Songs about Despair

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Songs about Despair

Postby TritioAFB » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:35 am

Like title says, I'll like to check some suggestions about songs that are about it
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby kentoshogun » Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:03 am

Pretty much this one, no contest.

http://youtu.be/lAF8D0ugyVk
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby HalOfBorg » Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:28 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ImiqaXBMkM

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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Emong » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:00 pm

Hurt does it nicely in a typical emo way but also with ironic self-references.
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby dreamawake » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:35 pm

u ever listen 2 linkin park that guy has sum sad m00ziclol
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Amaterasu » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:43 pm

Sunny Day Real Estate - Song About an Angel
This song is sort-of about despair if you interpret it to be that way.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y413Vk9FzY0
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Warlike Cygnet » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:12 pm

Gloomy Sunday, it's not called the "Hungarian Suicide" for nothing you know
There are tons of covers of the song in both English and Hungarian as well as two different version of the song in Hungarian.

Here is my favorite version of the song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2fGWQKbX68
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Flint the Dwarf » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:13 am

Songs about doubt and fear and loneliness:

Different Worlds
When the Walls Go Down
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby seasons » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:14 pm

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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby irriadin » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:38 pm

This is the equivalent of a "despair" nuclear bomb, so use with caution or people might spontaneously slit their wrists.

This should fit the bill nicely:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvLMqSUjyyE
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Hiro The Dragon King » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:35 pm

The Wall
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby PotatoBaron » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:10 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8hT3oDDf6c&ob=av2e
Alice in Chains, Down in a Hole. Old but good.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs-XZ_dN4Hc
Pearl Jam, Black. A little less obvious, but the despair becomes evident later, though the lyrics are a little odd to hear due to pearl jam being near-impossible to understand sometimes. (in my opinion)
two of the sadder songs I immediately thought of.
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Kanti13 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:28 am

Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
Silverchair - Nobody Came
Blue October - Weight of the World
Some that come to mind. Also some other songs by these bands. Early Stained too.
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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Azexous » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:00 am

You could try either:

Millstone by Brand New, specifically the alternative one. The original isn't as sad.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tms5SyUotpY

or

On my Own by The Used
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho9L2J2RIy8

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Re: Songs about Despair

Postby Emotive » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:44 am

There are tons of songs about despair from tons of different genres, what genre are you looking for?
Personally I'd recommend early Swans.
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Or um, later Swans.
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