Let's face the facts, every now and then many of us like to sit down and have a really good feel sorry for me cry. This is perfectly normal behavior.
We are human and we enjoy our emotions like a monkey enjoys chowing down on a good banana. (Yeah, that doesn't make much sense and I can't believe I just said it either.)
Happy or sad we do kind of like to enjoy a variety of our emotions though and that is all just part of being human.
If you are looking for a song sad enough to have the tears streaming down your face then you have come to the right place. Grab a tissue and take a peek at these super sad love songs.
One of the Greatest Love Songs. Travis Trent: Anymore
Feeling Sad is Just one of our Many Emotional Responses
Feeling sad is a natural emotional aspect of being human and you can expect to feel sad at least a few times during your lifetime.
A feeling of loss, loneliness, or empathy can initiate an onset of sadness. It is a perfectly normal human response. As well as having an overall lowering of mood the feeling of sad is also often accompanied by tears, a slumping of the shoulders, and a generally lethargic feeling.
Sad is how we grieve what we perceive we or someone else has lost and it is a means of releasing this tension from within us. Being sad is much healthier than using anger to express our disappointment.
So go on and be sad. Just don't hang out in the land of the sad and lonely for too long. There are folks who would miss you if you did.
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Whitney's tragic death on February 11, 2012 increases the haunting sadness of this song. The beauty of her powerful voice forever silenced by a cocaine addiction she could not overcome. I Will Always Love You was first featured in the movie The Bodyguard and also on the album of the same name. It was Whitney's first acting role and this lead song was to see music fame as one of the best selling albums of all time.
When You're Gone by Avril Lavigne
Ever Wonder Which Tissue is the Very Best?
Guess if you are planning on crying a bucket of tears that you will need a good quality tissue to mop up some of the excess liquid spilling out of you.
There are lots of good tissue brands but if you are planning on being sad for the better part of the evening then it just may be important to know which tissue is the very best of the best. (Yes, they actually did tests.)
The folks over at Consumer Reports tested 6 different tissues by the 3 top leading tissues brands. The tissues tested were Kleenex, Scotties, and Puffs.
These tissues were tested for their overall softness and strength and it turns out that Puffs Ultra was the all out winner. Scotties scored the lowest. (So keep that little fact in mind.)
One of the Saddest Country Love Songs Ever Written
When Sad Becomes Depression Then That is a Bad Sad
Sad is a normal and healthy response to a situation which disappoints us. We should be able to experience this emotion by sitting down and having one heck of a darn good cry. So go on and let those tears gush.
Just keep in mind that it is when sad becomes depression that being sad becomes a problem. Spending too much time alone or drowning your sorrows in alcohol can make it more difficult to bring your mood back under control.
When sadness lasts for longer than it should, turns to anger, or to suicidal thoughts then sadness is a very big problem. Don't stay there. It is a darn scary place.
Depression is a sadness that is difficult to escape and may require medical help to treat.
Are You Lonesome Tonight by Elvis Presley
How Many Teardrops in a Teaspoon?
About 4 years ago I got the crazy notion to try to figure out how many teardrops it takes to fill a teaspoon. Well that was all fine and dandy and I did find the answer to my question, but then I went a little overboard after that.
So if you are planning on having one heck of a darn good cry you just may want to know these teardrop figures of mine. Grab a tissue.
* One teaspoon holds about 120 teardrops.
* There are three teaspoons in each tablespoon which means that one tablespoon holds about 360 teardrops.
* One cup holds sixteen tablespoons which means that one cup holds about 5760 teardrops.
* There are two cups in a pint so one pint will hold 11,520 teardrops.
* There are two pints in every quart so a quart jar will hold about 23,040 teardrops.
* There are 4 quarts to a gallon so a gallon jar will hold about 92,160 teardrops.
Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss
SADS: Seasonal Affective Disorder
So many people were getting sad in the winter time that they named this syndrome SADS or Seasonal Affective Disorder.
There are a couple of theories as to why people get so sad during the dark and gloomy winter months, but let's just suffice to say that it often has a lot to do with not getting out of the house, and into the sunshine as much as we would during the warm summer months.
You can help to alleviate the symptoms of SADS by getting outdoors more often during the winter, exercising, sitting under a sun lamp, or tanning. Taking a vitamin D supplement may also help. If you believe that you are suffering from SADS it is important to speak with your doctor about this condition as there are ways to get relief from this form of depression.
Sylvia's Mother by Dr. Hook
Let Your Endorphins Out to Play
Go ahead and have a really good feel sorry for me cry. Then pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start searching for a way to perk your mood back up. Get out there and surround yourself with friends, family, and smiles.
Did you happen to know that smiles are contagious? Well they are. So go find some to get you smiling again.
When you smile you release a little chemical message in your brain. It's called an endorphin and this little messenger races down your spine sending out feel good messages as he goes. This gives your body a feeling of complete contentment and provides a release from both physical and emotional pain. It's a great way to get over feeling sad.
You can also release endorphins by participating in pleasurable activities or exercising. (Kind of cool huh?) So go on and let your endorphins out to play.
The Grand Tour by Aaron Neville
Sometimes Even Happy Songs Can Make You Cry
Emotions are indeed a funny thing. We cry when we are sad but we also cry when we are exceptionally happy too.
To add to the confusion there are times when a happy song or thought will make us feel blue enough to cry. Perhaps this is the thankfulness for what we have or the potential for the loss of all that we so dearly love.
Humans are emotional creatures and a big thank goodness for that. Our hugs, laughter, and tears are an important aspect of life and living. Sure the sad doesn't feel too good at times but it sure helps us to enjoy the fun emotions a whole lot more.
Just remember that the low periods will pass and when the sun comes back out from behind the cloud, your smile is going to have the power to warm the heart of everyone you encounter.
George Strait - I Hate Everything
Yes, Even Happy Love Songs Can Tug at the Heart Strings