So we've been doing these Chordie-Skype jams, which have been a blast. But several times after I've played a song, one of the other participants said, "Well that was depressing." I'm going to give myself the benefit of doubt and assume that they are talking about the song lyrics and not my performance.
So, I got to looking through my songs and sure enough quite a few of them are depressing. At least one suicide song (The River Knows Your Name by John Hiatt), bankruptcy and homelessness (This Old House by Neil Young), losin' songs (I Still Miss Someone and Guess Things Happen That Way by Johnny Cash come to mind), and alcoholism (Gordon Lightfoot's Early Morning Rain).
So, a similar topic from a different perspective. What are some of the depressing songs you sing, or if you don't sing them at least like. One I like but don't attempt because I just haven't got the gravitas is "Mama Tried" by the Hagg.
If anyone posts "MacArthur Park" about that poor cake left out in the rain and the baker's never going to have the recipe again I will abuse my moderator authority and ban you on the spot. (Of course I won't, but the threat had to be made.)