Roger Dorey
Blues singer/songwriter, poet.

“COUSIN” Gibbard Suede: 10 Greatest Sad Songs in (his) Life

OLovers
Together
Forever
Will never be
Never ever be
For you and me…

If you suddenly find yourself identifying with these words do not despair. Believe in the healing power of sad songs. Sad songs that empathize with you, that comfort and guide you, that give you hope to believe that you will love again and this time it will be better, truer and everlasting.

If you are fortunate enough not to be in this situation, the healing power of sad songs remind you of the strength you had to overcome the pain you once went through and how you moved on from that pain and by doing so you can enjoy the deeper experience of true love.

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Better known as the party boy, “COUSIN” Gibbard Suede is all too familiar with the “sad song” and will release one “pre-studio” voice and guitar track per week for 10 weeks beginning Wednesday January 3rd for your listening pleasure and musical critique.

SONG SUBMISSION # 01:

Enclosed is a “pre-studio” voice and guitar track for the song SO HERE WE ARE

Do you think it has the potential to be included on a CD to reflect the hurtin’ side of the party boy “COUSIN” Gibbard Suede. More importantly, does it provide medicinal and/or meditative benefit to one who is suffering from a broken heart?

As well, does it go better with a red or white wine?

Your comments are appreciated.

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SO HERE WE ARE

Lovers
Together
Forever
Will never be
Never ever be
For you and me

So here we, are saying goodbye
No turning back resigned to the fact
Our love will die
Yes it is true, what we will do
No reasons to stay go out separate ways
Find somebody new

But could we not see the dangers
Waiting there
When did we become the strangers
Why did we stop
Did we stop
Could we not want to care
For the love that we once shared

Too late to say, it shouldn’t be this way
Drifting apart lost the fire in our hearts
We’ve had our day
So plain to see, what was meant to be
Love hasn’t been kind fading away with time
We’ll be a memory

But could we not see the dangers
Waiting there
When did we become the strangers
Why did we stop
Did we stop
Could we not want to care
For the love that we once shared

No church bells ringing
No music in the air
No congregation
To witness the souls we bare
Only the angels crying
Sad to see our love is dying
Their tears falling hard like the rain
Hearts beating with passion & pain

… instrumental …

(C) Roger Dorey (1994)

PLEASE DON’T ASK ME

Please don’t ask me for the reasons
And do I ever regret leaving
So many times I wished
It hadn’t turned out this way
But you and I refused to compromise
Confused the truth with taking sides
We fell silent and watched as our love died

Late at night when I’m all alone
Face the mirror wonder what went wrong
Truth has no mercy cuts straight to the bone
We pay so dearly when love is gone, Love is gone. Love is gone

Please don’t ask me if I’m lonely
Are you still my one and only
So many times I’ve wished
It hadn’t turned out this way
But we built walls to harbour our anger
Held onto secrets out feelings in danger
Closed our minds turned away like we were strangers

… instrumental …

Please don’t ask me if I’m crying
And do I ever think of trying
So many times I’ve prayed for faith
To make me believe
Maybe tomorrow we’ll have understanding
Maybe tomorrow we’ll have hope and healing
Maybe tomorrow we will love again
We will love again. We will love again

(C) Roger Dorey (1994)

EASY TO DIE (harder to love)

Easy to die Harder to love
We can’t save the hearts We slay in cold blood
Easier to walk away Than face the pain true lovers pay
We kill the hope With nothing to say
Not even goodbye
Easy to die : harder to love

Easy to hurt Harder to heal
We can’t find the love We have chosen to steal
Easier to bite the dust Than sacrifice for the sake of trust
We lay to rest What is left of us
No time for goodbye
Easy to die : harder to love

… instrumental …

Now that the deed is done
Will we ride forever wild and alone
Emptiness
Hot on our heels
Drifting from place to place
Will we wear to mask to cover our face
Hide from the pain
That we feel

Easy to die Harder to love
We can’t save the hearts We slay in cold blood
Easier to walk away Than face the pain true lovers pay
We kill the hope With nothing to say
Not even goodbye
Easy to die : harder to love

(C) Roger Dorey (1994)

DRAW THE LINE

I paid the hard way once again        You think by now I would learn

With each go around                         Another time I get burned

But it’s a habit of mine                      To be addicted to you

When it all comes crashing down   Ain’t nothing new

You walk over me                              Time after time

What more can you need                  Can’t be this heart of mine

Is the thrill to see me bleed               Like a cheap jug of wine

When you come back for more        I’ll draw the line

Yes I said it all before                       I’m gonna leave you one day

But I never been good                       With the promises made

And this addiction to you               Is pure misery

And the hells you put me through   Just killing me

CHORUS

… instrumental …

I’ll draw the line and I’ll walk away

When I know in my heart you ain’t gonna change

And just one more chance won’t do it this time

When you come back for more I’ll draw the line

CHORUS

© Roger Dorey 1996

WHY DO HEARTS DO WHAT THEY DO

I can pretend its all over

I have learned to move on

But in the end nothing is over

My heart burns like the words to this song

Sadness, easy as breathing

What I’m needing ain’t the same for you

Why do hearts do what they do

I can’t ignore all these feelings

Like they left when you left

Any more then I can believe in

It was best just let this be

Sadness, easy as breathing

What I’m needing ain’t the same for you

Why do hearts do what they do

… instrumental …

You go your way, I go blind

Can’t see the future, just back in time

How did you one day, get to choose

My every days, I get lose

Why do hearts do what they do

I can pretend its all over

I have learned to move on

But in the end nothing is over

My heart burns like the words to this song

Sadness, easy as breathing

What I’m needing ain’t the same for you

Why do hearts do what they do

© Roger Dorey (2011)

THE HURT GOES BOTH WAYS

I know why you need to go

You know why I cannot follow

We both know nothing’s the same

Come the day after tomorrow

When there is nothing left to say

‘cept the hurt it goes both ways

… instrumental …

Does life really move on

When the heart don’t feel it’s done

Will I ever say your name

And never feel loss or pain

I know why you need to go

You know why I cannot follow

We both know nothing’s the same

Come the day after tomorrow

When there is nothing left to say

‘cept the hurt it goes both ways

© Roger Dorey (2018)

WHERE IS HEAVEN

I don’t think I’ll ever stop crying
The way I feel not sure which one is dying
I’m so scared and lonely to
Don’t know how I can live without you

Where is heaven / is it all they say it is
When someone goes there early / is it God’s special wish
Can you be happy / when I feel so sad
Will you ever speak to me / ‘bout the good times we had
And when I look / to the skies above
Is what I feel you showing me / you’ve found forever love
So tell me heaven / is more than a wish
I need to believe no one should hurt like this, in heaven

I can’t hear what they say
When they say someday the hurt will go away
How can they know what tomorrow brings
When yesterday we were everything

Where is heaven / is it all they say it is
When someone goes there early / is it God’s special wish
Can you be happy / when I feel so sad
Will you ever speak to me / ‘bout the good times we had
And when I look / to the skies above
Is what I feel you showing me / you’ve found forever love
So tell me heaven / is more than a wish
I need to believe no one should hurt like this, in heaven

When the stars come out at night
Are you telling me it’s alright
In heaven …

Where is heaven / is it all they say it is
When someone goes there early / is it God’s special wish
Can you be happy / when I feel so sad
Will you ever speak to me / ‘bout the good times we had
And when I look / to the skies above
Is what I feel you showing me / you’ve found forever love
So tell me heaven / is more than a wish
I need to believe no one should hurt like this, in heaven

I need to believe in heaven
I need to believe you are in heaven
You’re in heaven

(C) Roger Dorey (2003)

WHEN YOU NEED to DRIVE and YOU NEED TO THINK …

SAD & SLOW

I’m driving down the freeway
Somewhere ‘round midnight
Don’t know where I’m going
I just follow the head lights
Listening to the radio
Playing something sad & slow
Every word they say is true
‘cause I’m still in love with you
I just can’t let it go

Maybe you can leave like that
Break my heart and not look back
Treat me like a memory
It don’t come that easy for me
When every song they play is sad & slow
And I still can’t let you go

The universe has forgotten me
When it starts to rain
The ride is long and lonely
‘cause I still feel the pain
Listening to the radio
Playing something sad & slow
Every song makes me blue
‘cause I still can’t get over you
No matter where I go

Maybe you can leave like that
Break my heart and not look back
Treat me like a memory
It don’t come that easy for me
When every song they play is sad & slow
And I still can’t let you go

… instrumental …

I’ll burn a tank of gas tonight
I’ll burn with the memories
Driving up and down this freeway
But the road won’t set me free
Baby don’t you know
You’re anywhere and everywhere I go

I’m driving down the freeway
Somewhere ‘round midnight
Don’t know where I’m going
I just follow the head lights
Listening to the radio
Playing something sad & slow
Every word they say is true
‘cause I’m still in love with you
I just can’t let it go

Maybe you can leave like that
Break my heart and not look back
Treat me like a memory
It don’t come that easy for me
When every song they play is sad & slow
And I still can’t let you go

(C) Roger Dorey (February 2, 2018)

OK! So in the game of love, you won but that doesn’t mean I can’t laugh about it now.

 

SO HERE’S TO YOU, My Darling

Life ain’t complete
Without a lover from the past
The one you held forever
But it could never last
You have come to know some lovers
Who wanted you to stay
But the pain in your heart
Just got in the way

So here’s to you my darling
I wouldn’t know you now
But there’s a time we had
I never can forget
And I wouldn’t change a thing
We were never meant to be
More than a pain in my heart
An old sweet memory

Love can’t be sweet
Without the bitter truth
You’ can never know it’s worth
Until it’s gone from you
You can try to live without it
In so many ways
But the pain in your heart
Just won’t go away

So here’s to you my darling
I wouldn’t know you now
But there’s a time we had
I never can forget
And I wouldn’t change a thing
We were never meant to be
More than a pain in my heart
An old sweet memory

… instrumental …

Life ain’t complete
Without a lover from the past
The one you held forever
But it could never last
You have come to know some lovers
Who wanted you to stay
But the pain in your heart
Just got in the way

So here’s to you my darling
I wouldn’t know you now
But there’s a time we had
I never can forget
And I wouldn’t change a thing
We were never meant to be
More than a pain in my heart
An old sweet memory

And I wouldn’t change a thing
We were never meant to be
More than a pain in my heart
An old sweet memory

Life ain’t complete
Without a lover from the past

(C) Roger Dorey (1995)

AND EVERY BODY (who wears the blues)

I feel kind of down tonight
Got nobody to hold me tight
No, I’m long over you
Except the parts that I want to do
We are never meant to be
Could not stop us from trying
No one learns from history
Love always takes its time in dying
Open wounds and battle scars
Sadly make us who we are
Broken hearted memories
Sgt. Pepper play a song for me and you
And everybody who wears the blues

How many times has this been played
A thousand more with each new day
Love looking for the heart of gold
Suddenly runs out of road
We are never meant to be
Could not stop us from trying
No one learns from history
Love always takes its time in dying
Open wounds and battle scars
Sadly make us who we are
Broken hearted memories
Sgt. Pepper play a song for me and you
And everybody who wears the blues

… instrumental …

Because love
Makes the world go ‘round
It can lift you up
When you are falling done
Some times the dream you dream
Is meant to come true
A good heart will come
And give all its love to you
Have faith, everybody who wears the blues

Love always has a place for you
And everybody who wears the blues
Love always has a place for you
And everybody who wears the blues

(C) Roger Dorey (May 22, 2004 / February 26, 2018

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