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  • July 5, 2017

    LYRICS, POETRY AND PROSE XV

    A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and fun. This week we have sad songs about love gone bad – told from the male perspective. These are the kind of songs you listen to again and again in a smoky, old, neon-lit tavern as you quietly get drunk off your butt and go home alone. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.

    Why must you always seem to criticize me?
    I seems like everything I do just turns out wrong
    Why don’t you come on out and despise me
    So I could pack my bag and baby I’d be gone?

    Remember when you used to call me honey
    Well, I’d turn around and call you honey too
    You might think it’s a joke, but it ain’t funny
    To hurt someone who’s so in love with you

    The Other Side of Town Singer and Writer John Prine

    I won’t be around
    To hear you cry
    I’m Texas bound
    And by and by

    You can reach me down in Dallas
    A general delivery
    So if you want your freedom P.D.Q.
    Divorce me C.O.D.

    Divorce Me COD Singer Merle Travis, Writers Cliff Stone, Merle Travis

    Yes, the woman is a devil
    She will trick you if she can
    Yes, the woman is a devil
    She will trick you if she can
    She will tell you that she loves you
    An work out some other plan
    Got those alimony blues

    Alimony Blues Singer T-Bone Walker; Writer Freddie Simon