I Told You (You Didn't Want Me To Write A Song About You)

Orignal song with my good friend Alex Fabry on Trumpet and Keys. This video is of the scratch track.

Lyrics:

You showed promise
At least I thought I saw it
Now that you dropped it on the ground
The sound it makes is oh so obviously hollow
And I won't follow your lead
So swallow your pride
Who knows what I saw
I should have seen you from the side
Surety, won't you come home
Tonight


I should have known
I shouldn't have let the whole thing grow
Out of control
I should have seen
I should've felt from day 13
That this whole damn thing
Just wasn't meant to be
You're not like me
I'm not like you
It's not like me
To like somebody like you
Girl I liked you

Well she goes out and I stay in
The face comes down and it all begins
To fall to false hope and I don't know what I want
Well she goes out and I stay in
And the face comes down and it all begins
To fall to false hope and I don't even know what we had

I just assumed
We'd make it through the summer
Stay the same as the leaves change and face the fall together
I just figured
You wouldn't move along so quick
Forget 8 months in a few weeks
And you know it made me sick enough
When you mentioned only one
Now two in a night's enough to make me hollow chested
Blank mind
it's alright
I'll stay behind
I'm fine I swear I'm fine
I just forgot that you weren't mine no more

Well she goes out and I stay in
And the face comes down and it all begins
To fall to false hope and I don't know what I want
Well she goes out and I stay in
And the face comes down and it all begins
To fall to false hope and I don't even know what we had

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Comment by Samuel Mayer on October 31, 2013 at 9:32am

@ Aram

Thanks alot! I do listen to alot of blues and roots, I'm glad you can tell. I just posted my song for Activity #2 in the group. I know it's a little late, sorry

@ Deidre

Thanks! I wasn't sure about those lines at first so I'm glad you like them. Sometimes it just feels awkward to sing a line and I can't tell whether it's because it's corny or because it's genuine.

The dark-happy thing just sort of happened haha. I guess it does make sense now that you mention it though

Comment by Deidre Rodman Struck on October 29, 2013 at 9:38pm

Hi Samuel,

Thanks for posting your lyrics. I especially like the lines:

I just assumed
We'd make it through the summer
Stay the same as the leaves change and face the fall together

(I am a huge fan of words that can have more than one interpretation). It's also intriguing that the words are dark, but the song is happy. An interesting juxtaposition. "False hope"; makes sense!

Comment by Aram Bajakian on October 29, 2013 at 8:07pm

Whoa Samuel! 

Your song is great! I can tell that you listen to a lot of blues and roots music because I can hear it in your voice. You have a very mature and unique sounding voice. It's great. 

Hope to hear more soon!

Have you checked out Activity #2 in the Songwriting group?

Comment by Samuel Mayer on September 14, 2013 at 12:40am

Thanks, Zack! I’m actually a big Ryan Montbleau fan; he’s been one of my favorite artists for a while, as both a songwriter and a performer. I thought his last album was great (as are all of the others). I’m honored that you would compare my style to his.

Comment by Zack Sulsky on September 12, 2013 at 4:42pm

Hey, Sam. Thanks so much for sharing this song! It's a really polished piece of work -- well structured, well performed, well recorded -- and the emotion and narrative are also very genuine and personal. Have you heard of Ryan Montbleau? Your style reminds me a lot of him -- he has similar rhythmic guitar-driven grooves and conversational lyrics.

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