Necro or not, it's an interesting topic.
I nominate "Putting People on the Moon" by the Drive-by Truckers for one of the most powerful yet most depressing songs ever created.
<i>"Mary Alice got cancer just like everybody here
Seems everyone I know is gettin' cancer every year
And we can't afford no insurance, I been 10 years unemployed
So she didn't get no chemo so our lives was destroyed "</i>
Actually the DbTs have a lot of depressing songs (and a lot of uplifting ones too, the band has range.
). I can't tell which is worse, "Putting People" or "Deeper In":
<i>Now, the District Attorney said He might of forgiven
You had lots of reasons to turn out this way
But He'll throw you in jail for them four little babies
you made and delivered along the way...</i>
Great band. Don't listen to them in proximity to alcohol or shotguns.