"Sad Love" as written by and Eric Emil Bachmann....
When you cut the cord to close the curtain on the sun
And evening came to cover everything you left undone
I took a walk out to greet an old familiar ghost
To take a seat among the freaks and watch the red lights glow

On the day you came I swear I felt so drunk
Stumbling I tried to bring you down to where I'd sunk
But throwing a spark you lit up the dark to heat the hateful glow
And burned a bright resentful ring around our sad, sad love

Sad love is calling you
What's meant to be has fallen through
Is running through your veins
An evil kind of bloodless pain
Is creeping through the cracks that swell
To swallow you up into Hell
To shatter all that you believed
And let your lonesome heart be free

So shut your angry eyes cause there ain't nothing here to see
It's sad enough they called the bluff on all these lying dreams
That creep through the night where even the slightest defect is exposed
To leave us only half asleep so we can watch the curtain close

On this sad love cast in blue
What's good for me ain't good for you
They say it all depends
But open hearts might make you bleed
But let your blood flow wild and free
To leave you wondering if and when
Another one could come again


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"Sad Love" as written by Eric Emil Bachmann

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  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is amazing, moving, understated, and just perfect in every way. The very mellow guitar becomes haunting throughout the song as the singer tells of his love crumbling apart.

    I could write a long indepth analysis, but I feel the lyrics are pretty straight forward. The relationship in question is dying or has already died. He sings of his sad love, which is a beautiful oxymoron all on its own. They still love each other but they know they want different things and their love is going nowhere. It sounds more that the other partner is wanting out more than him. He know's its time to let go though and no matter how much the relationship has fallen apart, it still hurts to do.

    Also progressively the writer goes through the stages of grief. He goes from angry to acceptance by the end.

    1. Denial - First Verse
    "When you cut the cord to close the curtain on the sun
    And evening came to cover everything you left undone
    I took a walk out to greet an old familiar ghost
    To take a seat among the freaks and watch the red lights glow"

    2. Anger - Second Verse
    "On the day you came I swear I felt so drunk
    Stumbling I tried to bring you down to where I'd sunk
    But throwing a spark you lit up the dark to heat the hateful glow
    And burned a bright resentful ring around our sad, sad love"

    3. Bargaining - Third Verse. This is the only one that is a stretch.
    "So shut your angry eyes cause there ain't nothing here to see
    It's sad enough they called the bluff on all these lying dreams
    That creep through the night where even the slightest defect is exposed
    To leave us only half asleep so we can watch the curtain close"

    4. Depression - First Chorus.
    "Sad love is calling you
    What's meant to be has fallen through
    Is running through your veins
    An evil kind of bloodless pain
    Is creeping through the cracks that swell
    To swallow you up into Hell
    To shatter all that you believed
    And let your lonesome heart be free"

    5. Acceptance (and maybe a little hope?) - Last Chorus.
    "On this sad love cast in blue
    What's good for me ain't good for you
    They say it all depends
    But open hearts might make you bleed
    But let your blood flow wild and free
    To leave you wondering if and when
    Another one could come again"


    While this is a very sad and emotional song, I believe in the end he resolves it. He accepts that leaving his heart open may get him hurt, but you should let yourself love and be wild and free. In the last line he starts to wonder when the next one is on their way. Beautiful.
    ladymumfordon July 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favourite comment. :)
    tooscaredtotryon December 08, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSeriously, how has no one commented on this song? It's one of the most beautiful songs ever, in my opinion. Like the title says, it's sad. But so beautiful. My favorite Crooked Fingers song.
    amplifiedmouseon September 17, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSeriously, how has no one commented on this song? It's one of the most beautiful songs ever, in my opinion. Like the title says, it's sad. But so beautiful. My favorite Crooked Fingers song.
    amplifiedmouseon September 17, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSeriously, how has no one commented on this song? It's one of the most beautiful songs ever, in my opinion. Like the title says, it's sad. But so beautiful. My favorite Crooked Fingers song.
    amplifiedmouseon September 17, 2004   Link
  • -2
    General CommentSeriously, how has no one commented on this song? It's one of the most beautiful songs ever, in my opinion. Like the title says, it's sad. But so beautiful. My favorite Crooked Fingers song.
    amplifiedmouseon September 17, 2004   Link

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