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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 1 month ago

Any ballads about anger?

Do you know any songs about anger that are slow and calm?

A sizzling sort of fury. 

Update:

Sorry, I should've been more specific on what I was looking for, I wasn't expecting so many responses.

I'm looking for a calm, as in detached or resigned, kind of guitar, while the lyrics / vocals are rather sneering or snarling. Like wanting to spit. Does that make any sense? About speed, well, as long as it's slower than the usual punk songs then it's fine.A lot of the ones below are great! But please wait, I haven't gone through all of them yet.

Update 2:

Wow, so many spot-on choices. They're all brilliant brilliant songs, thanks everyone. 

Ballad of a Thin Man was exactly what I needed. I bet the crowd in the live versions were pissed as well.

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  • 1 month ago
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    Some of these songs fit better than others...

    In the Air Tonight by Phil Collins

    Dreams by The Kills (cover of Fleetwood Mac)

    How Do You Sleep? by John Lennon

    Sleep to Dream by Fiona Apple

    Get Gone by Fiona Apple

    Zombie (acoustic) by The Pretty Reckless

    Positively 4th Street by Bob Dylan

    Ballad of a Thin Man by Bob Dylan

    Dead to Me by Melanie Martinez

    Health and Happiness by The Wallflowers

    Move Me by Badflower

    So Far from Your Weapon by The Dead Weather

    Have a Cigar by Pink Floyd

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    McCartney's "Rocky Raccoon" from The Beatles (white album).  Rocky comes to town, angry because Dan has stolen his woman "Lill" (Nancy - or is it "nancy", as a homosexual man?).  At a dance, Rocky comes in armed for a duel, but Dan shoots him down & Rocky bleeds to death.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Elvis Costello - “Little Triggers”

    https://youtu.be/hEXqxGztaEw

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  • James
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    1 month ago

    Closest thing I can think of is "Behind Blue Eyes" by The Who. It starts with a calm A section, then gets angry in the B section, and returns to a calm A section.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMrImMedYRo

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  • 1 month ago

    It's hard to say what slow & calm is to you without any artist examples. What I find slow & calm, might be too fast for someone else.

    Having said that, I've tried to give you a wide assortment of songs - and trust me when I tell you, none of these songs sound alike - so, if you don't like one, you might like another.

    Also, you said 'ballad', so wasn't sure if you were implying songs about love and anger in that way, or just anger in general - so, I tried to cover the bases with songs about anger, hurt, broken heart, and inner battles - I didn't know where to draw the line, because there's different reasons for being angry (angry at others, at yourself, at life, etc.)

    THE SOUND by the Plot In You (lyrics in video description)

    https://youtu.be/3232vvnE9NU

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    HURT (originally done by Nine Inch Nails, but where you want a softer song, I'd recommend one if these versions)

    https://youtu.be/mSBLDmkV1hQ

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    https://youtu.be/yL0RzgUpGjk

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    GET HURT by The Gaslight Anthem

    https://youtu.be/kr9arL0-U4A

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    THE DRAW by Bastille

    https://youtu.be/RO4I-iWZZuI

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    DREAM by Imagine Dragons

    https://youtu.be/_wrYrczomrk

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    FALL APART (acoustic version - though I REALLY prefer the original version) by Earshot

    https://youtu.be/-iu0Ae9vkCo

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    Original

    https://youtu.be/thKMD7L6R4g

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    RUNNING UP THAT HILL cover by Placebo

    https://youtu.be/x5GuBa4Bbnw

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    HYMN FOR THE MISSING by Red

    https://youtu.be/iWEsrQx6A2U

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    NEEDS by Collective Soul

    TREES by Twenty One Pilots

    CRASH AND BURN by Lifehouse

    LET'S HURT TONIGHT by OneRepublic

    PIECES by Red

    HAPPINESS by

    Iamx

    ALREADY OVER by Red

    ALL AT ONCE by The Airborne Toxic Event

    OF THESE CHAINS by Red

    Okay, these are heavier, but they're great angry songs that I have to list:

    I DON'T CARE by Apocalyptica

    ANYTHING by Black Lab

    Sorry, couldn't post all

    • FAR FAR AWAY FROM MY HEART by BoDeans.
      Can't believe I forgot that one - might be what you're looking for.

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  • Petter
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    1 month ago

    I'm not sure if one would count this as a ballad...

    Shimoli - Damned

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw1NMI0TiiA

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Joe Jackson -  Slow Song; Not Here, Not Now.

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