My 3 Songs: Lyrics That Are Guaranteed to Make You Cry


Everyone needs a good cry once in a while, and sometimes you don't want to do it alone. Misery does love company, after all. But how can you share a cry without anyone actually physically have to see you cry? Easy! Share it with a song. There are tons of tear-inducing lyrics that can turn on the waterworks, but here are 3 of our favorite sob song suggestions:


1.One Last Cry - Brian McKnight (Submitted by Lynn Begino Cellano)



My shattered dreams and broken heart / Are mending on the shelf / I saw you holding hands / Standing close to someone else / Now I sit all alone / Wishing all my feeling was gone / I gave my best to you, nothing for me to do / But have one last cry


These lyrics are pretty self-explanatory. It seems like our favorite 90s R&B singer, Brian McKnight, had a lady friend do him wrong. His heart is broken while still holding feelings for his lost love. Since she's clearly moved on, it's useless to try and change mind, so the next best thing is to just let the tears flow. (Sidenote: it's cool to cry with BM for a night, as long as you have Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" on repeat the day after)


2. Wild Horses - Rolling Stones (Submitted by Billy Muir)





I watched you suffer a dull aching pain / Now you decided to show me the same / No sweeping exits or offstage lines / Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind / Wild horses couldn't drag me away


A lot of people think this song was written about Mick Jagger's longtime girlfriend, Marianne Faithful, but he's stated that "that [the relationship] was all well over by then. But I was definitely very inside this piece emotionally." And so are we! This song speaks to anyone who just can't turn their feelings off for someone — even if those feelings aren't returned. *Single tear*


3. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac (Submitted by Kristen Klammer)



Took this love and I took it down / Climbed a mountain and I turned around / And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills / Till the landslide brought me down


Major life changes are either for better or for worse, and "Landslide" laments the latter. At the time Stevie Nicks wrote this, she had been dropped by Polydor records and she and guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham were not getting along. She compared these events in her life to an avalanche. Sometimes things come crashing down on us and there's no way to control it, so you just gotta take a time out and cry a lil' bit until it's over.


-al