This post was inspired by the wonderful Luke at http://www.fantasybeyond.com/urbanknight/blogger.html. I’m in a pissy mood due to relationship shit so a sad post is right down my alley.
Here are my “tearjerkers” in different catagories:
Time in a Bottle – Jim Croce – His death makes this song so much more poignant to me.
Mercy, Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye.
Miss Saigon, The Cast Album– almost every song on the album brings me to tears. Now that I’ve Seen Her – I Still Believe – There are so many – these songs are heartbreaking – I can’t listen to the album without crying.
Renee – Lost Boyz – It’s like a punch in the stomach for me.
Janie’s Got a Gun – Aerosmith – Another punch in the stomach. They made us face the realities of “Middle America.”
Stan – Eminem – heartbreaking. Genius.
Death Be Not Proud – John Gunther – I read this in high school and I still grieve for his son.
Angela’s Ashes – Frank McCourt – the descriptions of life for his family broke my heart. I cried for Frank as a little boy.
The Color Purple – Alice Walker – I had to stop and start and stop and start – I cried repeatedly.
The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan (also The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses) – she’s a great writer who has pulled me into the Chinese culture.
Feast of All Saints – Anne Rice – early college days – it really moved me.
A Seperate Peace – John Knowles – this was back in high school and I cried for a long, long time.