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Top 25 Sad Country Songs

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5. "The Baby" - Blake Shelton

The Dreamer - Blake Shelton
Warner Nashville

About the song:

This is a story of a man who is the baby of the family, who finds out that his mother is severely ill, and will probably not make it through the night. He's out of town, but he rushes home to be by her side, only to arrive too late.

 

Lyrics Explain:

"She looked like she was sleepin', and my family had been weepin' by the time that I got to her side. And I knew that she'd been taken, and my heart it was breakin', I never got to say goodbye. I softly kissed that lady, and cried just like a baby."

 

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4. "Concrete Angel" - Martina McBride

Martina McBride - Greatest Hits
RCA Nashville

About the song:

This is a sad song about a little girl that has to take care of herself. She packs her own lunch, and picks out her clothes for school. Even though she displays bruises, no one dares to think she may be abused until it's too late.

 

Lyrics Explain:

"A statue stands in a shaded place an angel girl with an upturned face. A name is written on polished rock. A broken heart that the world forgot."

 

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3. "I'll Wait for You" - Joe Nichols

Joe Nichols - III
Universal South

About the song:

This song is about a couple where the man travels a lot, and always seems to be late coming home. When the wife is seriously ill in the hospital, the man is out of town, so he rents a car and drives home. He makes it home too late, and the doctor hands him a note from his wife saying she'll wait for him.

 

Lyrics Explain:

"And it said, I'll wait for you at Heaven's gate. Oh, I don't care how long it takes. And I'll tell Saint Pete I can't come in without my love and my best friend. Oh, this ain't nothin' new, sweetheart, I'll wait for you."

 

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2. "How Can I Help You Say Goodbye" - Patty Loveless

Patty Loveless - Only What I Feel
Epic

About the song:

This song deals with three specific sad occasions in the storyteller's life. Moving away from her best friend. A marriage ending in divorce. Then, the loss of her mother. It doesn't get any sadder than this.

 

Lyrics Explain:

"And with her final words she tried to help me understand. Mama whispered softly, time will ease your pain. Life's about changing, nothing ever stays the same."

 

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1. "He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones

George Jones - I Am What I Am
Epic

About the song:

The song is about a man's love for a woman, even after they broke up. He loved her until the day he died.

 

Lyrics Explain:

"He stopped loving her today. They placed a wreath upon his door. Soon they'll carry him away. He stopped loving her today."

 

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