After reading my sister-in-law Christie's blog post about uplifting music, I realized the songs that stick out the most to me are not the happy ones but the ones with the power to reduce me to tears just about every time I hear them. Below are four songs that always cut me to the quick.
The Song: The Funeral
The Artist: Band of Horses
The Killer Line: "To know me as hardly golden is to know me all wrong."
The Song: Never Tell Me the Odds
The Artist: Quiet Company
The Killer Line: "Time is on our side 'cause it moves slow. We search through the shadows of our souls, trying to tame the demons we control, searching for a god we'll never know."
The Song: Rise to Me
The Artist: The Decemberists
The Killer Line: "This distance between us can seem a mountain size, but boy, you are gonna stand your ground. They rise to you and you blow them down."
Also... "To cold climes come spring times."
The Song: As If We Never Said Goodbye
The Artist: Chris Colfer covering Barbara Streisand
The Killer Line: "I don't want to be alone, that's all in the past. This world has waited long enough, I've come home at last! And this time will be bigger and brighter than we knew it, so watch me climb, we all know I can do it!"
*I know this one is cheesy, but it still gets me every time.