It doesn’t take a lot for music to make me sad. I’m a fairly mopey little emo-dude, anyway. Really, all it has to do to send me into a dark spiral is trigger some nostalgically dark memory in me, the most effective having to do with relationships, because I’m that kind of wiener. I’m a sucker for an unrequited love song.
There is a musician, though, that constantly slaps my feeling around like an inflatable punching bag, and that man is the majestically wonderful [amazon_link id=”B00136JQLY” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Leonard Cohen[/amazon_link]. There is no one out there quite like him. Every song is another amazing work, and it always evokes the strongest feelings. There is one song above all others that can pull pretty hard at my heart-strings, even though most of his songs are tear jerkers.
In addition to being (as a cover) the song that plays during the sad parts of Shrek, it was also playing in the background (again a cover) of the most depressing scene in television ever made, which comes from one of my favorite shows, [amazon_link id=”B000HC2LI0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The West Wing[/amazon_link]. The scene chokes me up just about every time I see it, and I have a hard time hearing the song without thinking about it.