Follow TV Tropes

Following

History TearJerker / GodspeedYouBlackEmperor

Go To



* It's already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but "Antennas to Heaven" has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follow.

to:

* It's already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but "Antennas to Heaven" has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing playing, and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follow.



* The beginning of "Moya." If loneliness and despair could make a sound, this is definitely what it would be

to:

* The beginning of "Moya." If loneliness and despair could make a sound, this is definitely what it would bebe.

Added DiffLines:

* "09-15-00" from ''Yanqui U.X.O.'' is particularly slow and somber, invoking images of a ruined battlefield.

Added DiffLines:

* The beginning of "Moya." If loneliness and despair could make a sound, this is definitely what it would be


** The whole track has a feeling of a person [[DespairEventHorizon despairing]] and slowly succumbing to nihilism and depression. The track of the song even implies this - flags imply meaning and order. If the flags are "dead", what happened to those things?

to:

** The whole track has a feeling of a person [[DespairEventHorizon despairing]] and slowly succumbing to nihilism and depression. The track name of the song even implies this - flags imply meaning and order. If the flags are "dead", what happened to those things?

Added DiffLines:

** "The Sad Mafioso" certainly merits the "sad" part of its title.


* "I said, 'Kiss me, you are beautiful; these are truly the last days.' You grabbed my hand and we fell into it. Like a daydream. Or a fever." from "The Dead Flag Blues" is particularly heart-wrenching. This is, arguably, the most bleak and depressing piece of music ever written. The cheery bit and the end actually makes it ''worse''.

to:

* "I said, 'Kiss me, you are beautiful; these are truly the last days.' You grabbed my hand and we fell into it. Like a daydream. Or a fever." from "The Dead Flag Blues" is particularly heart-wrenching. This is, arguably, the most bleak and depressing piece of music ever written. The cheery bit and at the end can actually makes make it ''worse''.



* The penultimate segment of "Motherfucker=Redeemer (Part 1)", the one from about fifteen minutes through about eighteen minutes in, is very emotional.

to:

* The penultimate segment of "Motherfucker=Redeemer (Part 1)", the one from about fifteen minutes through about eighteen minutes in, is very emotional. The placid, major-key segment that follows it can, in the very best tradition of "The Dead Flag Blues", make it even ''more'' of a tear jerker.


* The beginning of "East Hastings," featuring a street preacher accompanied by bagpipes playing the melody from Dead Flag Blues. There is something about it that makes it absolutely heart-wrenching

to:

* The beginning of "East Hastings," featuring a street preacher accompanied by bagpipes playing the melody from Dead Flag Blues. There is something about it that makes it absolutely heart-wrenchingheart-wrenching.


Added DiffLines:

* The penultimate segment of "Motherfucker=Redeemer (Part 1)", the one from about fifteen minutes through about eighteen minutes in, is very emotional.

Added DiffLines:

* "Anthem for No State", just because of how beautiful it is.

Added DiffLines:

* The beginning of "East Hastings," featuring a street preacher accompanied by bagpipes playing the melody from Dead Flag Blues. There is something about it that makes it absolutely heart-wrenching

Added DiffLines:

** The whole track has a feeling of a person [[DespairEventHorizon despairing]] and slowly succumbing to nihilism and depression. The track of the song even implies this - flags imply meaning and order. If the flags are "dead", what happened to those things?


* “I said, ‘Kiss me, you are beautiful; these are truly the last days.’ You grabbed my hand and we fell into it. Like a daydream. Or a fever.” from “The Dead Flag Blues” is particularly heart-wrenching. This is, arguably, the most bleak and depressing piece of music ever written. The cheery bit and the end actually makes it ''worse''.
* “They don’t sleep any more on the beach” from the intro to “Sleep”. Just the man’s voice alone with nostalgia for the good old days is heartbreaking.

to:

* “I "I said, ‘Kiss 'Kiss me, you are beautiful; these are truly the last days.' You grabbed my hand and we fell into it. Like a daydream. Or a fever." from “The "The Dead Flag Blues” Blues" is particularly heart-wrenching. This is, arguably, the most bleak and depressing piece of music ever written. The cheery bit and the end actually makes it ''worse''.
* “They don’t "They don't sleep any more on the beach” beach" from the intro to “Sleep”. "Sleep." Just the man’s man's voice alone with nostalgia for the good old days is heartbreaking.



* “Love Song for 15 Ontario” by Godspeed side-project Set Fire to Flames manages to be heartbreaking with no vocals at all.

to:

* “Love "Love Song for 15 Ontario” Ontario" by Godspeed side-project Set Fire to Flames manages to be heartbreaking with no vocals at all.



* “Wanda” by another Godspeed side-project, A Silver Mt. Zion, is already somber enough... then you discover it was written in memory of Efrim Menuck’s dog, who died while he was away on tour.
* “Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven” features a beautiful build-up to a crash that feels like dawn... It can make one tear up every time.
* The end of “Storm” with the sampled speech.
* “Chart #3”, with its incredibly somber violin solo over which appears a sample of a preacher talking about dying and seeing the face of God, can be extremely depressing.
* It’s already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but “Antennas to Heaven” has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follow.

to:

* “Wanda” "Wanda" by another Godspeed side-project, A Silver Mt. Zion, is already somber enough... then Then you discover it was written in memory of Efrim Menuck’s Menuck's dog, who died while he was away on tour.
tour.
* “Lift "Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven” Heaven" features a beautiful build-up to a crash that feels like dawn... It can make one tear up every time.
* The end of “Storm” "Storm" with the sampled speech.
* “Chart #3”, "Chart #3," with its incredibly somber violin solo over which appears a sample of a preacher talking about dying and seeing the face of God, can be extremely depressing.
* It’s It's already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but “Antennas "Antennas to Heaven” Heaven" has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follow.


* It’s already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but “Antennas to Heaven” has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follows.

to:

* It’s already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but “Antennas to Heaven” has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follows.follow.

Added DiffLines:

* It’s already mentioned on the heartwarming page, but “Antennas to Heaven” has been known to move people to tears of joy, between the sounds of children playing and the highly emotional instrumental passages that follows.


** To say nothing of the song itself. The entire second half of it is just so ethereal that it can make one tear up.



* “Wanda” by another Godspeed side-project, A Silver Mt. Zion, is already somber enough... then you discover it was written in memory of Efrim Menuck’s dog.

to:

* “Wanda” by another Godspeed side-project, A Silver Mt. Zion, is already somber enough... then you discover it was written in memory of Efrim Menuck’s dog.dog, who died while he was away on tour.



* “Chart #3” can be very emotional.

to:

* “Chart #3” #3”, with its incredibly somber violin solo over which appears a sample of a preacher talking about dying and seeing the face of God, can be very emotional.extremely depressing.

Added DiffLines:

* “Chart #3” can be very emotional.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 27

Top

How well does it match the trope?

Example of:

/

Media sources:

/

Report