Melancholy Music

That ancient art form whose medium is sound.
Melody, harmony, rhythm and inspiration.

Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Daywhite » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:02 am

Wasn't sure where to post this, but it reminds me so much of a friend, I had to add it somewhere.

"Sometimes you do it to save your own life, not anybody else's. That's mostly why I write. I'm not trying to change anybody else's life or the world; I'm trying to keep from blowing my own brains out. That's the real point." -- Guy Clark
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:33 am

Melancholy & nostalgia. Definitely one of the most beautiful songs of all time.

Styx: Boat On The River


Take me down to my boat on the river
I need to go down, I need to come down
Take me back to my boat on the river
And I won't cry out any more
Time stands still as I gaze In her waters
She eases me down, touching me gently
With the waters that flow past my boat on the river
So I won't cry out anymore

Oh the river is deep
The river it touches my life like the waves on the sand
And all roads lead to Tranquillity Base
Where the frown on my face disappears
Take me back to my boat on the river
And I won't cry out anymore

Oh the river is wide
The river it touches my life like the waves on the sand
And all roads lead to Tranquillity Base
Where the frown on my face disappears
Take me back to my boat on the river
And I won't cry out anymore
And I won't cry out anymore
And I won't cry out anymore


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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby HGolightly » Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:48 pm

Enigma

This song; along, with many others, from this particular group, truly resonate with the inner
depths of my soul ...
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby HGolightly » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:43 pm



"Home ... where there is a place of sweet surrender"?! ... ... ...
This song (and, movie) has moved me right back into my chair and misty eyed. Talk about music that hits one between the eyes - this one pierces deep within my heart.
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Daywhite » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:58 pm

An all-time favorite; turn the lights down low, close your eyes, and listen, feeling yourself slowly fade.

"Sometimes you do it to save your own life, not anybody else's. That's mostly why I write. I'm not trying to change anybody else's life or the world; I'm trying to keep from blowing my own brains out. That's the real point." -- Guy Clark
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:08 pm

I love this song...

Black, by Pearl Jam (Unplugged version)


Sheets of empty canvas, untouched sheets of clay
Were laid spread out before me as her body once did.
All five horizons revolved around her soul
As the earth to the sun
Now the air I tasted and breathed has taken a turn

Ooh, and all I taught her was everything
Ooh, I know she gave me all that she wore
And now my bitter hands chafe beneath the clouds
Of what was everything.
Oh, the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

I take a walk outside
I'm surrounded by some kids at play
I can feel their laughter, so why do I sear?
Oh, and twisted thoughts that spin round my head
I'm spinning, oh, I'm spinning
How quick the sun can drop away

And now my bitter hands cradle broken glass
Of what was everything?
All the pictures have all been washed in black, tattooed everything...

All the love gone bad turned my world to black
Tattooed all I see, all that I am, all I'll be... yeah...

I know someday you'll have a beautiful life,
I know you'll be a sun in somebody else's sky, but why
Why, why can't it be, can't it be mine
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Daywhite » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:34 pm

There is something almost mystical about this song and video. Very special.
scout niblett "kiss" featuring bonnie 'prince' billy


A kiss could've killed me
If it were not for the rain
A kiss could've killed me
Baby if it were not for the rain

And I had a feeling it was coming on
And I felt it coming
For so long
If I'm to be the fool
Then so it be

This fool can die now
With a heart that's soaked
How
How had it coming
For so long

And darling take my hand
And lead me through the door
Let's kidnap each other
And start singing our song

My heart is charged now
Oh, it's dancing in my chest
And I fly when I walk now
From the spell in that kiss

Cause I ...

It could've
It could've killed me
It could've killed me
If it were not for the rain

Oh darling let me dream
Cause somewhere inside me
I have been waiting
So patiently
For you

So don't you break
Don't break my dream
Don't break my dream

Let the rain exalt us
As the night draws in
Winds howl around us
As we begin
What a way to start a fire
Broken with the break of day

A kiss could have killed me
If it were not for rain

And I have a feeling it's coming on
And I felt it coming on
for so long

And oh it could've
It could've killed me
It could've killed me
If it were not for the rain
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Fri Apr 30, 2010 7:06 pm

The Partisan, by Leonard Cohen


Dance Me To The End Of Love, here by Kate Gibson
"Whether You believe you can, or you can't, you are right."
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Sabina » Thu May 06, 2010 1:03 am

Tonight, by Elton John


Tonight
Do we have to fight again
Tonight
I just want to go to sleep
Turn out the light
But you wanna carry grudges
Nine times out of ten
Mmm, I see the storm approaching
Long before the rain starts falling

Tonight
Does it have to be the old thing
Tonight
It's late, too late
To chase the rainbow that you're after
I'd like to find a compromise
Ooh! And place it in your hands
My eyes are blind, my ears can't hear
Oh, and I cannot find the time

Tonight
Just let the curtains close in silence
Tonight
Why not approach with less defiance
The man who'd love to see you smile
Who'd love to see you smile tonight

(INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE)

Tonight
Just let the curtains close in silence
Tonight
Why not approach with less defiance
The man who'd love to see you smile
The man who'd love to see you smile
The man who'd love to see you smile
The man who'd love to see you smile tonight
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Re: Melancholy Music

Postby Heidi » Sun May 09, 2010 12:48 am

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