I'm always late for Blogfests! I sign up and sometimes it just slips my mind.
Better late than never and this was too much fun to pass up!
Spunk On A Stick is hosting the Sad Songs Blogfest. Be sure to stop by and check out some of the other entries!
Goodbye My Friend by Linda Ronstadt
I lost my best friend my freshman year of college. I sang this at her funeral and I'm really not sure how I held it together long enough to get through it.
Breathe Me by Sia
Eva has been gone for two years now. This song is still painful. To show what a beautiful person she was, I'm including her video. Eva had a double lung transplant because cystic fibrosis took her original pair. I met her on Live Journal, where I have many CF friends. Everyone who met her loved her - it was impossible not to. Two years into her new lungs, she went into rejection. This world lost her beautiful soul on March 27, 2010. She is so, so very missed. So, for Eva - love love love.
Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin
This song always gets me (The Hubster too, believe it or not!)
From a Distance by Bette Midler
The Divine Miss M has a few to choose from, but this one gets me.
The Dance by Garth Brooks
I'm not a big fan of country (sorry!), but this song has always tugged at my heart.
(My apologies for the video but it was the only one that I could find with the original song instead of a cover)
And because I'm into even numbers...
My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion
Oh how I loathed Titanic. I didn't think much about this song until my dear, sweet grandma was in hospice after her three year battle with ovarian cancer. There was a teenager who was losing his battle to cancer in the room next door. This song played almost 24/7. His friends and girlfriend wanted to be sure that he knew he would not be forgotten when he left this world. It tore all of our hearts to pieces. The lyrics were fitting for my grandparents who were in their 51st year of their marriage, having married at 19. I still think of that teen and of my grandparents every time I hear this song.
There you have it - six sad songs. And I actually cried my way through this. Wow. Well, I'm off to visit others and you should too!
Any of these songs make your list?
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I am an Humane Education teacher & writer living in Burbank, California. I left television production almost a decade ago to pursue my passion - animals. Along the way, I snagged myself a super handsome, extremely patient and very supportive husband. We rescued three cats - Ol' One Eye Pip, Eowyn the Snow Leopard and Wednesday the Butt. We also ended up with an American Staffordshire Terrier pup, Lily. I co-founded my own non-profit (Paws and Learn Humane Education Center) and spend three days a week in the schools educating kids about kindess to animals, dog bite prevention, city wildlife, pet overpopulation and responsible pet ownership. I love my job, but I also love to write. I spend my spare time writing and daydreaming. I love the outdoors and enjoy hikes with my hubby, friends and our dogs! Life is what we make of it and I am making the most of mine.