Songs that emotionally cut you

Ex Footy Legs

Well-known member
Sorry about that mate.

Funny thing is, I was so used to saying goodbye to all and sundry that I was almost immune to the pain and sadness.

What hurt more than anything was the fact that he had taken me to so many games home and away to watch his beloved Boro
which quickly became the thing that I loved more than anything else on this planet just to take it all away from me.

He used to come to my school to tell them that my Nan was unwell and that he has come to pick me up.
As we were heading to the school gates I would ask what's going on ? He would say shhh son, We're going to Blackburn.
It must have been a strange sight for the headmaster to witness a kid jumping up and down in sheer delight at the
response of a kid whose just been given some disturbing news about their Nan.

My heart was aching whilst awaiting for newspaper cuttings to arrive from my grandparents to find our results, such was the
lack of interest in English football here in Oz at that time.

The thought of never seeing the Boro again hurt so much more than being on the back of a ship waving goodbye to the
flock of loved ones that we were leaving behind.

PS.
I'm sorry to read that you may have a broken relationship with your Dad.
It's never too late to at least try to mend the relationship until it is too late and one is actually now in the ground.
No matter what the outcome, you can rest, assured, that you at least tried.

To quote my father in law.

When you get old like me and look back through your life, you find that you never regret the things that you did
but you will always regret the things that you didn't do.

Stay safe to all.
Love from Oz.
UTB
Thanks for those lovely words and additional stories. Welling up again over your love of the boro.
What a top Dad (in some ways!)

I too, was taken to the game at the age of 7 and somehow the love just grew and grew....my dad worked for ici on shifts so occasionally we’d miss a game when we was 2-10 and one memory was when I was 8 I think, we played Norwich at home and beat them 1-0 to go top of the league !!! I was utterly buzzing and couldn’t wait for dad to get home from work to tell him...amazing memories walking to(running 😃) to the paper shop for a sports special gazette. Walking home reading the match report!
Sadly, I learnt something about my dad that changed my life in my mid 20’s and thing’s never been the same again and I don’t think they can be hence hearing your story tapped into my pain (which on a day to day level doesn’t really impact me anymore at over 50) but the sadness is for not having a dad I can look at and truly say, you’re a fantastic person and although I have lots of friends I think you’re fabulous.
I don’t have that and never will. Your story is different from mine but I related to your anguish
 

redblood

Active member
Thanks for those lovely words and additional stories. Welling up again over your love of the boro.
What a top Dad (in some ways!)

I too, was taken to the game at the age of 7 and somehow the love just grew and grew....my dad worked for ici on shifts so occasionally we’d miss a game when we was 2-10 and one memory was when I was 8 I think, we played Norwich at home and beat them 1-0 to go top of the league !!! I was utterly buzzing and couldn’t wait for dad to get home from work to tell him...amazing memories walking to(running 😃) to the paper shop for a sports special gazette. Walking home reading the match report!
Sadly, I learnt something about my dad that changed my life in my mid 20’s and thing’s never been the same again and I don’t think they can be hence hearing your story tapped into my pain (which on a day to day level doesn’t really impact me anymore at over 50) but the sadness is for not having a dad I can look at and truly say, you’re a fantastic person and although I have lots of friends I think you’re fabulous.
I don’t have that and never will. Your story is different from mine but I related to your anguish
Mate,
That's very sad news and you've got me welling up now.
I guess you could call us evens.:)

I still hope that whatever it was that there will be reasons for his actions and hopefully some closure for you.

Best wishes to you from Oz

Three points will cheer us both I'm sure.
UTB
 

Lemmy_kilmister

Well-known member
Puff The Magic Dragon 🥺

It upset me when I was little and it upset my kids.

In 2007 a book adaptation of the song's lyrics by Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mary) tried to give the story a happier ending with a young girl (presumed to be Jackie Papers daughter) been taken to see Puff to become her new companion.
 

Ex Footy Legs

Well-known member
Mate,
That's very sad news and you've got me welling up now.
I guess you could call us evens.:)

I still hope that whatever it was that there will be reasons for his actions and hopefully some closure for you.

Best wishes to you from Oz

Three points will cheer us both I'm sure.
UTB
 

johnsmithsno2

New member
I apologise if you feel that I'm imposing Ex Footy Legs and also to Jostler if it seems that I'm sidetracking the thread for a moment.

It's just that your words in response to mine have been on my mind all morning and feel the urge to say a little more.

The last time I saw my father alive, we were alone together and out of the blue, he asked me if there was anything that I might want to ask him.
Being a kid that had always been brought up to respect peoples thoughts and not to stick my nose into other peoples business as well as people
will tell you only what they want you to know.

I responded with No Dad, why do you ask that? He simply said Oh I don't know son, I just thought that there might be a few things you might
want to ask me.
Again I said No Dad, it's alright.

It was only four months later when I got the dreaded phone call from England to say that my Dad had died.
I'm an idiot. My father in law had years beforehand uttered his words to me that I posted above and I thought that I was a wiser man for having
heard them.
Such a shame and a tragedy for me that I didn't heed them.
Since his death, there have been numerous things that I would have asked him and still to this day, but, like my father in law, I find that
I'm now paying for something that I didn't do.

I wouldn't want anyone else to suffer the same fate as me and regret not asking him to open up and tell me all.

Your father is still alive and you still have the opportunity to reach out to him and ask him some questions that you might want resolved.
Don't be like me and leave it too late.

Best of wishes to you.
UTB
Did you marry your girlfriend?
 

johnsmithsno2

New member
Spent the day listening to these, one of the joys of working alone. I also remembered this one. The band broke up and one of them now runs a posh London restaurant. If you don't cry, you weren't there...

 

boynogg

New member
Iris Dent, numerous but your town mostly
Joe Brown - see you in my dream

And this one a more recent offering from the awesome John Prime (F**k covid)

 
The Connells video for '74,'75 is absolutely fascinating.
It was released in 1993 and the changes to the people in the video over time is remarkable. At their young age it seems to capture their hopes and optimism and you wonder what might have happened in the interevening period.

However, the original video was then revisited in 2015 and to see the people much later on in their lives just really emphasises how much we all change over time. I find that version of the video to be really very poignant indeed. Such a great track too.

Old music: The Connells – '74-'75
 

Vzzzbx

Member
I Have a couple of songs that remind me of the time i lost my dad.

Everybodys changing by Keane - I remember listening to the song in the car with my dad and him just wanting to sit a minute to finish the song. The lyrics really fitted in with how i was at the time, i was on my own, about to lose my terminally ill family member to a horrible disease, terrified of being alone... not knowing what i was going to do when it inevitably happened.

Also, "Fall to pieces" by velvet revolver. Same reason.

that was 16 years ago. I'm still welling up thinking about it now.
 
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