Depressing music?

Might sound weird but I like sad depressing music with deep meaning. Mostly about some sort of heartbreak or something
Can anyone suggest good songs?


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  • Lots of stuff by La Dispute. For example, Edward Benz 27 Times:

    "When you came into the store, did you know you’d show me your scars?"

    And King Park. My favourite part:

    "Can I still get into heaven if I kill myself?
    Can I still get into heaven if I kill myself?
    Can I ever be forgiven 'cause I killed that kid?
    It was an accident I swear it wasn't meant for him!"

    Unravel, by TK. It's a Japanese song, but the lyrics are worth searching for a translation:

    "Tell me; oh tell me, the way it works, who is that inside of me?
    Here in this broken-down, broken-down world, you laugh, without seeing a thing"

    Japanese again, Ikue Asazaki's Obokuri Eeumi. The lyrics are a haiku about the hardships of poverty and isolation.

    Gary Jules' Mad World is a classic:

    "And I find it kinda funny
    I find it kinda sad
    The dreams in which I'm dying
    Are the best I've ever had"

    Some instrumentals:

    Yuki Kajiura's Conturbatio (piano version)
    Yugo Kanno's Inochi no Arikata
    Daniel Veerapen's Abyss (First 2 minutes anyway; after that it got too loud for my taste. But it was still sad all the way)
    Mark Mancina's 'Saya's Courage'

    You could also try BIGBANG's Blue (Korean song). The lyrics don't fit your criteria of having a deep meaning, but the music has a pretty subdued, depressed atmosphere.

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  • When I'm down, some go to songs of various genres are:

    Jesus Christ - Brand New
    Fall to Pieces - Velvet Revolver (Patsy Cline too!)
    Holocene - Bon Iver
    Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
    Something in the Way - Nirvana
    Hurt - Cash or NIN version
    Blue Eyes Cryin in the Rain - Willie Nelson

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  • have you heard of Peter, Paul and Mary? Some of their songs are sad and depressing.
    I also like sad and depressing music. That's not all I listen to, but I do like it.
    Sound of Silence is also good. Simon and Garfunkel create lots of sad music.

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mP9nOtu3IU
    I have plentyyyy I love depressing music xD But here's the least depressing from the lot

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  • A lot of songs from Maria Mena. I would try Sorry and maybe The art of Forgiveness. Only if you really want some accurate depressing songs.

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  • Diana Krall's songs:

    Fly me to the moon

    I've got you under my skin

    How can you mend a broken heart

    Another artists:

    Alicia Keys - I ain't got you

    Amy Winehouse - Love is a losing game

    Amy Winehouse - Back to black

    Jamiroquai - Picture of my life

    Michael Jackson - She's out of my life

    Phoenix - If I ever Feel Better

    Zion. T - Eat

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  • Sibelius' violin concerto is 'beautifully depressive'. Particularly with this soloist, Ferras, who err, killed himself after a life long battle with depression.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gI8nrj6K0mk&list=PL2VWNzWWKmUu0LWzpdN77eC-TePcHTHAm&index=2

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  • The best song of all time when your sad: Alice in Chains "Down in a Hole" but I'm sure you've already heard it! But have you ever heard "Love Hate Love" and "Black Gives Way to Blue?"
    Its hard for me to listen to AlC "Black Gives Way to Blue" without a tear in my eye! It's about the death of Layne Staley

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  • Not completely depressing though

    little Wayne - I Feel Like Dying
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWbiHdSgEuk

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  • This it pretty depressing and is about heartbreak

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dq2K4jHs92A

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  • Christina Aguilara-hurt, walk away, maroon 5- ragdoll, anything from example, a lot of songs from the neighbourhood

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  • You did not mention genre, era, or style preferences so may be hit or miss.
    Stuff off the top of my head (I mostly went with the depressing thing and not the heartbreak thing since you said "or something" and heartbreak isn't a common theme in music I listen too, unless it's some abstract way unknown to the listener.)

    It's not letting me post links so Youtube search these, each one is of a different genre.

    Sun Devoured Earth-I Wish I Would Never Wake Up (Ep)
    Black Kray - Uzi Kiss
    Venetian Snares - My Downfall (Original Soundtrack)
    Peter Sotos - Children
    Stunt Rock - Four Thousand And One Desperate Attempts To Keep A Relationship Interesting

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  • Same here I'm not the only one by Sam smith is my favorite

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  • "Dust in the Wind"-Kansas

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  • Elliot smith-"between the bars"

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  • Music by The Foreshadowing

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