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Ever hear an unbeat song with very depressing lyrics?

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics, Judy Collins

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Judy Collins', "Both Sides Now"
The Lyrics:
I looked at clouds from both sides now,
from up and down, and still somehow,
It's clouds illusion I recall.
I really don't know clouds at all.
Don't let the harpsichord fool you; this song, which was written by Joni Mitchell (who made a more somber version), could make someone cry.
Submitted by: Paul Warren
Judy Collins', "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?"
The Lyrics:
Once I built a railroad, made it run
Made it race against time
Once I built a railroad, now it's done
Brother, can you spare a dime?
This is a well known song about unwarranted desperation during the Great Depression, but Ms. Collins treats this song with an upbeat Bossa Nova rhythm, that seems inappropriate.
Submitted by: Raphael
Judy Collins', "So Early, Early in the Spring"
The Lyrics:
If the girl is married, then I must go
I swear I'll stay on land no more
I'll sail the seas 'til the day I die
This song, despite its beautiful, cheery tone is one of the saddest I know, being about a young sailor whose lover betrays him while he is at sea.
Submitted by: Raphael

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