All-time saddest song

I spend a lot of time listening to my music + Pandora as I grind away on exercise machines. Most of the time I like lively songs to make the time go by faster, but after a while got really tired of dance cardio trash. I’ve always liked Alison Krauss, even though many of the songs have a basically sad/tragic theme, her music is good rhythm for exercising.

But this is about the saddest song I’ve ever heard and it’s even worse than just the lyrics (below) suggest since the music really adds to the melancholy of the lyrics. It is a beautiful song, just extremely sad. I should just stick with the dozens of versions of I’ll Fly Away, which is a nice melody, but don’t listen to those lyrics either.

“Whiskey Lullaby”

She put him out like the burnin’ end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart he spent his whole life tryin’ to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night[1st Chorus]
He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I’ll love her till I die
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby[Sing lullaby]

The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
Until the night

[2nd Chorus]
She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby

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old fat (but now getting trim and fit) guy, who used to create software in Silicon Valley (almost before it was called that), who used to go backpacking and bicycling and cross-country skiing and now geodashes, drives AWD in Wyoming, takes pictures, and writes long blog posts and does xizquvjyk.
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