Observations – Track 3

Track 3 – The Lovelorn Blues

I built this song around an unusual (for me) chord configuration containing sharp minor and suspended second chords that resonated with me for a strange reason: because it annoyed my cat. Getting a reaction from a cat, even a negative one, is some kind of achievement. I remember writing the lyrics while I was walking around the city in a funk, finding some comfort in the fact that even if I’m feeling lovelorn, I’m not alone in that. Luke Cissell arranged and recorded the strings on this and two other songs on the album. I never worked with strings before but I would like to again. They add something to a song that nothing else can.

I'm lovelorn, baby
I got the lovelorn blues
I'm lovelorn, baby
and so are you

Tell me again how everything that's put together falls apart
Tell me again how I can go on living with a broken heart

I'm lovelorn, baby
I got the lovelorn blues
I'm lovelorn, baby
and so are you

Tell me again how you believe beyond the shadow of a doubt
Tell me again how you can feel the fire after the flames go out

I'm lovelorn, baby
I got the lovelorn blues
I'm lovelorn, baby
and so are you

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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