A Sad Song

from by Nate Paladino

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This was the first song I wrote in 2017 that I was happy with. The first line popped into my head and by the time I got home, it had practically already written itself. That doesn't happen to me that often, but it's always a treat when it does.

If I have a wheelhouse, this song is probably in it. It's called "A Sad Song." It's about loss and it's about songwriting. It's also a little more country than some of my other stuff. I hope you like it.

lyrics

Don't know how to do this job
Without getting sad and blue
Cause every time I write a song
It makes me have to think of you

I don't know how to write a line
Without your face across from mine
In your frame there on my desk
Reminding of my regrets

Don't what know anything that I can do
Cause' nothing makes me write 'em quite like you

Cause nothing makes a sad song like you baby
And nothing else can make the crowd go still
Nothing brings the tears on to the paper
Like the thought of you and him in Bakersfield

Don't know how to write a verse
Without your words inside my head
Like calling me a dog or worse
Not calling me my name in bed

Don't know how to make a hook
Cause that was always your department
You knew how to throw a line
And real in a sucker's heart

Don't what know anything that I can do
Cause' nothing makes me write 'em quite like you

Cause nothing makes a sad song like you baby
Nothing else can make me feel so small
You were making eyes on some tall stranger
And I was in the room and saw it all

Don't know how to play at bars
Unless I keep you on my mind
Nothing else makes me sick at heart
And makes me sound like I'm on fire

Don't know how to sleep at night
But it's worth the pain I feel
Cause pain is a song that leaves my body
Broken but with one more hit

Don't what know anything that I can do
Cause' nothing makes me sing 'em quite like you

Cause nothing makes a sad song like you baby
Nothing else can make the lights go dim
Nothing brings the mood down to the gutter
Like the thought that you'll be better off with him

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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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