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gotmeamovie
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158 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2009 :  01:46:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I cried when I heard sing for joy

really reminded me of the break up of my fmaily and my parents
and the lonely childhood I had in my family

i think it is one of his most affecting live songs

really sings it like it happend to him, which it did

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1965
= Cult of Ray =

Australia
799 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2009 :  02:47:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Atom In My Heart. once... or twice...


I have the key to #902
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Sam
= Cult of Ray =

Ireland
484 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2009 :  03:31:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Didnt actually shed a tear but felt pretty blue after i will run after you. Great song.
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Nate in the PDX
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USA
141 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2009 :  18:53:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There's something about "She's My Way"... well, everything after the regrettable "Hey, hoochie mama"... that chorus just kills me.

Once upon a time, I had an episode whilst playing "Fields of Marigold" on repeat -- suffice to say that recreational chemicals may have been involved -- when I came up with and then couldn't shake the notion that FB was saying goodbye to us with that song, that it was his valedictory address, that the moment had come, that he was hanging it up.

But when it comes to actual honest-to-goodness shedding of tears, I'm pretty sure it's "Sing for Joy" alone. Most recently tears flowed when he played it at the Aladdin, having dedicated the song to Duane Jarvis, told us that was the last song he played with Duane in the hospital, and asked for a spotlight on stage left, where Duane would have been. I'm crying now as I write this, just savoring that memory.
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2426 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2009 :  20:21:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'd have to say that no song has ever made me cry. If and when I do weep while listening to a tune it's really just me asking for it, the melancholy that is, the song itself keeping me company as well as setting a time limit for such things.

"cause you know that I'm not a crier"

See! Frank won't admit it either.

I will type that "Pan American Highway" has come dangerously close

And Kathryn, I hear ya on the Honeycomb
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gotmeamovie
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158 Posts

Posted - 10/27/2009 :  20:42:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hey

yes , honeycomb is such a compforting album but is also one of devestation

"If all you've seen, is violence!"
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  05:01:21  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
if i did cry, and i don't think i actually have wept, it would have been during she's my way, pan american highway, and don't cry that way. and echoing Nate, the same jarvis/sing for joy story pulled my heart strings and had themselves a strum.

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Broken Face
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USA
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Posted - 10/28/2009 :  05:11:22  Show Profile  Visit Broken Face's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Once, whilst quite drunk, i wept quietly during "Dog in the Sand" - mainly because i love that song so much, and i was drunk, and the music was at that perfect volume and i was home alone and it just hit me. Then my iTunes shuffled over to a Weird Al song and the moment was gone.

- Brian
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darwin
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

USA
5383 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  05:23:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"iTunes shuffled over to a Weird Al song and the moment was gone"

Hilarious. That's what you get for shuffling.

I don't think Frank has ever taken me to tears (goosebumps, yes) but Kristin Hersh has several times.

Edited by - darwin on 10/28/2009 07:37:25
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  06:02:50  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Broken Face

Then my iTunes shuffled over to a Weird Al song and the moment was gone.

- Brian



if it went to "biggest ball of twine in minnesota" then i would have probably burst into sobs.

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BLT
> Teenager of the Year <

South Sandwich Islands
4204 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  06:34:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I cry every time I hear Lyle's solos because I know I'll never play guitar as good as him.


"Join the Cult of Quincy M.E. and enter the most fascinating sphere of police work"
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LonesomeFetter
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USA
25 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  10:13:07  Show Profile  Visit LonesomeFetter's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Like Dan, I have come close with "Pan American Highway". Some of his finest work, I must say.

And say "everybody...
you're not just a duck...
You are HUMAN! Go forth and THRASH!" - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  10:50:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
St Francis Dam Disaster makes me well up. Charles' humanism really comes through in it and its unwillingness to go sentimental but stay essentially a journalistic piece makes it all the more emotionally powerful.

The line 'How many? No one really knows' is deeply affecting, gets me every time. But then so too is the last line recognising the water's longing for freedom. Genius writing and the noblest of hearts. Of course tears come.

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TRANSMARINE
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2001 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  13:58:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Can't feel nooooooo stairs..." from MAN OF STEEL gets me very sad...and Lyle's ghostly guitar wisping through that song like a devastated vapor...

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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  17:09:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know what it is about California Bound but it touches my heart just like people mentioned Sing for Joy.
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ClassicalRey
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54 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2009 :  19:30:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A couple days after hearing Frank play That Burnt Out Rock n' Roll, I tried playing it on my guitar, and I got way dooowwwn.
It felt most strongly in my shoulders and chest.
I couldn't listen to that song anymore for a couple months.
I couldn't listen to Frank Black for a couple weeks.
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2009 :  00:08:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Daisy Girl

I don't know what it is about California Bound but it touches my heart just like people mentioned Sing for Joy.

Me too Daisy. California Bound really is a lesson in humility for me. Charles even manages to summon up compassion for a religious fanatic, something I ordinarily find almost impossible to do.

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fbc
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United Kingdom
4903 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2009 :  02:45:12  Show Profile  Visit fbc's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I just get shivers. That electric feeling up the back of my neck.
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Jose Jones
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
1758 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2009 :  08:19:40  Show Profile  Visit Jose Jones's Homepage  Reply with Quote
come to think of it, i did get pretty choked up at the last solo show in milwaukee when he played Song of the Shrimp. sounds silly, but take away the novelty factor and all the other aspects just broke my heart.

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coastline
> Teenager of the Year <

USA
2950 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2009 :  09:18:44  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The most emotional songs for me are My Life Is In Storage, I'll Be Blue, and Fitzgerald. The first two because he exposes himself so nakedly and the latter because he paints such a fine picture of a good but broken man.


Please pardon me, for these my wrongs.
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Daisy Girl
~ Abstract Brain ~

Belize
5305 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2009 :  13:03:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah, Jose, Song of the Shrimp gets me too. Coastline, My Life is In Storage also gets me as well.

Edited by - Daisy Girl on 10/29/2009 13:04:04
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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  07:20:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i cried the first time i listened to Honeycomb all the way through
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trobrianders
> Teenager of the Year <

Papua New Guinea
3112 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  08:59:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Robert Onion makes me cry

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floop
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Mexico
15297 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  09:26:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hehehh
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danjersey
* Dog in the Sand *

USA
2426 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  11:23:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by floop

i cried the first time i listened to Honeycomb all the way through



great! now you've made Jon Tiven cry
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ruzom
= Cult of Ray =

France
267 Posts

Posted - 10/30/2009 :  16:34:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very recently for the first time since ages, She's My Way. Every time I listened to the song. Currently I'm thinking it's probably my favorite for some weird reason, it might stop later... In the past, maybe once or twice at worst Chip Away Boy too.

There might be other ones but I can't remember precisely now... anyway I think She's My Way really has something, maybe the strings, just the singing... everything, probably.
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gyaneshwar
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194 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2009 :  08:39:02  Show Profile  Visit gyaneshwar's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I don't believe I've cried listening to FBF, but Calistan gets to me for some reason. Somewhere around the "I saw the old man / he was doing OK" part.
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2009 :  09:51:41  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Don't Cry That Way is the type of song that
would get to me. Unhappy and dead children,
like The Cat's in the Cradle or Letter to Heaven.

The absurd.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX8NDBxvq_k
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gotmeamovie
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158 Posts

Posted - 11/02/2009 :  15:20:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dont know how you went so far &
I will run after you

bld is a great album

"If all you've seen, is violence!"
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houstonguthrie
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187 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2009 :  06:33:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I started to well up a little the first time I heard his quasi rap on "Seuss" -
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billgoodman
>> Denizen of the Citizens Band <<

Netherlands
5174 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2009 :  11:36:34  Show Profile  Click to see billgoodman's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Fitzgerald and Announcement for me.
And don't even know if I like Fitzgerald as a song, but the way he says 'Ohh Fitzy' seems so honest. Just that line shows what kind of real songwriter he is.


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freedom rocker
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USA
88 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2009 :  14:06:52  Show Profile  Visit freedom rocker's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I think it's all agreed that "sing for joy" stands out among the catalogue as being special. Frank is not one for the melowdrama, so the fact that this song affects the way it does is odd.

the blues isn't an art-form, it's a product-- not unlike computer chips and tampons.
--dead milkmen
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hammerhands
* Dog in the Sand *

Canada
1508 Posts

Posted - 11/03/2009 :  22:58:53  Show Profile  Visit hammerhands's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Very appropriate signature!
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langdonboom
= Cult of Ray =

USA
258 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2009 :  11:26:52  Show Profile  Click to see langdonboom's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I'll add that many of these mentioned, in the right mood, have made me cry.

Specifically Man of Steel, California Bound, and Sing For Joy. So beautiful. Though tons of his other songs have that welling-up feeling in them either from joy, or sadness, or even the joy of sadness in a clean way.... great thread, thanks.
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Carl
- A 'Fifth' Catholic -

Ireland
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Posted - 11/21/2009 :  13:14:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It hasn't make me literally cry, but Don't Cry That Way is quite a moving song.
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floop
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Mexico
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Posted - 11/21/2009 :  13:32:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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