Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Sad Song

TheSadSong.ogg TheSadSong.mp3
This is one of those rare instances where I'm the sole lyricist. Listen to this and you'll see why it's rare. This was written for my kids... when they pout, stamp, have a tantrum, hold their breaths, etc., it's time to sing The Sad Song. It's pretty impossible to stay sad when you hear this. I tried to get them to sing for this recording, but they wimped out.

Of course the overall theme is from the old children's verse, "Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I'm gonna eat some worms," but I chucked almost all of the old lyrics. Then I chucked the old tune, gave it a new bouncy one, and a polka at that.

So it's like my grandfather's axe... the head's been replaced twice, and the handle five times, but it's still my grandfather's axe. This is the short version. The longer version just reprises the instrumental and repeats a verse. All the important stuff is in here. Actually, I'm joking. There is no important stuff in this song.

The Sad Song (demo)
dfl - July 3, 2003

I'm gonna be sad,
I'm gonna be sad
I don't want no one to play with me because I feel so bad
I'm gonna be sad,
I'm gonna be sad
I think I'm gonna eat some worms
I'm gonna catch a lot of germs
I'll get sick and I'll die 'cause I'm so sad.

I'm gonna be sad,
I'm gonna be sad,
It's gonna be the death of me
This sorry life I've had
I'm gonna be sad,
(it's gonna be sad)
I think I'm gonna eat some worms
I'm gonna catch a lot of germs
I'll get sick and I'll die 'cause I'm so sad.

[Instrumental with voiceover:]
Now it's time for the Sad Dance!
Dance slowly!
Keep your head down!
Shuffle around!
And above all else... keep time!

I'm gonna be sad,
I'm gonna be sad,
It's gonna be the death of me
This sorry life I've had
I'm gonna be sad,
(it's gonna be sad)
I think I'm gonna eat some worms
I'm gonna catch a lot of germs
I'll get sick and I'll die-- 'cause-- I'm-- so-- sad--------!

And you're gonna be sorry!


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