Who Sang Sadness? Greg Brown

Release information
Release Date: 1994-11-3
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
length: 5:51
Sadness come to my house
With a stinking bouquet,
Smiled with her thin gray lips
And said, "Honey, I'm home to stay."

[Chorus:]
And I said,
"Go away and leave me alone.
Go away and leave me."

She handed me rotgut whiskey
And a lit cigarette,
Danced all around my room and said,
"Are we having fun yet?"

[Chorus]

She took off her party dress
And her tear stained brassiere,
Came so close I could smell her
And said "Kiss me here and here."

[Chorus]

She lay down on my bed
And open her thin legs,
Raised up her arms and said,
"Honey, I ain't too proud to beg."

[Chorus]

She said, "Don't you remember
What you did to that one, to the other one, too?
Well, I've just come to do exactly
The very same thing to you."

[Chorus]

I said, "I'm gonna get out my shotgun.
I'm gonna get out my Bowie knife -
And if you don't clear on outta here,
I'll kill you within an inch of your life."

[Chorus]

She said, "Honey, I've come to love you.
I'm gonna hook you 'til you burn -
And then I'll go and you will never know
Just when I may return."

[Chorus]

I will go out in the mountains,
Way out in the desert somewhere,
Where the sun shines down on rocks and bushes
And there ain't no Sadness there.

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Brand New '64 Dodge
  • 2 Boomtown
  • 3 The Poet Game
  • 4 Ballingall Hotel
  • 5 One Wrong Turn
  • 6 Jesus and Elvis
  • 7 Sadness
  • 8 Lately
  • 9 Lord I Have Made You a Place in My Heart
  • 10 My New Book
  • 11 Driftless
  • 12 Here in the Going, Going, Gone