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  • Tom Waits' "Lullaby" from Blood Money, particularly this line: "Nothing's ever yours to keep." In context of the song, it's undoubtedly a Tear Jerker; the song's supposed to be a disconcerting lullaby telling a child that their father is gone and very unlikely to come back. But take that line out of context and apply it to your own life. Think about it. Everything you consider "yours" your belongings, room, pets, friends, parents, memories, and personality will be taken away from you. And there is NOTHING you can do to stop it from happening.