Ten Ways – Gloomy Sunday

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Witness one of the saddest songs ever written on The Science Channel’s “Ten Ways to Lift a Curse.” Gloomy Sunday aka, The Hungarian Suicide Song was written by Rezso Seress and was so depressing that it was banned from the airwaves in the late 1930s.

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elekenek February 26, 2010 - 2:55 PM

A self-made translation of the Hungarian text (sorry, I can't make it rhyme):

Gloomy Sunday with 100 white flowers,
I was waiting for you, my darling, with hopeful prayers.
But on dream-chasing Sunday
The carriage of my sorrow came back without you.
Since then, Sundays are always gloomy,
My tears are my cup, my bread is the sorrow.
Gloomy Sunday

elekenek February 26, 2010 - 2:58 PM

(and second verse)

On the last Sunday, my love, come:
There will be priest, coffin, catafalque and hearse-choth.
Flowers will wait for you, flowers and the coffin,
Under the blossoming trees, this road will be my last one.
My eyes will be opened, so I could see you for the last time:
Don't be afraid: I will bless you even then.
On the last Sunday…

(sorry, it sounds a bit messy like this, but in Hungarian it's really depressing…)

iscay666 June 7, 2010 - 10:11 PM

When im sad I go to church, watching people do stupid things makes me laugh. Then I get sad becouse all hope for humanity is lost in a bronze age myth Q_Q

Dunam July 10, 2010 - 10:56 PM

wonderfully analysed!

Xelos9 August 7, 2010 - 4:30 AM

@Vegielala If you understand the origional lyrchs are indeed depressing. Well evryones els but it will indeed its strange people get happy from hearing a song of a funeral.

Daniel0889 August 25, 2010 - 6:42 PM

this isnt depressing indeed only the ORIGINAL version!!!!!!

Henry Dorsett September 5, 2010 - 10:13 AM

So if you play it backwards does that make it happy;)

CioCoc September 15, 2010 - 4:14 AM

I can't get it, how to get you happy and stuff?..when i lisen to this song, and when and i get concentrated on lyrics and on the violin and bla bla, i can't help myself from crying, and i really don't cry often or easily..But i feel those lyrics really inside of my bones.i kind of know what is he talking about, btw sorry for english, it's kind of late and i'm kind of lazy to check it :3

zoetvanham September 26, 2010 - 10:01 PM

@CrazyAssMonkey1
in that case, advise her to get her own account?

Swoonpoon October 22, 2010 - 11:31 PM

nothing but an urban legend

metyuewb October 25, 2010 - 3:26 AM

@Vegielala maybe try listening to a real version not some reworked commercial interpretation moron. Goddamn, why do you expect to be amused it's a song not a fucking circus act

Matt Lipton November 22, 2010 - 12:00 AM

(Cough)EMO!(Cough)

sollap2 November 25, 2010 - 10:35 PM

@KevlarNinja

Idiot… Emo…
Not everything is emo what is sad… You going to understand when you more than 13…..

panasonicyouth1985 December 3, 2010 - 10:22 AM

"OK the lyrics are a bit bleak, but so are The Smiths!"

LOL!!! XD

raffy grado December 5, 2010 - 6:48 PM

AYAW LAGE PA DALA sa TAMAH MGA PARE! =]
heheh…

Kanta ra nah! nyahahah! =))

raffy grado December 5, 2010 - 6:50 PM

If JUSTIN BIEBER would hear this, I bet he'l commit a suicide.. xD

Sara Durrance December 8, 2010 - 8:44 AM

@sollap2 Aww… I'm 13, and I'm past that stage. :

Matt Lipton December 13, 2010 - 8:17 PM

@sollap2 YOU FAIL, 'CAUSE I'M 14! HA-HA!

Matt Lipton December 13, 2010 - 8:18 PM

@panasonicyouth1985 Who are the Smiths?

panasonicyouth1985 December 13, 2010 - 9:51 PM

@KevlarNinja

The Smiths were an 80s New Wave band which had Morrisey on vocals. Even though they were one of the most influential bands of the past few decades, their music was somewhat depressing at times. Check out the tunes 'How Soon Is Now', and 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out'

sollap2 December 13, 2010 - 9:57 PM

@KevlarNinja Looks like you understood the main thing…

Chris Dunbar December 15, 2010 - 12:43 PM

what I don't get about this song is that the English version is so far removed from the original lyrics they are two different songs with the same tune.

Matt Lipton December 24, 2010 - 4:19 PM

@ohaiImSara OK, OK. Let's quit well were still aloud on Youtube.

Matt Lipton December 24, 2010 - 4:22 PM

@panasonicyouth1985 I would, but I HATE depressing music.

Matt Lipton December 24, 2010 - 4:24 PM

@05raf MUST. SEND. HIM. THIS. SONG.

Google Chorme February 3, 2011 - 7:17 AM

i love songs like this. they bring me out of my depressions :)

Lichen Sun February 11, 2011 - 3:53 AM

i really want to kill my self

JacobSprenger March 3, 2011 - 11:04 AM

So, what's your favourite version of this song? Mine is the one by Diamanda Galas (watch?v=KzWVWY5QUzg).

Baasanjav Erdentsogt May 12, 2011 - 5:15 PM

i didn't understand this song

bad hair .day June 25, 2011 - 2:43 AM

This song is so awesome I had to make my own version!

BÆR July 1, 2011 - 9:36 AM

to the guy who commenting the video: SHUT THE FUCK UP! I WANT TO HEAR THE SONG, NOT YOUR FUCKING BLABLA!

Triplouz A July 1, 2011 - 8:49 PM

start from 0:01 ..Illuminati?

BETA145 July 6, 2011 - 4:10 AM

@Todqual

ha ha ha ha what a n00b you are. This clip is part of a documentary. idiot. there are many examples of the original and variations all over youtube – so stop being lazy.

BÆR July 6, 2011 - 11:48 PM

@BETA145 i only wanted to hear the song, not this shitty talking! and in the title doesnt stand "documentary" or something!

BETA145 July 7, 2011 - 1:36 AM

Then get the movie out on DVD – second thoughts, don't. It has dialogue between characters which will be above your understanding. Like this clip from the Science Channel. sheesh.

lola frenchotta July 10, 2011 - 6:56 AM

@livedandletdie oh man tell me about it …

spiderlime August 3, 2011 - 11:49 PM

if they ever discover a version sung by bela lugosi r.i.p. i'd be thrilled.

Ryan Eka December 26, 2011 - 7:54 AM

WOW ILLUMINATION CHANNEL

kev q April 4, 2012 - 7:30 AM

your gay

Dávid Kazup April 20, 2012 - 5:10 AM

The Hungarian suicide song…. I'm Hungarian, And that's one of the most beautiful love songs… Rezső Seress… type it in, and you'll hear the original version, which was the last song of millions of people… :')

racemise May 17, 2012 - 12:20 AM

First of all: Who's Jacob? (Probably it's obvious, but I don't know…)

Secondly, there are all kinds of stories. As far as I know, we (Hungarians) know the first lyrics were written by László Jávor, who wrote it because of His break-up, and he asked Rezső Seress, a pianist to compose a song. Those lyrics were translated by Damienke and they had been originally written in the 1930s. The lyrics you may refer to are the ones written by the composer himself during WW2.

racemise May 17, 2012 - 12:25 AM

But, some says the opposite. It's said that "Vége a világnak" ("It's the end of the world" was written first and then came "Gloomy Sunday". I think the first story is the truth.

LadyRedHawk July 20, 2012 - 11:04 AM

i like the tune,its lovely

Zsolt Bereczki September 15, 2012 - 1:43 AM

0:00 omg illumination…Fack

Bianka Orsós March 27, 2013 - 10:36 PM

Szomorú Vasárnap..Nem csak a szám, de a film is csodálatos!
<3 Hungary

Rosenmone13 இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ— 💓 October 20, 2013 - 2:05 AM

no other song expresses so much sadness !!!
Greetings
Simmi

HAKIM RANI April 9, 2014 - 6:58 AM

Holy malony~… Somehow the narrator is kinda humorous… hahaha