"Sad Song" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
Sing a sad song
In a lonely place
Try to put a word in from me
It's been so long

Since I found this place
You better put in two or three
We as people are just walking 'round
Our heads are firmly fixed in the ground

What we don't see
Well it can't be real
What we don't touch we cannot feel

Where we're living in this town
The sun is coming up and it's going down
But it's all just the same at the end of the day
And we cheat and we lie

Nobody says it's wrong
So we don't ask why
'Cause it's all just the same at the end of the day

We're throwing it all away
We're throwing it all away
We're throwing it all away at the end of the day

If you're needing
Something I can give
I know I'd help you if I can
If your honest and you say that you did

You know that I would give you my hand
Or a sad song
In a lonely place
I'll try to put a word in for you

Need a shoulder? Well if that's the case
You know there's nothing I wouldn't do

Where we're living in this town
The sun is coming up and it's going down
But it's all just the same at the end of the day
When we cheat and we lie

Nobody says it's wrong
So we don't ask why
'Cause it's all just the same at the end of the day

Don't throw it all away
Don't throw it all away
Don't throw it all away
Don't throw it all away

Throwing it all away
Throwing it all away
Throwing it all away

Throwing it all away
Throwing it all away
You're throwing it all away at the end of the day


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"Sad Song" as written by Noel Gallagher

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    General CommentThis song saved my day in a bad time in which I didn't know who the hell I was about to become.

    The meaning is pretty straightforward. It's a thought about a tipical day in a tipical town where everyone cheats and lies, even ourselves, but we're ready to help. Just say that you've been honest, you'll receive my help and my shoulder whenever you need it.

    "We're throwing it all away/Don't throw it all away at the end of the day".
    Means we're wasting all the good things of the day, all the good things we have in ourselves, all the good things we try to do and "build". Or, maybe, we're just throwing all the bad things away, at the end of the day. Just try to stay better.
    shishimaruon September 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm what I would consider a big Oasis fan but I've never heard of this song...however by reading it I can tell it's about how we take life for granted, each other as well. it's saying we need to stop and look around and be there for each other...not much too it.
    everlong11on April 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSad Song
    Written By Noel Gallagher

    Sing a sad song
    In a lonely place
    Try to put a word in for me
    It's been so long
    Since I found this place
    You better put in two or three
    We as people, are just walking 'round
    Our heads are firmly fixed in the ground
    What we don't see
    Well it can't be real
    What we don't touch we cannot feel

    Where we're living in this town
    The sun is coming up and it's going down
    But it's all just the same at the end of the day
    And we cheat and we lie
    Nobody says it's wrong
    So we don't ask why
    Cause it's all just the same at the end of the day
    We're throwing it all away
    We're throwing it all away
    We're throwing it all away at the end of the day

    If you need it
    Something I can give
    I know I'd help you if I can
    If your honest and you say that you did
    You know that I would give you my hand
    Or a sad song
    In a lonely place
    I'll try to put a word in for you
    Need a shoulder? well if that's the case
    You know there's nothing I wouldn't do

    Where we're living in this town
    The sun is coming up and it's going down
    But it's all just the same at the end of the day
    When we cheat and we lie
    Nobody says it's wrong
    So we don't ask why
    Cause it's all just the same at the end of the day

    Don't throw it all away
    Don't throw it all away
    Don't throw it all away
    Don't throw it all away
    Throwing it all away
    Throwing it all away
    Throwing it all away

    Throwing it all away
    Throwing it all away
    You're throwing it all away at the end of the day

    i love this song it mad nice and slow bloody exellent
    matt2710on June 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song...
    It makes me want to cry..
    Nowhere_Girlon August 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverlong - The song was only avaliable as a bonus track if you bought the vinyl of Definitely Maybe, same as Bonehead's Bank Holiday on (WTS)MG?. It was also a B-side on the Japanese single Don't Go Away (anyone else agree it should've been released over here too? Amazing song.) But yeah, Sad Song's boss, I love the chord pattern in the intro/break/outro, really simple but it progresses beautifully.
    vice88on January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a song, simply done but absolutely amazing!
    NoellyGon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasily the greatest oasis song (yet!) My friend died recently and this song was played at his funeral. It was so relevant and sad, but quite uplifting at the same time. As I say the best oasis song ever recorded.
    bobby82on March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"My friend died recently and this was played at his funeral". God, Im not usually the emotional sort but that gave me a lump in my throat.

    I've read that the Noel wrote the song for Alan McGee. It's meant to be about how they helped each other out, McGee by signing Noel and Noel by writing so many great songs that saved creation records.

    Doesn't matter what it actually means though does it? For a bunch of people it will remind them of their friend who died, and what a lovely song to be remembered by.
    simplefarmerboyon April 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was on the vinyl copy of definitely maybe and the don't go away EP.

    it's probably one of my fave songs by oasis. such a nice sound to it.
    off_by-hearton February 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, so sweet-sounding and nice to hear. Probably one of my top three Oasis songs, or top 10 songs of all time, for that matter.
    mmkg_28on March 14, 2006   Link

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