September 1, 2010 2:00 PM

As autumn arrives, it always gives me a feeling of glorious sad sentimentality, almost like a chemical reaction. Whether I actually have something to feel sentimental about or not, those chilly sun-filled days create a longing like a chemical reaction. This song is that feeling for me, when you can't get back the past, but flounder to try. Guitar and vox recorded live with a single guitar overdub.


Sadie why won't you answer my letters?
I've been writing you for two years and a day
Lately I just fall behind waiting for that sun to shine
Now I'll never see your face again.

Maybe if we meet again next summer
You'll remember how things used to be
I'm still here in this old town
Running with that same old crowd
They keep asking when you're coming home.

And it's hard thing to say
When you want things your own way
It's a hard way to go
To wake up and know that it's behind you.

Sadie why won't you pretend we're younger?
And I'll make it seem as true as yesterday.
I think we could talk awhile
Just pickup that phone and dial
I'll be waiting on the other end.

posted by tunewell (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Very pretty song.
posted by Zenabi at 4:42 PM on September 1, 2010

Very, very, very pretty song.
posted by Zenabi at 4:44 PM on September 1, 2010

nice guitar, I like it
good recording
posted by MadRat at 5:07 PM on September 1, 2010

This is great; a really nice song and a really nice sound. Your voice and the guitar are great together.

And maybe it's because I always hear things this way, but I'm hearing this with a big, 70s, "classic rock"-type arrangement. Yeah. Some big, warm, overdriven guitars on the outside, soaring choruses with a dozen vocal tracks, lots of oooohs, greasy mullets, denim jackets... the whole nine yards. But, you know, maybe that's just me.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:42 AM on September 2, 2010

posted by unSane at 2:44 PM on September 2, 2010

Quality material. 'nuff said, except perhaps that if I was producing I'd be considering a sound and arrangement along these lines (although maybe not quite so overheated volume wise).
posted by MajorDundee at 2:44 PM on September 3, 2010

Very nice. I like the arrangement, and it sounds classic singer/songwriter in the rock vein.
posted by Disbro at 2:41 PM on September 4, 2010

This is really, really good. You've caught the end-of-summer vibe perfectly - wistful, and kind of sad, but not miserable. Excellent song.
posted by ZsigE at 3:53 PM on September 4, 2010

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