Or, more accurately, songs that make me tear up in a suffusion of sublime emotion. You know how it is.
“Swansea,” Joanna Newsom, from The Milk-Eyed Mender (Drag City, 2004)
And yonder, wild and blue
The wild blue yonder looms
Till we are wracked with rheum
By roads, by songs entombed…
“Holocene,” Bon Iver, from Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar, 2011)
And at once I knew, I was not magnificent.
“Saro,” Sam Amidon, from All Is Well (Bedroom Community, 2008)
I wish I was a poet
Could write in find hand
Would write my love a letter
One she’d long understand
“Tempo di Valse,” Antonín Dvořák
[No lyrics; just beauty.]
Any songs that always make you misty?