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So this is either musically dark or lyrically depressing, but what's your pick for depressing songs? I'd have to go with Street Spirit by Radiohead, which is a GREAT song, but is quite dark. That and most Alice in Chains songs. What do you think?
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All of Hospice by The Antlers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxBhzBHMUM
All of Deathconsciousness by Have A Nice Life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F44xQcbvdds
All of Trust by Low. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4izoTTkhcw

EDIT: SFTB by SWANS is very creepy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFFEgAsb9_0
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#7
No Distance Left To Run - Blur....still one of my favourite songs though.
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All of Hospice by The Antlers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvxBhzBHMUM
All of Deathconsciousness by Have A Nice Life. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F44xQcbvdds
All of Trust by Low. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4izoTTkhcw

EDIT: SFTB by SWANS is very creepy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFFEgAsb9_0

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Rammstein- Nebel, Ohne Dich
Metallica - Mama said
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#16
Joy devision is a great call but asleep by the smiths, no it isn't by +44 however the most depressing songs are personal for me the saddest song in the world is morning has broken gets it's technically a pretty chirpy tune
#17
Terrible things by mayday parade, this is why i'm hot by andrew jackson jihad, people 2 II: still people'n by andrew jackson jihad, abunch of city and colour songs, and a bunch of bright eyes songs.
#18
Well I hate to be cliche...but I can't ignore what my soul tells me. The Man In Black, Mr. Johnny Cash, truly started the dark lyrics thing with Fulsom Prison. To finnish his truly amazing life and recording career he did a series of covers, most of which were quite dark. On that album he covered Hurt written by Trent Reznor (The 90's King of Dark) and took the darkness of that song to near pitch black. Just my 2 copper Lincoln Heads.
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I'm not sure what you mean... all of those albums listed are very depressing and sad - consistent enough on each of those albums that you can expect similar stuff on each respective album. Swans not so much, but kinda dark. What's wrong with them?

EDIT: just read the OP a little closer/properly. My bad: in that case, just go by the links I provided.
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Coheed and Cambria Always and Never. I think it's more haunting than depressing, but...
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I'm not sure what you mean... all of those albums listed are very depressing and sad - consistent enough on each of those albums that you can expect similar stuff on each respective album. Swans not so much, but kinda dark. What's wrong with them?

EDIT: just read the OP a little closer/properly. My bad: in that case, just go by the links I provided.

you seem more grown up than the BMTH fanboy you used to be

plus I'm glad someone else on this site appreciates Have a Nice Life


also

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7PvA1pVyg
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you seem more grown up than the BMTH fanboy you used to be

plus I'm glad someone else on this site appreciates Have a Nice Life

Oh: I thought you were being sarcastic because I accidentally rec'd whole albums.

In bold: Dat first bass note in There is no food.


Also, El Creepo - Space Needle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5kLz45Sa_I&feature=related Kinda weird, but a little sad.
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#24
In my opinion almost every song of Radiohead is depressing but my top is:
1. How to disappear completely
2. Bullet proof
3. Let down
4. Fake plastic trees
5. Videotape
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In my opinion almost every song of Radiohead is depressing but my top is:
1. How to disappear completely
2. Bullet proof
3. Let down
4. Fake plastic trees
5. Videotape



MMMM Fake plastic Trees...Many long evenings with a bottle of Jack and a cpoy of The Bends blasting out the droll of my neighbors...Radiohead = the sweetest downer!!
#26
Tom Waits - Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Kentucky Avenue
Tom Traubert's Blues (Four Sheets to the Wind in Copenhagen)

Pearl Jam - Footsteps
Pantera - Suicide Note pt. 2
Murder by Death - Three Men Hanging
Vic Chestnutt - Coward
Tim Eriksen - Am I Born to Die?
Amanda Palmer - Another Year (A Short History of Almost Something)
Pink Floyd - Nobody Home
Bonnie Prince Billy - I See a Darkness

A few from my ipod, I had to stop listening there. It was starting to seriously dampen my spirits
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#27
Nutshell - Alice in Chains

Hurt - Nine inch nails (or the johnny cash cover which is by far better)

tangerine - led zep

sloe gin - joe bonamassa

all these songs strike up emotion when i hear them
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Dream Theater- "Wither" Depressing lyrics and music

Huh, I always found that song rather positive overall.
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#29
Tom Waits - Dirt in the Ground

Not depressing, but it is very chilling
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#32
Tourniquet- Evanescence... That song's lyrics are so dark, but I like the sound of it and how she sings it, so I like it.
#36
Liquid Courage + Spine, as well as I'll Get By - Pianos Become the Teeth
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNi6fDD4QpQ (conveniently, the first two are on one video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35PIgmG4A8o

Sleeper 1972 - Manchester Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hngz8O2dAHI

A little on the pathetic, trite side, but
Everything I Once Had - The Honorary Title
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-0jo9ILIxY
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A Silver Mt Zion: "There's a River in the Valley Made of Melting Slow"
A Silver Mt Zion: "Microphones in the Trees
Carissa's Wierd: "They'll Only Miss You When You Leave"
Low: "Drag"
Low: "Down"
Lowercase: "She Takes Me"
Lowercase: "Slightly Dazed"
Radiohead: "How to Disappear Completely"
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#38
Fiction by avenged sevenfold is pretty darn depressing if you listen to the lyrics and considering he finished writing the song a few weeks before he died.

"Now I think I understand
How this world can overcome a man
Like a friend we saw it through
In the end I gave my life for you.

Gave you all I had to give
Found a place for me to rest my head
While I may be hard to find
Heard there's peace just on the other side."
#39
Pretty well every black veil brides song ever made? I think so. But for some reason I still like them =0
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Nutshell - Alice in Chains


I agree completely.

Here are a few of my favorite depressing songs:

Triptykon - My Pain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt1HU14vdlk

Opeth - In My Time of Need
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9x6YclsLHN0

Jerry Cantrell - Castaway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq3ILDE_AxM

Mushroomhead - Flattened
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3GoTLHuoj8

I'd also like to mention that Opeth's entire Still Life album is incredible, and the story behind it is incredibly sad. It's basically about a young man who is cast out from society due to his lack of faith in a relatively "timeless" setting (but I picture 1400's). He returns to court a young woman he once loved, and she reveals she is now loyal to the church. He convinces her to run away with him, but he is discovered by the town and the young woman is killed for heresy. He tries to avenge her death, but ends up being caught and is hanged. Right before he is hanged, he sees an image of the young woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV1Fe9de0dA

I find that pretty sad.
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