and choice lyrics from them. This is NOT a comprehensive list.
  1. When You're Smiling and Astride Me by Father John Misty
    "I can hardly believe I've found you and I'm terrified by that."
  2. Holy Shit by Father John Misty
    All of the lyrics to this one, really. But "Oh and love is just an institution based on human frailty. What's your paradise gotta do with Adam and Eve?"
  3. No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross by Sufjan Stevens
    Okay this whole album FUCKS ME UP. But when his voice cracks on this line, I die: "There's blood on that blade. Fuck me, I'm falling apart."
  4. I Want to Know Your Plans by Say Anything
    This album is high school for me. The whole thing makes me terribly emotional but also elated. I screamed this song in my bedroom before I even knew what love was. "You're what keeps me believing the world's not gone dead."
  5. Lua by Bright Eyes
    Another album that means so much to me. But this song makes me cry. "But me, I'm not a gamble, you can count on me to split. The love I sell you in the evening, by the morning won't exist."
  6. Dilaudid by The Mountain Goats
    This is the only Mountain Goats album I really listen to. The whole thing is goddamn wonderful. "So kiss me with your mouth open, turn the tires toward the street and stay sweet."
  7. Ceilings by Local Natives
    Hummingbird is such a sad album. I don't think I'll ever stop returning to this one. "Hold the summer in your hands 'til the summer turns to sand. We were staring at our ceilings."
  8. Who Are You? by Andrew Jackson Jihad
    This band fucks me up because their music is so honest. This one especially, although I'd list the whole album as an emotional wreckage in my soul. "So thank you so much for not raising me You spent your life on better things and you would have been an awful dad. Thank you though for those genes you had."
  9. Memphis Skyline by Rufus Wainwright
    Rufus is one of my all time favorite artists, but this one is about Jeff Buckley's death. Which gets me. "Always hated him for the way he looked in the gaslight of the morning. Then came hallelujah sounding like Ophelia for me in my room living."
  10. Lover, You Should've Come Over by Jeff Buckley
    Speaking of Jeff, this SONG. LISTEN TO THIS. "It's never over. My kingdom for a kiss upon her shoulder. It's never over. All my riches for her smiles when i slept so soft against her."
  11. Twin Size Mattress by The Front Bottoms
    One of my all time favorite bands. They've gotten me through so much. "I wanna contribute to the chaos, I don't wanna watch and then complain. 'Cause I am through with finding blame. That is a decision that I have made."
  12. Semi Automatic by twenty one pilots
    Vessel will always be important to me. It came at such a big point in my life. "When the sun is climbing window sills, and the silver lining rides the hills, I will be saved for one whole day until the sun makes the hills its grave."
  13. I Can Feel a Hot One by Manchester Orchestra
    THIS ALBUM. "I was asking if you felt alright. I never want to hear the truth, I want to hear your voice, it sounded fine. My voice, it sounded fine."
  14. Someday by The Strokes
    This was 'our song.' Lol. "Promises, they break before they're made. Sometimes, sometimes."
  15. The Gambler by fun.
    "You're the love of my life, you know that I will never leave your side."
  16. On Your Porch by The Format
    Similar to the last one, but written earlier. "Cause whats left to lose? I've done enough. And if I fail well then I fail but i gave it a shot. And these last three years, I know they've been hard. But now it's time to get out of the desert and into the sun; even if it's alone."
  17. Samson by Regina Spektor
    "You are my sweetest downfall. I loved you first."
  18. How We Love by Ingrid Michaelson
    All of Ingrid's music touches me deeply. "We love to love when it fills up the room, but when it leaves, oh we're cursing the stars."
  19. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
    How do you not get emotional when this song plays?? "GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT I'D BE WITHOUT YOU."
  20. III. Telegraph Ave. by Childish Gambino
    Childish can be super sentimental, guys. "But I'm not really ready, girl. That's a problem 'cause I'm way too scared to fall and I know you choose to stay."
  21. Oh, Darling by San Fermin
    This whole album is so GOOD. Listen to it pls. "Oh darling, I've been so miserable, I can't describe. Oh darling, don't be fanciful, I can't abide."
  22. To Whom It May Concern by The Civil Wars
    Every song by them is heartbreaking. "I miss you, but I haven't met you. Oh but I want to. Dear whoever you might be, I'm still waiting patiently."
  23. Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
    Does this song make everyone emotional or do I just really miss this sweet angel? "We only said goodbye with words. I died a hundred times. You go back to her and I go back to black."
  24. Requiem for O.M.M.2 by Of Montreal
    This song is too upbeat for how unbelievably sad it makes me. "It's such a burden to carry 'round the vestiges of dead dreams, and I don't want to make a wake out of my life. I just had to let you go."
  25. For No One by The Beatles
    There are a lot of really sad songs by The Beatles. In fact, maybe I should make a list of the saddest songs by The Beatles...