The Smiths/Tear Jerker

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This British alternative rock band has some pretty depressing songs.


  • Probably the biggest Smiths tearjerker ("I Know Its Over" aside) is the surprisingly uplifting and bittersweet "Reel Around The Fountain".
  • "Unhappy Birthday". Although, others might find it to be more humorous than anything else.
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And you say no
You don't have to feel this way
And I sing no
I'm gonna kill my...dog
May the line sag
May the line sag heavy and deep tonight...

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  • However, "I Know It's Over" and "Asleep" are Grade-A tearjerkers.
  • Nothing can get the depression rolling in like "Everyday is Like Sunday" for some people.
    • Also in Morrissey's solo work, two notable tracks are "Late Night, Maudlin Street" and "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday".
  • Others can include "Still Ill" and "Reel Around the Fountain"
  • One might love to go... "Back To The Old House".
    • The acoustic version on Hatful of Hollow is particularly heartbreaking.
  • "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" takes the cake as well.
  • And then there are "Please Please Please, Let Me Get What I Want", "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me", and "Suffer Little Children".
    • As well as "Hand In Glove", "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore", "Well I Wonder", and "Half A Person".