The personnel at the sessions were Harrison, keyboard players Wright and Nicky Hopkins, drummers Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner, and bass player Klaus Voormann – many of whom later played on Harrison's official version of the song. Song information for So Sad - National People's Gang on AllMusic ", "So Sad" was the oldest of the songs written by Harrison and recorded for Dark Horse, the sessions for which began in November 1973. Phil Everly. , Simon Leng considers "So Sad" to be the antithesis of "Here Comes the Sun", marking "the temporary death of George's Krishna dream" as spiritual conviction proves inadequate against "the human pain of separation". What about us? Starr subsequently remade "Photograph" in Los Angeles with producer. What happened to the soul you used to be? So sad the song of two empty lives when that moment of truth suddenly arrives Together, we belong together. The latter recording includes contributions from Harrison and marked the first of many collaborations between him and Lee. I saw a newborn baby with wild wolves all around it / I saw a highway of diamonds with nobody on it, I saw a black branch with blood that kept drippin’ / I saw a room full of men with their hammers a-bleedin’, I saw a white ladder all covered with water / I saw ten thousand talkers whose tongues were all broken, I saw guns and sharp swords in the hands of young children / And it’s a hard, and it’s a hard, it’s a hard, it’s a hard, I was thinking bout her, thinkin' bout me / Thinkin' bout us, what we gon' be, Open my eyes yeah, it was only Just A Dream / So I traveled back, down that road, Will she come back, no one knows / I realize yeah, it was only Just A Dream, I need another story / Something to get off my chest, My life gets kinda boring / Need something that I can confess, 'Til all my sleeves are stained red / From all the truth that I've said, Come by it honestly I swear / Thought you saw me wink, no, And you said that I was naive / And I thought that I was strong, I thought, "hey, I can leave, I can leave" / Oh but now I know that I was wrong, In another life, I would be your girl / We keep all our promises, be us against the world, In another life, I would make you stay / So I don't have to say you were the one that got away, You were the love / For certain of my life, I don't know for certain / How I'll live my life, Now alone without my beloved wife / My beloved wife, Baby, why'd you leave me, why'd you have to go / I was counting on forever, now I'll never know, It's like I'm looking from a distance / Standing in the background, Everybody's saying, he's not coming home now / This can't be happening to me, I wanna sink this ship / And throw us overboard, I'm a natural disaster / But even after all that I do, It's you who's gonna be the death of me / And none of this matters, Maybe it's a case of paranoia / Nervous that I'll never really know ya, What do I feel? " Harrison and Boyd met on the set of the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night in 1964 and were married two years later. © 2020 by Tango Media Corporation All Rights Reserved. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Harrison originally recorded the song for his previous album, Living in the Material World, before giving it to Alvin Lee, the guitarist and singer with Ten Years After. , Author Ian Inglis describes "So Sad" as the first Harrison composition to "explicitly address the collapse of his marriage". Patricia Romanowski & Holly George-Warren (eds), This page was last edited on 1 February 2019, at 17:39.  Also playing on the session was drummer Mick Fleetwood, who was married to Boyd's sister Jenny at the time, and Faces guitarist Ron Wood. In addition, according to Boyd, Harrison's ascetic ways were contrasted by his periods of excessive drinking and drug-taking.  In the second verse, he sings of "the problem of just being there" – a line that theologian Dale Allison interprets as central to Harrison's philosophical outlook, which espoused striving to transcend the mundane aspects of human existence. So sad the song of just remembering when knowing the love of your life Will never come again. This album is composed by Nadeem-Shravan. How could a view of my skies light your temple? The band features both vocal harmony and instrumental accompaniment. / Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore? this is one of those songs.  Harrison identifies this period as when he was breaking up with his first wife, Pattie Boyd, although the couple did not formally separate until July 1974, when Boyd left him for Eric Clapton. How beautiful the bird outside my window, Always greener on my other side of things / Think so much of you, I can't overthink, Can't take my eyes off you, I don't wanna blink (no, no), I fought for you / The hardest, it made me the strongest, So tell me your secrets / I just can't stand to see you leaving.  Another song about lost love, "Photograph" presents a similarly bleak picture of a failed romance, sharing with "So Sad" the theme that any possibility of a reunion between the two protagonists has long passed.  In between these two passages, it comprises three combinations of verse and chorus. Bollywood Sad Songs Album has 15 songs sung by Hariharan, Alka Yagnik, Jaspinder Narula. How do I measure up to heights you've been to? What about all the broken happy ever afters? So, if you need to refresh your sad music playlist, check out these 39 songs that will pair very nicely with a pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream. Several reviewers have highlighted "So Sad" as a standout track on the otherwise disappointing Dark Horse album. Lee recorded it – as "So Sad (No Love of His Own)" – with gospel singer Mylon LeFevre for their 1973 album On the Road to Freedom. He did me like trash, damn / Why I'm always looking, looking back? In fact, according to Dr. Alicia Clark, crying "helps mobilize intense feelings, provide their cathartic release, and is one of our most efficient balancing tools. And I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes, Keep my glass full until morning light, 'cause I'm just holding on for tonight, Help me, I'm holding on for dear life, won't look down won't open my eyes, What's my problem? Woffinden added: "When somebody sings 'While his memory raced/with much speed and great haste', you just know the lyricist is floundering and filling in lines.  By the late 1960s, however, they had begun to grow apart due to Harrison's preoccupation with meditation and other spiritual pursuits.  This dalliance followed an episode of wife-swapping between the Harrisons and the Woods, when Wood embarked on a brief affair with Boyd in the Bahamas as Harrison holidayed with Wood's wife Krissy in Portugal. Ever on that you can rely. What about love? You got a fast car / And I got a job that pays all our bills, You stay out drinking late at the bar / See more of your friends than you do of your kids, I'd always hoped for better / Thought maybe together you and me'd find it, I got no plans I ain't going nowhere / So take your fast car and keep on driving, Never mind, I'll find someone like you / I wish nothing but the best for you, too, Don't forget me, I beg / I remember you said, Sometimes it lasts in love, but sometimes it hurts instead, Well you only need the light when it's burning low / Only miss the sun when it starts to snow, Only know you love her when you let her go, Only know you've been high when you're feeling low / Only hate the road when you're missing home, Only know you love her when you let her go / And you let her go, Ooh, I surrender (ayy), time to forget ya (ayy) / I'm too tired to forgive ya (ayy), it's too hard on my liver (ayy), And you know (ayy) it's all (ayy) over now / All your friends (ayy), you know (ayy) they sold you out, Said you'd take a bullet, told me you would die for me (die for me) / I had a really bad feeling you've been lying to me (lying to me), We were on the low, but you were getting high with me (high with me) / When it's past 11, that's a different side I see (side I see), Said you'd die for me, you'd die for me, you'd die for me (die, die, die) / But you lied to me, you lied to me, you lied to me (lie, lie, lie), Said you'd die for me, you'd die for me, you'd die for me (die, die, die) / But you lied to me, you lied to me, you lied to me, yeah (you lied, yeah), I been taking my time / I feel like I'm out of my mind.  The ensuing refrain provides what Leng terms "cathartic release" with the repeated phrase "So sad / So bad".  At the start of the choruses, Harrison describes himself as the protagonist who "feels so alone / With no love of his own".  The recording sessions took place between October 1972 and February 1973, at the Beatles' Apple Studio in London and at Harrison's home studio, FPSHOT, in Henley-on-Thames. Leon Bridges is so sweet.  Iain Matthews, a former member of Fairport Convention, released a cover of the song on his 1993 compilation Orphans & Outcasts, Vol. Harrison recorded his version of the song during a period of romantic intrigue surrounding his marriage and those of fellow musicians Ron Wood and Ringo Starr.  Reviewing Harrison's career for Goldmine magazine in 2002, Dave Thompson described "So Sad" as overlong but "classic Harrison" nevertheless. , "So Sad" is in 4/4 time throughout, while its musical key changes from C major in the verses to D major over the choruses. Cause I'm so sick of love songs So tired of tears So done with wishing she was still here Said I'm so sick of love songs so sad and slow So why can't I turn off the radio? What about trust?  According to Starr's comments in a contemporary interview, the session took place in November 1973; while confirming this date in a press conference the following year, Harrison said that Voormann also participated on bass. [Verse 1] Guess there are times when we all need to share a little pain. They don't know I used to sail the deep and tranquil seas, But he washed me ashore / And he took my pearl, Say something, I'm giving up on you / I'll be the one, if you want me to, Anywhere, I would've followed you / Say something, I'm giving up on you, RELATED: 30 Best Songs About Moving On To Help You Move Forward, We only said goodbye with words / I died a hundred times, I could put my arms around every boy I see / But they'd only remind me of you. [nb 4], Harrison became friends with Ten Years After frontman Alvin Lee after the two guitarists met in Henley's Row Barge pub. Bottling up your emotions is rarely beneficial for either your physical or mental wellbeing. Music By.  Writing in Rolling Stone, Bud Scoppa paired the track with the Wood-composed "Let 'Em Say What They Will" as "two non-originals [that] are beauties", adding: "George Harrison's 'So Sad (No Love of His Own)' sounds to me like one of his best songs. It, I'm a musician, not a talker. So Sad mightn't find him in great voice but you can hear a fine song in there as he explores his inner loneliness …" Writing for vintagerock.com, Shawn Perry describes the track as "ruefully poignant" and a song that "overflows with a flavour [of] simple and sincere beauty". Sad Songs (Say So Much) Elton John: 04:09 . , Due to his other commitments, which included setting up Dark Horse Records and organising his and Ravi Shankar's joint North American tour, Harrison had to complete songs such as "So Sad" in Los Angeles in October 1974. , Among other unreleased recordings from the Material World sessions, Harrison and Starr taped a version of their joint composition "Photograph" in December 1972. Tell me something, boy / Aren't you tired tryin' to fill that void? This song is so sweet. Watch the video for So Sad the Song from Gladys Knight & The Pips's The Way We Were: The Best Of Gladys Knight & The Pips for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. What about us? How you wanna click up after your mistakes? [nb 7] Writing in their Solo Beatles Compendium, Chip Madinger and Mark Easter view the recording as "one of the more impressive tunes" on Dark Horse, adding that Harrison's "12-string guitar work is particularly striking". These songs are so full of emotion that it can carry you deep within your heart. , Author Joshua Greene describes "So Sad" as a song that tells of "cold winds, lost love, and dreams abandoned". Why are you so far away she said / Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you? / I'll only hurt you if you let me, Call me friend but keep me closer (call me back) / And I'll call you when the party's over, Quiet when I'm comin' home and I'm on my own, And I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that, Yeah, I could lie, say I like it like that, like it like that, I'm so sick of love songs, so tired of tears / So done with wishin', you were still here. , While he expresses sorrow throughout the song, Harrison avoids detailing the reasons for the end of the relationship. If I die young bury me in satin / Lay me down on a bed of roses, Sink me in the river at dawn / Send me away with the words of a love song, With no lovin' in our souls / And no money in our coats, But Angie, Angie / You can't say we never tried, Angie, you're beautiful / But ain't it time we say goodbye, Cause I'm feeling pretty sad, pretty sad, pretty sad / Feeling pretty sad, pretty sad, pretty sad, And unhappy / That's how I feel about everything, So unhappy / Yeah, I'm pretty sad but the truth is, luckily, You can dress me up in all your modern love 'til I'm happy / Then I'll fall apart again, All the world just stopped now / So you say you don't want to stay together anymore, Let me take a deep breath babe / If you need me, me and Neil'll be hangin' out with the dream king, Neil says hi by the way / I don't believe you're leaving cause me and Charles Manson like the same ice cream, I think it's that girl and I think there're pieces of me you've never seen / Maybe she's just pieces of me you've never seen well, He said, "Your life is a canvas, you paint some everyday, And when you think you've got it all figured out in your head you know the Man's got your final say, And look back on all your memories, if we go our separate ways, Don't forget your life's a canvas, we might get painted back someday", You and me, we used to be together / Every day together, always, I really feel that I'm losin' my best friend / I can't believe this could be the end, It looks as though you're lettin' go / And if it's real, well, I don't want to know. 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