"Lucy" may be the ultimate tearjerker by this band. If you can listen to it without crying, have this cookie.note It's about the guilt a young couple feels after getting an abortion.
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
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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're useless, you can't do anything right! I wish you'd 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? ——