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someonecompletelyrandom 10-16-2010 02:11 PM

Goodbye Songs
 
What are some songs that seem to stand as an epitaph for those who performed them?



Released just a few months before he died, this cover of the Nine Inch Nails written "Hurt" seems to be Cash saying goodbye, lementing with sorrow the more painful aspects of his life, and moving on. The video is really beautiful and it's a fitting end to country music's dark philosopher - The Man in Black.



Regardless of your opinion of this band (who seem to have the reputation of being overrated around here, ironically making them highly underrated), you can't argue that in light of lead singer / principle songwriter Kurt Cobain's suicide, the entire In Utero album is quite haunting. Nihilistic and often bleak, All Apologies ends the album with a glint of optimism. It's a ballad that gets sadder with every year that passes, and above all, is an emotional and heartfelt end to a band that got most of us through our teen years.

ThePhanastasio 10-16-2010 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Conan (Post 943876)
What are some songs that seem to stand as an epitaph for those who performed them?



Released just a few months before he died, this cover of the Nine Inch Nails written "Hurt" seems to be Cash saying goodbye, lementing with sorrow the more painful aspects of his life, and moving on. The video is really beautiful and it's a fitting end to country music's dark philosopher - The Man in Black.



Regardless of your opinion of this band (who seem to have the reputation of being overrated around here, ironically making them highly underrated), you can't argue that in light of lead singer / principle songwriter Kurt Cobain's suicide, the entire In Utero album is quite haunting. Nihilistic and often bleak, All Apologies ends the album with a glint of optimism. It's a ballad that gets sadder with every year that passes, and above all, is an emotional and heartfelt end to a band that got most of us through our teen years.

I agree with both of these feeling almost like epitaphs. "Hurt" certainly makes me far more sad, because it was a different side of Mr. Cash - very different from much of his work. It made him seem more...sad, and tired. More resigned. I find it very hard to listen to without tearing up at least somewhat.

I've always thought this one felt like Elliott Smith's epitaph:

The Last Hour - Elliott Smith


There really isn't a whole lot I can say otherwise. Others might say that they feel another song of his is more apt, but I've always connected this one with it more. The emotion just feels more right to me.

OctaneHugo 10-16-2010 03:31 PM

The entirety of Unknown Pleasures.

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Originally Posted by Conan (Post 943876)
Regardless of your opinion of this band (who seem to have the reputation of being overrated around here, ironically making them highly underrated)

I don't think you know how the world works.

someonecompletelyrandom 10-16-2010 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by OctaneHugo (Post 943902)
The entirety of Unknown Pleasures.


I don't think you know how the world works.

Excuse me, I forgot to idiot-proof it.

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Originally Posted by Conan (Post 943876)
ironically making them highly underrated on this forum


Zer0 10-16-2010 04:19 PM



This was played at his funeral. It's such an amazing cover, it's so powerful, emotional and beautiful. The perfect send-off.

OctaneHugo 10-16-2010 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Conan (Post 943908)
Excuse me, I forgot to idiot-proof it.

That still doesn't make sense. How is something underrated because people think it's overrated? It doesn't matter whether you like Z or not, Z isn't underrated/overrated because people say it's overrated/underrated.

jackhammer 10-16-2010 06:39 PM

Yet another Nirvana argument.... :(

bob. 10-16-2010 07:07 PM



its hard to believe watching this that just a short ten years later such a beautiful person would look like a walking corpse and be so depressed she would ultimately kill herself slowly...i think the haunting line is "but you're not really here, it's just the radio"

someonecompletelyrandom 10-16-2010 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jackhammer (Post 943956)
Yet another Nirvana argument.... :(

I don't wish to discuss them. I just can't understand why this fella is having such a hard time.

hurley, baby, check this out.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2ex6hs7.jpg

To sum it all up - if "overratedness" leads to lack of appreciation or disdain, whilst in the opinion of someone else they deserve more respect, they become underrated to that person, thus my comments are completetly valid. I think we've all learned something here today, namely that I win because I have a chart so shut up.

OctaneHugo 10-17-2010 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Conan (Post 943986)
I don't wish to discuss them. I just can't understand why this fella is having such a hard time.

hurley, baby, check this out.



To sum it all up - if "overratedness" leads to lack of appreciation or disdain, whilst in the opinion of someone else they deserve more respect, they become underrated to that person, thus my comments are completetly valid. I think we've all learned something here today, namely that I win because I have a chart so shut up.

But that chart is talking about megabytes! What the hell do megabytes have to do with this?


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