13 Songs That Make You Feel Worse When You Hear Them

Ray Price

"For The Good Times"

by Ray Price

Makes me feel worse when I hear it because it tells about a couple who are obviously splitting-up. Divorcing. Or just parting. I hate all three situations. I think that anyone who has met 'the' one. For them. Hates parting as much as pulling a tooth. Do you know anyone who actually loves pain? Well, this song, to me, is pain in lyrics.

Tom T. Hall

"Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine"

By Tom T. Hall

If you listen to this song carefully, your focus is slowly taken off of Hall, who is in a barroom in Miami, Florida, and put on this old, gray black gentleman, who was cleaning up the lounge. Mid-way through the song, Hall has been 'schooled,' on what life is really all about. What and whom is really important. I always feel depressed at the black man's saga in this song for I feel that he's telling Hall, and us, of all he has had. And lost. And now survives with tips by cleaning up the lounge where Hall is pouring blended whiskey down.

Tiny Tim

"Tip Toe Through The Tulips"

By Tiny Tim

Do I really have to explain why this "song," and "artist," makes, or made me feel worse when I would accidentally hear this song on the radio? Tim, pardon my harsh tone, was a freak, a lovable freak, who made it big for a while during the turbulent sixties. The drug culture. And just a rebellious time in our country. Tiny Tim appeared several times on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson which made Tim a star overnight. In all candor, Tim was a gentle man. I cannot say with a clear conscience that I ever hated Tim, the person, but this awful song. Maybe his version, made me nauseous.

Ronnie Van Vant

"Free Bird"

By Ronnie Van Vant and Lynyrd Skynyrd

I would always listen to Free Bird in the days when I loved to drink beer on weekends. Jam out with my huge stereo system. And get lost in Van Vant's lyrics. Until one day, I heard this super-standard in a sober mind. I listened carefully to the lyrics. Then one more time, I felt worse than if I had a massive hang-over for the song tells about a man leaving a girl who loves him. Why? I mean, I'm all in for travelling. Seeing the country. But leaving a beautiful girl who loves you? This boggles my imagination. And makes me feel worse.

Roberta Flack

"Killing Me Softly"

By Roberta Flack

is a haunting song about a man who has literally touched the soul of the girl who Flack is singing through in this song. The song speaks to an air of mystery. Is the girl leaving the guy who is 'killing her softly with his words,' or is the man leaving her after he 'kills her with his words?' Maybe she is just fan of the nameless guy celebrity and is adoring him from afar in the audience of his concert. Who knows? I do know that I cannot listen to this song for it speaks of pain and having relationships. I've suffered from both. Thus, I feel worse when I hear this song. Actually I don't. I have learned to just change stations.

Lacy J. Dalton

"16th Avenue"

By Lacy J. Dalton

honestly, is a great song. If you love pain. Heart ache. And misery. Dalton literally 'nails it' as she spins a very-believable tale about how nameless writers and musicians 'come to town with all they own in a hundred-dollar car,' to make a name for themselves on "16th Avenue," which is Music Row in Nashville, where all of the famous music publishers are located. I feel worse for the people in this song who DIDN'T make it. Who had to go back home. Broke. Depressed. Suicidal. And on the mercy of the world. Dalton is a wonderful talent, but her song drives to painful feelings that I'd rather just move past.

Judy Collins

"Send In The Clowns"

By Judy Collins

Here we are again. Another haunting song, I guess, about life. Changes. Options. What do clowns have to do with these junctures? I guess when you are Judy Collins, and have had as many hits as she has, anything fits. I feel worse when I hear this song because the 'clowns' remind me of me when I was dating. I just know that the girls I 'did' date would say, 'send in the clowns,' to her parents when I'd drive up in her yard in my '64 Chevy. And those are the girls who tore my heart out. But in my day, I guess it was fine for girls to lie. Need I say more?

Johnny Cash "The Man in Black"

"Ghost Riders (In The Sky)"

By Johnny Cash

Okay. Shoot me. I'm not a cowboy. Never was. Never will be. And I do like 'some' of Cash's gold hits he has released, but this one, "Ghost Riders," which makes me feel worse for the poor souls of the 'lost' cowboys the old cowpoke Cash sings about who sees these ghosts chasing a herd of cattle that belong to the devil. What a play on the after life. I guess the songwriter went easy on his depiction of hell. Still, the music and lyrics, plus Cash's dark voice makes me feel worse even today when I hear this song. I am totally-sorry, all Johnny Cash fans.

Elvis Presley

"Are You Lonesome Tonight?"

By Elvis Presley

And once again, a pain song. Probably in my estimation, 'the mother of all pain songs,' that Elvis recorded. And it will make a person feel from bad to worse as Elvis, as the lonesome man in the song, asks the once-love of his life, 'are you lonesome tonight?' hoping that she will say 'yes.' But she never answers. You see. I like happy endings. And yes, I know that life does have sad endings. This is one of them. I cannot stand to listen to this song. So I don't.

Don McClean

"Starry, Starry Night (Vincent)"

By Don McLean

The same guy who wrote and scored huge with "American Pie," in the early 70's. But in this song, McLean breaks my heart into little fragments. My soul into shreds. As he croons about the master of master painters, Vincent van Gogh, who loved art so much, that he believed that he could make his paintings come to life. But failed. Vincent van Gogh was a troubled man. As most creative people are. I used to love this song. But in years to come, it always reminds me of the things (and people) I've lost. Failed. And now I just sit idly on the side of the road as the parade of life marches by. I admit. It was tough giving up listening to this song. But I did. Even that doesn't help with the depression I still feel at the failures in my life.

Bobby Vinton

"Roses Are Red"

By Bobby Vinton

Does it ever end? The pain songs? Guess not. I blame myself. I was the doofus who chose these songs that make me feel worse when I hear them. Vinton sings about a guy who is now an adult who is reading what his 'girl,' maybe gal-pal, in high school, wrote in his yearbook. The guy, like all us guys, finds himself being sentimental. Lonely. Depressed. Wondering where this girl ended up. Another song that I cannot listen to and I think you know why.

Billy Paul

"Me And Mrs. Jones"

By Billy Paul

honestly, is a smooth-sounding song. Its mellow orchestral background and hypnotic vocal tone of Paul almost makes adultery seem like a worthwhile venture. And here it comes. "The Heart Ache Express," even for two married people who are in love, but have to part, for who knows why? Maybe fear of being found-out by their spouses. Or maybe the guy's Visa is maxed-out on roses, chocolates and fancy dinners. I don't know, but I know this. I've not listened to this song since 1990. Great track record. I want to keep it that way.

Arlo Guthrie

"Hobo's Lullabye"

By Arlo Guthrie

the son of American balladeer, Woody Gutherie, made me cry numerous times with this song. And some of the times, I was sober. Arlo's dad wrote songs for and about the hobo's of his day and took up for them as best he could for 'riding the rails' was the only means of transportation they had to get from one town to another to find work. If you listen to "Hobo's Lullaby," with focused attention, you will feel the desperation in the hobo that Arlo is singing about. You can see the hobo's ragged clothes. White hair. Weakened hands. As the last hours of his life silently drift away. I cannot write anymore about this song. This is another song on my "Don't Listen To" list. And I am sad. And glad at the same time. I like Arlo Guthrie. But hate being depressed.

WRITER'S NOTE: (this hub was inspired by and dedicated to Tammyswallow. Thank you, Tammy, for the idea.--Kenneth)


Tammyswallow is a very-talented Hub-writer. Dear friend. And valued follower. Of mine. She wrote this amazing hub sometime back entitled, "20 Songs To Listen To When You Are In A Bad Mood," it was amazing. Interesting. Very well-written. And spot-on in her song selections. I've read this particular hub of Tammy's twice and came away with the same reaction, "Impressed." I loved this hub. Savored each word. Music and songs always get to me. And Tammy is right. Listening to the songs on her hub does make a person feel much better when they are in a bad mood.

This is not a rip-off of Tammyswallow's hub. And this is not stealing an idea from my friend, Tammy. I discussed this hub (you are now reading) with her before I wrote it because that was the noble, right thing to do. And I am no thief. Just needed to get that out of the way.

The songs in my hub entitled, "13 Songs That Will Make You Feel Worse When You Hear Them," can also be listened to when you feel bad, but because as life has it, good and bad moods come in degrees--sometimes when we 'think' we are feeling really bad, we look to the sky and say, "Can things get any worse?," and sadly, the answer is 'yes.' Our mood can easily fall from (what we believe is) bad to a far-worse. Darker mood. I've been there. And I wouldn't wish it on any of my enemies.

Frankly, I do not know why listening to the songs in this hub makes me feel worse. I guess each song resurrects an old, hurtful memory that I've tried-but-failed to bury. For good. Or maybe the songs reminds me that life is not always 'peaches and cream." And that pain knows no boundary. Race. Or relationship status. People besides "me" can hurt too. Many times, worse.

The songs on my list may be to you, a delightful experience, for the songs are by the masters (some are not) of the recorded song. In other words, what you read in this hub about these 14 songs, are my thoughts. My opinions. My feelings when I hear "these" songs. I am in no way trying to compete with my friend, Tammyswallow. That's a battle I lose from the start.

In all respect to Tammyswallow, I just wanted my hub to be a masterpiece. Like hers.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Welcome back Kenneth, hope you are feeling better. Some songs are hard to listen to. Sometimes these sad songs make me feel like I am not all alone, but other times they can be downright depressing.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, Millionaire, I am not back. 100%. Just needed this one finished, as a favor to my friend, and follower, Tammyswallow. Ive got to be out of town this evening. And this weather we are having where I live, is really irritating my Fibro and Neurohopy. But thank YOU so much for YOUR uplifting words. When the weather gets warmer....LOOK OUT.


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

There are certain songs that come on the radio and I change the channel for this very reason. Great idea as a hub. I take issue with some of your choices, but that just comes down to life experience.

The one song I most never want to hear again is virtually anything by Cher. The sound of her voice is like nails on a blackboard to me. Sorry Cher.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Kathleen, that is cool. I can respect your choices in music. These are those songs, that is no fault of anyone's but mine, by allowing them to bother me. No harm. No foul. And Cher, Im with you on this one. Such as Joe Cocker and Tom Waite. When I used to listen to these two, Id always be clearing MY throat for theirs was so scratchy. Merry Christmas, Kathleen.


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Boy Kenneth, I cannot argue ONE bit with any of your choices...those are all good ones (or maybe I should say bad ones). Enough to make you want to kick your dog!!

(just kidding to all dog lovers, I would NEVER kick my dog)

one song that popped into my mind when I first read this was "I'm so lonesome I could cry" by Hank Williams.


SJmorningsun25 4 years ago

Thanks for this list! I definitely agree with "Roses are Red" (actually, a lot of Bobby Vinton is like that) and "Starry, Starry Night" (which is beautiful, even if sad). This holiday season I've been noticing how many Christmas songs seem engineered to make you cry--"The Christmas Shoes," certain versions of "I'll Be Home for Christmas," and a new one I heard recently called "One Last Christmas." I dislike songs that feel like they are intending emotional abuse. :-) Great list! And Merry Christmas!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Chris, and you are right, buddy. The one by Hank Williams, I need kicking for NOT including that one. Thanks for bring it up. And thank YOU GOOD FRIEND, for the comment.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, SJmorningsun....I know. That is so sad too. With songs made to manipulate our emotions and I am NOT a strong emotional man. I break easily. And most of these songs break my heart is why I learned to not abuse myself with these tunes. And I thank you, SJ, for your sweet comment. And have a Merry Christmas. I appreciate YOU and ALL of MY Followers. Kenneth


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

I'll Be Home for Christmas is my favorite if it's every other year when it's my turn to have all the married kids to my house. It's my least favorite every other year. That's how it works sometimes.

Merry Christmas to you too Kenneth.


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rmcrayne 4 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Kenneth, this is fabulous, but did you consider YouTube videos? I know they might make you feel worse, but I think there will some curious folks that would want to hear the songs. I've done a few music hubs with videos. If you're not familiar, you can check out my hub on Country Songs of Love Gone Wrong.


V Qisya 4 years ago

Hi Kenneth,

I've just finished watching them at You tube. Yep, great songs, great vocals, I can't deny. But like what you've said, they make you feel worse. You're so right about it, Ken. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care. Up, up and away!

Love,V


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donotfear 4 years ago from The Boondocks

I gotta hand it to ya.....you are absolutely right! I feel the same way, why listen to the dad-gum song if it's depressing? That's why I don't listen to country, period, because it's usually about breakup, getting drunk or being down and out! Great hub!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Kathleen, thank you for your sweet comment. That song, Ill Be Home for Christmas, is one I should have used in this hub. Hindsight for me is 10-10...not 20/20 LOL. I relate to your situation with the kids coming. I might, after the holidays, revamp this hub into "Songs That Are Tolerable, Easy to Listen to, When the Mood is

Fitting," what to you think? I do not listen to the radio at all. Maybe a classic rock FM station near me. Im old. So why not listen to "old" rock???? Merry Christmas, my dear friend, Kathleen.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, rm, I will do that. Today, Dec. 21, Im "hustling nad bustling", the holiday thing, and I will sneak myself some PC time to do that. Sounds like a hub that I would appreciate. Thanks! And Merry Christmas, rm.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dearest V...yes, they DO, sound good, if only "I" didn't have so many scars from hurts that I received when these songs were playing on my car radio or popular as some girl set me up with a good lie. Some things we never forget, V. But with YOU, I DON'T want to forget you or your nice comments.

Love to too you...Kenneth


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Welcome, donotfear...and I thank God that someone AGREES with me 100%. Thank YOU! And I am on board with the NOT listening to Country Music...hey, there is an idea for a hub..."Top 10 Reasons Why I Don't Listen To Country Music"...DO YOU WANT IT? I will be more than glad to give it to you. Merry Christmas, donotfear. And a peace-FILLED 2012/////////////////Kenneth :)


jenubouka 4 years ago

A very creative selection indeed Ken, and as always you got me smiling and giggling out loud, and most likely for the rest of the evening. So thank you as always!!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

12/21

Dear Friend, jenubouka, thank YOU sincerely, for this very sweet comment. Glad that I made YOU smile and giggle. That is thanks enough for the work that I put into this hub. And I am NOT boasting by any means. Just sharing. And Please, keep smiling and visit with me anytime. You are very welcome, my dear friend and much-appreciated follower.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

This IS a masterpiece, kenneth. I love it! So true about those songs. I love Starry, Starry Night, but it does make a person feel as you described. I love Send in the Clowns, but it makes me feel sad. You are right on about the songs you list. I knew most of them. I gave you all kinds of votes on this one, including up!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Victoria,

I cannot express just HOW MUCH I Appreciate your sweet and caring comments. Starry, Starry Night, I admit, I have shed a lot of tears when I hear THIS song and I have my 'reason.' 'She' is still around in my heart. I think you know what I mean. I just come apart when I hear this song. And honest, Send In The Clowns is so haunting, but also so true with the way Collins gently-interwove the lyrics and feelings together. Genius. I appreciate YOU, Victoria. So much. And Thank YOU for your votes as well. Thank you, DEAR friend, for dropping in. Hope your visit was rewarding. Talk to you later. Thanks again!


Serena Gabriel 4 years ago

A lot of country songs seem to have that effect on me... I'm also not keen on either Pink Floyd or Led Zepplin because they have a sad quality.

Sad topic, I suppose - but still a fun hub!

Accolades!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Dear Serena,

hello. Are you okay today? Hope you are happy, healthy and prosperous. THANKS SO MUCH for your comment that I truly appreciated. Yes, country music does make one feel down, while Led Zeppelin and P. Floyd can mess with your beliefs. And mind. Thank you, Serena, for your courage in sharing this comment. And I wish for you, the BEST Christmas and New Year ever. I am not going to pay a visit to your website and leave you a SINCERE comment. Thanks, Kenneth


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Kenneth,

I am sooo glad you are writing and feeling better! Wonderful hub. I suddenly want to drown my sorrows in brown liquor..lol. Send in The Clowns really does it for me.. yikes. I would also suggest Don't Cry Out Loud by Melissa Manchester and The Little White Cloud that Cried (the cloud cries and cries that it wants to die because no one cares about it). Well done my friend! Hub pages is wonderful because we all get to inspire one another. Good to see you writing again and you inspire me everyday. Well done!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

12/22 at 10:54 p.m.

Dear Tammy, oh Dear Tammy . . .I am such a clod. Ive just left a plea on your "10 Indicators that you need a divorce," hub for YOU to read this hub. Thanks so very much. I am so shallow to forget that one heartbreaking song, Don't Cry Outloud! That is one killer bummer song! Thanks for the comments and compliments. Am I feeling better? Not exactly. I wanted to finish THIS hub as promised to you. Didn't want you to think I was a liar. And I did two more short ones...now to just unwind and let this Accelerated Fibromyalgia and Neurothopy do their things. Little do they know how stubborn I am. And I am not going without a fight. You are a great writer, Tammy. And a great friend, and follower. Can I assume that YOU are not upset?????


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Kenneth,

I can't think of a song that makes me feel worse but I do hate "Having my baby" by Paul Anka. To me it is so egotisical.

Voted up and awesome.

Take care and have a good week.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

12/26

Dearest Susan....why, oh why, did I NOT use this one you talked of by Anka???? What a great point too. That did sound egotistical of him also. Hindsight, for me, is not 20/20, for 20/12....thank you, DEAR Susan for your sweet comment and votes. YOU TOO have a good week and New Year's weekend...do not get too wild...okay? Good.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Kenneth, I need some wildness in my life. ;-) lol

I am not crazy about New Year's Eve. To me it is all for couples and I am not a part of a couple.

Hope you are having a Happy Monday. :-)


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

12/26

DEAREST Susan,

Now what man, worth his suit, nice car, and shiny shoes, wouldn't be honored to carry YOU out to celebrate New Year's Eve? Do not tell me that there aren't any classy gent's in your area. You are a pretty lady. Classy. Witty. Nice personality. Im just being honest. I hope that you DO have a great New Year's Eve and New Year also, my Dear Susan! And as for today, Im just glad that it's now dark, raining, and time for bed soon. Im fighting the diseases and taking meds. Thinking of YOU too. You be careful and do NOT get in (too much) "trouble," my dear friend. I will check on you soon. With care, Kenneth


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Kenneth, I couldn't agree with you more about these songs! Very interesting Hub! I also find "I'll be Home For Christmas" depressing. Such a sad song. I love your lists and plan to read all of them!


Sueswan 4 years ago

Don't worry Kenneth. I am not the kind of girl that gets in trouble. ;-)

Thank you for the compliments and well wishes for New Year's.

I am lucky to have a friend like you.

My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Take Care


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

12/27

Dear catgypsy . . ."Thank YOU. VERY much! Appreciate YOUR support in this project. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a Part 2 of this hub in 2012. If my health allows it and the weather warms up...then I stand a good chance." Thanks again, catgypsy. YOU or your comments WILL NOT be forgotten.///////////Kenneth


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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

You make a valid point on many of the songs you have listed. When I was growing up I thought Tiny Tim was weird and Bobby Vinton's "Roses are Red" always made me want to change the station. If I was depressed, I would stay away from most of these songs; Good Article, voted up.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Coolmon2009! Thank YOU so MUCH for this comment. Im serious. Yes. Tiny T. WAS weird. In all his ways. But the girl he married on the Tonight Show, with Johnny Carson, a Miss Vicki, was a nice girl. What or whom, ever conned her into this gag is beyond me. I feel the same about B. Vinton...depressing. Thanks again. Kenneth


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

I'd love to see a part two! Hang in there Kenneth!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, catgypsy! Well, now that you mention it, there may BE a part two of this saga. And believe me, there are a lot of "these" songs still being played. Thank YOU, catgypsy for the idea. Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope 2012 is filled to the brim with laughter, health, wealth, rest, success, love, sanity and peace of mind. Your friend in Marion County, Alabama

KENNETH....what I mean to type was, YOUR Friend For Life, KENNETH. There. Its fixed.


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catgypsy 4 years ago from the South

Can't wait for part two! What a wonderful New Years message...the same for you. You friend for life in Montgomery.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

11:45 p.m., cst, 12/18

Dear catgypsy,

You are so nice. Thank YOU for everything--your sweet comments, GENUINE friendship, your following, and YOUR very KIND New Year's Wish! I will cherish this for life.

Sincerely,

Kenneth, (Your Friend for Life, in Marion County).


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

Hi Kenneth,

I haven't "seen" you in awhile! I agree with many of your choices. I recall Tiny Tim and what it was like back then. Killing Me Softly makes me cry. My Mother loved Bobby Vinton, and I hate Roses Are Red, I've heard more than anyone should have to. I have a neighbor with a very active life with the men, and our family actually sings some of "Me and Mrs. Jones" when there's a new man in her life (like every week). It was an awful song, but it fits the situation. The only classic Rock station in the NY area plays Free Bird about 10X a day, and Starry Starry Night is depressing beyond words. Wow, you did a great job here. I never understood why Judy Collins needed clowns. I have soft spots for Johnny Cash and Arlo, though my husband says I like depressing music. You write such interesting hubs. I hope you are feeling OK, and have a Happy and Healthier New Year, my friend! And don't listen to whatever that song is they play on New Year's Eve, Auld Lang Syn (I know that's wrong) but that's a real depressing one too. Listen to happy music in 2012! I'm going to check for the hub of songs that make you feel good, unless you already wrote it!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

A Warm Hello, Jean!

It is so nice to hear from you, my dear friend. I do not have words adquate enough to express just how much YOUR comments and following mean to this rural guy. I know. Ive been missing you a lot. And this hub, well, I wish now, that I had included the last one you mentioned, "Auld Lang Syne," by Dan Fogelberg...this song tears my heart up. And I know why. Same as the Starry Starr Night. Both remind me of a special girl whom I fell in love with, seriously, in 1966 and it only got worse through our high school years. We graduated in 1972 and I never told her. I carried this unrequited love for her until 2002...and one day in my office, I took some nerve, called her up and confessed it all. She LOVED IT. But with that pain being healed, a new pain took its place...the pain of 'what if?'...oh, we still talk often. Chat on Facebook. She is divorced. Her children are grown. And even her mom KNEW that I felt this way for her. You see? Songs CAN hurt deeply. And I WILL take your advice and only listen to songs I feel good about. Thank you for that sweet advice. Am I feeling better now at 11:10 p.m., cst,12/30? Not really. My body is racked with pain inside and out, but when warm weather gets here...I will hurt, but maybe my spirit will be lifted. I get more spinal shots in early February. Jean, thank YOU so much for this visit. I loved it. Come back. Please??? And YOU have a Happy New Year...you and yours. Sincerely....Your friend, Kenneth


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

Hi Kenneth,

I'm really sorry you are in pain. I also had a rib displaced because of my back condition, and spent the holidays not feeling so well. Thankfully my husband and son were home, so I had help, but you know how frustrating it is to not be able to do stuff. It's important to keep our minds busy! I hope you get some relief soon. Take care.


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

Hi Kenneth,

It's Jean again. I don't mean to be a pain. James Taylor has some real downers too, lol.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

My Dear Friend, Jean...thank YOU for both comments which are both appreciated. I am sorry for your rib displacement...that is so rough. And when our backs hurt, we hurt all over. Relief to me is in the pills I take 365...and spinal injections every 3 months, but you are so right. Being busy mentally keeps my mind occupied for a while. Yes. James T. had one that also disturbs me, "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight," which can easily sum-up how I really felt then, and now, about a certain female who seeingly didn't care if "I" were lonely or not. But I can rest in the assurance that I poured my soul into our brief relationship. All of it. Jean, thanks for your sincere remarks and friedship. Happy 2012 to you and yours.


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hi, Penny! Thanks for the wonderful comment about the songs that depressed us, but now be forewarned. Again. I plan on publishing Part 2 of this hub..with even more songs that really tear down the human spirit. Just warning you. Happy New Year.


Marilyn Grando 4 years ago

How about Adele's: Someone like you?


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hey, Marilyn...I didn't think of that one. Maybe in Part 2 of this hub. Thanks for the tip. And comment. Your friend, Kenneth


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

Kenneth,

Amen, brother, lol!

I'm not an emotional masochist. If I'm of a mind to enjoy some music, it's gonna be the uplifting sort, not the kind that brings on the tears.

I prefer to smile as often as I can!

femme


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Well, hello, Dear femme! Where have you been? Holiday travelling? Its so good to read your comments. And I agree. Enough heart-breaker songs. Bring on the Leo Sayer's, Chicago, Average White Band and such...hopefully you WILL recall some of these, but I published last night Part 2 of these songs which should be IT with the songs that make us feel worse. Thanks again and have a great New Year.

Sincerely,

Kenneth


femmeflashpoint 4 years ago

Kenneth,

I HAVE been holiday travelling! And only one completed article to show for it, lol!

But, I'll have it all caught up soon enough when I have a few more editing projects on my desk stamped "DONE!"

I didn't even recognize Ray Price in this hub! Wow! He's CHANGED since I last saw a pic of him!

You've got my vote to bring on the sunshine!

femme


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Hello, Dear femme! Thank you so much for your sweet remarks. I can always count on you for a big smile when I read your materials/comments. I really apprecicate YOU taking time to read and comment on my hubs. And don't overdo and get burned out....I want you around for a long time.

Your friend,

Kenneth


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rohanfelix 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A very fascinating title and an interesting list! Kudos!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama Author

Thank you, rolan.

I sincerely appreciate your words of encouragement. They mean a lot to me.

Have a peaceful day.

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