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Something Sad

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This is a true story of an old guy (Senny, if memory serves) that frequented a bar in Cleveland that I used to go to occasionally. I wasn't the piano player, but it is written from his perspective.

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He comes in almost every night
And asks for drinks by candlelight
And I can’t see, for him, how life goes on
Love has been a ghostly taunt
Hiding in the restaurant
Each night he comes, each night leaves alone

I just sit and bang the keys
He rubs his hands on bony knees
And tries to stand to help me fill my jar
He never seems to know the name
So each night it turns out the same
He’s reaching for a past and fading star

He’s the strangest one I’ve ever met
His body’s tired, his heart is empty
And still he asks… for something sad

He comes in from the snow and rain
Each passing week he shows more pain
Some night, for good, he’ll close his fading eyes
Don’t yell at him he’ll fall apart
Don’t dance with him, he’s lost the heart
He drinks more tears than most eyes ever cry

Depression’s all he’s ever had
And still he asks for something sad
Is to sing a man to death a crime?
I give the saddest songs I know
And draw the notes out long and low
Euthanasia played in common time

He’s the strangest one I’ve ever met
His body’s tired, his heart is empty
And still he asks… for something sad

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from Fedorable, released August 5, 2014
Schweitzer

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Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

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