This song and its lyrics came immediately and irrepressibly to mind the moment I heard the news. There has never been a more masterfully crafted depressing song, and I do not think I will be able to listen to it for a while.
I haven't been able to bring myself to listen to this song for a few years, and am finally doing so now. The only TON song I've deliberately skipped because it is the utter epitome of depression. Masterpiece.
There are many depressing songs and unless I'm in the mood I remain unmoved. This piece has an immediate effect on my physiology. If you listen to this, you *will* feel stifled. Thirteen years after first hearing it I think the same.