BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
I do like candle in the wind, but it doesn't make me cry, and neither do any of the rest of them. I can only think of one song that made me cry, and it had a specific connection for me: Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne.
"Cat's in the Cradle" should have been on that list. It gets me every time.
None of these make me cry. But then, it seems to be skewing toward a younger demographic. Now...two songs that might make me cry if I'm in the mood --"Puff the Magic Dragon" or Harry Chapin's "Cats in the Cradle."
What men are those? Of the ones I've heard, not one has come close to making me cry.Maybe "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro...Jeff;)
Where's "Ballad of the Green Berets"? I LOATHE "Candle in the Wind" and I've never heard most of those other songs. Real Men don't cry anyway.
There's a U2 song that makes me teary, but it's not "With or Without You". It's "One", one of the best songs of the past 20 years.
My Dad always grew misty-eyed at the last lines of "Tie A Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree": "Now the whole damn bus is cheering/And I can't believe I see/One hundred ribbons 'round the old oak tree." My husband will only admit that he's been close to shedding a tear or two during Bruce Springsteen's "The River."As for me, does anyone remember "Come on Back, Teddy Bear," one of those CB-trucker songs from the mid-1970s. A bunch of truckers got together to help a sick kid. I know it's hoakey, but everytime I heard it, I used to tear up.Oh, but Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey"--Jeff, how could you?
Sure I remember that one about Teddy Bear. As for "Honey," it shames me to acknowledge that the first person to record the song was Bob Shane of the original Kingston Trio.
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