Sunday, 2 November 2008

Sad Sundays 1

I have always had a thing for sad music. I don't think of myself as hugely depressive and sad. But I do tend to be melancholy sometimes.

I don't see this as something bad. These sad songs express things that I feel but cannot articulate, and because they do it so well I feel more connected to life when I hear them. Make sense? I may appear a bit nutty, but ... I am?

So I am launching Sad Sundays, because is this not the time when we feel most melancholy in general?

I hope the songs I put out on Sundays don't depress you, but I do hope they touch a nerve, or something. Whatever.

This is possibly the saddest song I have ever heard. I don't listen to it too often as a result:


I was bruised and battered and I couldn't tell
What I felt
I was unrecognizable to myself
I saw my reflection in a window I didn't know
My own face
Oh brother are you gonna leave me
On the streets of Philadelphia

I walked the avenue till my legs felt like stone
I heard the voices of friends vanished and gone
At night I could hear the blood in my veins
Black and whispering as the rain
On the streets of Philadelphia

Ain't no angel gonna greet me
Its just you and I my friend
My clothes don't fit me no more
I walked a thousand miles
Just to slip the skin

The night has fallen, I'm lying awake
I can feel myself fading away
So receive me brother with your faithless kiss
Or will we leave each other alone like this
On the streets of Philadelphia


Being Brazen said...

love this song.Its a classic. I also enjoy some sad songs every now and then.

Rox said...

Mope music has its place. I love that song too, it's goosebump material.

Tamara said...

Love that song and hate that song. Makes me cry every dan time.

Tamara said...

Damn. Not dan.

"phanneas" is the word verification. Do they make these things ousnd rude on purpose?

po said...

Being brazen: Glad to hear it!

rox: It does indeed. On Sad Sundays!

Tamara: what do you have against dan? Kidding!
That song is just too sad hey?
I have had some weird word verifications too, like "styllish", which I am not.