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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'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?
    ——
Simon & GarfunkelTearJerker/MusicThe Smiths

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