Beautiful meaningful songs

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  1. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
  2. James Y

    James Y

    Feb 18, 1999
  3. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    "I'm not gonna miss you" by Glen Campbell. Our family has had some struggles with Alzheimer's disease and this really strikes a chord, no pun intended.



    I'm still here, but yet I'm gone
    I don't play guitar or sing my songs
    They never defined who I am
    The man that loves you 'til the end

    You're the last person I will love
    You're the last face I will recall
    And best of all, I'm not gonna miss you
    Not gonna miss you

    I'm never gonna hold you like I did
    Or say I love you to the kids
    You're never gonna see it in my eyes
    It's not gonna hurt me when you cry

    I'm never gonna know what you go through
    All the things I say or do
    All the hurt and all the pain
    One thing selfishly remains

    I'm not gonna miss you
    I'm not gonna miss you

    Songwriters
    RAYMOND, JULIAN / CAMPBELL, GLEN


    Read more: Glen Campbell - I'm Not Gonna Miss You Lyrics | MetroLyrics
     
  4. arskrg

    arskrg

    Aug 15, 2011
    [video]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=A7pI96Osp9c[/video]
     
  5. 555

    555

    Feb 5, 2007
    [video=youtube;FXL65Nd_O1o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXL65Nd_O1o[/video]
     
  6. S.Alexander

    S.Alexander

    Jul 7, 2013
    The Verve - Lucky Man
    https://youtu.be/MH6TJU0qWoY

    I heard this song right after my daughter was born and it was the expression of my feelings at the time. It still makes me smile every time I hear the song.
     
  7. Bufford

    Bufford Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    Alan Parsons; Turn it Up from their album; Try anything Once
    When I feel sad or blue I like to turn this one up loud and air out my emotions.

    "Turn It Up"

    It's no good believing in somebody else
    If you can't believe in yourself
    You give them the reason to take all the power and wealth
    It's no good you trying to sit on the fence
    And hope that the trouble will pass
    'Cause sitting on fences can make you a pain in the ass

    If there's something you find to believe in
    Then the message must get through
    So don't just sit in silence
    When you know what to do

    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

    There's no conversation if nobody speaks
    And nothing gets done in the end
    There's no confrontation when fantasy makes you its friend
    So much injustice, too many lies
    We don't have to look very far
    But nothing will change if we leave things the way that they are

    If there's something you find to believe in
    Then the message must get through
    So don't just sit in silence
    When you know what to do

    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

    If there's something you find to believe in
    Then the message must get through
    So don't just sit in silence
    When you know what to do

    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
     
  8. 42Jackbauer23

    42Jackbauer23

    273
    Dec 3, 2007
    Hurt by Johnny cash is a beautiful song. Interesting fact, it was originally recorded by the rock band nine inch nails. You should listen to that version too. It's very haunting in my opinion. Trent Reznor is an amazing artist.
     
  9. Fish Boy

    Fish Boy

    369
    Aug 2, 2014
    There's no lyrics or singing, but First Breath After Coma by Explosions in the Sky is incredibly feels-y. It's the song of ultimate spiritual victory.
     
  10. PatrickP08

    PatrickP08 Basic Member Basic Member

    52
    Aug 18, 2015
    The song "dark as the dungeon" performed by Johnny Cash at the Folsom Prison...
     
  11. mwerner

    mwerner

    Apr 23, 2002
    I know a lot of "meaningful" songs but damned few of them would be classified as "beautiful"..... Most of the stuff I really like is dark, dark, dark. Like Tom Russell's "La Gallieu".... A cute little ditty about Toulous-Lautrec's girlfriend...

    Or Guy Clark's Desperados Waiting For A Train..... A virtual little novel in song form about coming of age...and Dying.
     
  12. Goldtanker

    Goldtanker

    Oct 22, 2004
    [video=youtube;bNgcYKNoE3I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNgcYKNoE3I[/video]
     
  13. coop1957

    coop1957

    Oct 22, 2002
    https://youtu.be/S6sC66RNK68
    Bruce pays homage to Glenn Frey.
    Look my Lord it's a girl in a flat bed Ford slowing down to take a look at me.
     
  14. jugornot

    jugornot

    51
    Dec 15, 2015
    Worn Tenth Avenue North

    Been a rough few years. Gotto know where to look.
     
  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    The Circle Game by Joni Mitchell is one of my favorites. I believe it was first recorded by Tom Rush in 1968. My first exposure was the Tom Rush version.
     
  16. ConBon

    ConBon

    Jan 17, 2012
    I'd say some of the most meaningful and influential music has been The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, and Lonerism by Tame Impala. They're both concept albums.
    Individual songs would be Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin, Endless Shore by Melody's Echo Chamber, and Terrapin Station by the Grateful Dead

    I could name two dozen but these are all big for me,
    Connor
     
  17. Codger_64

    Codger_64 Moderator Moderator

    Oct 8, 2004
    Leonard Cohen's "Dance Me To The End Of Love". Nice melody and nice lyrics. Haunting when you understand the meaning behind them.

    [video=youtube;NGorjBVag0I]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGorjBVag0I[/video]
     
  18. JohnWE

    JohnWE

    858
    Dec 7, 2013
    If there was a like button I'd click it...Mr.Cohen is an amazing songwriter. One of the highlights of my life was seeing him perform live in Las Vegas.
     
  19. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Always liked this one from Mercy Me

    [video=youtube;N_lrrq_opng]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lrrq_opng[/video]

    G2
     
  20. The Fort

    The Fort Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Vince Gill - Go rest high on that mountain. It always brings back memories of my dad.
     

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