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