22)What Is The Saddest Song Ever?

Q) What is the saddest song ever?

A) The Magnetic Fields-“All My Little Words.”

The Magnetic Fields pretty much consist of singer-songwriter Stephen Merritt and whoever he happens to be hanging out with at the moment.  They released the critically acclaimed triple-album 69 Love Songs in 1999.  Despite receiving consistent praise from music critics, they’ve never been able to find much of an audience.  Anyway, “All My Little Words,” the third song on 69 Love Songs, is hopelessly depressing and bleak, yet also really beautiful. 

You are a splendid butterfly
It is your wings that make you beautiful
And I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay

You said you were in love with me
Both of us know that that’s impossible
And I could make you rue the day
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn’t matter what I do
Not for all my little words

Now that you’ve made me want to die
You tell me that you’re unboyfriendable
And I could make you pay and pay
But I could never make you stay

Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn’t matter what I do
Not for all my little words

It doesn’t matter what I do
Not for all my little words…

Additional Info

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magnetic_Fields

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Merritt

http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/88593/

http://www.starsareblind.com/2009/10/14/the-25-saddest-songs-of-all-time/

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~ by fc13 on January 23, 2011.

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