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on me. If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free I think it is "Meet me under the old oak tree". "Love, Me" is a song written by Skip Ewing and Max T. Barnes, and recorded by American country music artist Collin Raye. The grandfather explains that he had intended to meet her at a certain tree: "If you get there before I do, don't give up. Lyrics and video for the song Green Green Grass Of Home by Tom Jones - Songfacts. Yes, they'll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly And there's that old oak tree that I used to play on " initially recorded by: Country singer Johnny Darrell" I am sure it was initially recorded by: Port Wagner.
The singer contrasts the formality at grandfather's funeral with the simple man that he was. The song itself might make you tear up a little as you think of all the "could have been"s in your life, but the imagery in the video only helps to drive it home in a more tear-jerking fashion.
She has lost most of her memory, but at the very end of the song, seeing him triggers her to once again say "where've you been? Go listen to "Not That Far Away" and think about when you moved away from home. Now try not to sob. Try listening to "Homeless Heart" after that song. It might be tough trying not to cry waterfalls. Martina McBride has plenty: Even many stoics find themselves deeply moved by "Concrete Angel".
In addition to feeling heartbreaking sadness over the poor girl who was abused to death at the hands of her own motherthe thought of anyone doing that to their own children can make any compassionate person's blood boil. Perhaps the most gripping part of the music video is that the girl's only friend is her guardian angel and that her mother catching her talking to him is what throws her into the fit of rage that causes her death.
The music video shows the funeral of the child being sung about and how she goes to a happier place with the other children with similar fates. Turned Up to Eleven when a few country stations under the Froggy brand played this a few days after the death of Leelah Alcorn, a transgender teen whose emotional abuse suffered at the hands of her parents drove her to suicide in Decemberand dedicated it to her memory.
Turned up even more when you realize that the young boy could've been with the little girl because he knew what was going to happen. The music video to "Independence Day". His mother was told that they didn't think he would live when he was born. But every day shows her just how wrong they were.
It may be more of a sentimental song, than truly a sad song — but may also, however, be considered Narm for others. Jason Meadows's 18 Video Tapes.
A man learns he is terminally ill just as he and his wife are expecting a child. To ensure his son has all the knowledge he needs while growing, the man makes a series of tapes instructing the boy how to do certain things.Key & Peele - Country Music
The final tape tells the son to be there for his own children, even if he has to do it from beyond the grave too. It starts with kids listening to their grandfather tell war stories, and leads into the narrator finding his wife and having a family, but he has a crummy job and they don't have much.
He wonders if he's let his father down, and if he's ashamed of how things turned out. His dad tells him "If all you're really doing is the best you can, you did it, man.
That's something to be proud of. The song "Letters From Home" is a tear jerker for anyone that has a family member in the Armed Forces, but the final verse is what may be the worst. The narrator's father, who hadn't spoken a word to him since his announcement to join the military, finally swallows his pride sends a letter to let his son know how proud of him he is.
It actually makes the song's narrator cry. In Justin Moore's "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away", he uses rather vivid imagery to describe those who have passed on, and wishes that he could take a one-day trip to Heaven just to visit them all again.
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Craig Morgan has a couple: The narrator is horribly split over seeing his son after a divorce, because he really wants to be there but can't. It's about an old man who had his house destroyed by a tornado, but mentions that he's been through much worse in his life like the death of his wife.
While some of the lyrics not to mention that the title is a double-negative can make it Narmy to some, the way the singer delivers it makes it rather touching. Lorrie Morgan's "Dear Me", especially when you consider the song was released just after the death of her husband Keith Whitley. Willie Nelson has a couple: Him performing "America the Beautiful" at the September 11 telethon, with everybody slowly joining in — including Muhammad Ali, who stood for most of it, despite his condition.
And they sang all the verses. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band has a couple: The song is sad enough on its own a child's experience of his mother's funeral and the family's sorrowbut this version is sung by a who's who of country stars, with the first two verses being sung by Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff, both of whom have passed away The moment it really hits you is when the singer's voice changes on the line "She was a happy little girl!
The way it is laid out, first listing extraordinary things the mother hasn't done ranging from rescuing someone from a burning building to walking on the moon, to singing a sold out show and then declaring that she's a hero anyway, is what makes it such a tearjerker.
A quick line in the last verse is tearjerking in a more traditional way. Said line declares that the mother, now an old woman, is envied by the rest of the facility where she lives. Because her daughter visits her each and every afternoon.
Fridge Horror suggests she's envied because most of them don't get that pleasure.
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Eventually he did love her Whitney Houston 's long since rocketed the song to Narm levels, but the original "I Will Always Love You" is heartbreaking, because the vulnerable, quiet way she sings it evokes the image of someone who's falling apart, but trying her damnedest to be gracious and leave with a smile. Johnny Paycheck's "Old Violin". Kellie Pickler has a couple: She herself burst out crying, as she sang that song at the CMA's.
Wino passed out on the sidewalk Doesn't anybody care? Some say, "He's worthless, just let him be" I, for one, would have to disagree And so would their mamas. Also notable for being a country song containing a Gay Aesop released in Which would be bad enough if it didn't have a bouncy, singalongable chorus shifting the story to his kids' POV and hinting that he's just passing his inability to deal with life on to them.
There's a hole in Daddy's arm where all the money goes Jesus Christ died for nothin', I suppose Li'l pitchers have big ears Don't stop to count the years Sweet songs never last too long on broken radios It gets you once the little girl starts asking if she has a daddy, then really drives home the point with "it would kill me if he ever raised his hand to her.
Even though that chorus has already been heard once, the final verse changes the meaning of it completely. The credit should go to Skip Ewing, who wrote the song. Raye was known for his tearjerking ballads, which alternatively celebrated the finding of true love, and mourned the loss of it. The latter are especially good at this.
Austin Roberts' "Rocky," a tale about a young couple in their early 20s that, although having its narmish moments such as a rambunctious kids' birthday partyhas the tearjerker in full effect during the final verse. Successfully covered that same year for the country market by singer-songwriter Dickey Lee.
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