Those well-crafted non-sappy songs you like...

Most of the ones I can list are old ones. This is a good example:

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bettemidler/springcanreallyhangyouupthemost.html

A decent rendition of it: Sarah Vaughan - Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

Got any that really “hang you up the most”?

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I’m not entirely sure what you’re looking for.

Fuck Her Gebtly. Tenacious D

Well, the post following yours could be an example if that’s your idea of “well-crafted and non-sappy.” :smiley:

The one in the OP just seemed to me to be clever and nonchalant and not loaded with clichés.

I gather from the long delay in replies that that wasn’t even clear.

Thanks for asking. Maybe we can get some other examples to evaluate…

Story songs often (but not always) have the ingredients I’m thinking of. Edmund Fitzgerald, for instance.

I didn’t mean for you to have to download software to hear Bette singing. It was for the lyrics that I had that link.

Bette singing can be heard HERE.

Dream a little Dream of Me hits the same spot, I think

Napalm Death - Mass Appeal Madness
Burzum - Ea, Lord of the Depths
Immortal - Call of the Wintermoon
Arch Enemy - Revolution Begins
Venom - Live Like an Angel (Die Like a Devil)

Hey, at least they’re not sappy.
In a completely different genre, here’s one I always liked:

Billie Holiday - Easy Living

Well crafted and non sappy? You want a list of every song that isn’t half assed, simplistic, and/or sentimental?

Why ask this?

“…that you like” ought to reduce the number to a degree.

The “what you like” stipulation may not strip down things as much as one would think. I think The Doobie Brothers What A Fool Believes has lyrics as well-crafted as you can expect in a Pop song but many think it is sappy and dumb.

Of course I disagree.