Sad, happy, what's your preference? I know some of the sad...
Stay Gone - Jimmy Wayne - Country (relationship sux, better off apart, stay away because I'm healthy this way)
Movin' On - Rascal Flatts - Country (life full of regrets, getting rid of ghosts/demons, etc., life is waiting)
These Days - Rascal Flatts - Country (seeing old flame in airport, still thinking about her, still missing her, etc.)
Independence Day - Martina McBride - Country (child witnessing abusive relationship, mother burns house down, child goes to county home, etc.)
Who's that Man (Running My Life) - Toby Keith - Country (Divorced husband and wife, father drives by house, sees someone else's car in driveway)
I'm So Happy - Toby Keith and Sting - Country (Divorced man tries to get his life together with "joint custody and legal separation)
Oh Krista, I could go on for days with gut wrenching Country music if you could tolerate the tunes that go along. The stories are great, and I seem to relate a lot of my life experiences to them, however I know there are other genres that express it all just as well. Check out lyrics, see what might inspire you, then hook up with tunes.
ETA: Heart Don't Lie...Good one!