Recorded by a group of friends in a tiny bungalow on a balmy Los Angeles day.
released July 19, 2015
Sad Song Suite
music by Amy K Bormet
lyrics by Michalle Gould
Will I see you again?
music and lyrics Amy K Bormet
Amy K Bormet, lead vocals and wurlitzer
Matt Dievendorf, guitar
Maggie Hasspacher, vocals and bass
David Wise, tenor and baritone saxophones, trumpet
Stephan Wunderlich, mixing and mastering
(c) Amy K Bormet 2015
At least I’m free as a train that’s left the track
Or a tire thrown from a car after a wreck
Still I’m sad as a song that has gone on too long
I’m as sad as a song without you
Track Name: Sadder Song
There’s one song I can only hear in Heaven
And another I can only hear in Hell
I feel like I’m going to have to choose between them
But what that choice will be, not even I can tell
I think that all the way up there in Heaven
There’s some folks I’d surely like to see again
But then I think that all the way down there in Hell
There’s some folks I’d surely like to make my friend
On the other hand, I guess that up in Heaven
There’s people that I would surely like to meet
And I bet that if I really went to Hell
There’d be people there I’d be afraid to greet
Between the two there stands a great big fence
I wish that I could travel to each side
And join each tune into a single song
So we’d all gather at the fence and sing along
Track Name: Saddest Song
The Saddest Song
This song will be the saddest song that you’ve ever heard
This song will be the saddest song in the whole wide world
This song is so sad it might make you want to cry
This song is so sad it might make you want to die
This song is so sad I’m not sure that you could bear it
This song is so sad I’m not sure I should let you hear it
In fact, to be on the safe side, perhaps I should just misplace it
Or perhaps, to be even safer, I should just erase it
Well, I couldn’t do that, but maybe I could just make up my mind to hide it
Somewhere neither you nor anyone else could ever find it
Perhaps I’ll climb into a boat and sail to the middle of a sea
And lock this song up in a box and just let it sink
Perhaps I’ll climb into a plane and fly to the top of a mountain
And hide this song at the back of a cave guarded by a fierce lion
What could be sadder than a song no one’s ever heard?
Pardon me, I’m too sad to go on, even for another word.
Track Name: Hobo Song
Sometimes I wish I was a poor
Just a’ramblin round.
I’d hunt my meals out of a can
And sleep upon the ground.
And when I didn’ like my friends,
I’d move to the next town
And make myself some better friends
Who wouldn’t let me down…
We’d laugh and sing and drink all day
And play cards in the night
But then we’d find a good old girl
And want to treat her right
We’d go and find ourselves a job
So we can pay the bills
And buy her lots of fancy things
With all them fancy frills
We’d work all day out in the sun
And build things for the man
And dream of when we get real old
And never have to work again
Track Name: Will I see you again?
Living for the fast times
working for the slow
pretending it’s the summer
moaning in the snow
rice is on Sunday
Tuesday’s there’s pasta.
Living in a little house makes you have things smaller
living in a big house makes you taller
It’s been a long day
now that I’ve lost you
But when will I see you again?
You with a beer
me with some cold drink
cook a big meal
loading up the kitchen sink
Who’s gonna do the dishes in the morning?
Stealing your bananas from under the cupboard
the smile on your face when you told me you love her
but who’s gonna do the dishes in the morning?
And when will I see you again?
When will I see you again?
When will I see you again?