"Sad Song" as written by and Ric Ocasek....
Too many screamers
Wearing a mask
Too many dreamers
Looking for the ones that last

Too many eyes
Looking for hope
Too many tears
Looking for a way to cope
It's no joke

It's just a sad song
That pulls you along yeah
It's just a sad song
And it won't take long

Too many thoughts
Breaking your stride
Too many Jekylls
Feeling like a Mr. Hyde

Too many clouds
Darken your day
Too many rain drops
Falling on your thunder bay
Everyday
Oh yeah

It's just a sad song
That pulls you along yeah
It's just a sad song
And you're getting on
It's just a sad song
That pulls you along
It's just a sad song
And it won't take long

Too many heartaches
Waiting to strike
Too many clowns
Saying everything's all right

Too many fires
Scorching your mind
Too many preachers
Saying what you should find
Just see the signs

It's just a sad song
That pulls you along yeah yeah
It's just a sad song
And it won't take long

It's just a sad song
It pulls you along
It's just a sad song
And it won't take long

It's just a sad song
A sad song yeah
It's just a sad song
When you're getting on

It's just a sad song
Sad song
It's just a sad song
And it won't take long


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"Sad Song" as written by Ric Ocasek

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    General CommentFrontman Ric Ocasek explained the inspiration for the song in an interview with Spinner UK: "That song's a little bit topical, I guess. The lyrics in the song, it's all about 'heartache's waiting to strike' and 'too many screamers wearing a mask,' which is all kind of a sad scenario. But it's got happy music and a happy melody. It's almost like 'Just What I Needed,' where you're looking for someone to bleep and you don't realize the song is not really that positive. Sometimes it's just subconsciously things pull you in. It can be a sad song that pulls you in subconsciously. The lyrics to 'Sad Song' are a sad state of affairs and you just get pulled along with them all. Maybe it's media, maybe it's the general ambiance of life."
    FloridaGuyon October 30, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningOne voice among many - forgive me if I take too long - but yes, this world has much sadness. This world is controlled by those who think like Mr. Hyde. In addition,there are so many who refuse to acknowledge our problems.


    I looooooooooooove this song!!!
    lyricismon June 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first song I listened from this band, and I was surprised at just how much I loved them and the completely correct song and lyrics. Many people do stay focus on the bad side of things and refuse to see what truly should matter. I love this song.
    Matrix97on June 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI really love the tune of this song...makes me want to dance but I can relate to lyrics a lot too. Has to be one of my favorite songs on the album.
    phantombreezeon March 02, 2013   Link

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