17 January 2010

Take This Tune - Heartbreak Hill

The Take This Tune subject this week is heartbreak.  Fairweather wants sobs and no painter expresses the sensuousness, hope, and loss of love better than Jack Vettriano and no one is better at left and bereft than Judy Garland in a Star Is Born .  Put them together and you get:  "Cocktails and Broken Hearts" to the tune of "The Man Who Got Away".

The Man Who Got Away

The night is bitter,
The stars have lost their glitter;
The winds grow colder
And suddenly you're older -
And all because of the man that got away.

No more his eager call,
The writing's on the wall;
The dreams you dreamed have all
Gone astray.

The man that won you
Has gone off and undone you.
That great beginning
Has seen the final inning.
Don't know what happened. It's all a crazy game!

No more that all-time thrill,
For you've been through the mill -
And never a new love will
Be the same.

Good riddance, good-bye!
Ev'ry trick of his you're on to.
But, fools will be fools -
And where's he gone to?

The road gets rougher,
It's lonelier and tougher.
With hope you burn up -
Tomorrow he may turn up.
There's just no letup the live-long night and day!

Ever since this world began
There is nothing sadder than
A one-man woman looking for
The man that got away....
The man that got away.

P.S. I did actually consider "One For My Baby""Angel Eyes", "In The Wee Small Hours", and "Here's That Rainy Day",  but then it would have been the playlist of Sinatra/Blues on my IPOD.  I don't know about others, but if I'm miserable for any reason, there is nothing like the saddest music possible to snap me out of it.  You can only sing along with the deserted and depressed for awhile before it gives you the giggles.


Travis said...

I agree...listening to sad songs is a sure way to emerge from the doldrums. I think it comes from the fact that at some point, even though you can check the playlist and confirm that no song has played twice, every song does begin to sound exactly the same.

That's not to say the songs and music aren't good, just repetitive. And that always helps to remind a person that 1) you're not alone in your feelings, and 2) you're in control of your attitude about how you're feeling.

I'll post mine up on Monday.

Linda said...

Alrighty, I cracked open my heart and pulled out one song to share for this week. Of course, that doesn't mean that I didn't listen to an entire repertoire of heartbreak songs while trying to pick just one.

I believe it was Sir Elton John who sang "Sad songs say so much" and he weren't kidding!

Anonymous said...

That's so true - listening to sad can only last so long. I'm 'tune' hopping today to see what others thought of.