A song a day, day 4: a song that makes you sad.

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For the song a day meme: a song that makes you sad.

First, I want to say that I have been so grateful to hear everyone’s choices. I say “grateful” because it is not easy to share how I feel about music with other people, so I imagine it may not be easy for others, either. Part of the difficulty comes from not wanting to make obvious choices, because what’s the fun in that? And there is another part, a part that crawls around in my insecurity that says that people who truly love music wouldn’t have any use for this sort of exercise because it somehow cheapens everything to choose.

Well, I call bullshit. Obvious choices, like clichés, are obvious for a reason, and music is meant to be celebrated, quibbled over, and shared. Choosing a song for each day hasn’t cheapened anything; I’ve thought more about music over the past few days than I have in a very long time.

Enough about that. Here is my sad song. I cry every time I hear it.

The Long Winters — “The Commander Thinks Aloud”