Went Away Sad

Written April 2011

Tab bm/D (em/G, capo 7)

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a rich young man came to ask a question,
he didn’t get the answer he was expecting,
+++ so he went away sad, yeah, he went away sad..
he thought he knew what the law required,
but love was the law and a burning fire,
+++ he went away sad, yeah, he went away sad..
+++++ you and me, we’re hanging on by a thread,
+++++ there’s nothing that we can’t forget,
+++++ we’re just trying to fill the hole,
+++++ you and me, we’re waiting for our bird to sing,
+++++ still acting like we pull the strings,
+++++ as if we were in control..

I sought love, ‘cause I thought I’d earned it,
the one that I loved did not return it,
+++ so I went away sad, yeah, I went away sad..
love sought me, I was quick to dodge it,
the last thing I needed was another project,
+++ she went away sad, yeah, she went away sad..
+++++ you and me, we’re waiting for our bird to sing,
+++++ still acting like we pull the strings,
+++++ as if we were in control..
+++++ you and me, we’re hanging on by a thread,
+++++ there’s nothing that we can’t forget,
+++++ just trying to fill the hole..
+++++++ we take the bait so easily,
+++++++ the soft escape, the shiny scheme,
+++++++ as I live and as I breathe
+++++++ I need you to unsettle me..

I asked God for a rhyme or reason,
I fell to my knees and I tried to please him,
+++ but I went away sad, yeah, I went away sad..
I heard a quiet voice on a crowded corner,
but we all hurried past, trying to ignore her,
+++ we went away sad, I think we went away sad..
+++++ you and me, there’s nothing that we can’t forget,
+++++ we’re hanging on by a thread, just trying to fill the hole,
+++++ you and me, we’re acting like we pull the strings,
+++++ still waiting for our bird to sing,
+++++ as if we were in control..

One comment on “Went Away Sad”

  1. Noble West

    Thanks for the lyrics to this.
    Take Care, Bradder! Noble at BMSS

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