Songs that can reduce a squaddie to tears (and why)

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by floppyjocky, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. OK, I'm ready for a slating but hey! I'm just being honest. I've got over 5000 tracks on my ipod and tonight I had it set on random, sat back with a beer and got ready for a mixture of Motorhead to Mozart. The second track to come on was "Hello Again" by Neil Diamond. After about 30 seconds I was bubbling like a baby.

    This song was played at the funeral of a very good friend (Simon Bennett AAC, Ex Welsh Guards) a few years ago as the coffin was carried in, I haven't listened to it since and it really hit me.

    Simon, if heaven has got broadband, I hope you are surfing porn mate.

    So come on, fess up lads (and lasses), or am I the only one?
  2. Not at all.
    Funeral songs are the worst by far, especially if not heard since.
    The one for me is 'Wires' by Athlete.
    Its about his son who was born premature.
    I used to think it was a good song until I was in that situation. Now i cant get past the intro without blubbing.
  3. I am always reduced to tears by Highland Cathedral. Tears of frustrated, impotent, red-mist coming down, where is my axe collection, rage that is...
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  4. Bit predictable perhaps but I listened to Army Dreamers by Kate Bush the other day for the first time in years. Still pertinent and probably means more to me now than it did then.
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  5. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls, one of my most favourite songs.
    I saw a little movie about Remebrance day set to that music, made me get quite emotional. Every time i hear the song i always get a lump in my throat and a tear in the corner of my eye.
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  6. "Travelin Soldier" by the Dixie Chicks, its blue grass country western, about a poor young lad, strikes up a correspondance with a young lass before he goes to Vietnam, never to return. Not a British war, or a british tale, but you can see the tragedy that it is each time you listen to the words and then on the news there is more tragic news from Iraq or Afg and your hoping it was not some one you knew
  7. "(I was only ) Nineteen by 'Redgum' another song about the Vietnam war, this time from an Australian Constripts point of view.CHILLING!!!!
  8. I know its not a song really but the end of Black Adder Goes Forth is really quite moving for me
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  9. Gallipoli as sung by the Dubliners...hackles up and everything.
  10. Now don't laugh...Alone again ... naturally... By Gilbert O Sullivan, reminds me of when I was a nipper and my beloved Gran died. Still gets to me now!
  11. Harry's game, by Clannad saw/heard it used on U Tube recently about Iraq in slow mo black and white heli extraction, brilliant.
    Check out one for the Brits Tribute on UTube videos.
  12. Flowers of the Forrest, sung by any good folk singer, brings a lump to the throat every time. IMHO

  13. Tell Me There's a Heaven by Chris Rea - saw it in pre-Grapple 3 training as the soundtrack to press footage of Sea Kings evac'ing injured children. Never heard a room of soldiers go so quiet.

    Can't say it moved me as far as tears, but I did find No Bravery by James Blunt pretty effective too.
  14. Wish you were here by Pink Floyd. A good mate of mine died in a car accident and the first time I ever heard that song was the day I found out.

    T C
  15. Redgum - Only 19