Well, I know something that can be great but it’s not sung, so I don’t know what you’ll think. She’s a Greek composer, her name’s Eleni Karaindrou. For example this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bcx40-VOok is about longing. I feel that its music made for crying, like it helps you bring the tears on. It’s from the movie Ulysses’ Gaze.
Don’t know if it would work, but When I Get Where I’m Going, by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton. It was played at my gram’s funeral and evertyime I hear it I have to change it or I’ll start crying. Sissy’s Song by Alan Jackson might be a really good one. And maybe You’ll Be There by George Strait.
I don’t have any song recomendations that haven’t already been said but I just wanted to tell you how important your work is and how it never goes unappreciated. A friend of mine has been a victim of violence and while she lived sadly her son did not. They feature him at our memorial every year.
I don’t know how applicable this song is to what you are doing, but it is the saddest song I know. I cry every single time I hear it.
What Sarah Said by Death Cab for Cutie.
Here are the lyrics:
And it came to me then That every plan is a tiny prayer to Father Time As I stared at my shoes in the ICU That reeked of piss and 409 And I rationed my breaths as I said to myself That I’d already taken too much today As each descending peak on the LCD Took you a little farther away from me Away from me
Amongst the vending machines and year-old magazines In a place where we only say goodbye It stung like a violent wind that our memories depend On a faulty camera in our minds But I knew that you were a truth I would rather lose than to have never lain beside at all And I looked around at all the eyes on the ground As the TV entertained itself
‘Cause there’s no comfort in the waiting room Just nervous paces bracing for bad news Then the nurse comes around and everyone lifts their head But I’m thinking of what Sarah said That love is watching someone die
So who’s going to watch you die So who’s going to watch you die So who’s going to watch you die