Monday, November 27, 2006

Sad Stuff

This post was inspired by the wonderful Luke at http://www.fantasybeyond.com/urbanknight/blogger.html. I'm in a pissy mood due to relationship shit so a sad post is right down my alley.

Here are my "tearjerkers" in different catagories:

Songs:

Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce - His death makes this song so much more poignant to me.

Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye.

Miss Saigon, The Cast Album- almost every song on the album brings me to tears. Now that I've Seen Her - I Still Believe - There are so many - these songs are heartbreaking - I can't listen to the album without crying.

Renee - Lost Boyz - It's like a punch in the stomach for me.

Janie's Got a Gun - Aerosmith - Another punch in the stomach. They made us face the realities of "Middle America."

Stan - Eminem - heartbreaking. Genius.

Books:

Death Be Not Proud - John Gunther - I read this in high school and I still grieve for his son.


Angela's Ashes - Frank McCourt - the descriptions of life for his family broke my heart. I cried for Frank as a little boy.

The Color Purple - Alice Walker - I had to stop and start and stop and start - I cried repeatedly.

The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan (also The Kitchen God's Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses) - she's a great writer who has pulled me into the Chinese culture.

Feast of All Saints - Anne Rice - early college days - it really moved me.

A Seperate Peace - John Knowles - this was back in high school and I cried for a long, long time.

5 comments:

Amadeo said...

No Sade?!? I Never Though I'd See the Day has always been one of my curl-up-and-die favorites.

On the nerd tip...the story to Final Fantasy X was a tear jerker...I can't even get into it, but when that joint ends I just think that would have been a great movie

dirk.mancuso said...

Sorry to hear you are encountering some relationship bumps in the road.

Here's a big hug to help you out of your funk and a few of my own tearjerkers...

SONGS:
"I'm Moving On" - Rascal Flatts

"What Hurts the Most" - Rascal Flatts

"Nothing Compares 2 U" - Sinead O'Connor

BOOKS:
"Memoirs of a Geisha" - Arthur Golden. (Mr. Nobu breaks my heart every time I read this.)

MOVIES:
The Object of My Affection (hasn't everyone fell for that one impossible love?)

Brokeback Mountain (the ending never ceases to have me tearing up...and that music!)

Life is a House

diane said...

So glad I'm not the only one that tears up listening to "Time in a Bottle."
"Moon River" has made me weep since I was a child!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I can't do this right now. I'm starting to cry just thinking about it. But I agree with all your choices except Anne Rice, which I haven't read.

Cibbuano said...

The Joy Luck Club is a piece of work, eh? It's almost infuriating at times!