Posts Tagged ‘sad songs’

you can’t take back the hurt you give

August 12, 2022

it's easy to hurt
another human being
if you're careless
if you're stupid
or just plain mean

you can't take back
the hurt you give
you're gonna
have to face it
as long as you live

it doesn't matter
how bad you feel
it ain't gonna help
the other person heal

you can't take back
the hurt you give
you're gonna
have to face it
as long as you live

by Richard W. Bray

Don’t blame the world

June 25, 2022

I thought I was your only one
You tore my insides out for fun

Don't be so careless
Don't be so dumb
Don't hand over your heart
To self-centered scum

You were such a sparkly girl
You dropped a napalm on my world

Don't fall for the phony
Don't fall for the hype
Don't expect a dream
To repair a broken life

Life is a bucket full of stink
I'm gonna end myself with drink

Don't sing the blues
For your stupid decisions
Don't blame the world
For your own masochism

by Richard W. Bray

Pretending Away

May 29, 2022

Telling more lies
To prove you aren't a liar
Committing arson
To cover up a fire

Pretending away
Facts that burn your soul
Pretending away
Truth that takes a toll

Festering lilies
Troubles grow like weeds
Caress and fondle
The monsters that you feed

Pretending away 
The pain and the smell
Pretending away
The things you never tell

Cardboard illusions
Menageries of glass 
Forsaken future
Imaginary past

Pretending away
What everybody sees
Pretending away
Your own reality

by Richard W. Bray

Tell Me on a Friday

March 27, 2022

Tell me on a Friday
If it isn't working out
Give me two days
To cry my eyeballs out

I'll arise on Monday morning
With a pile of work to do
Before I can remember
There's no more me and you

The paradise where roses bloom
Is just another lonely room

Tell me on a Friday 
When my day is done
And all my happy hopes
Can set with the sun

I'll have 48 hours
To completely fall apart
Then I'll pull myself together
And resuscitate my heart

The paradise where roses bloom
Is just another lonely room

by Richard W. Bray

a man-hating woman and a woman-hating man

September 8, 2021
a man-hating woman
and a woman-hating man
raised a couple kids
in a pool of quicksand

daughter got away
and overcome the sad
angry little mama's boy
blames everything on dad

a man-hating woman 
and a woman-hating man

smells and yells and warning bells
forty years of rage
and they never even knew
they built their own cage

by Richard W. Bray

so many things I wanna tell you

August 28, 2021

So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So Many things I wanna tell you
But you went away
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.Emily Dickinson
I heard a funny story
I saw a good film
So many things I wanna tell you
Things to make you smile
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

I had a bad day
I wanted to cry
So many things I wanna tell you
To help me get by
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

I pulled myself together
Dug out of my ditch
So many things I wanna tell you
Life is such a bitch
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

Everything that happened
Was better with you
So many things I wanna tell you
But there’s nothing I can do
So many things I wanna tell you
Every single day
So many things I wanna tell you
But you went away

by Richard W. Bray

a kiss, a smile, a rainbow

August 8, 2021
You did not come,
And marching Time drew on, and wore me numb,—Thomas Hardy, A Broken Appointment

I guess I just amused you
But I felt so much more
Wondrous happy singsong
Leading to your door

A kiss, a smile, a rainbow
Aren’t always what they seem
Underneath a streetlamp
Waiting on a dream

Time to face my sorrow
Time to live my fate
The moon is now descending
The hour is getting late

Hope, rejection, heartache 
My never-ending theme
Underneath a streetlamp
Waiting on a dream

Memories immortal
Melodies divine
Radiance and laughter
A moment of your time

A kiss, a smile, a rainbow
Aren’t always what they seem
Underneath a streetlamp
Waiting on a dream

by Richard W. Bray

love madness

September 15, 2020

all day long
I think of you
subsisting on
your residue

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

warmth and style
and royal blue
all wrapped up
inside of you

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

your hair, your smile
your ballyhoo
I would pay
to be your shoe

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

sophistication
through and through
you’ll never play
the ingénue

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

I live for love
I never knew
the psycho ward
is overdue

too good to be true
too good to be true
too good to be true

by Richard W. Bray

never said i was nice

May 24, 2020

To tease em, and thrill em, to torture and kill em,
Is her delight, they say

Hard Hearted Hannah. Lyrics by Jack Yellen, Bob Bigelow, and Charles Bates

never said
i was nice
you got some sugar
with your spice
now it’s time
to run along
here’s a dime
to call your mom

never said
i was nice
love isn’t always
paradise
thank your stars
you got to be
with someone
as cool as me

never said
i was nice
please don’t make
me tell you twice
it shouldn’t be hard
to find the door
you don’t amuse
me anymore

by Richard W. Bray

every moment

March 31, 2020

The way you changed my life
No, no they can’t take that away from me

Ira Gershwin

i could have
loved you better
in a million
different ways

you’ll be in
every moment
till the bygone
of my days

everything
that came before
was leading
up to you

everything
i’m feeling now
is from your
residue

i’m better
cuz of you
in a million
different ways

you’ll be in
every moment
till the bygone
of my days

by Richard W. Bray