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Tear Jerker: The Mountain Goats
  • "Song for My Stepfather:"
    He feels no pain at all
    You erase me
    You erase me
  • "Baboon:"
    I'd be grateful my children aren't here to see this
    Had you ever seen fit to give me children.
  • "No Children:"
    I am drowning
    There is no sight of land
    You are going down with me
    Hand in unlovable hand
    • And its chorus:
    I hope you die
    I hope we both die
  • For anyone who has ever had a dream that didn't fit their community, "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton" can be pretty poignant, especially the following lines:
    This was how Cyrus got sent to the school
    Where they told him he'd never be famous
  • Pretty much the entirety of The Sunset Tree, an album detailing John's relationship with his stepfather.
    • One of the most painful songs would have to be "Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod?"
    I'm awake and I'm guarding my face
    Hoping you don't break my stereo
    Because it's the one thing that I couldn't live without
  • "The Mess Inside" in its entirety will hit anyone close to home who's gone through a mutual fading of affection at the end of a relationship.
    Found that bench we sat together on a thousand years ago
    When I felt such love for you I thought my heart was gonna pop.
    I wanted you to love me like you used to do.
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