It’s hard to imagine that there are people who don’t know the soothing power of music. Music is a universal language and can be used to express oneself in ways that words cannot. For some, it brings joy; for others, it provides comfort in their darkest moments.
In this blog post, we will explore songs with lyrics about emotions related to sadness and grief – sorrowful songs for hard times. In the 1960s, singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen released a song with lyrics about sadness and loneliness.
He sings of an overwhelming sense of emptiness: “I’ve seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied I’m on my way.” The line is repeated in short bursts throughout the entire song before finally concluding that there’s no one to meet him at his journey’s end.
The repetition highlights how this feeling never goes away – it’s always present, which can be why some find comfort when listening to songs like these in times of need. The Rolling Stones are known for catchy tunes and gritty guitar riffs but they have also written many lonesome ballads over the years as well as sad love songs. One