I don't want to die and leave a few sad songs and a hump in the ground as my only monument. I want to leave a world that is liberated from trash, pollution, racism, nation-states, nation-state wars and armies, from pomp, bigotry, parochialism, a thousand different brands of untruth and licentious, usurious economics.— George Jackson
Breathtaking Sad Song quotations
Those who are heartless, once cared too much.
With your silhouette when the sunlight dims Into your eyes where the moonlight swims, And your match-book songs and your gypsy hymns, Who among them would try to impress you? -Bob Dylan, "Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands” (1966)
Even if my songs are a bit low-spirited, they make me happy.
I become happy when I hear sad songs. When you sing about sad things in a beautiful way, the atmosphere turns upside down
When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.
For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.
I want to write songs that are so sad, the kind of sad where you take someone's little finger and break it in three places.
Blue moon you saw me standing alone Without a dream in my heart Without a love of my own.
Well the country songs themselves are three-chord stories, ballads which are mostly sad. If you are already feeling sorry for yourself when you listen to them they will take you to an even sadder place.
When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it.
They said, 'You play blues. That music is so sad.' I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, 'You didn't play one sad song.'
There're songs to make you smile, there're songs to make you sad.
But with a happy song to sing it never seems as bad.
I love the script and I just thought it was a great role.
Like I say, it's like this - the script is like this sad, funny, desperate love song to the lost American man.
I didn't want to be on the losing side.
I was fed up with Jewish weakness, timidity and fear. I didn't want any more Jewish sentimentality and Jewish suffering. I was sickened by our sad songs.
It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.
I think a lot of people think that my parents' deaths is why I write such sad songs, but that's not true. Those songs may just be the woman I am.
When you put biblical truth to the songs used in churches, you'll have the congregation leave singing the sermon. You'll have God's thoughts, things that are God-breathed, stuck in their heads. It's sad to think about a really catchy tune paired up with bad theology because that could, honestly, do a lot of damage in church.
People are part of my music. A lot of my songs are the result of emotional experiences, sadness, pain, joy, and exultation in nature and sunshine and so on...like 'California Girls' which was a hymn to youth.
The banjo is such a happy instrument--you can't play a sad song on the banjo - it always comes out so cheerful.
I can't write a lie; the world of imagination is no good. I objectively capture my own experiences and those of my friends. I want to put true feelings into words. If I make a song when I'm sad, it's a dark one, but I think that's good. No matter when I want to be true to myself.
I love songs, and I love songwriting, and there's a standard of songwriting within Chicago blues in particular. I don't like the sad blues, necessarily; the Chicago blues is what I like, which is the kind of blues you can dance to.
I appreciate when people listen to the sad songs, because it's almost like telling someone your problems and having them listen with a compassionate ear.
The curious beauty of African music is that it uplifts even as it tells a sad tale. You may be poor, you may have only a ramshackle house, you may have lost your job, but that song gives you hope.
Irish music is guts, balls and feet music, yeah? It's frenetic dance music, yeah? Or it's impossibly sad like slow music, yeah? Yeah? And it also handles all sorts of subjects, from rebel songs to comical songs about sex, you know what I mean, yeah? Which I don't think people realize how much innuendo there is in Irish music.
Little drops of rain Whisper of the pain Tears of love Lost in the days gone by.
I think there is something beautiful in reveling in sadness.
The proof is how beautiful sad songs can be. So I don’t think being sad is to be avoided. It’s apathy and boredom you want to avoid. But feeling anything is good, I think. Maybe that’s sadistic of me.
You're beautiful and sad," I said finally, not looking at him when I did.
"Just like your eyes. You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again." For a long moment there was only the whirring sound of the tires on the road, and then Sam said softly, "Thank you.
What is to be done? We who are still half alive, living in the often fibrillating heartland of a senescent capitalism -- can we do more than reflect the decay around and within us? Can we do more than sing our sad and bitter songs of disillusion and defeat?
In terms of love, you're not in control and I hate that feeling.
I seem to write a lot of sad songs because I'm a very tragic person. But there's always an element of humour at the end.
The passing of time and all of its crimes is making me sad again.
The passing of time and all of its sickening crimes is making me sad again. But don't forget the songs that made you cry and the songs that saved your life.. Yes, you're older now and you're a clever swine. But they were the only ones who ever stood by you
Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.
' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.
I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire.
He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.
There's a truth to the fact that it's hard to be real.
It's easy to be indulgent. It's easy to be bubble gum, but it's hard to find a real thing that really makes your soul tick. It's painful and honest. It can be more challenging than just a sad song.
When the heart grows weary, all things seem dreary;
When the burden grows heavy, the way seems long. Thank God for sending kind death as an ending, Like a grand Amen to a minor song.
The first thing about a song is that it has to be real, be lived;
it has to be emotional, and melancholic. I don't mean sad. Melancholy is sort of a comfort. Melancholy has a sort of beauty to it. This attracts me to every other form of art.