Re: Depressing songs
It's not a depressing song, but the mashup of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" always makes me cry. I don't think I've ever been able to get through singing it without choking up. The line, "I see friends shaking hands/Saying 'How do you do?"/They're really saying/ 'I love you'" just knocks me down. I don't know why . . . I guess it's about how people don't always come right out and say how they really feel, but inside they've got this strong bond of love for one another.
I know what you mean M.B. As silly as it might sound, I always got a little choked up whenever I heard Alabama's song "Forty Hour Week" (For a livin') and think about the dignity of the hard, honest day's work so many people put in each day. I think the 1st verse sets the tone of the song:
"There are people in this country who work hard every day
Not for fame or fortune do they strive
But the fruits of their labor are worth more than their pay
And it's time a few of them were recognized"