Yeah, so, I can’t be the only one lol. I know probably almost all of their fans have at some point, don’t lie! There are many songs these guys did that made me bawl my eyes out the first time I ever heard them. Totally not ashamed to admit that either.
I’ve heard them so much now that typically I can get through an album or whatever without crying (the more I type the more this is sounding more and more like just about everyone in 2006 lol) unless I’m having a moment. Sing the Sorrow is, of course, like the fucking poster child for this, really that entire album is one long rip your heart out, cry your eyes out, alleviating, cathartic release. Okay, well at least to me it is, not that that happens every time…
Anyway, songs that have really gotten to me:
Silver and Cold (especially the video)
the ending of Death of Seasons (those screams, dude…even still…)
The Great Disappointment
The Leaving Song (yeah, still makes me cry sometimes, I remember hearing it for the first time and sobbing into my pillow for like an hour lol)
This Time Imperfect
Now the World
The View From Here (once I could discern the lyrics)
There are others that have made me tear up but not really exactly cry per se, that sort of tug at your heart kind of feeling. The likes of The Despair Factor, Bleed Black, …but home is nowhere, Endlessly, She Said, etc…
But the one song, the one song that to this day never fails to make me dissolve into a mess of uncontrolled sobbing whenever I hear it is 100 Words.
That song… My. God.
The vocal performance and that damned guitar solo at the end, that already got to me. But recently I realized something. I used to think the lyric was “I fell”, but now I do believe the actual lyric is “I feel”, although I don’t own Crash Love so I can’t actually fact check it, but I’ve read in the comments section of the few videos of it on youtube that that’s what the lyric is. So listening to that song again, and recognizing, or at least believing, that’s the lyric, that song is even more powerful, it changes an already deep and profound song’s meaning in an even more deep and profound way.
Yeah, way to reach out and punch me in the fucking heart again, Davey, you motherfucker.
But it’s just how this band is, at least it’s the way they have always had this effect on me, especially when listening to something for the first time. It’s like…they can somehow actually touch my soul, it’s always been a bit creepy and disturbing, almost invasive in a way, but also so infinitely comforting to me.
/ end fanboy rant