Category Archives: Loneliness

He who forgets, will be destined to remember

He who forgets, will be destined to remember


Song (click for full lyrics): Nothingman

Artist: Pearl Jam

Album: Vitalogypearl jam vitalogy

Year: 1994

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The Dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had

“The Dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had”

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Also check out the solemn cover by Gary Jules for the movie Donnie Darko.

Song (click for full lyrics): Mad World

Artist: Tears for Fears

Album: The Hurting tears-for-fears The Hurting

Year: 1983

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To vanish into oblivion is easy to do

“To vanish into oblivion is easy to do”

Daniel emphatically suggested we include Elliott Smith. This song was featured on the soundtrack for Good Will Hunting.

Song (click for full lyrics): Miss Misery

Artist: Elliott Smith

Album: Either/Or

Year: 1997

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When I’m a good dog, they sometimes throw me a bone

When I’m a good dog, they sometimes throw me a bone”

Thanks to Haley for this suggestion of this powerfully sad and moving song.

Song (click for full lyrics): Nobody Home

Artist: Pink FloydThe Wall Pink Floyd

Album: The Wall

Year: 1979

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The Sun will Set for You

linkin park minutes to midnightThe Sun will Set for You

Song (click for full lyrics): The Shadow of the Day

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Artist: Linkin Park

Album: Minutes To Midnight

Year: 2007

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Won’t somebody help me off of this reef?

Won’t somebody help me off of this reef?

— For all of us struggling to overcome something —

Perhaps my favorite band of all time. That unique and diverse skunk sound. Those genius lyrics. That bass. I was surprised myself to see that I had not added any Sublime lyrics. More to come. RIP Bradley Nowell.

Song (click for full lyrics): Badfish40 oz. to Freedom Sublime

Artist: Sublime

Album: 40 Oz. To Freedom

Year: 1992

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When I walk beside her, I am the better man

“When I walk beside her, I am the better man”

Dedicated to Gina, on our anniversary.

Song (click for full lyrics): Hard SunHard Sun Eddie Vedder

Artist: Covered by Eddie Vedder (lyrics and original by Gordon Peterson/Indio)

Album: Into the Wild Soundtrack

Year: 2007

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