- Tear Jerker: A lot of these, too. Some of the hardest-hitting include:
"I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend
- "Jumper" is easily the most famous and straightforward. Despite it's simplicity, it touches pretty much every emotional nerve when dealing with someone who's suicidal.
We could cut ties with all the lies you've been living in
And if you do not want to see me again
I would understand"
I do the things we did beforeI walk Haight Street to the storeAnd they say, "Where's that crazy girl?You don't get drunk on red wine and fight no more"Now I don't see you anymore, since the hospital
- "Deep Inside of You," about a failed relationship and the misery of realizing that person filled a void you never knew existed.
- "Forget Myself," a combination of nostalgia for when they got their big break, and a confession of how rushed and confused life became once they rose to fame.
- "The Background", from it's godlike intro/outro, to the shattering crunch of the final refrain, to it's heartbreakingly empty lyrics ("The plans I made still have you in them" is a particularly famous one). Probably the saddest part about it is that nobody can tell if it's about either the end of a relationship or the death of a lover.
"That's when I knew that I could never have youI knew that before you did...I've never been so aloneAnd I've never been so alive"
- The saddest, though, might go to "Motorcycle Drive-By." Unlike the others, this one actually sounds like he's singing it from the other side of the Despair Event Horizon.
YMMV / Third Eye Blind