Six Songs That Make Me Cry

KleenexI was with a friend recently when a well-known movie theme filled the air. She left me for a moment even though her body stayed fixed in her chair. When she returned with misty eyes she remarked, “That song always does that to me.

Yesterday I was putting order back into my office, a daily task, when “Landslide” by Stevie Nicks came on the Pandora. Like it?

“But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I’m getting older too
And I’m getting older too…

Can I handle the seasons of my life?”

My focus on the paper piles diminished as the “seasons of my life” flashed before my damp eyes.

Here are six other songs that make me cry too…

  1. “What a Wonderful World” by Louie Armstrong. My quintessential favorite song for a long time. Will stop me in my tracks every time. Danced with my son Gabriel at his wedding to this classic.
  2.   “Somewhere over the Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole.The ukulele version. Familiar with it? Bygone E.R. watchers will remember it as the song playing when Dr. Green died.
  3. “Song from Secret Garden” by Secret Garden. The most beautiful song I’ve ever heard. Tom and I were in Prague on a little sidewalk of a street in the early evening when we heard this haunting song for the first time. Always brings me back there.
  4. ”Moonlight Serenade” by Glenn Miller. Actually my mom’s favorite song but I grew up listening to it and all Glenn’s other greatest hits from the WW2 era. My mom is doing quite well but this song is on her funeral songs list and I know one day I will hear it when my heart is breaking.
  5. “Give Me Jesus” by Fernando Ortega I don’t remember when I first heard this but it never fails to invite me to a deeper place.

Honorable mention: Pomp and Circumstances: Sir Edward Elgar Doesn’t matter if I even know the graduate, I start to cry! The familiar part starts in about 2 minutes, I had no idea there was a prelude.

Do certain songs make you cry too? Do share!

Hope for the best,



2 Responses to “Six Songs That Make Me Cry”

  1. 1 Debra June 13, 2014 at 7:10 AM

    Mary Blige, The Living Proof… brings back to me the struggles over the 12 year journey for secondary certification!

    Check the youTube version.

    ALSO this one: Twila Paris How Beautiful (Catholic version)– my youngest 3 have become Catholic. This one never fails to bring tears.

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