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  • i think a serious candidate (seriously) is

    "You Keep on Moving" by Deep Purple MK IV

    every time i hear that, i go wow. Glenn Hughes is the man.

    but "Weiss Heim" by Rainbow is pretty moving too, probably the most gently intense instrumental song ever.
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    This is a clear cut case of Gronk abuse. Whatever that means.

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    • You guys know some pretty good songs,I'll give you my picks:

      'Little Ones'---- Phil Keaggy

      'Tears in Heaven'---- Eric Clapton

      Bridge over Troubled Water----- Simon & Garfunkel

      Still got the blues for you----- Gary Moore

      And for me the most moving song was written by Bill & Gloria Gaither " Beause He lives"
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      • Comfortably Numb

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        • Bell Bottom Blues by EC. You can hear the pain in his voice. Or maybe it was the heroin, but it moves me, especially when he screams "do you want to see me crawl across the floor, do you".
          Anybody that's ever made a mistake and begged for forgiveness can ID with this one.
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          • Oh man...OK, I'll give this a try. I'm not easily moved, except by music, and when well-crafted music is fused with well-crafted (and highly personal) lyrics, that'll do it. I'm not much for sappy love songs, but weighty lyrics are more my "thing". Maybe once I fall in love and get married, that'll change .

            I'm not much a fan of hymns, but there are a few that really touch me every time I hear them.

            "Amazing Grace" - I saw Phil Keaggy play this in concert in October 2001. He started out with the Rich Mullins tune "Hold Me Jesus" (listed below) and I just barely made it through, but then he transitioned into "Amazing Grace" with the most incredible eBow parts I have ever heard. He usually plays this as an instrumental, but the audience started singing and he just kept playing. After a while, he stopped, and quietly walked off stage. It took a few moments for the audience to realize what had happened. I, of course, had broken down long ago...and I was scheduled to do an interview with him right after the show! I managed to pull myself together enough for a casual conversation, but never got to the interview.

            "God Moves In A Mysterious Way" - It has more to do, I think, with the story of it's author, William Cowper (a friend of John Newton's). It's incredible to me how such a troubled man plagued with mental and physical problems could write about such great hope. The song seems, in retrospect, like a biography of Cowper. "The bud may have a bitter taste / But sweet will be the flower."

            "Holy, Holy, Holy"

            Others
            "Everyday Glory" - Rush
            "Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd
            "Tears In Heaven" - Eric Clapton
            "Somedays" - Paul McCartny
            "Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning" - Alan Jackson (not because of 9/11, but because it was my grandmother's favorite song and it was playing on repeat in her hospital room the day she died and at her funneral.)
            Anything by Gene Autry (same situation, different Grandmother three months later)
            "The Dance" - Garth Brooks (especially after I saw the video...)
            "The Survivor" - Phil Keaggy
            "Maker Of The Universe" - Phil Keaggy (from a poem by H.A. Ironside)
            "Under the Grace" - Phil Keaggy
            "Thief" - Third Day
            "Innocent" - Third Day
            "Can't Take The Pain" - Third Day
            "Hold Me Jesus" - Rich Mullins
            "The Hammer Holds" - Bebo Norman
            "The Chasing Song" - Andrew Peterson
            "What Have We Become" - dc Talk
            "Hey World" - Petra
            "It Is Finished" - Petra

            I'm not sure I wanna admit to these two here, but I will...
            "Watch The Lamb" - Ray Boltz
            "Thank You" - Ray Boltz

            and those are just off the top of my head!
            There's a new instrumental electric CD from Phil Keaggy! Get Jammed! It's the definition of fun!
            And now there's Roundabout -- Live improvisations with an acoustic guitar and a Jam Man.

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            • `The first time ever I saw your face,`possibly the most beautiful love song written.For classical try` Variations on a theme by Thomas Tallis`,Ralph Vaughan-Williams
              You can lead a man to knowledge but you can't make him think.

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              • Allright, I can't stand it anymore. "Sand and Water", Beth Neilson Chapman. Find it. Listen to it. Tell me you didn't get a sniffle.

                Yeah, right.

                "All alone, I, didn't like the feeling
                All alone, I, sat and cried,
                All alone, I, had to find some meaning,
                to the center, of the pain I felt inside

                All alone, I, came into this world,
                All alone, I'll, someday die,
                Solid stone is just, sand and water, baby,
                Sand and water, and a million years gone by

                I will see you, in the light of a thousand suns,
                I will hear you in the sound of the waves,
                I will know you when I come, as we all will come,
                To the door beyond the grave,

                All alone, I, heal this heart of sorrow,
                All alone, I, raise this child,
                Flesh and bone, he's just, bursting t'word tommorow,
                And his laughter, fills my world and wears your smile

                I will see you, in the light of a thousand suns,
                I will hear you, in the sound of the waves,
                I will know you, when I come, as we all will come,
                To the door, beyond the grave,

                All alone, I, came into this world,
                All alone, I will, someday die,
                Solid stone is just, sand and water, baby,
                Sand and water, and a million years gone by.

                Pregnant. Husband died. Wrote this song.
                Tell me you don't get misty.
                You're not the boss of me!


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                Originally posted by RG450




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                • Originally posted by FlyingBloodyFrogBiscuit
                  Bell Bottom Blues by EC. You can hear the pain in his voice. Or maybe it was the heroin, but it moves me, especially when he screams "do you want to see me crawl across the floor, do you".
                  Anybody that's ever made a mistake and begged for forgiveness can ID with this one.


                  Agree 100%
                  The vocals on that album are so emotional. You can feel the passion he has for Harrison's wife in every song.

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                  • Originally posted by NervePoet
                    Turn of the Century - Yes
                    The Night Watch - King Crimson
                    The Carpet Crawlers - Genesis (with Peter Gabriel)
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                    • Elton John - Tiny Dancer, Almost Famous style.
                      Originally posted by IHEARTMUSIC to Wes_Powell


                      they nailed jesus to a cross and he cried less than you.

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                      • I am surprised no one has mentioned Hank Williams yet, it is hard to pick just one of his songs.

                        Blue eyes crying in the rain-Willie Nelson
                        Motherless Child-Eric Clapton
                        He stopped loving her today-George Jones
                        She talks to angels-The Black Crows

                        Many more i am sure but those are the ones that come to mind
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                        • Originally posted by Fork Man
                          "In My Life" by The Beatles(it's on Rubber Soul) always hits a nerve with me...

                          ty,
                          Fork


                          I was at the funeral of a man who died in his forties of cancer. They ran a slide show of photographs from his life, with "In My Life" playing in the background.

                          It was a poignant moment, the memory of which threatens to choke me up when I recall it.

                          Such as now.
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                          • Originally posted by Story
                            Some great picks - I don't know some but I'll keep an ear out for them. This is as short and incomplete as I can make it.

                            STAR DUST - Hogy Carmichael - How anybody in the universe could come up with that melody and then put that lyric to it...

                            THE BOXER - Simon & Garfunkel

                            MERCY STREET - Peter Gabriel

                            CIRCLE OF LIFE - Elton John - I don't like E.J.'s style, but this one, yes.

                            BEETHOVIN's 6TH - Simply, majestically, beautiful

                            IMAGINE - John Lennon

                            ELENOR RIGBY - Beatles - Changed a lot of people's lives.

                            Claire De Lune - What's 'is name...

                            The guitar solo amidst the pipe organ and chorus at the end of "Shine on Brightly" - Robin Trower - sends shivers up n down

                            BLUES UP AND DOWN (Ammons, Stitt) - Live tenor battle between Dexter Gordon & Johnny Griffen. Nothing can keep me down after that!


                            DeBussey
                            "You have just destroyed one model XQJ-37 nuclear powered, pan-sexual roto-plooker....and you're gonna have to pay for it."

                            -- Frank Zappa
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                            Nelsonic Lester Atomic Series
                            '71 Twin Reverb w/JBL's
                            Roland Microcube
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                            Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
                            Mi Audio Tube Zone
                            Morley Power Wah (hard wired AC)
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                            Dunlop Crybaby Classic

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                            • Originally posted by Rustie81


                              Isn't that plain "Tears in heaven"?


                              I forgot about that one. I refuse to listen to that song. I know it's about his little boy who walked out of a high-rise window.

                              My son was born the year before Conor Clapton and the depth and breadth of pain his dad, Eric must have felt is something I do not want to explore. I am afraid to entertain the very concept, which by typing this I have just done. AAAAAARRRRGGGGHHH!!
                              "You have just destroyed one model XQJ-37 nuclear powered, pan-sexual roto-plooker....and you're gonna have to pay for it."

                              -- Frank Zappa
                              ---------------------------------------------
                              Gear:
                              '83 Am Std Strat
                              Nelsonic Lester Atomic Series
                              '71 Twin Reverb w/JBL's
                              Roland Microcube
                              ProCo Turbo Rat w/Keeley 3-Way Mod
                              Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
                              Mi Audio Tube Zone
                              Morley Power Wah (hard wired AC)
                              Boss RC-2 Loop Station
                              Dunlop Crybaby Classic

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                              • Originally posted by PKfanSteph

                                "Everyday Glory" - Rush


                                NO NO!

                                Rush doesn't write moving songs...they're only capable of pretentious lyrics accompanied by self-indulgent wankery!








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