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Ever hear an unbeat song with very depressing lyrics?

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics, Johnny Tillotson

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Johnny Tillotson's, "It Keeps Right On A-Hurtin'"
The Lyrics:
I cry myself to sleep each night
Wishing I could hold you tight.
Life seems so empty since you went away.
And the pillow where you lay your head
Now holds my lonely tears instead,
And it keeps right on a-hurtin' since you're gone.
It keeps right on a'hurtin every minute of the day.
Every hour you're away, I feel so lonely.
And I can't help it, I don't think I can go on.
And it keeps right on a-hurtin' since you're gone.
I've always loved this song for its glorious melody that could fit any number of uplifting messages. But the lyrics here are instead the lament on one saying "I don't think I can't go on" because of his grief and loneliness over a lost love.
Submitted by: Doug Graves

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