I absolutely love the Portishead version so I posted the lyrics. A music video from the cover was released as part of the movie promotion. User does not exist. It became well-known throughout much of the English -speaking world after the release of a version by Billie Holiday in A Love Story , performed by Artie Shaw.
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It is not that the song is sad, there is a sort of terrible compelling despair about it. There is a recurring urban legend which claims that many people have committed suicide while listening to this song. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. Views Read Edit View history. The BBC banned Billie Holiday's version of the song from being broadcast, as being detrimental to wartime morale, but allowed performances of instrumental versions.
Gloomy Sunday - Wikipedia
I absolutely love the Portishead version so I posted gloony lyrics. Portishead — Gloomy Sunday. We do not have any tags for Gloomy Sunday lyrics.
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Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Here are a couple additional links: Lewis's lyrics referred to suicideand the record label described it as the "Hungarian Suicide Song". The original Hungarian song lacks the final verse where the singer realizes she is only dreaming and awakes to find her lover by her side.
Lyrics submitted by ShootTheM It became well-known throughout much of the English -speaking world after the release of a version by Billie Holiday in The definitive version is generally considered the one recorded by Billy Holiday in In Januaryabout 35 years after writing the song, its composer did commit suicide.
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Gloomy Sunday song meanings. The basis of Seress's lyrics is a reproach to the injustices of man, with portishear prayer to God to have mercy on the modern world and the people who perpetrate evil.
Retrieved from " https: One potential publisher stated:. The urban legend appears to be, for the most part, simply an embellishment of the high number of Hungarian suicides that occurred in the decade when the song was composed due to other factors such as famine and povertyas well as the rise of Nazi Germany 's influence in Europe.
Lewis and was recorded the same year by Portishrad Robesonwith lyrics by Desmond Carter. Login with Google Error: No studies have drawn a clear link between the song and suicide.
Seress initially had difficulty finding a publisher, mainly due to the unusually melancholy nature of the song. Archived from the sundau on Discography Awards and nominations. Why not add your own?