitting, as it's lead up to by a very long, almost heaven-like harmonium drone that makes great use of Looped Lyrics.
  • The Inmost Light has a few doozies:
    • "The Bloodbells Chime," which states the Awful Truth that innocence, once lost, is irretrievable. David himself couldn't help but break down in tears during the sessions.
    • Current 93 and Nick Cave's cover of "All the Pretty Little Horses". The original itself is already heartbreaking when you learn its origin: it was traditionally sung by American slaves who were forced to care for their masters' children while neglecting their own (which is referenced in the song itself).
      • Shirley Collins' version of at the end of "The Starres are Marching Sadly Home," which is made all the more poignant by a slight, if disturbing, rewrite.
  • "The Beautiful Dancing Dust", off Black Ships Ate the Sky. It's a beautiful, calming, almost lullaby-like piece about accepting your forthcoming destruction at the hands of the Black Ships, coming right on the tail end of the ominous Chris and Cosey version of "Idumaea."
  • "The Seahorse Rears To Oblivion," a gloomy, introspective song regarding Tibet's beliefs on God, creation, and the end.