Oh, I went to the Doctor
I said "Doctor, please, what do you do when your true love leaves?"
He said "The hardest thing in the world to do
Is to find somebody believes in you

Make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song
Make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song..."

And so I went to the whippoorwill
I said "whippoorwill, please, what do you do when your true love leaves?"
He said "I only have but one trick up my sleeve
I sing it over and over till she comes back to me

I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song
I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song..."

And so I went to the whale
I said "killer whale, please, what do you do when your true love leaves?"
He said "I only have but one trick up my sleeve
I sing it over and over till she comes back to me

I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song
I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song..."

Oh, I went to my mama
I said "mama, please, what do you do when your true love leaves?"
She said "the hardest thing in the world to do
is to find somebody believes in you,"


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    General Commentthe thing i love about this song isn't the lyrics, but the way he sings it -- m. ward's voice is glorious, and this song is a great example of how he can set a mood just by the intonations in his vocals.
    yourtwowinterson April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about a guy who's heart has been broken, and he tries to find a "cure" for it, (knowing all along that there isnt one) but seeks out even a doctor, when he finds the real answer with his own mom. "mom knows best" eh?
    BananaLoafon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of his best songs.
    publicon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe way he sings the song is the clincher. But LOVE the line about the "And so I went to the whale, I said killer whale please,
    what do you do when your true love leaves?
    He said I only have but one trick up my sleeve,
    I sing it over and over 'til she comes back to me.
    I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad sad song. I make a sad, make a sad, make a sad sad song..."

    hahah I really imagine a man talking to a killer whale and that with what he responds with. great LIne!
    Pari26on April 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song.
    i just don't know what attracts me to it, maybe his voice.
    but it's pure genius.
    & i agree with bananaloaf
    natty27on June 06, 2008   Link

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