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Depressive Love Songs

Happy love songs suck. Hence, here goes a selection of my favourite depressive love songs. They are actually so depressive that if I were unhappily in love, they would make me kill myself to terminate my suffering.

Snow Patrol: “Chasing Cars”

Chris Klein: “It Happens in Florida”

Ben Cocks: “So Cold”

Kill me now.

31 thoughts on “Depressive Love Songs

    1. Aah, a fellow fan of Snow Patrol!! How perfect is that! They are excellent. I only discovered them recently and it was a love at first sight. Hope you’re enjoying your holiday! (Minus the Turkish toilets of course.)

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    1. I saw and liked! Yes, depressive love songs are the best love songs. I’m glad you concur 😉 And I’m glad you enjoyed my selection! I think I’ll need to post more soon…

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  1. Somehow these song make me want to live! (When I’m generally a person who looks at suicide pretty favorably! 🙂 )

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    1. Your comment nailed it. I’m too a person who doesn’t shrink from the idea of suicide, but these songs happen to be both depressive and affirming at once. Which might be why I enjoy them 😀

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  2. ‘Snow Patrol’ probably one of my favorite bands. ‘Chasing Cars’ one of my favorite songs. :’)

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    1. Yes, Snow Patrol is for me one of the few bands by whom I can listen to entire albums and enjoy immensely. Chasing Cars is maybe their most powerful song! I also like their “Set Fire to the Third Bar” and “Run” very much. It’s good to see other people sharing the same good taste 😉

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  3. I’m with you. I really loved that last song, “You owe me a reason”.
    Please check out an Australian band called Eskimo Joe. In particular “Liar”, “Suicide Girl”, “Black Fingernails, Red Wine”. Oh so many more.

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    1. Ooh, thank you so much for the music tip! I’m always in want of music tips as I seem to be unable to find music I like on my own, without being recommended something. Now will you please excuse me, I’m off to check out Eskimo Joe (what a name for a band!)…

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  4. My favourite love song, hands down, and actually one of my favourite songs generally is The Smiths’ ‘There is a Light and it Never Goes Out’.

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  5. Maybe it’s just me, but I thought ‘It happens in Florida’ was hilarious! Or did my internet get messed up and stream the wrong video? (Did anyone else see a drunk guy dressed as the Easter Bunny?)

    Anyway, I agree–happy love songs stink. They just sound so … insipid. My recommendation is ‘When I go’ by Over The Rhine. It’s an older song, but timelessly dark and moody.

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    1. Oh of course the video to Florida is hilarious! Dark and moody songs are my cup of coffee, I’ll need to check out your recommendation. And when there is a bit of black humour to season things up, I’m the happiest person 😉

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