A song that wrenches your heart out from sadness
“Needle in the Hay” / Elliott Smith (1995)
This prompt is worded strangely. I take it to mean a song that makes you sad. I have an entire playlist dedicated to wallowing in sad feelings. It’s titled ‘Melancholia’. Real upbeat stuff, you know?
“Needle in the Hay” was brought to my attention while viewing The Royal Tenenbaums. Spoiler alert! It plays while Luke Wilson’s character attempts suicide by slicing his wrists. Dark shit. Between the memory of the scene and the sorrowful lyrics, this song will take me down to the dumps. That’s not to say that I don’t love it. I just have to be in a certain frame of mind to truly enjoy it.