Though not all by artists I regularly listen to, these songs touch my heart with a deep sadness; yet also admiration and beauty.

Fix You - Coldplay (2005)
"When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you"

My Eyes Adored You - Frankie Valli (1974)
"Oh the feeling, sad regrets I know I won't ever forget you
My childhood friend
My eyes adored you though I never laid a hand on you
My eyes adored you like a million miles away from me
You couldn't see how I adored you
So close, so close and yet so far"

So Close - John McLaughlin (2007)
"A life goes by
Romantic dreams must die
So I bid my goodbye
And never knew
So close, was waiting
Waiting here with you
And now forever I know
All that I wanted
To hold you so close"

I Wish It Would Rain - The Temptations (1967)
"'Cause so badly I wanna go outside
But everyone knows that a man ain't supposed to cry
Listen, I gotta cry, 'cause crying eases the pain
People, this hurt I feel inside, words could never explain
I just wish it would rain, oh let it rain"

Dreaming with A Broken Heart - John Mayer (2006)
"When you're dreaming with a broken heart
The waking up is the hardest part
You roll out of bed and down on your knees
And for a moment you can hardly breathe
Wondering was she really here
Is she standing in my room
No she's not, 'cause she's gone, gone, gone, gone, gone"

Against All Odds - Phil Collins (1984)
"I wish I could just make you turn around
Turn around and see me cry
There's so much I need to say to you
So many reasons why
You're the only one
Who really knew me at all
So take a look at me now
'Cause there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me
Just the memory of your face"

Bottom of the Ocean - Miley Cyrus (2008)
"Where does the love go, I don't know
When it's all said and done
How could I be losing you forever
After all the time we spent together
I had to know why I had to lose you
Now you just become
Like everything I'll never find again
At the bottom of the ocean"

At This Moment - Billy Vera & The Beaters (1981)
"What did you think I would do at this moment
When you're standing before me with tears in your eyes
Trying to tell me that you have found you another
And you just don't love me no more
What did you think I would say at this moment
When I'm faced with the knowledge
That you just don't love me
Did you think I would curse you or say things to hurt you
'Cause you just don't love me no more"

I'm Not the Only One - Sam Smith (2014)
"I have loved you for many years
Maybe I am just not enough
You've made me realize my deepest fear
By lying and tearing us up
You say I'm crazy
'Cause you don't think I know what you've done
But when you call me baby
I know I'm not the only one"

The Dance - Garth Brooks (1990)
"For a moment wasn't I the king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say, you know I might have changed it all
And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance"

Rose-Colored Boy - Paramore (2017)
"I had to break it, the wars are raging on
And I have taken my glasses off
You got me nervous
I'm right at the end of my rope
A half empty girl
Don't make me laugh, I'll choke
Just let me cry a little bit longer
I ain't gon' smile if I don't want to
Hey man, we all can't be like you
I wish we were all rose-colored too"

Even My Dad Does Sometimes - Ed Sheeran (2014)
"It's alright to cry
Even my dad does sometimes
So don't wipe your eyes
Tears remind you you're alive
It's alright to die, 'cause death's the only thing you haven't tried
But just for tonight, hold on
So live life like you're giving up
'Cause you act like you are
Go ahead and just live it up
Go on and tear me apart"

Earth Song - Michael Jackson (1995)
"What about sunrise, what about rain
What about all the things that you said we were to gain
What about killing fields
Is there a time
What about all the things that you said were yours and mine
Did you ever stop to notice
All the blood we've shed before
Did you ever stop to notice
This crying Earth, these weeping shores"

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