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    28 Songs That Are Guaranteed To Make You Cry

    Having a good day? Not anymore.

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    1. The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build a Home

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    What you'll need:

    - A deep, deep sense of loss.

    - An empty home.

    - Literally nobody to talk to.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    2. Michael Andrews, Gary Jules - Mad World

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    What you'll need:

    - A rainy afternoon.

    - A wistful sense of hopelessness.

    - A copy of Donnie Darko.

    How it'll make you feel:

    3. Frightened Rabbit - Keep Yourself Warm

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    What you'll need:

    - A debilitating breakup.

    - A bank of humiliating and degrading sexual experiences.

    - A box of tissues. (Purpose unspecified.)

    How it'll make you feel:

    4. Bat for Lashes - Siren Song

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    What you'll need:

    - An overwhelming loneliness.

    - Someone who will take you back.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    5. Big Star - Holocaust

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    What you'll need:

    - Dread.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    6. Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine

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    What you'll need:

    - An unfortunate inability to effectively lie to yourself.

    - A pack of smokes.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    7. Bright Eyes - Something Vague

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    What you'll need:

    - A tiny apartment in an overcrowded city.

    - An angry but impotent feeling that the walls are suffocating you.

    - Fluorescent lighting.

    How it'll make you feel:

    8. The Replacements - Here Comes A Regular

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    What you'll need:

    - An empty bar.

    - An incurable alcohol problem.

    - Money for tips.

    How it'll make you feel:

    9. The National - About Today

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    What you'll need:

    - The ability to neglect basic hygiene.

    - Access to your ex's Facebook profile.

    - A comfortable mattress.

    How it'll make you feel:

    10. Slowdive - Dagger

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    What you'll need:

    - A profound sense of insignificance.

    - A dash of agoraphobia.

    - Quaaludes.

    How it'll make you feel:

    11. Portishead - Roads

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    What you'll need:

    - An inability to find fulfillment.

    - Liberal guilt.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    12. Richard and Linda Thompson - Walking On A Wire

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    What you'll need:

    - A broken marriage.

    - No kids.

    - A demonstrative ability to really slam a door.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    13. Johnny Cash - Hurt

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    What you'll need:

    - The shadow of death looming over you.

    - Years and years of substance abuse behind you.

    - Just one last fix.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    14. Ben Folds Five - Brick

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    What you'll need:

    - A genuinely loving relationship that's falling apart through no fault of your own.

    How it'll make you feel:

    15. Radiohead - Exit Music

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    What you'll need:

    - Two warring households.

    - A star-crossed lover.

    - Two vials of poison.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    16. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See A Darkness

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    What you'll need:

    - A sleep mask.

    - Black-out curtains.

    - An unendurable existential anxiety.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    17. Tori Amos - China

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    What you'll need:

    - A long-distance relationship.

    - A lack of commitment.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    18. Modest Mouse - Bankrupt On Selling

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    What you'll need:

    - Disposable income.

    - A fast car.

    - An expensive house.

    - An empty life.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    19. Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat

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    What you'll need:

    - A hopeless love triangle.

    - A skeleton in the closet.

    - Reluctant acceptance.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    20. Cat Power - Good Woman

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    What you'll need:

    - A frankly surprising ability to get to the really good part of this song where the kids sing without killing yourself.

    How it'll make you feel:

    21. The Verve - The Drugs Don't Work

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    What you'll need:

    - Some bunk ecstasy.

    - A cat in a bag.

    How it'll make you feel:

    22. Red House Painters - Katy Song

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    What you'll need:

    - Tons more Red House Painters.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    23. PJ Harvey - The River

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    What you'll need:

    - An overwhelming urge to shower.

    - Regret.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    24. Cat Stevens - Trouble

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    What you'll need:

    - A love interest who is 50 years your senior.

    - An extended hospital stay.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    25. Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day

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    What you'll need:

    - An extensive knowledge of Illinois state history.

    - A healthy fear of death.

    How it'll make you feel:

    26. Elliot Smith- Kings Crossing

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    What you'll need:

    - A secondhand grand piano.

    - A bottle of Mad Dog 20/20.

    How it'll make you feel:

    27. Bruce Springsteen - The Promise

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    What you'll need:

    - A union membership.

    - The keys to your daddy's car.

    How it'll make you feel:

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    28. Bonnie Raitt - I Can't Make You Love Me

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    What you'll need:

    - Unrequited love.

    - A Nicholas Sparks novel.

    - A train ticket to anywhere.

    How it'll make you feel:

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