15 of the Saddest Lyrics I Know

First of all, I want to quickly apologize for how long it’s been since I last posted. I’ve been pretty busy with school and Driver’s Ed, but now I have more free time and it’s spring break! Finally! Anyway, onto the post!


I listen to a lot of music, much of which is really sad. But some of those really sad songs are really beautifully written, so I thought I would share them with you. I’m all apologies in advance if you cry *ba boom chhh*

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At least Kurt thinks I’m funny

(If you didn’t get it, All Apologies is a song on the 1993 album by Nirvana, In Utero.) Anyways, on to the crying.

There are going to be four quotes in a row from Troye Sivan, because he likes tearing my heart apart, apparently…

“So what are you waiting for?
‘Cause someone could love you more
I’m just a lost boy, lost boy.”- LOST BOY by Troye Sivan

“Yeah, we knew from the beginning
That this wasn’t never ending
Shouldn’t stay too long
‘Cause we’re both too young
To give into forever.”- LOST BOY by Troye Sivan

Yes. Both of those extremely sad lyrics came from one song. It’s so good, but so sad. 

“‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder’
Said by someone stronger than me.”- DKLA by Troye Sivan

“I don’t mind that I know that you’re wrong
I don’t mind that you think you’re right
All I want is a fight to fight
Anything but quiet.”- THE QUIET by Troye Sivan

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My heart hurts

But we must continue!

“Broken pieces, break into me
So imperfectly what you should be
Lay here, it’s safe here, I’ll let you be broken open
Hide here, confide here so we can be broken open.”- Broken Open by Adam Lambert

This one is a little more inspirational, but still super sad. The whole song is about falling to pieces. If that’s not sad, I don’t know what is.

“Think I got myself in trouble
So I fill the bath with bubbles
Then I’ll put the towels all away
Should’ve never said the word ‘love’
Threw a toaster in the bathtub
I’m sick of all the games I have to play.”- Soap by Melanie Martinez

Here’s another Melanie lyric, this time about rape, capturing the idea in a very chilling way.

“Eenie meenie miny mo
Catch a lady by her toes
If she screams, don’t let her go.”- Tag You’re It by Melanie Martinez

Back to the subject of relationships, here’s another one…

“Wish I could just find a way
To have all your memories erased
‘Cause constantly they’re haunting me.”- Can’t Let You Go by Adam Lambert

“I wish I was like you
Easily amused.”- All Apologies by Nirvana

And more Nirvana…this one is a bit more bittersweet, but still pulls on your heartstrings.

“She loves him more than he will ever know
He loves her more than he will ever show.”- Swap Meet by Nirvana

“Radio – radio
I’d sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights.”- Radio Ga Ga by Queen

More Queen…

“Mama, ooo (anyway the wind blows)
I don’t want to die
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.”- Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

This next one deals with war in such an interesting way. It’s another Troye Sivan lyric.

“Let’s go have fun, you and me in the old Jeep
Ride around town with our rifles on the front seat
Fun, you and me in the Middle East
Shooting at rocks, bullets cocked in the midday sun
You and me in the old Jeep
Ride around town with our rifles on the front seat
Fun, you and me in the Middle East
Shooting at rocks, bullets cocked in the midday sun.”- Fun by Troye Sivan

Any song dealing with death is sad, but this one stabs me in my heart. The artist knew he was going to die when he wrote it, and knowing that makes the whole song so much sadder.

“Well I’ll never get my chance
Be ready to live and it’ll be ripped right out of my hands.”- Clouds by Zack Sobiech

This one is not necessarily about death, but I listened to it after someone I knew died, so I associate it with that, and it’s a very sad song any way you look at it.

“But you are not alone
I am here with you
Though we’re far apart
You’re always in my heart.”- You Are Not Alone by Michael Jackson

Ugghhhh…ouch my heart. I don’t know why I do this to myself! But the songs are so beautiful, so I guess I understand why. I made a playlist with all of these songs on it, so go listen to it hereClouds is not included on the playlist because it’s not on Spotify, so sorry for that, but I have the link to listen to it on YouTube here.

Comment Below: What is one of your favorite sad lyrics?

Mash-Up Mini Series, Song #12

I was busy yesterday, and completely forgot to write the last post of this series, so sorry for that! Anyway, the last mash-up in this series is older than some of the more recent ones I’ve posted. This is a mix of “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen and “Come Together” by The Beatles.

This is “Fat Bottomed Girls Come Together” by bassebilly. I hope you like it 🙂

Hear the rest of the series:

Mash-Up Mini Series, Song #6

Today’s song is a mash-up of two songs I would’ve never thought to going together, but they definitely do. But I guess that’s why don’t do this. Anyway, it’s a mix of “With or Without You” by U2 and “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie.

This is “Without Pressure” by JeqnBat, I hope you all like it 🙂

The rest of the series:

Mash-Up Mini Series, Song #4

For the fourth song in the series, I chose a mix of two very powerful singers: Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. This mash-up is a mix of “I Want to Break Free” by Queen and “Black or White” by Michael Jackson.

Thanks to TheBennyJ88 for putting this on YouTube 🙂 I hope you like this one! The videos sampled in it are very different, which makes for an interesting video…

See the rest of the series here:

Mash-Up Mini Series, Song #1

I really admire a well done mash-up. The ability to mix songs so fluidly is something I wish I could do. So, for the next twelve days, I will be posting one mash-up a day that I really like. I was going to just make one post with a few mash-ups, but as the list got longer, I thought this would be a better way to do it. Most of the songs are mixed with a computer, but a few are live performances.

The first one is in fact, a live mash-up of “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen and “Trespassing” by Adam Lambert, performed by the latter.

Also, thank you to nzrockgigs for putting this up on YouTube! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

Vinyl Haul

I got to buy some music on Saturday in the form of vinyl! I bought two records, both from Barely Brothers in St. Paul. I went looking for Queen and Nirvana, and ended up getting one album from each, which I’m very happy with. They were both new as well 🙂

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Artist: Nirvana

Rating: I’ve only heard it three times, but I think it deserves: ★★★★★. I never expect this to go down, even after I’ve heard it many times, I mean this performance is legendary and so good.

Favorite Song: This is super difficult to answer, but one of my favorites is “Where Did You Sleep Last Night.” I love the way Kurt’s voice sounds on this, especially towards the end.

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Artist: Queen

Rating: Again, I’ve only heard this two and a half times, but as of now, I give this album ★★★★★. Again, I never expect my rating to go down, because I love Queen, and it’s Queen! I expect no less.

Favorite Song: Other than the obvious choices of either “We Will Rock You” or “We Are The Champions,” which are both really great, legend-wait for it-DARY (does anyone get that reference? I love Barney Stinson!) songs, I would probably say “Sheer Heart Attack.” It’s really fun and upbeat. Even though the lyrics are more somber, I still have a lot of fun dancing and singing to it.

Comment Below: Do you like Nirvana or Queen? If so, what is your favorite song?