What Makes You Cry?  

MissAnnThrope 57F
11679 posts
2/27/2006 1:59 am

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What Makes You Cry?

I admit it. There are certain things that will make me cry every time. I can name you people who think I'm heartless, as I laughed through "Titanic." However, tonight, I was reminded of one of the things that makes me cry every time. The song, "The Unicorn" by The Irish Rovers. Since childhood, that song has made me cry. You would think I would have grown out of it by now.

But what silly thing makes you cry? I promise not to make fun of well, most of you. And guys, you fess up too.

8337 posts
2/27/2006 7:17 am


Pearl Jam - Black
The Sundays - Wild Horses
2Pac - Dear Mama
Kate Bush - This Woman's Work
2Pac - If You Play Your Cards Right
Joy Division - Ceremony (last song they recorded)
Natalie Merchant - River
Annie Lennox - Why?
10,000 Maniacs - Dustbowl
Sting - They Dance Alone (Ellas Danzan Solas)


Animals being killed, maimed.
The innocents being mistreated.....(women, children)


"My every move is a calculated step, to bring me closer to embrace an early death." -Tupac Shakur

WoodyDiaryKepis 63M
99 posts
2/27/2006 10:33 am

I can't think of any SILLY things that make me cry, but I, too laughed my way through "Titanic"!

"Nature always favors the hidden fault. "- (Murphy's Third Law)

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
2/27/2006 2:12 pm

"Ghost Town" by Cheap Trick and "As Long as You Follow" by Fleetwood Mac, especially the latter.

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma

rm_autumngirl61 56F
741 posts
2/27/2006 4:00 pm

I can't say what music would make me cry, becuz I can't hear, lol. But I can say that the Jaws movie made me laugh, not scary. I'm not crazy @ any horror movie, but this movie was just like a machine fish that would scare people....you know?? lol, I can't get over laughing myself @ that movie.

Sometimes the silly things would make me cry, becuz I'm sentative. Can't even remember what they were, lol.

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
2/27/2006 6:44 pm

What makes us cry?
Dead or abused animals
Harry Chapin's "Cat's In the Cradle"
That's it, short list.

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

piamatter 45F

2/27/2006 7:29 pm

God when I was pregnant, those holiday Hallmark commercials always made me cry.

popmuse01 36F

2/27/2006 8:39 pm

I laughed during Titanic myself lol.

Things that make me cry:
Anything having to do with fathers dying, or wedding movies where the father is really involved in the process, and when he walks the daughter down the isle. Hence why I don't want a traditional wedding someday, since my dad isn't alive to walk me, and I don't want anyone else to do it either.

Music though? mmm...lets see...Backstreet Boys 'Never Gone' (for my dad), Kid Rock 'Only God Knows Why', (for a friend who died from a drunk driver) , and those are the only ones I can actually think of at the moment, though I am sure there are other songs, but would have to go way way back to remember them lol.

I'm leaving the site end of March. To those who want to keep in touch, see blog for details.

AtomicArtist0 46M
6015 posts
2/28/2006 12:45 pm

that montage on Donnie Darko where they play that Gary Jules song and the end of One Flew Over The Kukoo's Nest when Chief Puts a pillow over Jack's face and escapes by throwing the sink out the window. They both get me every single time. I hope I didn't spoil any plots for you.

(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

2/28/2006 4:23 pm

My pay check


(What the fuck is this shit..?? *rolls eyes*)

2/28/2006 4:24 pm

..and going to D.M.V.


CantonOhCouple 61M/61F
553 posts
2/28/2006 6:42 pm


Actually Liver and Onions. Not the onions. Thinking about actually eating the stuff.

header1979 38M
507 posts
2/28/2006 10:58 pm

"Cats in the Cradle" by Harry Chapin.

It is an old song from another era. I am not going to say why but if you know the words you can probably guess.

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
3/1/2006 1:33 am

Wait. The Unicorn Song? By the Irish Rovers? The one from the sixties? I must be thinking of the Unicorn Song by the Irish Rovers in a Parallel Universe.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

rm_1hotwahine 64F
21091 posts
3/1/2006 1:36 am

Okay, FINE.

(There's Got To Be A) Little Dog Heaven. It was the line that said "if he comes scratching at the Pearly Gates, please let him in" that did it to me. I was in high school and my dog had died.

Yeah, I'm still [blog 1hotwahine]

Sorceror07 55M

3/1/2006 12:36 pm

1. my ex wife...
2. the scene in Uncommon Valor when gene hackman has a vision of his son as a small boy come into the bedroom during a thunderstorm saying... i'm scared daddy
3. the expression on william shatner's face after he slumps to the floor when spock dies in wrath of khan... followed up by:
4. spock's funeral at the end of wrath of khan when the bagpipes play

hey,...i thought titanic was a comedy too

...That which does not kill me merely pisses me off!...

MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
3/1/2006 1:45 pm

Division, animals being killed and maimed, eh? Yep, that song would make you cry too.

LoveSpell, yep. At certain times of the month, all someone has to do is look at me the wrong way and I burst into tears.

nessus, I've been called a heartless bitch for laughing my way through Titanic. No, it was a ridiculous movie, if you ask me. Although, that Celine Dion song makes my ears want to bleed.

Karma, I don't know either of those. But "Puff The Magic Dragon" especially as sung by Peter, Paul and Mary makes me cry too.

autumn, hmmm... "Jaws" is one of my favorite movies, but I don't laugh through it. Although, the parody, "Blades" which is the same movie scene by scene, but with a lawn mower instead of a shark is pretty funny.

fast, I was told by the mother of childhood friends that I obviously needed psychological help if "Cat's In The Cradle" didn't make me cry. I told her the father got just what he deserved, in the song. As an adult, I still hear it as a morality tale.

pia, aren't raging hormones great?

popmuse, I don't consider the things having to do with your father's death silly. Mine died in front of me, I got a lesson in CPR from the 911 operator, then, when I finally managed to bring myself to do a CPR course, because I was sure I had done it wrong and wanted to learn to do it right, I was a basket case. Well, the paramedics weren't lying to me, I was doing it right when they walked in, but every time I get my certification renewed, as you have to do the course every few years, I am a complete basket case in the days leading up to it. So I really don't consider your points silly, I consider them valid.

Atomic, that finally scene in "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" gets to me every time, as well as the ending of, "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence." The ending of Donnie Darko has never made me cried, although, the first time I sat there gape-jawed.

ready, those two do it for everyone, I think.

Dysgyzed, but you didn't tell me if "The Unicorn" made you cry! I've never heard of Lorenna McKinnett and I've avoided anything to do with Schindler's List, as I try not to depress myself on purpose.

Canton, I had a good mother growing up. When she made liver and onions for herself and my father, she would make me and my sister something else entirely. We refused to touch that crap.

header, I do know the words. I'm sorry to hear that.

wahine, yes, that song. When the flood comes and the unicorns are trapped on the rocks crying, I start crying. I don't know the song, "(There's Got To Be A) Little Dog Heaven," but I have to tell you, when I was 6 or 7 in Catechism and our teacher told us our pets weren't going to Heaven, as they couldn't worship God properly, she had a roomful of hystercial children who couldn't be calmed down.

Sorceror, I forgot about all of that in "The Wraith of Khan." Yep. There wasn't a dry eye in the theater when I was dragged off to see that. I haven't seen "Uncommon Valor." And sorry to hear that about the ex.

xxxhandyman4u2 56M

3/1/2006 3:15 pm

As a child a favorite aunt gave me a copy of "Puff the Magic Dragon"...
It was my fovorite for a long time...The day I understood it,I cried my eyes out,both about the song and for myself..My childhood was at an end and I didnt want to leave it go...I saw Peter,Pual and Mary perform it live about 15 years ago,there wasnt a dry eye in the audience..It didnt help that Mary was blubbering...
When Our regiments Captain passed away he was piped into the earth...
to the tune of Scottish Soldier(processional), Amazing Grace (grave side),and Scottland the Brave-During the Cannon Salute...I was on a gun crew with some big men,but we all had tears streaming down our faces...
I have never seen that many soldiers crying before or since...

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
3/1/2006 3:55 pm

Oh yeah, Ann, I forgot one more. "TAPS"

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."

StreaktheFreak 39F

3/3/2006 8:50 am

the thought that the way the world is really is the best that we can do for each other, for the future, to remember the past....

that what we do as a race is the cause of the destruction of our planet, our youth, compassion...

rm_CauseISaidSo 49F
182 posts
3/4/2006 1:05 am

MissAnn, I am with you on the comic value of "Titanic". But then, I am one who always roots for Julia Roberts' character's death whenever "Steel Magnolias" comes on TV.

To this day I cannot listen to "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel. It's from the animated film "Watership Down" about a warren of rabbits, and it plays during a scene during which the Black Rabbit of Death comes for an endearing main character. As you know, MissAnn, I have had pet rabbits for years and they are very dear to me. So this is a no-fail way to get me to cry.

"Sparrow," coincidentally also by Garfunkel, with his partner Paul Simon, this time, has also been known to make me teary eyed.

Other than that, newsstories involving incredible acts of cruelty really get to me, and sometimes some cheesy soap opera or TV movie about parents reunited with a kidnapped child will instigate the waterworks. THAT sucks.

MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
3/6/2006 12:14 am

handyman, "Puff, the Magic Dragon" still makes me cry. As far as "Amazing Grace", well, thanks to a Thansgiving when I was 18 and friends of our parents hosted, I can't hear it without laughing. One of the other guests had made "special" brownies, which of course, my mother told us not to go near. Someone managed to sneak one to my sister, but not to me. *grumble* But most of the other guests were eating them. The guest who brought them, also brought his miniature poodles, one of whom was named Grace. As they all kept getting more stoned, someone there kept singing "Amazing Grace" every time the dog came in the room. Singing it off-key and inviting comments from all of us. As a result, I haven't been able to take it seriously since.

fastfifties, "Taps" just reminds me of Girl Scout camp. A scary, scary spider ridden place.

Dysgyzed, I'm afraid to ask what you mean by that.

Streak, that doesn't so much make me cry as cause me to rant and try to get people to wake the hell up.

Cause, I rooted for Julia Roberts to die in that too. I can't believe I even sat through that dreck. Now, I don't know the songs you listed, I couldn't get through the book "Watership Down," as it was depressing me too much. But I have to ask, what was your reaction to "Fatal Attraction"? And on GH, when they killed off BJ, did you stop crying as soon as you realized, her death saved her from endless taunting about her name in high school? (Hey, I burst into tears at the end of, "The Sixth Sense." How lame is that?)

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