A Song That Makes You Sad.
Here are the staff picks:
Kevin Coyne: “No Time to Cry” – Iris Dement
Most songs that I find sad don’t have a lingering impact after the last note fades. “No Time to Cry” cuts so close to the bone that it brings on waves of melancholy. It captures my reality closer than any other song. It’s ironic that a song that talks about suppressing grief so it doesn’t surface is the one that makes the suppressed grief surface.
Leeann Ward: “Goodbye” – Patty Griffin
Suddenly losing my mother-in-law less than a month ago makes this song cut close to the bone right now. I suspect it will for a long time.
Tara Seetharam: “We Belong Together” – Gavin DeGraw
Something about the combination of melody, urgency and DeGraw’s nuanced delivery hits my gut every time I hear this song.