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    Yeah, I can see how this could choke ya up...

    I can't stand to see
    A good man go to waste
    One who never combs his hair
    Or shaves his face

    A man who leans on wine
    Over love that's told a lie
    Oh, it tears me up to see
    A grown man cry

    So I never go around mirrors
    I can't stand to see me
    Without you by my side
    No, I never go around mirrors
    Because I gotta heartache to hide

    I can't stand to be
    Where heartaches hang around
    It's so easy for the blues to get me down
    To see a grown man crawl
    Is more than I can stand
    And I look into the eyes of half a man

    So I don't go around mirrors
    I can't stand to see
    Me without you by my side

    No, I never go around mirrors
    Because I gotta heartache to hide
    And it tears me up to see
    A grown man cry
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    Teacher: #What do you want to achieve with your playing?

    Me: #I'd like to be able to make people cry;

    Teacher: #Your playing already makes me cry.

    True story!




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    Go see Dailey & Vincent and watch Darrin when they sing More Than A Name On The Wall. He almost collapses at the end of it.

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    I dont get choked up myself but I play 7 nursing homes a month and there is allways people crying when I sing The Old Rugged Cross. So I,m kind of selective about how often i do that song !
    ken froman

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    Great to know I'm not the only one who gets choked up on songs. If you all get a chance..here is an instrumental by Ron Block (AKUS). Sure to bring a tear. I don't know how the man does it..but he sure does it for me. The song is on his "Faraway Land" gospel CD. The song is called "In Memory of Steve". I don't know who "Steve" is..but he sure must of been someone special.
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    Lots of folks get chocked up when I sing, they are full of emotion. Usually the chocked up ones start coughing and the folks with lots of emotion start throwing things...
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    I play in a trio and refuse to add several songs to our sets if I know my Mom and Dad are going to be there. Silver Haired Daddy of Mine and Life's Railway to Heaven are tough for me to get through. There are others also but those 2 are at the top of my list. Dave O.

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    It isn't BG, but I can't even listen to Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses without getting teary eyed. I just hope my 10 year-old daughter doesn't ask me to sing it at her wedding some day.
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    As a young man experiencing lost love on a regular basis, songs about unrequited love/lost lovers get me. It's embarrassingly easy for me to lose it
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    I was never one to tear up at any songs...until we had our first daughter. Now I'm like to cry at anything, even the most over-the-top melodramatic stuff. Heck I think I once cried singing Toora-Loora-Loora to my girls.

    I watched Ron Thomason do "He's Coming to Us Dead" during the worst months of the Iraq war. He was really choked up by the end...you could hear a pin drop and feel the emotion just pouring out.



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