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Old 05-07-2018, 07:41 AM
John Isbell John Isbell is offline
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Default Since I Lost My Baby

Hi folks,

Fans of rhyme could do worse than listen to Smokey Robinson in his prime. Here are The Temptations singing his "Since I Lost My Baby" - as they say, "Good things are bad, and what's happy is sad":

The sun is shining, there's plenty of light (oh yeah)
A new day is dawning, sunny and bright (oh yeah)
But after I've been crying all night
The sun is cold, and the new day seems old
Since I lost my baby. (Since I lost my baby.)
Oh, since I lost my baby. (Oh, since I lost my baby.)

The birds are singing and the children are playing
There's plenty of work and the bosses are paying
Not a sad word should a young heart be saying
But fun is a bore and with money I'm poor.

Since I lost my baby. (Since I lost my baby.)
Oh, since I lost my baby. (Oh, since I lost my baby.)
Next time I'll be kinder (Next time I'll be kinder)
Won't you please help me find her (Won't you please help me find her)
Someone just remind her (Someone just remind her)
Of this love she left behind her (Of this love she left behind her)
Till I find her I'll be trying ta (Till I find her I'll be trying ta)
Everyday I'm more inclined ta
Find her
Inclined ta
Find her
Inclined ta find my baby
Been looking everywhere (ba--by)
Baby, I really, really care!

Oh, determination is fading fast (oh yeah)
Inspiration is a thing of the past (oh yeah)
Can't see how my hope's gonna last
Good things are bad and what's happy is sad

Since I lost my baby. (Since I lost my baby.)
Oh, since I lost my baby. (Oh, since I lost my baby.)
I feel so bad (since I lost my baby)
I feel so sad (since I lost my baby)
Everything is wrong
This heart is hard to carry on (since I lost my baby)
I'm lost as can be (since I lost my baby)
What's gonna happen to me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duusvtW3wvc
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:38 PM
Simon Hunt Simon Hunt is offline
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I agree, John. It was widely reported for a long time that Bob Dylan, at the height of his own "poet, prophet, and voice of generation" fame, declared Smokey to be America's "Greatest Living Poet." Now I read that Dylan likely never said it, but I wish he had. "Tracks of My Tears" is great too:

People say I'm the life of the party

'cause I tell a joke or two

Although I might be laughing loud and hearty

Deep inside I'm blue

So take a good look at my face

You'll see my smile looks out of place

If you look closer, it's easy to trace

The tracks of my tears..

I need you, need you

Since you left me if you see me with another girl

Seeming like I'm having fun

Although she may be cute

She's just a substitute

Because you're the permanent one..

So take a good look at my face

You'll see my smile looks out of place

If you look closer, it's easy to trace

The tracks of my tears..

I need you, need you

Outside I'm masquerading

Inside my hope is fading

Just a clown oh yeah

Since you put me down

My smile is my make up

I wear since my break up with you..

So take a good look at my face

You'll see my smile looks out of place

If you look closer, it's easy to trace

The tracks of my tears, baby, baby, baby,

Baby, take a good look at my face oh yeah

See my smile it's out of place ah look a little bit

Closer it's easy to trace the tracks of my tears (Fade)
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:19 PM
John Isbell John Isbell is offline
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Yes, his rhyme is so effortless! "Tracks of My Tears" is indeed splendid. Too bad to hear Dylan never made that statement...

Cheers,
John
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