Tear Jerker / Skillet

This Christian post-grunge band can really do some incredibly emotional songs.

  • "Lucy" may be the ultimate tearjerker by this band. If you can listen to it without crying, have this cookie.note 
    Now that it's over
    I just wanna hold her
    I'd give up all the world to see
    That little piece of Heaven looking back at me

    Now that it's over
    I just wanna hold her
    I've gotta live with the choices I've made
    And I can't live with myself today
    • Earned that cookie? Then try this fan-made music video. The story is different, but the emotional impact is just as powerful.
  • The song "Say Goodbye". Whether you look at it as a breakup song, or as a song for a dying friend, you will be tempted to cry.
  • "Don't Wake Me" is, in reality, just another breakup song - but it can still make some people tear up while hearing it.. Here's the first verse:
    I went to bed I was thinking about you
    Aint the same since I'm living without you
    All the memories are getting colder
    All the things that I wanna do over

    Went to bed I was thinking about you
    Wanna talk and laugh like we used to
    When I see you in my dreams at night
    It's so real, but it's in my mind

    And now...
    I guess...
    This is as good as it gets
  • "Yours to Hold". At first, you're thinking "Oh, it's just another 'I love her/him, but he/she doesn't know I exist' song, yadda yadda yadda."...and then you listen a little longer...and the full meaning kicks in.
  • "Whispers in the Dark", which also counts as their Crowning Music of Awesome. Their whole "Comatose" album is moving, but this song is especially beautiful. "No/you'll never be alone/when darkness comes I'll light the night with stars..."

  • The lead in to 'Sick of it' at the very end of 'Rise'. Doubles as Nightmare Fuel.
    • It starts with a crying woman trying to protect her children from an intruder and ends with a man screaming: "You are such a failure! What is wrong with you? You're worthless! You can't do anything right! And then all backing is removed so were left completely alone with the man as he finishes with I wish you had never been born!

  • Open Wounds, which is about John's terrible relationship with his father, hits VERY close to home for those who can relate, specifically the chorus:
    How could you, how could you, how could you hate me?
    When all I ever wanted to be was you?
    How could you, how could you, how could you love me?
    When all you ever gave me were open wounds?
  • Watching for Comets is another competitor for "ultimate tear-jerker". It sings of a love long lost, with the lyrics being some of Skillet's most powerful.
    Now that I see you, I'm frozen in time
    All of your colors burst into life
    I don't dare close my eyes
    Cause a love like this happens once in a lifetime