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Sad songs about friends and family

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One thing I quite like now and then is sad music, music with more downbeat themes. However at the moment what keeps happening is I look for a list, or pull up a playlist and it is just all romantic. all heartbreak. These songs just dont do anything for me, and i suspect they never will. I have really got into listening to folk songs about war, e.g. green fields of france, that sort of thing, because I struggle to find anything to grab that urge for sad music. But I would like to know songs from a wider range of genres that allow me to scratch that itch.

So does anyone have any recommendations for downbeat music about subjects like close friends or family.

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Burned Out - Dodie

Supermarket Flowers - Ed Sheeran 

The End of All Things - Panic! At the Disco

I Found - Amber Run (could be interpreted as found family)

When the Party’s Over - Billie Eilish

Neon Gravestones - Twenty-One Pilots

Feel Something - Bea Miller 

Antidote - Faith Marie

Anyone - Demi Lovato

Heavy - Linkin Park

Brother - Kodaline 

Panic Room - Au/Ra

Somebody Else - flora cash (could be interpreted as platonic) 

I have a pretty pop-centered taste in music, so these might not work as well for you as they do for me, but I thought I’d offer my favorites that aren’t explicitly romantic :)

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How to save a life - the fray

Zombie - the cranberries

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wow, thank you everyone. I have plenty to listen to now. You people are awesome.

Also really cool that I am being reminded of musicians that I really should listen too more, it's been a while since I listened to Linkin Park and absolutely ages since I last heard any Dick Gaughan.

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