Nothing Good

from by Nate Paladino

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This song is a bit of an adventure song. A little rawer and more percussive than my usual fare. It's also the first time since I started this series that I got it done in one take, which I'm pretty excited about.

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Well you left me in the gutter
Of a street no one goes down
With a pain deep in my shoulder
And a man deep in the ground

And I should have seen it coming
Before we came to grips
And I should have paid attention
To your words instead of your lips

When they said

I’m not an easy girl to be with
I’ll pull the rug out from your feet
I’ll wear you down until your leather starts to split
Nothing good can come from loving me

Well when someone says they’re trouble
You take them at their word
But we were throwing back double shots
And cursing at the world

And a couple weekends later
When your cellphone woke me up
I remember how you shivered
When I asked you where you were from

And you said

I’m not an easy girl to be with
I’ll pull the rug out from your feet
I’ll wear you down until your leather starts to split
Nothing good can come from loving me

Well I never thought it mattered
What you muttered before bed
About some rotten bastard
That you left back in Merced

Until you told me hurry
As he got of his car
And you pulled me down an alley
But we didn’t get too far

And you said

I’m not an easy girl to be with
I’ll pull the rug out from your feet
I’ll wear you down until your leather starts to split
Nothing good can come from loving me

Well the first shot hit my shoulder
And the next shot came from you
And when the blood had reached my fingers
It was over and he was too

As you stumbled towards the body
Of the man you left behind
I asked if you were bleeding
And when you answered me you lied

And you said

I’m not an easy girl to be with
I’ll pull the rug out from your feet
I’ll wear you down until your leather starts to split
Nothing good can come from loving me

Well you left me in the gutter
Of a street no one goes down
With a pain deep in my shoulder
And a man deep in the ground

And I should have seen it coming
Before we came to grips
And I should have paid attention
To your words instead of your lips

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from Green Curtain Songs, released September 21, 2017

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Nate Paladino California

I write and sing sad songs that sometimes sound happy. Mostly about love and toxic masculinity.

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