I've always loved sad songs, dunno why but they speak to me. I'm a proper sap when it comes to them. One that always gets me and I hate hearing when other people are around is Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton. If I listen to and think about the lyrics then it wells me up and I ain't afraid to say it.
Anybody else have a thing for sad songs? Hit me with them. Hit me really fucking hard.
I define a sad song as one that stops me in my tracks every time I hear it. I remember being a little kid and hearing this performed at Princess Diana's funeral on television. The lyrics are quite possibly the most elegant I've ever heard.
Death's "Symbolic". My Dying Bride's "The Dreadful Hours". Type O Negative's "Red Water". Sadistik's "Memento Mori". Soap&Skin's "Turbine Womb". Salem's "Moment of Silence" and "Eyes to Match a Soul". And many more.