Baby, I’m Falling Apart

Is it time for another self-pitying song already? Time really does fly when you’re having fun.

Loudon Wainwright the third is one of my favorite songwriters and one who knows a thing or two about self-pity. If you don’t know the man’s work, you owe it to yourself to check it out. Here’s a snippet from his newest collection:

I’m just a leaky supertanker
With a lot of oil to spill
I’m feeling sorry for myself
But if I don’t, who will?

It’s one of the inspirations for this song, which I wrote last week:

It started out so promising
We both had so much fun
If this is just a game
Can’t we say you’ve won?
You’re so put together

Baby, I’m falling apart

I know it wasn’t your intention
To go and break my heart
I don’t need to mention
I was stupid, you were smart
You’re so put together

Baby, I’m falling apart

All my friends are asking me
Why I can’t think straight
Why can’t I figure out
If I’m early, if I’m late?
Maybe it doesn’t matter

Baby, I’m falling apart

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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