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Old 12-09-2020, 02:56 PM   #1
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I've listen to this one, it seems like a zillion times, about an old, presumably Jewish, pawnbroker who survived the death camps:



"I remember the officer's watch
In my hand:
'Repair it or die' I was told
It's a wonder to me -
I still don't understand
Why I ever survived to be old"
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Old 12-09-2020, 03:21 PM   #2
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Two.

One is the Coronation Street theme song. Or "music to hang yourself by", as my dad used to call it (my sister is addicted to Corrie).

The other is the theme song from M*A*S*H. "Suicide is Painless"
Can never hear it without thinking of the final episode of that show. Very sad.
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Some probably find this too sappy, but I've always liked it.

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Meatloaf's greatly underappreciated ode to loss "Objects in the Rear View Mirror"

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The other is the theme song from M*A*S*H. "Suicide is Painless"
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I loved watching MASH on tv when younger, then as an adult, I was whistling the theme in the office, when a friend worker told me the name of the song...
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.....terrible to lose a kid...4 years old.
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The video makes "Everybody Hurts" even sadder, with the captions of what people are thinking.
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Many of the songs on Lou Reed’s cd “Magic and Loss”.
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Got to walk out of here, I can't take anymore,
gonna stand on that bridge, keep my eyes down below,
whatever may come, and whatever may go,
that rivers flowin', that rivers flowin'
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Old 12-09-2020, 04:18 PM   #14
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A few off the top of my head:


The needle and the damage done: Neil Young
Darkness Darkness: Jesse Colin Young
Embers of Eden: Bruce Cockburn
Wish You Were Here: Pink Floyd
Bees Wing: Richard Thompson
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Mr. Tanner - Harry Chapin
1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Richard Thompson
Shannon - Henry Gross
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
Hurt - Johnny Cash's cover of the Trent Reznor song
Is That All There Is? - Lieber/Stoller as performed by Peggy Lee
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I guess a number of Rascal Flatts songs, but especially "Here comes goodbye" with this video and the ending -

https://m.youtube.com/watch?index=72...&v=17VudJ6lr4k
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I always liked this one from Death Cab for Cutie:
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