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SONGS ABOUT LOSING

There should be about a million of these  : )

 

Lost in California   Little Big Town

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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The Girl From Yesterday:  Eagles

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"When I'm Gone" by Joey & Rory.  The very best description of loss, hands down.

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You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go:  Bob Dylan

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Long, Long Time by Linda Ronstat, Hearts by Marty Balin, Your Wildest Dreams by the Moody Blues, Everything I Own by Bread

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A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation):  Marty Robbins

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Can't Get Used to Losing You - Andy Williams

(perhaps one of the biggerst losses, certainly one of the longest songs about loss) "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" - Gordon Lightfoot

Also by Gordon Lightfoot - "Early Mornin' Rain"

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Sad Songs & Waltzes

Don't Close Your Eyes

A Picture Of Me Without You

Killing Time

What Could Of Been

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Gone:  Ferlin Husky

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Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks

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I’m a Loser - The Beatles

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"EVEN THE LOSERS" get lucky sometimes! (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)

Came out in 1979 on the **bleep** the Torpedos" album, about a year after I presented TP as the opening act to J. Geils Band at a theatre that I managed on Long Island. I produced over 50 concerts at The Calderone Concert Hall, and over 100 more at venues throughout the Northeast between '76 and '82.  I wrote it all down in "BABYSITTING A BAND ON THE ROCKS" (available online at LTCDS.com > Webstore > Books). Adventures with Aerosmith, Van Halen, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Billy Joel, Keith Richards and more!

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Last Kiss - Pearl Jam

Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

Let It Be - Beatles

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Without You:  Nilsson

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I'M MOVING ON  by Rascal Flats 

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Take Me Back:  Little Anthony And The Imperials

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James Morrison - In My DreamsJames Morrison - In My Dreams

 

In My Dreams - James Morrison

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"No More Tears In Heaven"

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Born under a bad sigh.By the band Cream, and many others. Main lirik ,If it was't for bad luck I would't have no luck at all.

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"I Lost My Woman to a Touring Rock Star" by the Foggy Valley Riders, circa 1972.

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Honey by Bobby Goldsboro 

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Tell Laura I Love Her

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"Blessed Are" by Joan Baez is primarily about the loss of "the young ones who have died" and I think mostly of the parents who have lost their own child.  We say things like "they died before their their time" and parents say " it's not right that they die before the parents."  It is a tragedy among tragedies.  One verse is "wild deer die in the mountain snow" partly which means some of us die in our prime, despite beauty and young life.

   

The song is about other things at deeper levels, and speaks to my whole philosophy of life, but that's a long discussion I can't go into in this short space.  Do listen to it if you can. 

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Yesterday's Gone - Chad and Jeremy

Song for Canada - Ian and Sylvia (and Mitchell Trio)

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The Good Times We Had - Peter, Paul & Mary

Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell (I suspect thsi one will appear a lot)

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Gone:  Ferlin Husky

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“Lodi” by CCR.  “I’m stuck in Lodi again”.  This is a town in California and John Fogarty sings about running out of money after his plans fell thru.

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I Keep Forgettin' - Michael McDonald

Painted Desert - Pat Benetar

Sky Blue and Black - Jackson Browne

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I lost my heart in San Francisco 

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One less set of footsteps,

Lovers Cross, Tomorrow's gonna be a brighter day, Hey Tomorrow, New York's not my Home, Hard time loosin' man, The hard way every time, These  dreams.....all by Jim Croce

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“Oh What a Night” by the Four Seasons. Loss of young man’s virginity in affair with older lady.
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