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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicLyrics · 1 decade ago

What makes depressing songs so depressing?

What makes it depressing? Is it in particular the words? (Because, personally if it's depressing and I'm sad, I don't really listen to the words). Is it theinstrumenal music behind it? Or what...what actually makes the song depressing?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you can relate to the song or have been through a similar situation then it can trigger depressing thoughts. Even if you were listening to a certain song when something bad happened. If you have no connection to a depressing song then listening to it shouldn't make you sad.

  • 1 decade ago

    I would have to say that when I'm sad I pay closer attention to the lyrics in songs than I do anything else. But, the songs I generally listen to when I feel that way have a sad tone and sad lyrics... I think it is the tone and the mood that the singer and the rest of the band bring into the the song that makes the song depressing.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think it's the words because even if your not depressed at the time, if here a song that you heard when you WERE depressed about something, and it'll bring back those memories and make you sad again. It doesn't even have to be a "depressing" song...if your sad over a break up, and you hear ya'lls "song" played, then that makes you sad too...it's mainly just how you personally emotionally connect with the song.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not the words because I've heard many a song by The Cure or The Smiths that the lyrics would be depressing but the music is groovin along. It's the music for sure along with the lyrics secondly.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Depression.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    When you can relate your feelings with the words of the song you feel more of a connection, therefore it makes you sad. The same will happen with happy music.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes death & minor keys, but also the cadence, the song can also have sad or love torn lyrics. the best love songs are the ones that reach deep into our hearts and project those very real feelings we all have. it is definatly a form of using our soul as as communication.-blurey

  • 1 decade ago

    the lyrics, the minor key that the song is in, yeah

    and obviously if the lyrics have to do with exactly the stuff thats depressing you, its just gonna push you further off the edge

  • ~{MG}~
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Just the melody and dramtic tones... plus sad singing always helps it... Rascal Flatts always sing sad songs...

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