Tear Jerker / Ray Charles

This versatile singer and musician has some very moving songs.

  • "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Ray Charles.
    "They say that time heals a broken heart
    But time has stood still since we've been apart..."
  • "Georgia on My Mind".
  • "Drown In My Own Tears".
  • "A Fool For You".
  • "You Don't Know Me".
  • His rendition of "America the Beautiful", especially after growing up in the Jim Crow South and fighting for Civil Rights
    • and "Georgia on My Mind" becoming the official state song and performing it at the State House years after he allegedly was banned from performing in the state.
  • His rendition of "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye". The lyrics themselves were already bad enough....
    "Ev'ry time
    We say goodbye
    I wonder why a little
    Why the Gods above me
    Who must be in the know
    Think so little of me
    They allow you to go...."
  • Real Life example: He saw his brother drown in a bathtub when he was only four. (This was a year before he started to go blind.)

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