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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jul 11, 2020.
There was a song about a writer's vision of him being a klutzy bear, and she was a well refined Audrey Hepburn.
It was called Balu from an Indie group from Hamburg, Germany named Kettcar.
This one always makes me sad.
Maybe not exactly unrequited love stories....
Todd Rundgren (Utopia, maybe?) made a song based on the Ancient Greek play on how the women plotted to stop a war via going on a kind of strike.
another song on how a lack of love can lead to the loss of a kingdom, due to one lonely “man at the forge” who was distracted in his loneliness and didn’t use enough nails to repair one horseshoe...
Saw you leanin on a memory,
With your back against the crowd.
In that little bar on Murphy,
Where they play guitar to loud.
If you dont know Hayes Carll you should check him out
“In Dreams” “Crying” and “It’s Over” by Roy Orbison
“Take These Chains from my Heart”, “Cold Cold Heart”, “I Can’t Help It if I’m Still In Love with You”, and many more by Hank Williams.
For me "Black" by Pearl Jam is the best and most passionate song ever written about lost love.
And here's why
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Cool video! That's always been my favorite Pearl Jam song.
When I saw the thread title, I was going to post "Romeo & Juliet"—in my humble opinion, it's the greatest unrequited love song of all time—but I see that Jim beat me to it.
Here's another great one:
Phil has a huge number of unrequited love songs, of course. "Against All Odds" is probably the best and best-known, but it's worth sharing one that perhaps not everyone has heard a million times already.
Speaking of which: here's a delightful segment from the radio show This American Life, in which a young writer tries to get over a breakup by writing a song about her ex. The only problem is that she has no idea how to write a song—so she reaches out to none other than Phil Collins himself for advice. Amazingly, he agrees to help her out. It's a fantastic story and a real treat to hear.
Not even 100% sure that's actually about unrequited love. But to me it is.
I've been listening to these guys lately. They did a lot of those kinds of songs. Criminally underrated. RIP Jim.
Gretsch Silver Jet in there too.
"Long, Long Time" -- Linda Ronstadt
Yeah, people, those are ok and all that but this is where it goes properly Shakespeare.....